Marine Corps Base Quantico

 

Marine Corps Base Quantico

"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

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The difference between Oath of Office, Oath of Enlistment July 30, 2015 — Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson willingly disobeyed a commander’s orders and even threatened to open fire on American troops when he saved the lives of at least 10 Vietnamese civilians during the My Lai Massacre. Not only was Thompson never punished for disobeying orders, but he was later awarded the Soldier’s Medal for his courageous actions. If the MORE
Quantico gets up to dance July 30, 2015 — For those who mark their calendars, the last Saturday of July is the annual National Dance Day since 2010. Marines, civilians and their family members attended a synchronized group dance at Butler Stadium Saturday to support the Healthy Base Initiative which will increase health and wellness in the local community.There are many ways to stay fit MORE
Quantico congregation sends quilt to Charleston church July 30, 2015 — Carol Westin, a quilter and member of the Quantico Protestant congregation, sewed a decorated bedspread and sent it to the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in wake of the recent violent tragedy there. During a prayer service June 17, a gunman shot and killed nine people, including a senior pastor and state senator, Clementa C. Pinckney. MORE
New game check station, outdoor gear rental facility coming soon July 30, 2015 — The Marine Corps Community Service is slated to open an outdoor recreation center which will facilitate the recreational usage of Chopawamsic Creek, which drains about 22,000 acres and empties into the Potomac River near Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, and more than 50,000 acres of wildlife habitat at Marine Corps Base Quantico.The beginning MORE
Fueled for Fitness camp held at Barber Physical Activity Center July 30, 2015 — From July 20-23, 22 children from Marine Corps Base Quantico participated in the Fueled for Fitness camp held at the Barber Physical Activity Center. Organized by Semper Fit dietician Lauren King and group exercise coordinator Lisa Vice, the camp is in its second year.The goal of the camp was to get children interested in physical activity and MORE
Serving others: Love in action July 30, 2015 — As we head into the home stretch of the summer season, I wanted to take this opportunity to review where we have been and what we have accomplished as the Command Religious Ministry Team aboard Quantico and also take a look at what is ahead for the rest of the summer and early fall. Some people may wonder, “What is the Command Religious Program all MORE
Art of Lethal Hands and Sound Minds July 30, 2015 — The Marine Corps Marital Arts Program (MCMAP) is the primary school for close quarters defense in the Marine Corps, where service members of all branches to include international servicemembers have trained and grown as leaders. A unique and disciplined group of Marines recently attended the three-week MCMAP Instructors Course at the Martial Arts MORE
Base employees recognized for superior service July 30, 2015 — On July 23, in a ceremony at The Clubs at Quantico, 10 civilian employees were awarded certificates for their length of service and meritorious performance of duties. Base Commander Col. Joseph Murray presented the awards with acting Base Sergeant Major, Sgt. Maj. Gerald Saunders and congratulated the awardees.Receiving awards for ten years of MORE
Field Historian Records Marine Corps History Firsthand During Conflict July 24, 2015 — Armed with a notebook, recording device and the standard issue Marine gear, Col. Kurt Wheeler recorded world history in real time on the field of combat. MORE
“Worry and a Rocking chair” July 24, 2015 — In this article, we will explore the topic of worry MORE

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