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"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

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Quantico’s drinking water plant repeats excellence award June 10, 2014 — Grab a bottle and fill it up at the tap because Marine Corps Base Quantico has some of the highest-quality drinking water. For the sixth consecutive year, Quantico’s Mainside Water Treatment Plant has earned the excellence in “Granular Media Filtration” award from the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water. MORE
History meets nature at local escape June 10, 2014 — The Great Depression is arguably one of the most devastating and traumatic catastrophes in American history. At the peak of the depression between 1932 and 1933 millions of Americans were unemployed, famished and struggling to survive. But, an optimistic President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped turn a tragedy into a triumph when he created the Recreational Demonstration Area in 1933. The RDA program salvaged old land that would be turned in camps to help ease anguish that was caused by the Great Depression. The camps would provide an escape from everyday life for under-privileged, low-income youth, mothers and toddlers. MORE
Run Amuck is just around the corner June 09, 2014 — The Marine Corps Marathon team, Base Facilities and approximately six Marines began building the Run Amuck course last week in preparation for the June 14, 2014, race.More than 2,000 participants were scheduled to run the 4-mile course as of June 6. Another 400 were scheduled to run the scaled-down, 2-milelong Mini Run Amuck.  Run Amuck, part of MORE
Quantico hosts 2nd annual snakehead fishing tourney June 08, 2014 — Warm temperatures welcomed more than 80 Marines, wounded warriors and local residents taking on the “Frankenfish” during the 2nd Annual Commander’s Snakehead Fishing Tournament at Marine Corps Base Quantico Friday and Saturday.Fishing began at noon on Friday and culminated Saturday at 3 p.m., with a weigh-in for the largest snakehead, largest MORE
Marine Corps University gives lessons in fun at family day June 06, 2014 — The Marine Corps University held a family day to say, “thank you,” Friday to the family members of its staff and permanent personnel for their support throughout academic year 2013-14.The schedule of events had something for family members of all ages, from tournament style games of tug-of-war, dizzy-izzy, sack races and water balloon toss, to MORE
Program and Resource employees train like Marines for a day June 06, 2014 — The Headquarters Marine Corps Program and Resources department at the Pentagon is the primary group of people who work to develop, preserve and administrate financial requirements including policies and programs for the Marine Corps. Working under the direction and guidance of the commandant of the Marine Corps, the P&R department’s research and MORE
POTUS nominates Gen. Dunford for 36th CMC June 05, 2014 — I am extremely pleased that the President has nominated Gen. Joe Dunford to become the 36th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, pending Senate confirmation.  Joe is one of the most knowledgeable and talented leaders and thinkers in the military today. He has commanded and excelled at every level.  His tenure as commander of International MORE
John, Jane Wayne with dash of devildog June 05, 2014 — A short bus ride across the base was mixed with a bit of nervousness and uncertainty for 56 spouses who participated in John and Jane Wayne Day, June 5. “Some of them were very nervous. It was the fear of the unexpected,” said Jennifer Douglas, family readiness officer for Headquarters and Service Battalion. “But after they got started, it was MORE
Stafford County adopts Joint Land Use Study June 03, 2014 — With the adoption of the Marine Corps Base Quantico Joint Land Use Study by the Stafford County Board of Supervisors June 3, the significant challenge of implementing the study’s recommendations can begin. Stafford County was the final JLUS partner to approve the document. Prince William and Fauquier counties, and Marine Corps Base Quantico signed MORE
Marines, community members commemorate Memorial Day together May 28, 2014 — The Quantico National Cemetery parade deck was filled with Marines, past and present, and members of the local community for the Potomac Region Veterans Council Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26, 2014.Memorial Day, a national holiday commemorating those who have died in service to their country, was originally called Decoration Day and was proclaimed MORE

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