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"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

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Quantico hosts 2nd Annual Environmental Summit July 25, 2014 — Federal, state and local representatives from around the region gathered at the Clubs at Quantico on July 17 for Marine Corps Base Quantico’s 2nd Annual Environment and Energy Summit.  "This is an opportunity for the Marine Corps, particularly Quantico and representatives from the entire region, to share what is going on in their various programs, MORE
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America's first intelligence agency linked to forest July 21, 2014 — For six years, from 1936-1942, disadvantaged children from around the Washington, D.C., area spent time at cabin camps tucked into the woods of the Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration area, known today as Prince William Forest Park.  The Chopawamsic RDA program was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide an escape from everyday MORE
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‘Ripped or Ripped Off’ workshop decodes dietary supplements July 10, 2014 — Despite growing popularity among military members, many dietary supplements on the market are tainted and unsafe, Lauren King, Semper Fit dietitian, told a crowd of Marines and civilians at the Barber Physical Activity Center on June 2. Dangerous dietary products can be difficult to spot because, unlike prescription drugs or food supplements, they MORE
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Fool’s Gold found along Quantico Creek July 10, 2014 — The effects of the Civil War in the mid 1800s left the south in disarray and in search of economic stability. During this time of Reconstruction, John Detrick, from Baltimore, trekked along the Quantico Creek and spotted a shiny object in the water.  The object was iron pyrite, commonly known as Fool’s Gold, chemically it is called iron sulfide. MORE
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Veteran, beloved Marine leader takes over SMP July 10, 2014 — The Single Marine Program’s new coordinator aims to reenergize participation, modernize the facility and the connect with Marines on a personal level.  To most Marines aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Michael Moore is known as sergeant major, as he is the former sergeant major of Headquarters and Services Battalion. However, as SMP coordinator, MORE
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Veteran, beloved Marine leader takes over SMP
Camp Upshur welcomes all units for training July 10, 2014 — About 10 miles past the Ponderosa Gate, empty roads snuggled between thousands of acres of training and live-fire ranges, sits Camp Upshur on the grounds of what was, in 1942, the home to The Officer Candidates School.  Since 2008 a hi-tech, training area exists for reservists, active duty Marines and non-military, government-agency personnel to MORE
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Camp Upshur welcomes all units for training
SACOs help Marines kick substance abuse habits July 10, 2014 — The Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center wants Marines who are struggling with a drinking or a drug problem to know they have a direct path out of that trap.  Each unit provides a designated Substance Abuse Control Officer, who can evaluate Marines and set them on a path to recovery by referring them to the right services. SACOs are not MORE
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Report confirms high-quality drinking water across base July 10, 2014 — The 2013 Drinking Water Quality Report has confirmed that the three main sources of drinking water at Quantico are below or well below Environmental Protection Agency and Virginia Department of Health regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. "The Marine Corps Base Waterworks Department has MORE
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Local attraction embedded deep in history July 07, 2014 — Today the Weems-Botts house is now a museum, but more than 100 years ago, in the 1700s, it was a vestry house for the Quantico Church. But, before its transformation into a museum it was known as the home of Mason Locke Weems, biographer of George Washington.  Weems was a native of Maryland and a clergyman who became an author, purveyor of books MORE
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Local attraction embedded deep in history
Independence Day brings crowds of all ages to Lejeune Field July 04, 2014 — More than 2,000 people gathered on Lejeune Field on Friday for the 30th Annual Independence Day Celebration hosted by Marine Corps Base Quantico. It was the first time in more than two years that Marine Corps Base Quantico has hosted an Independence Day Celebration complete with fireworks. Last year’s celebration was cancelled due to the furloughs MORE
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Quantico celebrates Independence Day

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