Marine Corps Base Quantico

 

Marine Corps Base Quantico

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Training Command nominee wins Marine Corps 2015 SARC of the Year March 26, 2015 — Brigadier Gen.Austin Renforth, commanding general, Training Command, presented ErinnIzykowski, command sexual assault response coordinator, with the Marine Corps2015 SARC of the Year award in a ceremony at Mitchell Hall, The Basic School onMarch 26. Training Commandis responsible for occupational entry-level training as well as career MORE
Veteran Marine pens award-winning book about Iraq War, signs autographs at Main Exchange March 20, 2015 — Former Marine captain Phil Klay, winner of the 2014 National Book Award in the category of fiction, was at the Main Exchange March 11 for a book signing. Klay’s book Redeployment tells the story of the war in Iraq in 12 chapters from the perspective of numerous Marines and other characters. MORE
Quantico’s ospreys, Pandion haliaetus and the MV-22B, a side-by-side comparison March 20, 2015 — Quantico’s ospreys, Pandion haliaetus and the MV-22B, a side-by-side comparison. MORE
Corpsmen now eligible for the Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist Device March 20, 2015 — Corpsmen serving at The Basic School are now eligible to receive the Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist Device. In a brief at TBS to senior enlisted leadership on March 9, Command Master Chief Tammy R. Heap, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, announced that the Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist Qualification program is now open to Corpsmen at the school. MORE
Milford Mill Academy’s Marine Corps Junior ROTC unit visits Quantico March 20, 2015 — On March 12 Marine Corps Base Quantico hosted the Marine Corps junior ROTC unit from Milford Mill Academy in Baltimore for a day filled with military experiences not available in their community. Led by retired Gunnery Sergeant Samyra Rogers and escorted by Cpl. Turnell Robbins, from Marine Helicopter Squadron One, the group started the day with breakfast at Bruce Hall. The students then boarded the bus to head over to Camp Upshur. While waiting to begin training, the group’s unarmed drill platoon got in some practice drills, with Cadet Captain Deborah Ogun, 18, leading the way. Ogun and her team will compete in a regional drill championship on March 28 against 13 other teams. MORE
Analyst doubts democracy in Egypt’s future March 20, 2015 — The democracy the United States hoped to see take root in Egypt never materialized, and there’s little Washington can do about it. That was the assessment of Dr. Steven A. Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations during his speech, “Egypt: What Went Wrong,” at the Gray Research Center Auditorium on March 10. MORE
Marines get muddy at field meet to benefit the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society March 20, 2015 — Despite the chilly start to the day, with the temperature hovering around the freezing point, hundreds of Marines from around the National Capital Region turned out for Friday’s field meet to benefit the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society. Eighteen teams competed in seven events at Butler stadium, including flag football, tug of war, tire flipping, “dizzy izzy,” a “running of the ranks” relay race, a HMMWV pull and a series of team physical fitness events conducted while carrying a log (referred to as log PT). MORE
Administrators, parents gather for town hall about Crossroads ES March 20, 2015 — On March 12, school administrators held a town hall meeting for parents of Crossroads Elementary School students to present information about the new school and answer questions from those in attendance. Crossroads Principal Donna Kacmarski, Assistant Principal Tracy Fairfax and District Superintendent Michael Gould shared the floor and each made remarks about the new school and the flow of school operations. Approximately 80 parents were in attendance. MORE
Quantico Marines honor nations fourth president March 20, 2015 — The issues confronting President James Madison roughly 200 years ago are hauntingly similar to some of the same very challenges America faces today, said Col. David W. Maxwell, commander, Marine Corps Base Quantico. Speaking at Monday’s wreath-laying ceremony at Madison’s Montpelier home in honor of the 264th anniversary of Madison’s birth, Maxwell lauded the nation’s fourth president for his wisdom in successfully managing the dire needs of the country at a time of war with the need to always protect civil liberties. MORE
Space available travel: how to make it work for you March 13, 2015 — Space-available air travel, more commonly known simply as “space A,” is a perk of military service that enables service members and their families to fly both domestically and internationally for free. When there are extra seats on Department of Defense-owned or controlled aircraft, and the mission allows for it, the seats are made available to eligible passengers. MORE

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