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Marine Corps Base Quantico

"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

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More upgrades coming to Quantico 50M pool next season August 28, 2014 — More improvements are on the horizon at the Quantico 50M Pool. The pool will close for the season Sept. 2. However, Lindsay Leach, aquatics director, said they’re already working on new items and renovations that will improve user experience next summer.   The Olympic-sized pool will be outfitted with new ladders, lounge chairs and children’s MORE
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475 compete in 2nd annual Quantico Tri August 28, 2014 — Approximately 475 athletes signed up to compete in the 2nd annual Quantico Tri, the Marine Corps Marathon Event Series triathlon, on Aug. 24 on Marine Corps Base Quantico. The results for 388 competitors are available on www.marinemarathon.com.  Luis Morales, a wounded warrior featured in last week’s paper, finished in 187th place with an overall MORE
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Marine Shooting Team heads to England for international competition August 28, 2014 — The weapons they use will be somewhat different, but members of the U.S. Marine Corps Shooting Team say the principles will remain constant when the head to England next month to compete in the Royal Marines Operational Shooting Competition.  “That’s why we train,” said Sgt. Thomas Cruz, U.S. Marine Corps Shooting Team, Weapons Training Battalion. MORE
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Creative, strategic thinking key to effectively leading in warfighting arena August 28, 2014 — Although Marine Corps commanders have a wealth of experience, the challenge many face is taking their accumulated knowledge and adapting it on a strategic level. That’s because of a gap in Professional Military Education between Top Level School, which most take as lieutenant colonels, and the Capstone, which is a general officers course.   To help MORE
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Quantico’s Marine Corps War Memorial undergoes restoration August 28, 2014 — The Marine Corps War Memorial just outside the main gate of Marine Corps Base Quantico is undergoing a six- to eight-week restoration project to repair damage caused by vandalism in previous years and weathering. A construction fence was put up Aug. 18, and work will begin soon.   The stone statue of Marines raising the American flag at Iwo Jima MORE
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Civilians honored for often-unheralded efforts August 28, 2014 — They are often hailed as the glue that keeps things running smoothly at Marine Corps Base Quantico, so it was appropriate that base civilians were given their proper due with the Civilian Appreciation Day picnic on Aug. 21.  Roughly 700 employees from all over the base gathered at Barnett Field to share an afternoon of food, dancing and MORE
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Corps begins pilot for resident-like Career Course August 28, 2014 — Staff sergeants now have an opportunity to participate in a resident-like Professional Military Education with the new Career Course Seminar, developed by the College of Distance Education and Training at Marine Corps University.   Previously, the multimedia distance learning version of the course was the only option available for staff sergeants MORE
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TBS Marines witness EFSS mortar’s impact August 28, 2014 — More than 40 Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., were at Marine Corps Base Quantico on Aug. 20, 2014 demonstrating the effectiveness of the Expeditionary Fire Support System as a viable tool to extend Marine offensive capabilities with added agility and effectiveness.  EFSS, which is a 120mm rifled mortar system that is easily towed MORE
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Montford Point Marine honored with nation’s highest civilian award August 28, 2014 — Retired staff sergeant and Montford Point Marine Johnny Cody received the Congressional Gold Medal to highlight Saturday night’s annual gala by the Quantico chapter of the National Montford Point Marine Association.  Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr., commanding general of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and deputy commandant, Combat MORE
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Retirement Ceremony of Col. Michael R. Hudson
Marines compete in ultimate dodgeball tournament August 22, 2014 — A Marine may be able to max his Physical Fitness Test, but in this competitive sport it’s all about those who can accurately hurl a ball without being pummeled. MORE
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