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Passing of Corps; Dunford becomes 36th Commandant October 20, 2014 — Gen. James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, relinquished command of the Marine Corps to Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Oct. 17 at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.The ceremony started with musical performances from “The Commandant’s Own,” The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and “The President's Own,” United States Marine Band. MORE
MCSC holds National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration October 20, 2014 — Marine Corps Systems Command held a celebration culminating the observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 15, in Stafford, Virginia. The event, called “Fiesta of Flavors,” was hosted by MCSC’s Marine Air Ground Task Force Command, Control and Communications, or MC3, and featured a food tasting, trivia competition and guest speaker, Donald Calero. MORE
New motorcycle training being developed October 14, 2014 — If you're a regular reader of Safety Gram's Monthly Mishap narratives, you may have noted the frequent and alarming occurrence of injuries and deaths as a result of motorcycle riding appear monthly in the Safety Division’s Safety Gram. On many occasions, these hazards are due to negligence by other drivers who may not have been safe or observant of their own accord. However, many others are entirely preventable with appropriate training, sufficient personal protective equipment and experience with safe riding practices. MORE
Hunting season in full swing October 14, 2014 — Limited deer season is already underway at Marine Corps Base Quantico, but it’s hardly the only game available right now. MORE
Afghanistan veteran sets positive example October 14, 2014 — Capt. Antoine Bates, Expeditionary Warfare School, lost the lower part of his left leg and other suffered extensive injuries from the blast, but has refused to let that awful day forever define him or limit him in any way. He’s made it his personal mission to make sure other wounded warriors feel likewise as they move on with their lives. MORE
Know your medicine; know your pharmacist October 14, 2014 — Pharmacists at the Naval Health Clinic Quantico aim to get to know military families more and educate them on medication in honor of American Pharmacists Month. From Oct. 21 to 25, the clinic’s five pharmacists will rotate manning a counseling station, where patients can ask questions about their medications, discuss problems and receive advice. Pharmacists will then print out and write a medication reconciliation form for the patient to reference. MORE
Fire safety stressed to kids October 14, 2014 — Nothing speaks fire safety better than Sparky the Fire Dog, a Sesame Street puppet play and a quick foray inside a parked fire truck. They collectively proved to be a big hit to the roughly 100 or so toddlers who gathered at the Child Development Center North for the Oct. 9 visit by firefighters from the Quantico Fire and Emergency Services as part of Fire Prevention Week 2014. MORE
Fielding decision made on new civil affairs app October 14, 2014 — After several years in development, the Marine Corps civil affairs community is getting smartphones armed with software that will streamline civil-military assistance operations. MORE
Winter season: what Quantico residents, commuters need to know October 14, 2014 — For those who are new to Quantico, here are several precautions that can help get ahead of this upcoming season. The first step to sign up for the base mass notification system, which disseminates pertinent information quickly in the event of an emergency. Alert messages are dispersed via email, text, computer pop-ups and phone calls. MORE
West Potomac Rugby Football Club outlasts Quantico’s Hooligans October 10, 2014 — It had been the match Capt. Jean-Scott Dodd, instructor, The Basic School, had circled on his calendar for a while. As the only active-duty Marine playing for the West Potomac Rugby Football Club, Dodd conceded that he had more than a casual interest in Saturday’s date at Barnett Field with the host Quantico Football Rugby Club MORE

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