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Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, Marine Corps Base Quantico





USMC Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy participants experienced six days of intensive Marine Corps Ethics training, leadership and character development. They will visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 and Holocaust Museum. During the week they will experience Marine Corps physical fitness and field exercises, meet Marine Corps and Navy combat veterans, and attend a Tuesday evening Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial featuring the Commandant's Own, Drum and Bugle Corps and the Silent Drill Team.

Make your summer one to remember by attending the SLCDA with the Marines - the Marine Corps accepts only the best and brightest, so the prospective applicant should have a demonstrable record of all-around excellence. To learn more and apply, contact:

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Don’t miss it! If you can’t make it National Museum of the Marine Corps will be broadcasting it live in HD!

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Ryan Gutzwiller, right, outgoing commanding officer, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA), passes the unit colors to Col. Lawrence Hussey, incoming commanding officer, during the MCIA change of command ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Va., July 13.

(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Jacqueline A. Clifford)

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The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, SgtMaj. Green, stopped by the SNCOA Quantico to speak to the students. In these photos, he is addressing the 96 Sergeants about protecting our legacy. #PWYE

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How do you think they did? Spoiler Alert: Leah did more pull ups than Ford.

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Marine Corps Recruiting USMC Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy is patiently waiting for Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I to begin the sunset parade! (Photo courtesy of Maj. Crabtree)

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Quantico's own RP2 Greer is featured in the video. Marine Memorial Chapel Quantico

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

Art in the Park will be held July 21 at the Fredericksburg City Farmers Market 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Local artists share their handmade goods alongside vendors who bring a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. This free event is held at Hurkamp Park, 900 Prince Edward Street in downtown Fredericksburg. For more information, visit

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The first female Marine to retire from the U.S. Marine Corps was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.

Catherine G. Murray, who passed away last month at the age of 100, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in 1943 after hearing President Franklin D. Roosevelt announce the Pearl Harbor attack over the radio. She transferred to active duty five years later.

Her first assignment was as a motor transport Marine during World War II. After the war, she was one of the first female Marines transferred to Hawaii.

During her service, Murray was a fierce advocate for women, once standing up to two colonels after she felt they were not giving female Marines enough credit, according to her YouTube channel.

In 1962, Murray was the first woman to retire from the Corps, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant.
-ABC News

(Photo provided by Women Marines Association)

We always remember.......Thank you, Starkville Police Department, Mississippi, for your support and encouragement.

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We know, It is too early to start talking about back-to-school, but some of you may already be thinking about those school supplies for the new school year and may want to register for the BACK-TO-SCHOOL BRIGADE - Virginia events!

Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can. Please note that this event is for DEERS enrolled military dependent children only who will be in Kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. Be sure that your child's grade level is listed correctly in your profile. Identification of all children registered will be required the day of the event.

Aug. 9, Fort Lee, VA, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Aug. 11, Springfield, VA 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Aug. 18, Norfolk, VA, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

See all of the locations and REGISTER to attend here:

Active duty, active guard or reserves, or post 9/11 wounded, ill or injured, all ranks

YMCA Camp Letts - Edgewater, MD
Located along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States and home to a diverse number of plants and animals, YMCA Camp Letts is the perfect setting to explore the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Families will spend their nights in rustic lodges along the Chesapeake Bay, enjoy delicious meals and participate in a wide variety of fun and exciting camp programs, from boating to fishing to roasting s’mores by the bonfire.

Camp Dates

Sept. 28-30

Welcome to Quantico USMC Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy participants. We are positive you will have a great week at Camp Upshur! (Photos courtesy of Maj. Crabtree)

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Heat Illness
Safe Tips from the Naval Safety Center

☼ Know how to recognize the three most common types of heat-related illness: heat stroke,
heat exhaustion, and heat cramps.
☼ Heat strokes are the most severe and can be fatal. Symptoms include an elevated temperature
to 105° to 110° F; hot, red, and dry skin; a rapid, weak pulse; and rapid, shallow
☼ As first aid for a heat stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately. Wrap damp sheets around the victim
and start fanning them. Wrap cold packs in a cloth and place them on the victim's wrists
and ankles, in the armpits and on the neck. Caution: Prolonged cold after temperature
has been reduced may cause hypothermia.
☼ Victims of heat exhaustion will have a normal temperature, but will have other symptoms:
cool, moist, pale skin; heavy sweating; headache, nausea or vomiting and dizziness.
☼ Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms that result form intense exertion. Cramps
most often attack the abdomen and legs.
☼ To avoid heat– related illnesses:
Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
Drink plenty of water.
Take regular breaks.

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Just like our canines, energy supports the Marine Corps mission. And just like we take care of man’s best friend, we must take care of our energy resources. During the dog days of summer, take steps to reduce your energy waste so that we have our resources when they’re needed most. #EnergyEthos

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Retired U.S. Marine Corps Raiders and their family members take a tour of Raider Hall at Marine Corps Base Quantico, July 12.

Raider Hall currently serves as the headquarters for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Quinn Hurt)

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Marine Corps University History Division's WWI Centennial Symposium July 18 - 20, Simmons History Center/Warner Auditorium

If you have already registered, no need to do so again. The symposium is open to anyone and is FREE.

DAY 1 Itinerary
July 18, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Simmons History Center Atrium Static displays of historical uniforms and weapons, historical publications, and archival materials.
Registration and check-in all day
All panels will be held in Warner Auditorium
0900-0915 Welcome and Administrative Notes
0915–0945 Opening Plenary
0945–1000 Break
1000–1100 Showing of the movie The Devil Dogs
1100–1200 Family Roundtable Families of World War I Marines are encouraged to attend and ask questions of our gathered historians and other experts, sharing stories and cherished items.
1200–1330 Lunch on own
1330–1445 Panel A Getting There, Over There and Never There: Disparate Aspects of the U.S. Marines in the Great War Chair and commentator: Curtis A. Utz Naval History and Heritage Command
“Putting Them Across: The U.S. Navy and USMC Strategic Logistics in World War I” Christopher B. Havern Sr. Naval History and Heritage Command
“They Did Everything but Go to Sea: The Yeoman (F.) in World War I” Regina T. Akers, PhD Naval History and Heritage Command
“A Bluejacket at Château-Thierry: A Case of Stolen Valor” Richard A. Hulver, PhD Naval History and Heritage Command
1445–1500 Break
1500–1630 Panel B Marines Aloft at Home and Abroad
“1st Marine Aeronautic Company in the Azores” Sergio Rezendes, PhD Institute of Contemporary History
“Marine Flying Field, Miami: Where World War I Marine Aviators Became First Marine Aviation Force” Kathryn Rinehart independent scholar and University of Central Florida volunteer
“Marine Aviation in World War I” Rhonda Smith-Daugherty Alice Lloyd College, KY

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Did you reserve your child's space at the upcoming, very popular MCBQ Chapel Sports Camp?

There are a few more days left to register.

#sportscamp #vacationbibleschool

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College Boy Roll or Chicken Wing?

The single bar is probably as difficult an obstacle as the rope climb on the O’Course. This video demonstrates the proper ways to negotiate the single bar.

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After more than 25 years of faithful service MCAF Quantico’s very own Lieutenant Colonel Proctor has retired from the United States Marine Corps. He has proudly served all across the globe as a Super Cobra Pilot and will continue to serve the community as he becomes a school teacher. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sir!

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Great fun at Aquia Landing Beach Park Stafford Parks

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It’s Friday the 13th and the only Friday most of us remember is Black Friday! Semper Fi and have a great weekend!

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A successful (and fun) Officer and SNCO offsite to foster teamwork, personal & professional relationships, camaraderie, and esprit d' corps. #beastmode

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