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Vegucation Station open for business July 3, 2014 — Partnered with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Program, an educational outreach program, the Quantico Farmers’ Markets Vegucation Station helps customers learn more about the benefits of eating fresh, healthy, local foods. “We are here to educate customers,” said Lauren King, Marine Corps Community Services Semper Fit dietician. “We found from MORE
Marines volunteer free time to educate students July 3, 2014 — Marines stationed aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico had their work ahead of them as they challenged hundreds of students to a Tug-of-War during the 13th annual D.A.R.E. day presented by Stafford County Public Schools at Pratt Park in Fredericksburg, on June 10.D.A.R.E. Day, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education Day, is held each spring MORE
Marine Corps combat shooter looks past war wounds July 3, 2014 — “I was taking the squad into a hotel along the river bank on a foot patrol” in Iraq, said Sgt. James Gill, an armorer and head coach of the Marine Combat Shooting Team. “We started to go up the stairs and I saw some sort of ordinance sitting on the stairs. I stopped everyone, started to track back down the stairs, and that is when it went off it my MORE
July 4 festivities return to Lejeune Field July 3, 2014 — On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.This year, Marine Corps Base Quantico will start its basewide Fourth MORE
History division modernizes old casualty cards, now available online July 3, 2014 — Family members of Marines who were wounded, killed, deemed a prisoner of war or missing during past wars can now access their loved ones’ casualty card using the Marine Corps History Division’s new online database. Each casualty card lists the military member’s unit, service number, type of casualty and date of death. Currently, there are digitized MORE
Lima Co. family day celebrates graduation day July 2, 2014 — They arrived on Memorial Day, May 26, at the Officers Candidates School for possibly the most grueling six weeks of their lives. They were candidates on a quest to become Marine officers, but what stood in front of them was a test of character, physical and mental strength, and more. That challenge was conquered by 255 of the 288 starting MORE
Artifacts discovered date back to early 1900s July 1, 2014 — A study in 2003 along an area of Fuller Road aboard Quantico was conducted to decide if drainage upgrades would pose a threat to archaeological deposits. During the study, evidence of the Marine Corps’ refuse dump from the early 1900s was found including an incinerator used to burn trash.The curation facility is located at Fort Lee, Va., Army base. MORE
Yellow Ribbon programs helps supplement educational costs July 1, 2014 — An unstable and unpredictable economy coupled with rising tuition costs, can spoil college dreams. In fact, according to, a non-profit created to increase students’ access to higher education, reported the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2013–2014 school year was $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for state residents at MORE
Marines, British engineers train at Quantico July 1, 2014 — Since June 16, engineer reservists with the U.S. Marine Corps and British forces have been at Marine Corps Base Quantico for two weeks of training at Camp Upshur and The Basic School on the westside of base. They wrap up their exercises Friday.The goal is to share best engineering practices and strengthen the NATO partnership between the U.S. and MORE
Iraq's Mosul: Battle of psychological war July 1, 2014 — The quick and shocking fall of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest and predominantly Sunni city, to the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, should not come as a surprise to those monitoring the news out of the troubled region, especially Syria and Iraq. There are several indicators that suggested such fall was only a matter of time. ISIS has MORE

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