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Aug

2014

Quantico G-6 gets high marks in cyber security

John Hollis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

The U.S. Cyber Command recently came away impressed after a thorough Command Cyber Readiness Inspection at Marine Corps Base Quantico. Quantico’s G-6 rated a nearly perfect score following a close scrutiny of base cyber security operations from July 21-25. Director Rich Logsdon’s team of dedicated civilians and Marines scored an 84.7 percent on the




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May

2014

Expeditionary Warrior 2014 highlights future of Navy-Marine Corps team

1stLt Jeanscott Dodd, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

The Navy-Marine Corps team must continue to find new ways to fulfill engagement and crisis response requirements despite operational access challenges and an uncertain future security environment, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. John. M. Paxton said at the outbrief for Expeditionary Warrior 2014, the Marine Corps’ Title 10 wargame.




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Apr

2014

Winning Earth Day photographs revealed

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

For the second year, Marine Corps Base Quantico and the Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Branch hosted an Earth Day photo contest.  Anyone interested was invited to take photos on base and submit them.  “The purpose [of the event] was two-fold,” said Maj. Peter Baker, deputy director of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs. “[We




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Apr

2014

6-67’s legacy lives on

Cpl Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Dabbing tears trickling from her eyes, Nell Hannah, the mother of one of the 50 names etched in front of her, looked up with gratitude at the memorial which contained her son’s name.  Hannah was just one of the scores of people who participated in the dedication of The Basic School Class 6-67 monument at TBS on April 25, 2014. Class 6-67 was the




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Apr

2014

Barks and meows drive birdies

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

A bright, clear morning greeted golfers at the Medal of Honor Golf Course, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, on April 25, 2014, as they loaded their golf carts and prepared to start the Putt for the Paw Golf Tournament. More than a dozen teams registered to play the tournament as a benefit for the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Pets for Vets




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Apr

2014

Texas veterans honored in Washington, D.C.

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Marines from Marine Corps Base Quantico participated in an Honor Flight tour beginning at the Reagan National Airport on April 25, 2014.  Fifteen veterans from World War II and the Korean conflict, flying in from Austin, Texas, found seven volunteers, five of them Marines, waiting at the airport to greet them and accompany them on their tour of the




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Apr

2014

50M Pool to open in May

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Not only does April showers bring May flowers, but they also help fill the Quantico 50M Pool, which is scheduled to open May 24, for all service members, family members, military retirees and DOD civilians.  Patrons will be able to use the pool until Sept. 15, without enduring price-increases or other changes compared to last year. “Our prices are




22

Apr

2014

Temporary commissary closing for good of customers

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Scheduled to be completed in early June, the end of Marine Corps Base Quantico’s commissary renovations are in sight. One of the final pieces of the project is the replacement of the store’s shelving units, which will temporarily close the base grocery.  Instead of closing at 6 p.m., the commissary will shut its doors at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 27,




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Apr

2014

17.75K is first step toward Marine Corps Marathon

Lance Cpl. Cameron Storm, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Just under 1,750 runners tackled the hills of Prince William Forest Park located just outside the main gate of Marine Corps Base Quantico during the Marine Corps 17.75K on April 12, 2014. Those who finished were given “Access Granted” passes that qualified them to sign up for the 39th Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 26, 2014.  Jeremy Lynch, from




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Apr

2014

National league wins Quantico Intramural Basketball All-Star game

Lance Cpl. Cameron Storm, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

The Quantico Intramural Basketball 2014 3-Point Challenge and All-Star game took place April 7, 2014, at the Barber Physical Activity Center. The National League team held off the American League to win, 51-42. Before the All-Star game started, there was a 3-point challenge where players from each league signed up to take 15 shots from beyond the





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