Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

3280 Russell Road, 2nd Floor Quantico, Va. 22134
Unit News

February, 2008

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First Battalion takes CG’s Cup basketball tournament February 21, 2008 — MORE
Depot Marines try out new fitness test February 8, 2008 — Marines depot-wide gathered to participate in the newly mandated Combat Fitness Test, Jan. 24 and 25. The depot was tasked to test-run one of the proposed CFT courses to gain statistics that will help determine how the test will be scored, said Sgt. Roy Slaven, operations evaluator. According to the Commadant of the Marine Corp’s White Letter No. MORE
Company A Marine sees Corps as professional opportunity February 8, 2008 — After challenging his mind for more than three years as a chemical engineer, one Company A Marine decided to change gears for a more physical challenge. Private First Class Terry Sporrer, Platoon 1011, grew up in the small farming town of Dedham, Iowa, where he spent his high school years fascinated by chemistry.  After receiving his bachelor’s MORE
MCMAP challenges recruits February 8, 2008 — Ready, strike!” A drill instructor barks orders to a squad of Company A recruits during their final Marine Corps Martial Arts Program test Jan. 22. “Kill!” yelled the recruits as they completed the respective strikes. Nearly three weeks prior to graduation, these recruits were tested on the MCMAP techniques they learned during boot camp. Recruits MORE
Duncan Hall best dining facility in Corps second consecutive year February 4, 2008 — Duncan Hall was recognized as the best civilianized Marine Corps mess hall in 2007, winning the Maj. Gen. W.P.T. Hill Memorial award for the second year in a row. Duncan Hall triumphed over 44 West Coast mess halls during the initial evaluation, Oct. 25. The Maj. Gen. W. P. T. Hill Memorial Award is an annual award designed to improve mess hall MORE
MSST refreshes skills during underway training February 4, 2008 — Twelve Coastguardsmen with the Maritime Safety and Security Team attached to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego put their water survival skills to the test during a training evolution just off the coast near Naval Air Station North Island Jan. 17. Among several tasks required for this training mission, the Coastguardsmen had to brave swimming in MORE
Company M Marine follows in uncle’s footsteps February 4, 2008 — With his uncle’s boot camp photo watching over him while he slept in his bed at home, Pvt. Eddie Gomez grew up hearing stories about a Marine who held a very prominent place in his family members’ heart. His uncle, Warrant Officer Thomas Diffenbaugh, received the Bronze Star for his actions during the first Gulf War. While driving back from work MORE
Company M recruits hike the depot February 4, 2008 — As the sun peaked over the horizon, the recruits of Company M checked over their equipment once more in preparation to shoulder their 30-pound packs, fall in line and complete a new seven-mile conditioning hike around the depot on Jan. 12. When Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T. Conway assumed command as commandant, his planning guidance MORE
Depot observes Martin Luther King Jr. dayment February 4, 2008 — “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.”—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Aug. 28, 1963, “I Have a Dream” speech. Service members and civilians from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego gathered Jan. 18 at the depot theater to partake in an observance of MORE
Lt. Gen. Krulak donates to Marine education February 4, 2008 — The Marine Corps University Foundation honored retired Lt. Gen. Victor H. Krulak for his service to Country and Corps and thanked him for donating all proceeds from his book, First to Fight, to the Foundation in a ceremony at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s Bay View Restaurant Jan. 23. Depot and Western Recruiting Region commanding MORE

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