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10

Jul

2014

SACOs help Marines kick substance abuse habits

Ameesha Felton, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

The Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center wants Marines who are struggling with a drinking or a drug problem to know they have a direct path out of that trap.  Each unit provides a designated Substance Abuse Control Officer, who can evaluate Marines and set them on a path to recovery by referring them to the right services. SACOs are not




16

Jun

2014

Warrior Challenge added to Run Amuck 2014

Sgt. Rebekka S. Heite, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Of the 2,500 Run Amuck/mini-Run Amuck competitors, 30 Marines and sailors took it a step further and competed in the Warrior Challenge, which launched before the first Run Amuck wave June 14, 2014.  Ten teams of three service members each competed in the new challenge, which brought a little friendly competition to an otherwise untimed Marine Corps




11

Jun

2014

Program, Resource employees train like Marines for day

Tiffiney Wertz, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Virginia

The Headquarters Marine Corps Program and Resources department at the Pentagon are the primary group of individuals 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 research and findings help make critical financial decisions that help ensure Marines are equipped do their jobs in garrison and in combat.




10

Jun

2014

Quantico National Cemetery continues to honor veterans

Tiffiney Wertz, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Virginia

Laying a loved one to rest can be a painful and stressful experience. While some struggle to move on, others may find tranquility, but in between those emotions, the Department of Veteran Affairs Cemetery Administration continues to honor and recognize the sacrifice veterans and their families have made to the nation through national memorials.




10

Jun

2014

Quantico’s drinking water plant repeats excellence award

Ameesha Felton, Marine Corps Base Quantico

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.




09

Jun

2014

Run Amuck is just around the corner

Sgt. Rebekka S. Heite, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

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




28

May

2014

Marines, community members commemorate Memorial Day together

Sgt. Rebekka S. Heite, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

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




21

May

2014

Commander’s Memorial Day guidance, safety message

Col. David W. Maxwell, MCBQ base commander, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Monday will be set aside as a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Formerly known as Decoration Day, communities in America fly their national colors at half mast and commemorate their heroes in ceremonies across the nation. I encourage you to find an opportunity to take part in one of these ceremonies.  This long




06

May

2014

Veteran Marine teaches African culture, French to deploying units

Tiffiney Wertz, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Florence Dawson’s route to the Marine Corps was unlike most. For her, the motto, “Once a Marine Always a Marine” is true as she continues to work with Marines and other services as part of Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.




29

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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