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Recruiting Station Pittsburgh

1st Marine Corps District

1000 Liberty Ave, Rm. 1816, William S. Moorhead Federal Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Nathan (right) and Michael (left) Wilson graduated recruit training on May 8 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Michael was scheduled to ship off to recruit training March 23, 2015, but instead he shipped off early on February 9. “Staff Sgt. Rondini (Marine in charge of Recruiting Substation York) called me and said ‘Hey we have a slot open and, if you want to leave next Monday,’” said Michael. “It was a little jolt and it became real, real fast.”
PITTSBURGH--Sgt. Kemmala S. Kelsey reflects on her path in life that led her to become one of the “Few and The Proud,” at Recruiting Substation Pittsburgh, March 17. “Initially, I was overweight and I couldn’t enlist,” said Kelsey, a supply clerk with Recruiting Station Pittsburgh. “I took that as a personal challenge. So I said to myself, I’m going to lose this weight and I’m going to show the recruiters that I can do this.” Kelsey, who lost the weight, had recently relocated from Jamaica to Chicago. She would eventually join the Marines and travel to Japan, Guam and Spain.
Chief Warrant Office 3 Jeremiah Elsbury (right) and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tony Irene (left)were selected to ride the Zamboni during a Pittsburgh Penguins home game on Jan. 31 at the Console Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins and ATI, through their Military Appreciation Program, recognized Elsbury and Irene by giving them an opportunity to ride on one of the ATI Zambonis and receive a warm welcome on the scoreboard. The Zamboni rides are done during the intermission of each period of the hockey games(Courtesy Photo).
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tony Irene rides the Zamboni during a Pittsburgh Penguins home game on Jan. 31 at the Console Center. The Zamboni rides are done during the intermission of each period of hockey games(Courtesy Photo).
Chief Warrant Office 3 Jeremiah Elsbury, an operations officer with Marine Corps Recruting Command, appeared on the scoreboard during his ride on the Zamboni during a Pittsburgh Penguins home game on Jan. 31 at the Console Center (Courtesy Photo).
Staff Sgt. James J. W. Geiger, front left, salutes in formation during Officer Candidate Course in Quantico, Virginia, Nov. 25. Geiger was the honor graduate from Officer Candidate Class 217. (Courtesy Photo)
Jordan Whitehead is presented his jersey to play in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl during a pep rally at Central Valley High School, Monaca, Pa. Jordan was the only player from the Western Pennsylvania area to be selected for the game. He has also committed to play football at Pittsburgh University next year.
Maj. John M. Hunt takes the organization colors from Sgt, Maj. Adam E. Fraser, rrecruiting station sergeant major, during the Change of Command ceremony at Heinz Field, June 13. Hunt would go on to pass the colors to the incoming commanding officer symbolizing the relinquishing of command.
PITTSBURGH--Joseph Cosentino, a native of and a graduate of Pittsburgh Central Catholic high school, poses for a picture with the Marines from Recruiting Station Pittsburg after receiving a Certificate of Appreciation for playing in the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American bowl from Maj. John Hunt, commanding officer of the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Station Pittsburgh, May 15. Following his senior year of high school Cosentino is slated to play for Florida State University, the champions of the 2013 college football season, as a quarterback. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas)
Gunnery Sgt. Josuha D. Boyer, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Pittsburgh Military Entrance Processing Station liaison, is presented with a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal March 12 by Col. Jeffrey J. Dill, 1st Marine Corps District commanding officer, for earning the title of Marine Corps Recruiting Command Recruiting Substation staff noncommisioned officer of the year. Boyer earned the award, which included a replica model of the Iwo Jima flag raising, as the SNCOIC of RSS Butler throughout fiscal year 2012.
Educators from the Western Pennsylvania recruiting region participate in a pugil stick bout Feb. 6 during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program brief aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The educator’s workshop is designed to bring local educators face-to-face with the effort and energy needed to make America's Marines.
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Commanding Officer

2ndLt Andrew Philip Hornfeck was commissioned in May of 2006.  After graduation from The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course, he received orders to 3d Battalion, 8th Marines.  As a rifle platoon commander, he deployed with the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit and supported disaster response in Bangladesh.  As a weapons platoon commander, he deployed with Special Purpose MAGTF—Afghanistan and conducted combat operations in Helmand and Farah Provinces.  As an assistant operations officer, he conducted pre-deployment training with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit before receiving follow-on orders.

In 2010, Captain Hornfeck reported to The Basic School for duty as a warfighting instructor. While there, he served as a platoon tactics instructor, a staff platoon commander for two Basic Officer Courses, and the director of instructor education.  Following this tour, he attended Expeditionary Warfare School where he was a distinguished graduate.

Captain Hornfeck reported for duty to 2d Battalion, 2d Marines in the summer of 2014.  He served as a company commander during deployments to Morón, Spain, for Special Purpose MAGTF—Crisis Response—Africa; Al Qwerah, Jordan, for Exercise EAGER LION; and Okinawa, Japan, as part of the Unit Deployment Program.  His company participated in a military assisted departure in Tripoli, Libya; humanitarian aid operations in Monrovia, Liberia; and theater security cooperation exercises in Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.  Major Hornfeck then executed orders in October 2016 to 8th Marine Regiment for duties as the Regimental Headquarters Company Commander.


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