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Marine Corps Base Quantico

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World War II vets headed back to Iwo Jima, Young Marines make it possible January 29, 2015 — Medal of Honor recipient Herschel “Woody” Williams will be among the 15 World War II veterans headed back to Iwo Jima next month, and he has the Young Marines to thank for it. The veterans will be among those making the Iwo Jima Association of America’s “Reunion of Honor” trip next month. The weeklong trip, which will also include a stop in Guam, will take the aging warriors and several of their family members back to the site of some of the fiercest combat of the entire Pacific Theater. MORE
36th Commandant of the Marine Corps releases planning guidance January 29, 2015 — Gen. Joseph Dunford, 36th commandant of the Marine Corps, released his official planning guidance Friday, continuing the tradition begun by the 34th Commandant, Gen. James Conway. The purpose of the document is to present the commandant’s goals, priorities of work, and intent or desired end state for the duration of his tenure as the Corps’ senior leader. MORE
Pack your antacid: time for the third annual MRE cookoff January 29, 2015 — Most everyone has heard of the “Iron Chef,” and many are also aware that it takes a cast iron stomach to enjoy MREs (Meals Ready to Eat, the military’s field rations). The National Museum of the Marine Corps will pit would-be iron chefs against the infamous MREs in the third annual MRE Cookoff, Feb. 7 at noon. MORE
Arlington, Quantico National Cemeteries seek volunteers to remove Christmas wreaths January 23, 2015 — Now that the holidays are past, Arlington and Quantico National Cemeteries are seeking volunteers to assist in removing the wreaths generously donated by Wreaths Across America and the Sgt. Mac Foundation in December. According to a news release from Wreaths Across America, the foundation donated 230,000 wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery, which was enough to cover every grave. MORE
Commissary, Exchange parking lots closed to through traffic January 23, 2015 — Last February, the Commissary and Exchange parking lots were closed during morning rush hours of 5:30-8 a.m., to prevent drivers stuck in the heavy morning traffic on Russell Road from cutting through the parking lot, bypassing traffic and getting back onto the road from Purvis Road. That restriction was lifted late last year. MORE
Single Marine Program provides free weekend transportation around base via shuttle January 23, 2015 — Beginning Saturday, Marines will find it easier to get around base on the weekends, thanks to a new shuttle service run by the Single Marine Program. The shuttle service was inspired by the desire of base commander Col. David W. Maxwell to meet the needs of Marines on the west side of base, particularly those who are not authorized to keep vehicles on base. MORE
Plan to build new, larger west side firehouse a step closer January 23, 2015 — Long-awaited plans for a new fire station and intersection improvements at MCB1 and Hot Patch Road on the west side of the base, where the Fire Station 533 is currently located, have reached a new milestone: An environmental assessment is currently under review, and the project has gone through cost certification for the FY2017 budget. According to Richard A. Reisch, head of the Asset Management Section in Public Works Branch, final funding approval has not yet been given for the project, however, so work has not yet begun. Reisch estimated that work is unlikely to actually begin until the summer of 2018 at the earliest, assuming the project is approved for the FY2017 budget. MORE
Marjah veterans to reunite at Quantico five years later January 23, 2015 — An appearance by Medal of Honor recipient William Kyle Carpenter will highlight the upcoming fifth-year reunion of the Marines, soldiers, sailors and coalition forces who participated in one of the largest operations in the Global War on Terror. MORE
Put some balance in your life with yoga on balance board January 15, 2015 — Rachel Meletis couldn’t say enough good things about the Indo YogaFit Balance Board class she had just completed at the Barber Physical Activities Center. The eager Marine Corps Community Services employee was among the 13 participants in Friday morning’s therapeutic yoga class designed to better educate yoga instructors about the new activity designed to improve core strength, balance, flexibility, muscle strength and focus while simultaneously bringing mental peace of mind. MORE
Quantico Income Tax Center to open for business January 15, 2015 — Tax season is here, and the Quantico Income Tax Center will soon be up and ready to provide any assistance to service members, dependents and retirees in need. The center is tentatively scheduled to open Jan. 28, with walk-in services available until April 15. Services for those filing after April 15 will be by appointment only. All returns will be prepared on a first-come, first-served basis, although active duty personnel in uniform will receive priority during normal business hours. MORE

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