Marine Corps Base Quantico

 

Marine Corps Base Quantico

"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

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West Potomac Rugby Football Club outlasts Quantico’s Hooligans October 10, 2014 — It had been the match Capt. Jean-Scott Dodd, instructor, The Basic School, had circled on his calendar for a while. As the only active-duty Marine playing for the West Potomac Rugby Football Club, Dodd conceded that he had more than a casual interest in Saturday’s date at Barnett Field with the host Quantico Football Rugby Club MORE
Washington, Marine museum leave impression on British wounded warriors October 10, 2014 — A small band of British Army soldiers and a Royal Marine injured in Afghanistan visited the National Museum of the Marine Corps on Oct. 2 as part of a recent trip to the United MORE
Vietnam vets reunite at National Museum of the Marine Corps October 10, 2014 — Theirs is a bond nearly 50 years in the making, a lifelong friendship forged by the crucible of combat during the Vietnam War. MORE
Volunteers recognized for natural resources conservation work October 10, 2014 — Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Branch offers a Conservation Volunteer Program where volunteers help maintain the natural resources found aboard the base. MORE
9/11 fallen Marines honored October 10, 2014 — More than 400 motorcyclists were among a winding convoy that made its way to Quantico from New York City on Saturday to pay homage to the 17 Marine reservists who were among the fallen firefighters at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. MORE
Corps announces guidance in light of Ebola October 9, 2014 — As the Marine Corps continues to operate in West Africa, we must ensure our forces are aware of the risks associated with the current Ebola virus. To that end, the Marine Corps announced force health protection guidance in Marine Administrative Message 265/14 on Sept. 14. MORE
MCBQ 2014 COLUMBUS DAY GUIDANCE AND SAFETY MESSAGE October 9, 2014 — On 13 October 2014, America will celebrate Columbus Day - a holiday set aside to remember the efforts and contributions of the explorer Christopher Columbus.  But we also trace the origins of the United States Navy to the Continental Congress establishment of the Continental Navy on 13 October 1775, when they authorized the procurement, fitting MORE
SMP continues Operation Upgrade, adds mountain bikes October 6, 2014 — The Single Marine Program has been on a roll within the last few months, taking on numerous projects to enhance the overall experience for Marines. Since late summer the program has renovated their exterior deck, spearheaded efforts to bring a paintball facility aboard the base, all while maintaining an event-packed schedule. Now the program is adding another upgrade to the list: mountain bikes. MORE
Civilian employees gain a better understanding of Marines October 6, 2014 — The thorough, two-day course is run by Lon Martin, the head of the Marine Corps Base Quantico Awards and Recognition Program and retired base sergeant major. Designed to fully ingratiate civilians into the Marine Corps experience, the program offers a close-up look to those not all that familiar with the ways, customs and history of the Corps. MORE
Fire Prevention Week 2014 stressing working smoke alarms October 6, 2014 — Stephen W. Houchin says the goal of Fire Prevention Week isn’t to scare kids about the dangers of fire as much as it is to educate them. It’s for that reason that Houchin, the assistant chief fire prevention for the Quantico Fire & Emergency Services, and his firemen will be visiting each of Quantico’s three elementary schools and two child care centers this month as part of Fire Prevention Week 2014. The weeklong events, whose theme is “Smoke Alarms Save Lives,” will run from Oct. 6-10. MORE

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