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Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, Marine Corps Base Quantico





Across the globe Marines, Sailors and their families are representing the Marine Corps core values and giving back to their community.

The MCB Quantico Volunteer Program helps area active duty personnel, family members, retirees, veterans, and civilian employees connect with installation and community volunteer opportunities.

For more information on how to begin volunteering, please contact the installation Volunteer Coordinator at 703-784-2687 or MCBQ Community Relations Officer at 703-784-3699.

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Here is a 10 second sneak peek of Quantico Marine Corps Bands private rehearsal last week preparing for the Virginia International Tatoo which begins in 4 days in Norfolk, Va.

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10 Second Band Sneak Peek

Here is a 10 second sneak peek of Quantico Marine Corps Bands private rehearsal last week preparing for the Virginia International Tatoo which begins in 4 days in Norfolk, Va.Move your phone around for full 360 degree experience.360fly

Posted by Marine Corps Base Quantico on Monday, April 23, 2018

Our Marines from the Reserve Support Unit at Camp Upsher took the ISMT to Sea Air Apace to show off the world-class training we host right here in our back yard.

Gear Feature #SAS2018- ISMT

The new Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer, or ISMT, was adopted by the Marine Corps in the mid-1990’s, to use virtual training to sharpen Marines’ marksmanship skills. #EquippingOurMarines

Posted by Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Quantico Marine Corps Band practicing for their performances this week!

USMC Band practicing!

Posted by Virginia International Tattoo on Sunday, April 22, 2018

How do our base family housing residents conserve energy every single day? #EarthDay

Marines, you can make sure energy waste doesn’t keep climbing. This Earth Day, focus on ways to protect our energy and water resources. #EnergyEthos #EarthDay

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In the Community... Helping you and your family find things to do outside of the gate.

Volunteers are making The Earth Day Celebrations great! Bring your kids and dogs out to Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg today until 4 p.m.

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Rah... Headquarters and Service Battalion, Quantico Marines of the Beast have been brushing up on their battle skills. Check it out!

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In the Community… Helping you and your family find things to do outside of the gate.

The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival will be held April 27 - May 6 in downtown Winchester. The festival is in its 91st year. Apple Festival events include: band competitions, dances, parades, carnival, dinners, luncheons, wine festival, a 10K Race, the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, two large parades, and celebrities. The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy. For more information, visit

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SEMPER FI: On Thursday, April 19, Capt. David Pham, executive officer, TBS A Company, visited the Marines and their spouses from 2d Plt, H Co 2d BN 3d Marines to celebrate their 50th anniversary reunion from serving in Vietnam.

Pham answered questions about current training and then shared his mother's story about escaping Vietnam, how the Marines helped her and how that influenced his career path.

Tears and hugs were shared as one Marine stood up and said, "What you just said in the last five minutes did more for him than 15 weeks of therapy could do."

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Marines, efficient energy use isn’t just for Earth Day; it supports the mission year-round, bases to battlefield. This Earth Day, April 22, take actions to reduce energy waste aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. It can be as simple as turning off lights, identifying equipment to shut down, or keeping doors and windows closed when the AC is on. #EnergyEthos #EarthDay

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In the Community...Helping you and your family find things to do outside of the gate.

Military Family Fun Day for children ages 0-5 will be held at Roer's Zoofari in Vienna will be held on April 27 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join Blue Star Families as they pet and feed the animals, go on a wagon ride, and socialize with other military families.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.

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Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ) has provided military, federal, state and local organizations robust training services since 1917. Today, 55 ranges support live-fire and demolition training for more than 40 Federal organizations, the Department of Defense, and multiple regional and local law enforcement agencies.

Residents in the vicinity of Marine Corps Base Quantico may be inconvenienced by increased sounds, vibrations, and/or illuminations due to training on:

April 20 – 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 23 – 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 24 – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 25 – 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
April 26 – 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (Full 24 Hours)
April 27 – 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 1 – 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 3 – 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 4 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The impact of noise, vibrations, and/or illuminations experienced across the area will vary depending on atmospheric conditions and changes to the natural sound barriers.

Community members wishing to comment on the impact of training should visit

Public notices can also be found on Marine Corps Base Quantico’s official website at and the official Facebook page at Questions regarding training should be directed to the Community Relations Officer at (703) 784-3699.

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Next week Quantico Marine Corps Band gets a turn at the Virginia International Tattoo!

Silent Drill Platoon rehearsal

The Silent Drill Platoon from Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I practicing for the Norwegian Military Tattoo 2018.Thanks to the The United States Army Field Band for the live feed.

Posted by U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday, April 19, 2018

In the Community… Helping you and your family find things to do outside of the gate.

Paws in the Park will be held April 28, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Prince William Forest Park.

This free event promotes responsible pet ownership in the Great Outdoors and includes exhibits, demonstrations, local rescues, talent show, and an off-leash dog park.

For more information visit

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Quantico Fire & Emergency Services took a few seconds out of their latest training evolution to snap a quick pic. Check it out (it is best viewed on a hand-held device).

The Quantico Fire & Emergency Services is committed to the highest level of public safety for the forces we serve and their Families. Our pledge is to protect lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, disaster management, and public education. Our Members will deliver the highest degree of service through professionalism, dedication, and integrity.

"Protectors of the Crossroads"

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The 9th Annual Quantico School Liaison Education Symposium is under way. This annual event provides a continuing education opportunity to K-12 educators administrators and service providers from the local community on the military lifestyle.

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Semi-annual water flushing aboard MCBQ

In Marine Corps Base Quantico's continuing efforts to provide the best quality water for the Base, the Public Works Branch will begin its semi-annual flushing of the Mainside Base water lines beginning April 23 and continue until June 25.

This is a routine maintenance procedure to enhance water quality, but may cause sediment in pipes to stir up and water to appear lightly discolored. If you notice this condition, please flush your water lines until the water clears.

Please see the schedule below to determine when this will affect
your area.

North & South Lyman Park - LP Zone 1 4/23- 5/4

West Lyman Park - LP Zone 2 4/23 - 5/4

Lejeune Hall/Officer clubs - LP Zone 3 5/7- 5/9

Air Facility - LP Zone 4 5/10 - 5/11

OCS - LP Zone 5 5/14 - 5/15

Barnett Avenue - LP Zone 6 5/16 - 5/18

MCU - LP Zone 7 5/21- 5/22

Whiskey Gulch & Daily Hall - LP Zone 8 5/23- 5/25

Barracks - LP Zone 9 5/29 - 5/31

Hospital Point & Chamberlain Village - LP Zone 10 6/1 - 6/2

Power Drive & High School - TP Zone 1 6/4 - 6/5

Thompson Park - TP Zone 2 6/6 - 6/8

Family Center, Russell Elem & Stables - TP Zone 3 6/11 - 6/12

Argonne Hills & John Quick Rd - HP Zone 1 6/13 - 6/15

Bears loop, Neville Rd, Harry Lee Hall - HP Zone 2 6/18 - 6/20

Building 15 & Geiger Ridge - HP Zone 3 6/21- 6/25

For all the details about Quantico's drinking water, please visit:

In the Community…Helping you and your family find things to do outside of the gate.

The Fredericksburg City Farmers Market at Hurkamp Park spring season opening is Saturday April 21, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

A variety of vendors will be available for you to select fresh fruits and vegetables, find specialty items, and meet some local business owners. Hurkamp Park is located at 900 Prince Edward Street in downtown Fredericksburg.

For more information, visit

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As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” So it goes with Marine Corps Base Quantico’s (MCBQ) newspaper the Quantico Sentry.