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Semper Fir Singers wow depot personnel, build camaraderie April 23, 2010 — Ten Marines, five sailors and five staff members from around the depot showcased their musical and vocal abilities for the Semper Fi Singers community concert event at the depot chapel, April 16. “This is the first ever (depot) community-centered concert event the base has had,” said Lt. David J. Carlson, 1st Recruit Training Battalion MORE
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Slasa Nights; Depot personnel learn to take baby out of corner April 23, 2010 — The depot Field House is known to host countless friendly competitions between depot personnel throughout the week; filling the building with the smell of ferocity and the sound of man attempting to impose his will over others. However, it is a little-known secret that on those same floor boards where basketball shoes constantly grip for traction MORE
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Drill Instructor Follows Brother's Footsteps April 23, 2010 — When Gunnery Sgt. Anthony Molnar, drill instructor, Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, joined the Marine Corps, he followed in the footsteps of his older brother.  But his reasons were all his own. When he decided to enlist, he was heading down a bad path, realized it early, and decided to make a change for the better. “After high school MORE
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Be prepared Fire Season is heating up April 23, 2010 — California’s fire season is May to October. Wildfires burn thousands of acres in California every year and in 2009 alone, there were 63 fires which burned approximately 336,020 acres of land.  Homes are ruined, land is lost, and lives are in danger.  These fires start in a variety of ways and are all different, however, a common factor they all MORE
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Charlie Company Stands Battalion Commander's Inspection April 23, 2010 — For the young men of Company C, 1st Battalion, who are claiming the title of Marine today, it may seem like an eternity since that first night on the yellow footprints here at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and their first experience of recruit training.  After their night of controlled chaos, the recruits have been moving nonstop toward MORE
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Blue Side Battles on Depot's Courts April 23, 2010 — Competition flooded the depot’s field house as the Coast Guard and Medical fought for a better spot in the playoffs during the fourth week of the Commanding General’s Cup Basketball, Tuesday. Although the teams already have playoff spots secured, lackadaisical attitudes were not an issue. Both teams laced up their kicks and hit the court with MORE
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Charlie recruit follows in heroic brother’s footprints April 23, 2010 — Many recruits spend their childhood playing soldier and having aspirations to be in the military when they grow up, but some have life-altering experiences that spark their desire to serve their country. Pfc. Ricardo Peralta, Platoon 1045, Company C, is one of the few. “I had no interest in the Marine Corps,” said Peralta. “I wanted to enter the MORE
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Charlie Company’s leap of faith April 23, 2010 — The recruits of Company C experienced one of their final training obstacles on April 9, before the Crucible event — the depot’s 70-foot rappel tower.  Rappel is a critical training event that instills confidence in recruits and teaches an important combat skill. As the chaplain for 1st Battalion, I have had the privilege of being able to observe MORE
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Hurts one, Hurts all; April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 23, 2010 — The month of April is recognized nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  This year’s theme is “Hurts one, Affects all. Preventing sexual assault is everyone’s duty.” The 2010 campaign focuses on the effects that sexual assault has on the military’s mission readiness. Both the Department of Defense and the Marine Corps place high value on MORE
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From the gridiron to the grinder April 16, 2010 — He spoke of wanting to be a Marine since he was a child, but there was a reason his enlistment was delayed for four years; he was an exceptionally-good football player. Although Pfc. Cody Walker, Platoon 3227, Company K, did not join the Marine Corps immediately after high school, he still gained valuable lessons from playing football at Mesa State MORE
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