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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
Homecoming for Quantico Middle/High School October 24, 2014 — Stephen had a Homecoming he won’t soon forget. The Quantico Middle/High School senior became football royalty at Butler Stadium on Friday night, delivering a key touchdown on the field to spark the Warriors’ 19-7 win over Rappahannock High School while also scoring off it as the school’s Homecoming King. MORE
Corp's only Muslim chaplain serves at Quantico October 24, 2014 — The horror of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was still fresh on the minds of most Americans when Navy Chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam found himself at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, standing face to face with what he views as some of the worst humanity had to offer. MORE
Knights scale castles, princesses fight dragons at ‘Dad’s Day in the Park’ October 24, 2014 — The second “Dad’s Day in the Park,” an event developed and hosted by the New Parent Support Program, was held Oct. 4 at the Barnett Field Playground. With a medieval theme, there were many little knights, dragons and princesses running around MORE
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

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