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ERR hosts first ISC conference May 27, 2008 — Parris Island hosted the first Eastern Recruiting Region Information System Coordinator Conference at the Four Winds, May 20-23. The purpose of the conference was for the information system coordinators, who are currently working for the Eastern Recruiting Region, to meet and discuss the direction of their occupational field as an entire region. MORE
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Marine opts for active duty before becoming a teacher May 23, 2008 — Pfc. Dale Query grew up in the small town of Basin, Wyo., where he spent the majority of his day playing in basketball, football and track competitions. Query said that although sports took up most of his time, his family was very supportive especially his father.  His father coached his little league and wrestling team for eight years, so they MORE
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Company M recruits tackle circuit course, build their bodies the Marine Corps way May 22, 2008 — Reveille rang through the stone enclosing of the depot signifying the start of another day here aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. As the recruits raced to the chow hall, Company M drill instructors were already out on the physical training field preparing several stations with rubber cones designed to physically and mentally take a toll MORE
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Course tests recruits' physical, mental limits May 20, 2008 — In a stressful environment caused by yelling drill instructors, Company G recruits rolled over high bar, log and wall obstacles while performing the Combat Conditioning Evaluation course here May 20. A fairly new training evolution, the Combat Conditioning Evaluation is a modified version of the obstacle course. This course is the third version of MORE
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Depot CMT takes top honors as Marine of the Year May 20, 2008 — Marines are expected to excel. When they do, they are often recognized by the communities they serve. Recently, The Exchange Club of Charleston, S.C., honored Sgt. Alfonzo Mayora with the 2008 Marine of the Year Award.  This year’s recipient had no idea he was even nominated for it.  “Even being nominated was a surprise,” Mayora said. “I’m not out MORE
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Depot hosts 2008 Youth Physical Fitness competition May 17, 2008 — For more than 200 years the Marine Corps has set the standards for physical fitness and dedication. So when more than 150 high school students gathered at the depot for the National Youth Physical Fitness Championship May 16 and 17, they were put to the test by some of the most motivational fitness trainers the military has to offer, the United MORE
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Health, Fitness Expo has record attendance May 14, 2008 — More then 500 people attended the fifth annual Health and Fitness Expo at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., May 14. The expo was designed to help people make healthy lifestyle choices. The expo had more than 20 booths at the event with most of them featuring programs and services offered here on the depot which included Substance Abuse MORE
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Experience increases recruit confidence in basic water skills May 10, 2008 — Marines are known as amphibious warriors based on their ability to assault fortified islands by sea. During past amphibious assaults, some Americans have lost their lives by drowning in the surf. To give Marines a basic understanding of how to survive the watery forces of nature, they must qualify in Combat Water Survival training during boot camp. MORE
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Third-generation Marine finds true brotherhood May 09, 2008 — From as far back as he can remember he was always treated like a Marine by his family and relatives. Growing up, Recruit John Kidwell, Platoon 1063, was surrounded by family and friends who were Marines, so he was used to the military way of life, said his grandfather, Richard Kidwell, a retired sergeant major. He said he wasn’t surprised when his MORE
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CMC increases safety measures for drivers May 09, 2008 — Because of the increased number of accidents throughout the Marine Corps since Oct. 1, 2007, the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James T. Conway, has set stricter regulations when it comes to riding and owning motorcycles. Last year, 19 Marines were killed in motorcycle-related accidents, more than anytime in the history of the Marine Corps. MORE
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