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09

Apr

2014

Chosin Reservoir survivor to run the Marine Corps 17.75K

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

The Chosin Reservoir didn’t stop him from finishing a 15-year Marine Corps career, and the fact that he is 82-years-old is not holding him back from participating in two Marine Corps Marathon events this year. Richard Ferry, a mustang veteran and one of the few and proud to survive the 1950’s frozen battlefield of Korea’s Chosin Reservoir, will run




09

Apr

2014

Spend nothing, get your money back America

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

April 15 is Tuesday, and those who haven’t finished filing their taxes may find it a relief to know there is a place on base dedicated to assisting them with their taxes. The Quantico Tax Center, located on Roan Street in building 3095, provides a place where service members, their family members and military retirees can find a group of Marines




01

Apr

2014

Marines have opportunities to lead in gym

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

Although most gyms are designed to meet the needs of various levels of fitness training, some have declared war on more dedicated athletes and cater to those less committed.  On the other hand, the Marine Corps is known for being a hard-core, competitive group of individuals, which is one of the reasons the Barber Physical Fitness Center honors




01

Apr

2014

Quantico’s hidden secret

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

Cut into the hill in front of Building 2008, is a long, intimidating, narrow stairwell. Its presence and climb is almost as intimidating as the thought of reaching its summit where a den of four gunnery sergeants and a master gunnery sergeant sit in wait.  The five staff noncommissioned officers, located on the third deck of the building, behind




28

Mar

2014

OCS Marines back to basics

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

Back to the basics was the theme of the permanent personnel field meet, hosted aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on March 28, 2014.  Marines of OCS’s Headquarters and Service Co. started the 10-mile, eight-station exercise which was the final event of eight months of training, spearheaded by Capt. Brandon Currie, H&S Bn. commanding officer. “We’ve




26

Mar

2014

Slim Possible awards given at Barber Gym

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

Sixty teams chose to accept the mission on Jan. 22, to participate in SlimPossible, an eight-week weight loss challenge hosted by Semper Fit, and two months later, four winners received awards. For winning the top spots in the challenge, two individual awards and two team awards were given at the Barber Physical Activities Center on March 26, 2014




24

Mar

2014

97 units of blood to help fellow service members

Lance Cpl. Samuel Ellis, 97 units of blood to help fellow service members

A line of people trailed out of the battalion classroom at Yale Hall on March 24, 2014, while inside the classroom, plastic tubes trailed from the arms of donors as blood collected in bags. From 9 a.m. until after 1 p.m., volunteers participated in what Capt. Ross Garnett, battalion S-4 officer, said was the first blood drive ever hosted by




21

Mar

2014

Squads of students shoot for self-confidence

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

Like a cross between an adult game of leapfrog and a lethal dance, 126 students from The Basic School’s Bravo Co. advanced toward the tree line with weapons drawn at Range 5 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on March 21, 2014.  The Marine lieutenants completed their first live-fire range where they maneuvered downrange. Of the four field exercises




15

Mar

2014

Huskies take it all the way

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

March madness was the theme of the basketball games rocking the Quantico Youth Center gym all morning on March 15, 2014, as 7-12 year-old co-ed teams fought for the tournament titles. Finishing the nearly two-month basketball season of six games per division, the Bantams, the 7-9-year-old division, whittled down their seven teams and the Juniors,




14

Mar

2014

Quantico bowling center caters to families

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

Hidden in the basement of Little Hall, sits the Marine Corps Base Quantico Bowling Center like a precious secret waiting to be found. On Thursday, March 14, 2014, the center hosted a bowling special, from 3-11 p.m., where mothers and their sons bowled three games and rented shoes for $10. “[Some places host] a father/daughter dance, and sometimes





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