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Open Enrollment for NHCQ to close this week October 30, 2014 — It’s the one question that Naval Health Clinic Quantico officials have heard most regarding their recent enrollment recapture initiative. Eligible families considering the offer to re-enroll at NHCQ want to be sure that they will be able to receive specialty care in a timely way should they choose to receive their medical care at Marine Corps Base Quantico. MORE
Korean War vet honored at National Museum of the Marine Corps October 30, 2014 — The 83-year-old Marine Korean War veteran was at a loss for words after his family honored him with a memorable experience at the National Museum of the Marine Corps as a moving tribute to his military service, love of family and lasting impact on their own lives. Sgt. Major Justin D. Lehew, sergeant major, Training and Education command, greeted Curcio prior to a guided tour of the museum and shared lunch afterwards at the nearby Globe and Laurel restaurant with the entire Curcio family. MORE
Marines honor Corps legend with annual run October 30, 2014 — When Marines hear the quote -- "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." -- they will tell you that Marine Corps legend Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller cited that remark during the fight at Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. Who is this Chesty Puller? Only the most decorated Marine in the Corp's 239-year history. MORE
Major changes to Enlisted Professional Military Education promotion requirements October 30, 2014 — Marine Administrative Message 521/14 announced new Professional Military Education requirements for enlisted members Marines on Oct. 16.The changes were made in an effort to prepare Marines for the changing challenges enlisted Marines face, said Col. Richard Jordan, director, EPME, Marine Corps University, Training and Education Command.PME MORE
Base commits to VPP on Nov. 5 October 30, 2014 — The base commander, steering committee union representatives and those who volunteered for any of the Voluntary Protection Program subcommittees are invited to meet for a commitment ceremony on Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubs at Quantico. MORE
HQMC releases force protection guidance in response to recent threats, attacks October 30, 2014 — The Commandant of the Marine Corps, through Marine Administrative Message 557/14 published Oct. 29, issued force protection guidance in light of recent attacks against military and civilian targets in Canada and elsewhere. “All Marine Corps personnel need to exercise enhanced situational awareness in unprotected venues and ensure that personal MORE
Beirut bombing the start of war on terror October 27, 2014 — It’s been exactly 31 years since 12,000 pounds of gas-enhanced, military explosives shattered the serenity of that fateful morning in Beirut, killing 241 unsuspecting U.S. servicemen, including 220 Marines, as they slept in their barracks. MORE
Quantico Marines play key MCM role October 27, 2014 — Marine Corps Base Quantico was well represented during Sunday’s 39th Annual Marine Corps Marathon and played a key role in the event’s success. Quantico Marines and sailors were among the more than 2,100 service members who helped stage the event for the 30,000 registered runners braving the 26.2-mile trek through the nation’s capital before MORE
Flu season is here, vaccines are in October 24, 2014 — It’s flu season. Are you ready? According to the Center for Disease Control each year in the United States an estimated 5 to 20 percent of the population can be infected with the flu and more than 200,000 people may be hospitalized during the flu season. New flu cases are already being reported through local news channels. MORE
Naval Health Clinic Quantico expands services October 24, 2014 — Naval Health Clinic Quantico recently improved and expanded its services to all active duty and their family members. The clinic is enrolling everyone within 30 minutes of the clinic and has recently added new providers and staffing to increase appointments, making it easier for families to be seen for their health care needs. MORE

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