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Recruiting Station Seattle

12th Marine Corps District

4735 E. Marginal Way S., Suite 1238, Seattle, WA 98134
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Sgt. Cody Leifheit, a Marine recruiter in Lewiston, Idaho, speaks with enlistee Luke Ellsworth while departing his recruiting office June 10, 2015. Leifheit, a 28-year-old infantry Marine from Ferndale, Washington, responded to a 19-year-old man hanging himself from a tree outside his house June 7. Without hesitation, Leifheit climbed up the tree 25 feet and took hold of the man, who wasn’t breathing and lacked a pulse. Leifheit worked to keep him alive until first responders arrived, continuously performing chest compressions as the man faded in and out. Despite spending 48 hours in a coma, the man survived. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marine recruiter in Idaho saves man’s life after suicide attempt
Sgt. Cody Leifheit, a Marine recruiter in Lewiston, Idaho, speaks with enlistee Luke Ellsworth while departing his recruiting office June 10, 2015. Leifheit, a 28-year-old infantry Marine from Ferndale, Washington, responded to a 19-year-old man hanging himself from a tree outside his house June 7. Without hesitation, Leifheit climbed up the tree 25 feet and took hold of the man, who wasn’t breathing and lacked a pulse. Leifheit worked to keep him alive until first responders arrived, continuously performing chest compressions as the man faded in and out. Despite spending 48 hours in a coma, the man survived. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Cody Leifheit, a Marine recruiter in Lewiston, Idaho, answers questions about the Marine Corps from enlistee Brandon Roberts at his recruiting office June 10, 2015. Leifheit, a 28-year-old infantry Marine from Ferndale, Washington, responded to a 19-year-old man hanging himself from a tree outside his house June 7. Without hesitation, Leifheit climbed up the tree 25 feet and took hold of the man, who wasn’t breathing and lacked a pulse. Leifheit worked to keep him alive until first responders arrived, continuously performing chest compressions as the man faded in and out. Despite spending 48 hours in a coma, the man survived. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marine recruiter in Idaho saves man’s life after suicide attempt
Sgt. Cody Leifheit, a Marine recruiter in Lewiston, Idaho, answers questions about the Marine Corps from enlistee Brandon Roberts at his recruiting office June 10, 2015. Leifheit, a 28-year-old infantry Marine from Ferndale, Washington, responded to a 19-year-old man hanging himself from a tree outside his house June 7. Without hesitation, Leifheit climbed up the tree 25 feet and took hold of the man, who wasn’t breathing and lacked a pulse. Leifheit worked to keep him alive until first responders arrived, continuously performing chest compressions as the man faded in and out. Despite spending 48 hours in a coma, the man survived. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Cody Leifheit, a Marine recruiter in Lewiston, Idaho, responded to a 19-year-old man hanging himself from a tree outside his house June 7, 2015. Without hesitation, the 28-year-old infantry Marine from Ferndale, Washington climbed up the tree 25 feet and took hold of the man, who wasn’t breathing and lacked a pulse. Leifheit worked to keep him alive until first responders arrived, continuously performing chest compressions as the man faded in and out. Despite spending 48 hours in a coma, the man survived. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marine recruiter in Idaho saves man’s life after suicide attempt
Sgt. Cody Leifheit, a Marine recruiter in Lewiston, Idaho, responded to a 19-year-old man hanging himself from a tree outside his house June 7, 2015. Without hesitation, the 28-year-old infantry Marine from Ferndale, Washington climbed up the tree 25 feet and took hold of the man, who wasn’t breathing and lacked a pulse. Leifheit worked to keep him alive until first responders arrived, continuously performing chest compressions as the man faded in and out. Despite spending 48 hours in a coma, the man survived. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wa. -- Anna Sigel, a Marine Corps officer candidate from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, responds to sergeant instructor Gunnery Sgt. Agustin Juradosegovia during Officer Candidates School preparation at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 8, 2015. During the three-day event, Seattle-based sergeant instructors and officer recruiters worked together to physically and mentally prepare candidates for the rigors of OCS, which the candidates will later attend aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Juradosegovia is from Oxnard, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle-area Marine hopefuls prepare for Officer Candidates School
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wa. -- Anna Sigel, a Marine Corps officer candidate from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, responds to sergeant instructor Gunnery Sgt. Agustin Juradosegovia during Officer Candidates School preparation at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 8, 2015. During the three-day event, Seattle-based sergeant instructors and officer recruiters worked together to physically and mentally prepare candidates for the rigors of OCS, which the candidates will later attend aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Juradosegovia is from Oxnard, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wa. -- Gunnery Sgt. Agustin Juradosegovia, a sergeant instructor from Oxnard, California, prepares Marine Corps officer candidates to make their beds during Officer Candidates School preparation at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 8, 2015. During the three-day event, Seattle-based sergeant instructors and officer recruiters worked together to physically and mentally prepare candidates for the rigors of OCS, which the candidates will later attend aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle-area Marine hopefuls prepare for Officer Candidates School
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wa. -- Gunnery Sgt. Agustin Juradosegovia, a sergeant instructor from Oxnard, California, prepares Marine Corps officer candidates to make their beds during Officer Candidates School preparation at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 8, 2015. During the three-day event, Seattle-based sergeant instructors and officer recruiters worked together to physically and mentally prepare candidates for the rigors of OCS, which the candidates will later attend aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wa. -- Gunnery Sgt. Agustin Juradosegovia, a sergeant instructor from Oxnard, California, instructs Marine Corps officer candidates before they enter barracks during Officer Candidates School preparation at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 8, 2015. During the three-day event, Seattle-based sergeant instructors and officer recruiters worked together to physically and mentally prepare candidates for the rigors of OCS, which the candidates will later attend aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The candidates pictured are (left to right) Nicole Compton from Seabeck, Washington; Anna Sigel from Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Tess Carlin from Auburn, Washington; and Sydney Williams from Bremerton, Washington. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle-area Marine hopefuls prepare for Officer Candidates School
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wa. -- Gunnery Sgt. Agustin Juradosegovia, a sergeant instructor from Oxnard, California, instructs Marine Corps officer candidates before they enter barracks during Officer Candidates School preparation at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 8, 2015. During the three-day event, Seattle-based sergeant instructors and officer recruiters worked together to physically and mentally prepare candidates for the rigors of OCS, which the candidates will later attend aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The candidates pictured are (left to right) Nicole Compton from Seabeck, Washington; Anna Sigel from Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Tess Carlin from Auburn, Washington; and Sydney Williams from Bremerton, Washington. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wa. -- Gunnery Sgt. Agustin Juradosegovia, a sergeant instructor from Oxnard, California, observes Marine Corps officer candidates as they prepare to create a formation during Officer Candidates School preparation at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 8, 2015. During the three-day event, Seattle-based sergeant instructors and officer recruiters worked together to physically and mentally prepare candidates for the rigors of OCS, which the candidates will later attend aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle-area Marine hopefuls prepare for Officer Candidates School
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wa. -- Gunnery Sgt. Agustin Juradosegovia, a sergeant instructor from Oxnard, California, observes Marine Corps officer candidates as they prepare to create a formation during Officer Candidates School preparation at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 8, 2015. During the three-day event, Seattle-based sergeant instructors and officer recruiters worked together to physically and mentally prepare candidates for the rigors of OCS, which the candidates will later attend aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
SEATTLE -- Sgt. Sean Wicks, the pool program specialist for Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, throws a ceremonial first pitch before a Seattle Mariners' Salute to Armed Forces game at Safeco Field here, April 19, 2015. The event included the presentation of commemorative plaques to senior military leaders, a joint-service color guard and flag presentation, and military band performances. Wicks, 26, is from Seattle. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle Mariners honor military during Salute to Armed Forces baseball game
SEATTLE -- Sgt. Sean Wicks, the pool program specialist for Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, throws a ceremonial first pitch before a Seattle Mariners' Salute to Armed Forces game at Safeco Field here, April 19, 2015. The event included the presentation of commemorative plaques to senior military leaders, a joint-service color guard and flag presentation, and military band performances. Wicks, 26, is from Seattle. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
SEATTLE -- Maj. Sung Kim (second from left), the commanding officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, poses with local military leaders after being honored before a Seattle Mariners' Salute to Armed Forces game at Safeco Field here, April 19, 2015. The event included the presentation of commemorative plaques to senior military leaders, a joint-service color guard and flag presentation, military band performances and ceremonial first pitches thrown out by members of each service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle Mariners honor military during Salute to Armed Forces baseball game
SEATTLE -- Maj. Sung Kim (second from left), the commanding officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, poses with local military leaders after being honored before a Seattle Mariners' Salute to Armed Forces game at Safeco Field here, April 19, 2015. The event included the presentation of commemorative plaques to senior military leaders, a joint-service color guard and flag presentation, military band performances and ceremonial first pitches thrown out by members of each service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
SEATTLE -- Service members from western Washington State line the base paths during the opening ceremonies of a Seattle Mariners' Salute to Armed Forces game at Safeco Field here, April 19, 2015. The event included the presentation of commemorative plaques to senior military leaders, a joint-service color guard and flag presentation, military band performances and ceremonial first pitches thrown out by members of each service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle Mariners honor military during Salute to Armed Forces baseball game
SEATTLE -- Service members from western Washington State line the base paths during the opening ceremonies of a Seattle Mariners' Salute to Armed Forces game at Safeco Field here, April 19, 2015. The event included the presentation of commemorative plaques to senior military leaders, a joint-service color guard and flag presentation, military band performances and ceremonial first pitches thrown out by members of each service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Alex Angle, a Marine recruiter in Hayden, Idaho, congratulates Coeur d’Alene High School student athlete Drew Berger on his participation in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl during a school visit March 12, 2015. Berger, a highly touted linebacker from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was the lone Idaho football player selected to play in the Jan. 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Berger will attend Boise State University on an athletic scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Idaho Marines recognize Coeur d’Alene football star, Boise State Broncos commit
Sgt. Alex Angle, a Marine recruiter in Hayden, Idaho, congratulates Coeur d’Alene High School student athlete Drew Berger on his participation in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl during a school visit March 12, 2015. Berger, a highly touted linebacker from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was the lone Idaho football player selected to play in the Jan. 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Berger will attend Boise State University on an athletic scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Alex Angle (right), a Marine recruiter in Hayden, Idaho, congratulates Coeur d’Alene High School student athlete Drew Berger on his participation in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl during a school visit March 12, 2015. Berger, a highly touted linebacker from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was the lone Idaho football player selected to play in the Jan. 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Berger will attend Boise State University on an athletic scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Idaho Marines recognize Coeur d’Alene football star, Boise State Broncos commit
Sgt. Alex Angle (right), a Marine recruiter in Hayden, Idaho, congratulates Coeur d’Alene High School student athlete Drew Berger on his participation in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl during a school visit March 12, 2015. Berger, a highly touted linebacker from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was the lone Idaho football player selected to play in the Jan. 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Berger will attend Boise State University on an athletic scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Jeff Otterson, a Marine recruiter in Marysville, Washington, congratulates Marysville-Pilchuck High School student athlete Austin Joyner on his participation in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl March 9, 2015. Joyner, a highly-touted cornerback from Marysville, was one of three Washington State football players selected to play in the Jan. 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Joyner will attend the University of Washington on an athletic scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle Marines recognize Marysville-Pilchuck football star, Washington Huskies commit
Sgt. Jeff Otterson, a Marine recruiter in Marysville, Washington, congratulates Marysville-Pilchuck High School student athlete Austin Joyner on his participation in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl March 9, 2015. Joyner, a highly-touted cornerback from Marysville, was one of three Washington State football players selected to play in the Jan. 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Joyner will attend the University of Washington on an athletic scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Jeff Otterson, a Marine recruiter in Marysville, Washington, congratulates Marysville-Pilchuck High School student athlete Austin Joyner on his participation in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl March 9, 2015. Joyner, a highly-touted cornerback from Marysville, was one of three Washington State football players selected to play in the Jan. 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Joyner will attend the University of Washington on an athletic scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle Marines recognize Marysville-Pilchuck football star, Washington Huskies commit
Sgt. Jeff Otterson, a Marine recruiter in Marysville, Washington, congratulates Marysville-Pilchuck High School student athlete Austin Joyner on his participation in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl March 9, 2015. Joyner, a highly-touted cornerback from Marysville, was one of three Washington State football players selected to play in the Jan. 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Joyner will attend the University of Washington on an athletic scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Daniel Pluth (right), a Marine recruiter in Tacoma, Washington, presents a Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl certificate to Benning Potoae (center), a senior at Lakes High School in Lakewood, Washington, together with Lakes football coach Dave Miller March 3, 2015. Potoae, a highly-touted defensive end from Dupont, Washington, was one of three Washington State football players selected to play in the Jan. 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Potoae will attend the University of Washington on a football scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Tacoma Marines recognize Lakes High School football star, Washington Huskies commit
Sgt. Daniel Pluth (right), a Marine recruiter in Tacoma, Washington, presents a Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl certificate to Benning Potoae (center), a senior at Lakes High School in Lakewood, Washington, together with Lakes football coach Dave Miller March 3, 2015. Potoae, a highly-touted defensive end from Dupont, Washington, was one of three Washington State football players selected to play in the Jan. 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Potoae will attend the University of Washington on a football scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Shane Lemieux (left), a senior at West Valley High School in Yakima, Washington, speaks with local Marine recruiter Sgt. James Campos prior to receiving a Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl game certificate in the school's weight room Feb. 18, 2015. Lemieux, a highly-touted offensive guard, was one of three Washington State football players selected to play in the January 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Lemieux will attend the University of Oregon on an athletic scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Yakima Marines recognize West Valley High School football star, Oregon Ducks commit
Shane Lemieux (left), a senior at West Valley High School in Yakima, Washington, speaks with local Marine recruiter Sgt. James Campos prior to receiving a Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl game certificate in the school's weight room Feb. 18, 2015. Lemieux, a highly-touted offensive guard, was one of three Washington State football players selected to play in the January 4 game in Carson, California. Following his high school graduation, Lemieux will attend the University of Oregon on an athletic scholarship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marine Band San Diego's jazz combo performs during a concert for Central Washington University students in Ellensburg, Washington, Feb. 17, 2015. Following an intensive audition and screening process, Marine Band applicants attend recruit training and Marine Combat Training. Next, they attend a six-month basic music course at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia, where they study theory, ear training, private instrumental lessons, ensemble instruction and marching techniques. When their initial training is complete, they are assigned to one of 12 field bands in the continental U.S., Hawaii or Japan. The Marine Corps also supports "The Commandant's Own" Drum & Bugle Corps and "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marine Band performs for Central Washington University students in Ellensburg
Marine Band San Diego's jazz combo performs during a concert for Central Washington University students in Ellensburg, Washington, Feb. 17, 2015. Following an intensive audition and screening process, Marine Band applicants attend recruit training and Marine Combat Training. Next, they attend a six-month basic music course at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia, where they study theory, ear training, private instrumental lessons, ensemble instruction and marching techniques. When their initial training is complete, they are assigned to one of 12 field bands in the continental U.S., Hawaii or Japan. The Marine Corps also supports "The Commandant's Own" Drum & Bugle Corps and "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
LYNWOOD, Wa. -- Sgt. Ricardo Schebesta, a Marine recruiter in Lynnwood, Washington, speaks on camera with KING 5 News reporter Eric Wilkinson Jan. 7, 2015, about his role in preventing a robbery outside the office Jan. 6. After hearing shouting and honking outside their office, Schebesta and Staff Sgts. Ben Shoemaker and Bryson Twigg responded to a situation in which two young men attempted to rob an elderly woman. Despite being told by the victim the suspects were armed with a gun, the Marines ran through rush-hour traffic to pursue them. Shoemaker subdued one of the suspects using a wrist lock, a technique taught in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, and held the suspect until police arrived to arrest him. Police retrieved a metal bat from the suspect’s pants but have not yet located his accomplice. Schebesta is from Anaheim, California. Shoemaker is from Spokane, Washington. Twigg is from Akron, Ohio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle-area Marines help thwart attempted robbery
LYNWOOD, Wa. -- Sgt. Ricardo Schebesta, a Marine recruiter in Lynnwood, Washington, speaks on camera with KING 5 News reporter Eric Wilkinson Jan. 7, 2015, about his role in preventing a robbery outside the office Jan. 6. After hearing shouting and honking outside their office, Schebesta and Staff Sgts. Ben Shoemaker and Bryson Twigg responded to a situation in which two young men attempted to rob an elderly woman. Despite being told by the victim the suspects were armed with a gun, the Marines ran through rush-hour traffic to pursue them. Shoemaker subdued one of the suspects using a wrist lock, a technique taught in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, and held the suspect until police arrived to arrest him. Police retrieved a metal bat from the suspect’s pants but have not yet located his accomplice. Schebesta is from Anaheim, California. Shoemaker is from Spokane, Washington. Twigg is from Akron, Ohio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
LYNWOOD, Wa. -- Sgt. Ricardo Schebesta (left), Staff Sgt. Bryson Twigg and Staff Sgt. Ben Shoemaker, Marine recruiters in Lynnwood and Everett, Washington, responded to a situation Jan. 6, 2015, in which two young men attempted to rob an elderly woman outside their Lynnwood recruiting office. Despite being told by the victim the suspects were armed with a gun, the Marines ran through rush-hour traffic to pursue them. Shoemaker subdued one of the suspects using a wrist lock, a technique taught in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, and held the suspect until police arrived to arrest him. Police retrieved a metal bat from the suspect’s pants but have not yet located his accomplice. Schebesta is from Anaheim, California. Shoemaker is from Spokane, Washington. Twigg is from Akron, Ohio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle-area Marines help thwart attempted robbery
LYNWOOD, Wa. -- Sgt. Ricardo Schebesta (left), Staff Sgt. Bryson Twigg and Staff Sgt. Ben Shoemaker, Marine recruiters in Lynnwood and Everett, Washington, responded to a situation Jan. 6, 2015, in which two young men attempted to rob an elderly woman outside their Lynnwood recruiting office. Despite being told by the victim the suspects were armed with a gun, the Marines ran through rush-hour traffic to pursue them. Shoemaker subdued one of the suspects using a wrist lock, a technique taught in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, and held the suspect until police arrived to arrest him. Police retrieved a metal bat from the suspect’s pants but have not yet located his accomplice. Schebesta is from Anaheim, California. Shoemaker is from Spokane, Washington. Twigg is from Akron, Ohio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
LYNWOOD, Wa.-- Sgt. Ricardo Schebesta (left) and Staff Sgt. Bryson Twigg, Marine recruiters in Lynnwood and Everett, Washington, process paperwork and call potential applicants in their Lynnwood recruiting office Jan. 7, 2015. After hearing shouting and honking outside their office Jan. 6, Schebesta, Twigg and Staff Sgt. Ben Shoemaker responded to a situation in which two young men attempted to rob an elderly woman. Despite being told by the victim the suspects were armed with a gun, the Marines ran through rush-hour traffic to pursue them. Shoemaker subdued one of the suspects using a wrist lock, a technique taught in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, and held the suspect until police arrived to arrest him. Police retrieved a metal bat from the suspect’s pants but have not yet located his accomplice. Schebesta is from Anaheim, California. Shoemaker is from Spokane, Washington. Twigg is from Akron, Ohio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle-area Marines help thwart attempted robbery
LYNWOOD, Wa.-- Sgt. Ricardo Schebesta (left) and Staff Sgt. Bryson Twigg, Marine recruiters in Lynnwood and Everett, Washington, process paperwork and call potential applicants in their Lynnwood recruiting office Jan. 7, 2015. After hearing shouting and honking outside their office Jan. 6, Schebesta, Twigg and Staff Sgt. Ben Shoemaker responded to a situation in which two young men attempted to rob an elderly woman. Despite being told by the victim the suspects were armed with a gun, the Marines ran through rush-hour traffic to pursue them. Shoemaker subdued one of the suspects using a wrist lock, a technique taught in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, and held the suspect until police arrived to arrest him. Police retrieved a metal bat from the suspect’s pants but have not yet located his accomplice. Schebesta is from Anaheim, California. Shoemaker is from Spokane, Washington. Twigg is from Akron, Ohio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Benning Potoae (center), a defensive end for the Lakes High School Lancers varsity football team and 18-year-old native of Dupont, Washington, receives his 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey from Sgt. Daniel Pluth (left), a Tacoma recruiter, and Staff Sgt. Cody Branham (right), the recruiter in charge of Recruiting Substation Puyallup, during a ceremony at Lakes High School in Lakewood, Washington, Dec. 16, 2014. Potoae is among approximately 100 student athletes from across the nation selected to participate in the game at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 4, 2015. He joins cornerback Austin Joyner from Marysville-Pilchuck High School and offensive tackle Shane Lemieux from Yakima’s West Valley High School as the Washington State players selected for the 2015 game. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Lakewood football star selected for Marines' 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Benning Potoae (center), a defensive end for the Lakes High School Lancers varsity football team and 18-year-old native of Dupont, Washington, receives his 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey from Sgt. Daniel Pluth (left), a Tacoma recruiter, and Staff Sgt. Cody Branham (right), the recruiter in charge of Recruiting Substation Puyallup, during a ceremony at Lakes High School in Lakewood, Washington, Dec. 16, 2014. Potoae is among approximately 100 student athletes from across the nation selected to participate in the game at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 4, 2015. He joins cornerback Austin Joyner from Marysville-Pilchuck High School and offensive tackle Shane Lemieux from Yakima’s West Valley High School as the Washington State players selected for the 2015 game. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Lakewood, Washington football star selected for Marines’ 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Benning Potoae (center), a defensive end for the Lakes High School Lancers varsity football team and 18-year-old native of Dupont, Washington, stands alongside his parents, Army 1st Sgt. Aleki Potoae and his wife Sherry (left), and Lakewood Councilwoman Mary Moss and Mayor Don Anderson, after receiving his 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey from Seattle-area Marines at Lakes High School in Lakewood, Washington, Dec. 16, 2014. Potoae is among approximately 100 student athletes from across the nation selected to participate in the game at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 4, 2015. He joins cornerback Austin Joyner from Marysville-Pilchuck High School and offensive tackle Shane Lemieux from Yakima’s West Valley High School as the Washington State players selected for the 2015 game. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder / Released)
Remembering Greeley: The Marine who carried his flag to Iwo Jima
Barbara Kenney displays a photo of her late father, U.S. Marine 1st Lt. George Greeley Wells, at her home in Bellevue, Washington, Oct. 25, 2014. Greeley served as the adjutant of 2nd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division, during World War II’s famed Battle of Iwo Jima. He carried the first flag that was raised on Mt. Suribachi, a moment later captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal in the war’s most famous photo. In the 1990s and early 2000s, he was featured in James Bradley’s best-selling book “Flags of Our Fathers” and “War Stories with Oliver North,” produced by the retired Marine and Fox News correspondent. Greeley, a native of Lake Forest, Illinois, moved with his family from Harding Township, New Jersey, to Bellevue in the early 2000s. At 94, he passed away in his sleep here Sept. 22, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Yakima football star, University of Oregon commit selected for Marines' 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Shane Lemieux, a offensive tackle for the West Valley High School Rams varsity football team and 17-year-old native of Yakima, Wash., dons his helmet before a game against the Wenatchee High School Panthers at West Valley High School in Yakima, Wash., Oct. 31, 2014. Seattle and Yakima-based Marines presented Lemieux his 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey at the game. Lemieux, a University of Oregon commit, is among approximately 100 student athletes from across the nation selected to participate in the game at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 4, 2015. He joins Marysville-Pilchuck High School standout Austin Joyner as the only 2015 selectees from Washington State. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Coeur d’Alene football star, Boise State commit selected for Marines’ 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Drew Berger (center), an inside linebacker for the Coeur d’Alene High School Vikings and 17-year-old native of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, stands alongside his family and receives his Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey from Sgt. Alex Angle (left), a local Marine recruiter, and Capt. Ryan Sahlberg (right), the operations officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, before a game against the Lake City High School Timberwolves at Coeur d’Alene High School in Coeur d’Alene, Oct. 17, 2014. Berger is the sole Idaho player among approximately 100 student athletes from across the nation selected to participate in the game at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 4, 2015. He follows in the footsteps of his brother Chase Blakley, a fellow Vikings football alum and Boise State University football player who played in last year’s Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marysville-Pilchuck football star, WSU commit selected for Marines’ 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Austin Joyner (center), a cornerback for the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Tomahawks and 17-year-old native of Marysville, Wash., receives his Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey from Capt. William Nelson (left), the executive officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, and Sgt. Jeff Otterson, a local Marine recruiter, during an assembly at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Oct. 17, 2014. Joyner is among approximately 100 student athletes from across the nation selected to participate in the game at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 4, 2015. He joins Yakima’s West Valley High School football star Shane Lemieux as the only 2015 selectees from Washington State. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Tiffany Nielsen-Nowakowski, a drill instructor with 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., motivates Philip Samoylovich, a poolee from Recruiting Substation Burlington, to exit a bus during Recruiting Station Seattle’s annual west side pool function at Foster High School in Tukwila, Wash., Sept. 13, 2014. During the event, Washington-based recruiters teamed with drill instructors to physically and mentally prepare enlistees for boot camp. The enlistees, part of the Marine Corps delayed entry program, are awaiting their ship dates. Nielsen-Nowakowski, 26, is from Ferris, Texas. Samoylovich, 20, is from Bellingham, Wash., and attended Ferndale High School in Ferndale, Wash. He was recruited by Sgt. Justin McKelvey and lost 116 lbs. to enlist in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marine drill instructors, recruiters prepare Seattle-area enlistees for boot camp
Sgt. Tiffany Nielsen-Nowakowski, a drill instructor with 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., motivates Philip Samoylovich, a poolee from Recruiting Substation Burlington, to exit a bus during Recruiting Station Seattle’s annual west side pool function at Foster High School in Tukwila, Wash., Sept. 13, 2014. During the event, Washington-based recruiters teamed with drill instructors to physically and mentally prepare enlistees for boot camp. The enlistees, part of the Marine Corps delayed entry program, are awaiting their ship dates. Nielsen-Nowakowski, 26, is from Ferris, Texas. Samoylovich, 20, is from Bellingham, Wash., and attended Ferndale High School in Ferndale, Wash. He was recruited by Sgt. Justin McKelvey and lost 116 lbs. to enlist in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgts. Ryan Loya (left), Tyrone Evans (rear) and Jonathon Lopez (right), drill instructors from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, correct Levi Hopkins, a poolee from Recruiting Substation Everett, during Recruiting Station Seattle’s annual west side pool function at Foster High School in Tukwila, Wash., Sept. 13, 2014. During the event, Washington-based recruiters teamed with drill instructors to physically and mentally prepare enlistees for boot camp. The enlistees, part of the Marine Corps delayed entry program, are awaiting their ship dates. Loya, 29, is from Bellevue, Wash. Evans, 25, is from Kokomo, Ind. Lopez, 28, is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hopkins, 17, is a senior at Lake Stevens High School and was recruited by Sgt. Jeff Otterson. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marine drill instructors, recruiters prepare Seattle-area enlistees for boot camp
Sgts. Ryan Loya (left), Tyrone Evans (rear) and Jonathon Lopez (right), drill instructors from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, correct Levi Hopkins, a poolee from Recruiting Substation Everett, during Recruiting Station Seattle’s annual west side pool function at Foster High School in Tukwila, Wash., Sept. 13, 2014. During the event, Washington-based recruiters teamed with drill instructors to physically and mentally prepare enlistees for boot camp. The enlistees, part of the Marine Corps delayed entry program, are awaiting their ship dates. Loya, 29, is from Bellevue, Wash. Evans, 25, is from Kokomo, Ind. Lopez, 28, is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hopkins, 17, is a senior at Lake Stevens High School and was recruited by Sgt. Jeff Otterson. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Jonathon Lopez, a drill instructor with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, observes poolees as they perform an initial strength test during Recruiting Station Seattle’s annual west side pool function at Foster High School in Tukwila, Wash., Sept. 13, 2014. During the event, Washington-based recruiters teamed with drill instructors to physically and mentally prepare enlistees for boot camp. The enlistees, part of the Marine Corps delayed entry program, are awaiting their ship dates. Lopez, 28, is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marine drill instructors, recruiters prepare Seattle-area enlistees for boot camp
Sgt. Jonathon Lopez, a drill instructor with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, observes poolees as they perform an initial strength test during Recruiting Station Seattle’s annual west side pool function at Foster High School in Tukwila, Wash., Sept. 13, 2014. During the event, Washington-based recruiters teamed with drill instructors to physically and mentally prepare enlistees for boot camp. The enlistees, part of the Marine Corps delayed entry program, are awaiting their ship dates. Lopez, 28, is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marine Week Seattle
Lance Cpl. Brianua Birl, a production specialist with Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, works to complete her portion of a mural in downtown Seattle, July 24, in preparation for Marine Week Seattle, the #MarineCorps' largest celebration of country, community and Corps, July 26 - Aug. 3. (United States Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marine helicopters visit University of Washington during Marine Week Seattle
Pilots with Marine Light Attack Training Squadron 303 land their AH-1Z Super Cobra and UH-1Y Huey helicopters at the University of Washington during a Marine Week Seattle community relations event, July 28, 2014. Marine Week, held in Seattle for the first time from July 26 - August 3, is the Marine Corps' largest annual celebration of country, community and Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Maj. Daniel "Hungry" Hipol and Capt. Tony "Mimbo" LaVista, AH-1Z Super Cobra attack helicopter pilots with Marine Light Attack Training Squadron 303, answer questions from Seattle-area residents after landing their Super Cobra helicopter at the University of Washington during a Marine Week Seattle community relations event in Seattle, July 28, 2014. Marine Week, held in Seattle for the first time from July 26 - August 3, is the Marine Corps' largest annual celebration of country, community and Corps. Hipol, 39, is from West Palm Beach, Fla., and LaVista, 32, is from Los Gatos, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marine helicopters visit University of Washington during Marine Week Seattle
Maj. Daniel "Hungry" Hipol and Capt. Tony "Mimbo" LaVista, AH-1Z Super Cobra attack helicopter pilots with Marine Light Attack Training Squadron 303, answer questions from Seattle-area residents after landing their Super Cobra helicopter at the University of Washington during a Marine Week Seattle community relations event in Seattle, July 28, 2014. Marine Week, held in Seattle for the first time from July 26 - August 3, is the Marine Corps' largest annual celebration of country, community and Corps. Hipol, 39, is from West Palm Beach, Fla., and LaVista, 32, is from Los Gatos, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Lt. Gen. John Toolan (center), the commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, displays the Marine Week Seattle proclamation with Beth Knox (left), the president of SeaFair, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (right) following a Marine Week Seattle press conference at Seattle City Hall, May 7, 2014. Marine Week Seattle is a community relations event that will be held in Seattle, July 26-August 3. It will provide Washingtonians an opportunity to interact and become acquainted with the Marine Corps as America’s expeditionary force in readiness. During the event, citizens will have the opportunity to view state-of-the-art static aircraft and ground equipment displays, military technology, combat weaponry and the Marine Corps Band. Marines will support community service projects and conduct a variety of demonstrations, including the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and a simulated full-scale combat scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Marines, Seattle Mayor announce upcoming Marine Week Seattle
Lt. Gen. John Toolan (center), the commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, displays the Marine Week Seattle proclamation with Beth Knox (left), the president of SeaFair, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (right) following a Marine Week Seattle press conference at Seattle City Hall, May 7, 2014. Marine Week Seattle is a community relations event that will be held in Seattle, July 26-August 3. It will provide Washingtonians an opportunity to interact and become acquainted with the Marine Corps as America’s expeditionary force in readiness. During the event, citizens will have the opportunity to view state-of-the-art static aircraft and ground equipment displays, military technology, combat weaponry and the Marine Corps Band. Marines will support community service projects and conduct a variety of demonstrations, including the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and a simulated full-scale combat scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Jason Howton (fourth from left), a recruiter assigned to Marine Corps Permanent Contact Station Port Angeles, Wash., poses with his wife and command members of Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle following an awards ceremony at MCRS Seattle, April 15, 2014. During the ceremony, Howton received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his exceptional contribution to MCRS Seattle’s recruiting mission. Howton, 27, is from Milton, Fla.
Port Angeles Marine recruiter, Florida native awarded for exceptional performance
Sgt. Jason Howton (fourth from left), a recruiter assigned to Marine Corps Permanent Contact Station Port Angeles, Wash., poses with his wife and command members of Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle following an awards ceremony at MCRS Seattle, April 15, 2014. During the ceremony, Howton received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his exceptional contribution to MCRS Seattle’s recruiting mission. Howton, 27, is from Milton, Fla.
Seattle Mariners honor military during Salute to Armed Forces Night
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Buck Flowers (fourth from right), a recruiting staff noncommissioned officer with Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, shakes hands with Seattle Mariners pitcher Blake Beaven during a Mariners’ Salute to Armed Forces Night at Safeco Field in Seattle, April 26, 2014. The event included the presentation of commemorative plaques to senior military leaders, a joint-service color guard and flag presentation, military band performances and ceremonial first pitches thrown out by members of each service. Flowers, 33, is from Mesquite, Texas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle Mariners honor military during Salute to Armed Forces Night
U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. David H. Berger, the commanding general of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., poses with John Ellis (left), Chairman Emeritus, and Kevin Mather (right), President of the Seattle Mariners, during a Mariners’ Salute to Armed Forces Night at Safeco Field in Seattle, April 26, 2014. The event included the presentation of commemorative plaques to senior military leaders, a joint-service color guard and flag presentation, military band performances and ceremonial first pitches thrown out by members of each service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
1st Marine Division Band performs National Anthem at Seattle Mariners baseball game
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Benjamin Becker (left), drum major, 1st Marine Division Band, yells a command for the band to march onto the field to perform the National Anthem before a Major League Baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers at Safeco Field in Seattle, April 25, 2014. The 1st Marine Division Band, directed by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Edward Hayes, is comprised of 50 U.S. Marine musicians and based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
1st Marine Division Band performs National Anthem at Seattle Mariners baseball game
U.S. Marine Chief Warrant Officer 3 Edward Hayes (left), the officer in charge of the 1st Marine Division Band, directs the band as they perform the National Anthem before a Major League Baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers at Safeco Field in Seattle, April 25, 2014. The 1st Marine Division Band is comprised of 50 U.S. Marine musicians and based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Hayes, 48, is from Opa-lacka, Fla. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle Marines join in Seahawks' Super Bowl victory parade
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Zachary Dyer (left), marketing and public affairs representative, and Cpl. Aaron Pillay, supply administration clerk, assigned to Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, wait to sign a ‘Go Hawks!’ banner outside CenturyLink Field before the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory parade in Seattle, Wash., Feb. 5, 2014. Approximately 700,000 Seahawks fans gathered in downtown Seattle for the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory parade. The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII, Feb. 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
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Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station Seattle
Major Sung G. Kim
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Sergeant Major, Recruiting Station Seattle
Sergeant Major Kent D. Cartmill
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