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Aug

2014

High visibility construction projects eye completion

John Hollis, Marine Corps Base Quantico

As the calendar draws closer to the start of its fourth quarter, two of the most prominent construction projects aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico are on schedule for completion.




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.




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




27

May

2014

MCB Quantico staff, area commands plan for destructive weather

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

More than 30 personnel, including Marine Corps Base Quantico and area command staff, gathered at the Clubs at Quantico on May 22, 2014, for a Destructive Weather Tabletop Exercise.  During the exercise a common understanding of how they will respond to a destructive weather event  was reached and communication plans were discussed by the key staff




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




25

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




25

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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