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Sexual assault victims now have own legal counsel December 09, 2013 — Capt. Marc Tilney has worked in Quantico’s Legal Services Support Section as a prosecutor, a legal assistance attorney and a regional civil law officer. Now, he is the base’s — and the National Capital Region’s — first victim’s legal counsel.  On Aug. 14, the Secretary of Defense directed each service to set up a victim legal advocacy program to MORE
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After long journey, tundra swans relax in Chop Creek December 09, 2013 — Hundreds of tundra swans have gathered again on the lower Chopawamsic Creek, bugling gregariously and tipping their tails in the air while dunking their heads under to pull plants from the riverbed.  “They’re interesting for the fact that they migrate all the way from the arctic with very few stopovers,” said Tim Stamps, head of Marine Corps Base MORE
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After long journey, tundra swans relax in Chop Creek
Quantico on track to launch notification system in 2014 December 06, 2013 — In the event of severe winter weather, dangerous heat conditions, an active shooter, a release of hazardous materials, tornados or other emergencies effect Marine Corps Base Quantico, those who work and live aboard the base will soon have a new way of being notified. MCB Quantico is finalizing the implementation of the Quantico Mass Notification System to facilitate rapid communication in the event mass notification is needed.Individuals with a usmc.mil email address can register for an account. MORE
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Quantico Mass Notification System
Corps puts off female pull-up requirement but encourages continued training December 06, 2013 — The Marine Corps has postponed a move to replace the flexed arm hang with pull-ups in the physical fitness test for female Marines.  On Nov. 15, Headquarters Marine Corps issued a brief statement saying Phase 1 of the change to the PFT, announced last November in All Marine Corps Activities Message 046/12, will continue into the coming calendar MORE
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Bye bye flex arm hang
Marines jingle the bells December 06, 2013 — The National Museum of the Marine Corps is hosting holiday music by ensembles from the Quantico Marine Corps Band every day, with the exception of Sunday through Wednesday. The concerts, like the museum, are free and open to the public. (See the sidebar for the schedule.) “This is the third year in a row that the Quantico Marine Corps Band has come MORE
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Santa is already here? December 06, 2013 — Although she won’t be transported by reindeer or climbing down chimneys this Christmas, Tasha Spencer, Marine Corps Community Services retail director, models many aspects of the Christmas spirit. Spencer leads a team of 263 employees, though not tiny toymakers with pointy ears, who make the main exchange and 15 outlets/ services operate daily. MORE
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Santa is already here?
What does the band, Santa and mac n’ cheese have in common December 06, 2013 — Framed by a mantle of festive red stockings and a brightly decorated Christmas tree the Quantico Marine Corps Band played upbeat Christmas carols that wafted through Lincoln Military Housing’s main office Dec. 6, 2013.  More than 100 people participated in the annual Exceptional Family Member Program holiday event which, along with the live music, MORE
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Warriors spell game V-I-C-T-O-R-Y December 05, 2013 — Quantico Middle/High School’s gym was abuzz with activity on Dec. 2, 2013, as players prepped plays, cheerleaders chanted choruses and family and friends filled the room before the start of the first boys’ varsity basketball game of the regular season.  The Warriors beat the Emmanuel Christian School Flames, from Manassas, 65-39, giving the MORE
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Warriors ready for battle
Quantico welcomes public to new town office December 05, 2013 — The town of Quantico has been operating out of 337 5th Ave. since August, but a Dec. 6 open house was the first time some residents had stepped inside the new seat of the town government.  The event celebrated the first town-owned office since Quantico was incorporated in 1927.  “It’s a good location, and I think it’s going to be a good deal,” said MORE
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Quantico welcomes public to new town office
Conservation officers charge game-baiting hunters December 05, 2013 — The only bait sanctioned aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico is fish bait and, for those within their weight limit, pogie bait. Setting out food for game animals is illegal in the state of Virginia during hunting season and prohibited aboard the base year-round.  Dan Hensley, one of the base’s federal conservation law enforcement investigators, said MORE
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Conservation officers charge game-baiting hunters

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