Marine Corps Base Quantico

 

Marine Corps Base Quantico

"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

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Free summer camp opportunities plentiful for military children March 9, 2015 — Attending camp, whether day camp or sleepaway camp, is a summer ritual thousands of children look forward to every year. With the stress of parental deployments, frequent moves, and separation from extended family, military children face many unique challenges. Camps that cater toward military children provide a break from the stressors of everyday life and place children in a setting with others who are experiencing the same things they are. MORE
Stay on path; off-trail running and biking prohibited in mainside trail area March 9, 2015 — Outdoor enthusiasts, including runners, hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and residents walking their dogs, are advised to stay on the designated pathways of the mainside trail network and not to venture off the trails or forge new ones of their own. Portions of the trail network fall within historical range fans, and trail users are more likely to encounter unexploded ordnance and other debris off-trail than on the well-worn pathways, said Restoration Program Manager Brian Ventura. MORE
Naval Health Clinic Quantico helps promote dental hygiene awareness March 9, 2015 — Dental disease is the most prevalent of unmet healthcare needs, and a harbinger of bigger troubles ahead if left unchecked. The goal of February’s National Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month was to provide children more understanding about the importance of lifelong oral health. The community outreach program, which was the idea of the American Dental Association, was initiated at the Naval Health Clinic Quantico last year, followed by last month’s appearances before 661 school-aged children aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. MORE
There’s a good chance you’re sitting wrong February 27, 2015 — Ergonomics is essentially fitting the workplace to the worker to reduce the risk of injury.To reduce the risk of developing Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, it is important to use your computer in a neutral posture. This will help prevent soft tissue WMSDs, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendonitis. The following illustration is a MORE
Military members act fast to obtain discounted entries for marathon, low-cost slots all filled February 27, 2015 — The Marine Corps Marathon has sold all discounted entries made available to active duty and Reserve members of the military. The special discount offer began Monday. Of those who have registered to run the 40th MCM on Sunday, Oct. 25, there are 2,018 serving on active duty and 482 Reservists including 1,833 men and 667 women. The runners range in MORE
Historic 10K, Semper Fred 5K registration now open February 27, 2015 — Runners who enjoy participating in 10K and 5K distances can be part of the celebrated Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend by registering for the Historic 10K, or the Semper Fred 5K. Registration opened Wednesday at www.marinemarathon.com. All events will be hosted by the U.S. Marines in the historic City of Fredericksburg May 17.Both the Historic MORE
Quantico Tri introduces open-water swim for August event February 27, 2015 — There’s no better way to fend the winter blues than to prepare for summertime activity. The Quantico Tri, opened Wednesday for online registration, is introducing a new open-water swim as part of this year’s event that will be held Aug. 22 on Marine Corps Base Quantico. In celebration of this open-water event the Tri will provide seaweed in MORE
Female bowler makes history at the Quantico Bowling Center February 27, 2015 — On Feb. 19 Andrea Sharp made base history when she became the first female bowler ever to bowl a 300 — a perfect score — in official league play. Bowling alley manager Jon Blanton, who has worked at the Quantico Bowling Center for 23 years, says while a handful of male players have done it, Sharp was the first woman to accomplish the feat.The score MORE
Humble farmer now legendary Marine February 27, 2015 — Hershel “Woody” Williams weighed only three pounds when he was born on a farm in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. His early education took place in a one-room schoolhouse.  As a young man, he joined the Marine Corps Reserves believing he would never be shipped overseas, but still wanting to guard the United States from the home front. Williams thought MORE
DSS holds Black History Month event, honors Montford Point Marines February 27, 2015 — The Defense Security Service, based out of the Russell Knox Building, held a Black History Month celebration Tuesday in a packed auditorium. The event was organized by Selena Hutchinson, the deputy assistant director for the Office of the Designated Approving Authority, and former Air Force officer. The schedule included gospel music selections by MORE

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