Marine Corps Base Quantico

 

Marine Corps Base Quantico

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Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Quantico November 14, 2014 — Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James Winnefeld Jr. visited Marine Corps Base Quantico on Nov. 4 to view Infantry Officer Course training. Formerly the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command–U.S. Northern Command, Winnefeld is in his second two-year term as vice chairman and the second-highest-ranking officer in the Department of Defense. MORE
Wounded warriors take part in hunt at Quantico November 14, 2014 — On Nov. 7 and 8, Marine Corps Base Quantico, in conjunction with the Quantico Injured Marine Sportsman Association, hosted a muzzle-loaded rifle hunt for wounded warriors. Through support from sponsors, QIMSA provides an expense-free weekend for wounded warriors from both within and outside the local area. QIMSA covers the cost of transportation, lodging, hunting license fees and meals for the participants and provides them with hunting clothing, gear and weapons if they do not have their own. MORE
Four Marines among those receiving citizenship November 14, 2014 — Four Marines were among the group of 26 candidates from 20 different countries to officially become American citizens during Monday’s naturalization ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Leon Rodriguez, the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, administered the Oath of Allegiance and presented each of the candidates for naturalization before a large crowd of family and friends. MORE
Marine beats brain cancer and returns to active duty November 14, 2014 — Sgt. Jennifer Suarez has looked death in the face and said “I am not ready to go yet.” Currently serving as the commanding officer’s driver at The Basic School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, she was medically retired as a corporal in 2007 due to brain cancer. After surgery, months of radiation and chemotherapy, and a lengthy convalescent period, she is back on active duty today, serving in a full-duty status. MORE
MCCDC employee honored at MCM November 7, 2014 — Carol Wilander saw the gathering of people at the finish line as she closed out her fifth Marine Corps Marathon and didn’t think much of it. The Marine Corps Combat Development Command employee had no idea that she was about to be recognized by Col. David W. Maxwell, base commander, Marine Corps Base Quantico, with the Penguin Award that is presented to the last official finisher of the race. With her time of 6 hours, 59 minutes, 41 seconds, Wilander just beat the cutoff of seven hours allotted to runners wishing to have their times officially recorded. MORE
Quantico Middle/High school student earns national honors November 7, 2014 — Quantico Middle/High School senior Emily was recently selected as a commended student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. According to QMHS principal Michael Johnson, Emily is the first commended student for QMHS in at least the last eight years. MORE
Little Hall hosts trick-or-treating event for preschoolers November 7, 2014 — A few dozen tiny versions of Elsa and Anna from Frozen, along with a variety of other characters such as Captain America, Iron Man, Minnie Mouse, and various princesses descended on Little Hall for the annual trick-or-treating event for preschoolers on Oct. 31. They were greeted on the front steps by firefighters in silver suits handing out candy. Inside the lobby and theater, numerous base organizations had displays and activities for children, with candy prizes for their efforts. MORE
Fallujah recalled 10 years later November 7, 2014 — It was a key campaign in Iraq most characterized by its sheer ferocity, but the Second Battle for Fallujah could serve as a textbook study in the effective use of joint operations among the different branches of the U.S. military and other nations.It’s been 10 years since that epic fight to dislodge a determined insurgent force became etched into MORE
Marines and sailors now eligible for Enlisted-to-Medical-Degree Preparatory Program November 7, 2014 — A medical school preparatory program that has been open for several years to enlisted Air Force and Army personnel is now also open to enlisted Marines and sailors. According to a statement by Uniformed Services University of Health Services, the two-year program, known as EMDP2, is open to service members who already have a bachelor’s degree and maintained at least a 3.2 GPA while in school. Candidates will remain on active duty while attending school full-time, though since the program is based at George Mason University-Prince William Campus in Manassas, they will attend classes in civilian attire. They will take pre-medical school classes, such as biology and chemistry, as well as Medical College Admission Test preparatory classes. Students will also receive pre-medical school mentoring and have the opportunity for exposure to clinical settings. MORE
MCBQ hosts 4th Annual Quantico Shooting Match November 7, 2014 — Hitting a target with three different weapons can be trying enough, but doing so while moving and reloading makes the task that much more difficult. That’s what the 140 Marines from up and down the East Coast and select civilian and federal law enforcement officers had in mind as they gathered aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico from Oct. 27-30 to test their skills against one another in the 4th Annual Quantico Shooting Match. MORE

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