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Kristopher Battles, a veteran Marine combat artist, works on the painting he was commissioned to paint for the Centennial celebration of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in his Spotsylvania, Va. studio July 18.
Kristopher Battles, a veteran Marine combat artist, works on the painting he was commissioned to paint for the Centennial celebration of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in his Spotsylvania, Va. studio July 18.
An employee of Facilities Maintenance Section Shop 71, which is in charge of maintaining roads and grounds aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, trims hedges in front of Newlin Hall on a black-flag weather condition day, July 7.
Official portrait of Sergeant Major Charles R. Williams, who assumed post as Marine Corps Base Quantico's new Sergeant Major on July 9, 2016.
Military children help Amy Watson, EFMP training, education, and outreach specialist, prepare a hurricane simulator at "All About Weather" on July 12.
Col. Joseph Murray, commander of Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region - Marine Corps Base Quantico, and command Sgt. Maj. Charles Williams stand with John Kiersma, deputy director of the Business Performance Office, who received the Senior Civilian of the Quarter award for the second quarter of 2016 on July 13.
Silbert “Harrison” Grant (left), Substance Abuse Control Officer (SACO) for Headquarters and Service Battalion aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, and facilitator of the battalion’s weekly Men’s Group.
Participants in the Men’s Group, which started in 2012, is a place for Marines and civilian Marines to come together and talk about how to be better sons, husbands, and fathers.
Standard OPSEC (operations security) poster distributed to offices and commands to remind troops/employees to remain mindful of information that could be revealed to adversaries.
Sergeant Major George Sanchez relinquishes his post with the Marine Corps Air Facility (MCAF) to Sergeant Major Marc Chabot in a ceremony held in the MCAF hangar on June 30, 2016.
Attendees and participants stand at attention during the playing of the National Anthem at the change of command ceremony for MCIOC at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on June 30, 2016.
Colonel William (Beau) McClane assumes command of Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC) from Colonel Drew Cukor in the exchange of the banner during the ceremony officiating the transfer of command.
Kaia shows how she is able to turn light switches off and on. Service dogs like Kaia are also able to carry bags, tug open doors and bump them closed, get objects out of the fridge, and go get help for their owners.
Students from local high schools as well as current college students receive scholarships to continue their education from the Quantico Officers Spouses Organization (QOSO) at a reception aboard MCBQ recently.
QOSO awarded grants to local chapters of five charities. Accepting the awards are Kara Dallman, United Through Reading; Teri Reece, Blue Star Mothers; Sue Ann Oltman, Fairy Godmother Project; and Wendi Mundy, Semper Fi Fund. Dogs on Deployment also received a grant, but are not pictured.
Pokémon Go has stormed the app market and crashed through the MCB Quantico main gate with force and it appears to have globally transfixed more than 10 million people who have downloaded it since it launched July 7.
Sgt. Maj. Gerald Saunders, outgoing sergeant major of Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region - Marine Corps Base Quantico, addresses the audience at his retirement ceremony, held July 8 in Little Hall. Saunders retires with more than 30 years of service to the Marine Corps.
Master Sgt. Berle Sigman, a student in the Faculty Advisors Course (FAC) at the Quantico Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Academy, completes a High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) physical training session aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico June 27 with Master Gunnery Sgt. Amber Hecht, a lead instructor in the FAC. Sigman, whose original Military Occupational Specialty was 0369 Infantryman, will teach warfighting classes at the SNCO Academy after he graduates from the course on June 29. He was injured in Ramadi, Iraq in 2004, leading to the loss of his leg.
Master Sgt. Berle Sigman, a student in the Faculty Advisors Course (FAC) at the Quantico Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Academy, completes a High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) physical training session aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico June 27 with Master Gunnery Sgt. Amber Hecht, a lead instructor in the FAC. Sigman, whose original Military Occupational Specialty was 0369 Infantryman, will teach warfighting classes at the SNCO Academy after he gradutes from the course on June 29. He was injured in Ramadi, Iraq in 2004, leading to the loss of his leg.
Weapons Training Battalion (WTBN) aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico held a change of command ceremony June 30 at which Col. Timothy Parker relinquished command to Col. Peter Farnum. A unique twist to the change of command ceremony was the passing of the officer's campaign hat in addition to passing the colors. The campaign hat is limited to certain personnel primarily in recruiting, range/marksmanship, and rifle/pistol teams.