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  • US Marines Build Shrine To Islam

    06/13/2006 4:51:14 AM PDT · by Buffettfan · 359 replies · 5,041+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 6/13/06 | Paul Sperry
    US Marines Build Shrine To Islam By Paul Sperry June 13, 2006 We are at war with militant Islam, but you wouldn't know it from the Pentagon, which is busy erecting a shrine to Islam just five short years after Islamic terrorists destroyed a good chunk of its own building and killed more than 100 of its occupants. Worse, it's consulting on the project with a Wahhabi-educated cleric posing as a moderate. Last week, military brass -- along with representatives from the terror-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations -- dedicated the first Muslim prayer center for the Marines as...
  • Muslims cheer prayer center on military base

    06/10/2006 3:52:05 PM PDT · by skandalon · 37 replies · 776+ views ^ | Jun 10, 2006 | The Associated Press
    QUANTICO -- The building is relatively modest: white, small and primarily one large room with posters pondering "Who is Allah?" and "What do Muslims believe?" But for the Muslims who will use this space at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, its very existence represents progress. The Islamic Prayer Center was dedicated this week at the Northern Virginia base. The center will offer Muslim Americans serving in the Marine Corps a space to express their beliefs, and for others to gain education about Islam. About 30 people have been using the center, which unofficially opened last year.
  • The Black Prince is Dead

    06/09/2006 5:55:35 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 8 replies · 921+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 9, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    "There are other effects when a leader in an organization like this goes down. The lesser tiers of the terrorist leadership have to start talking. They will use any number of sophisticated and unsophisticated means to do that talking. Some of them will do what is easy — get on the phones and cell phones. They’ll have to move to meet and determine their next steps. All that talk and all that movement generates what’s called ‘actionable intelligence.’ It puts more and more of them in our crosshairs."
  • Quantico Volunteers Honored With Presidential Award

    04/26/2006 11:50:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 243+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., April 26, 2006 – Volunteerism is at the heart of America, a Defense Department official said while honoring volunteers here yesterday. Shannon Mancini (left) and Gina Narvaez speak to a L.I.N.K.S. class at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., April 25. The women received a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their hours of volunteer service to the Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills program and other organizations. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Leslye Arsht, deputy undersecretary of defense for military community and family policy, presented the President's Volunteer Service...
  • Labor of love: Father keeps memory alive through museum (TISSUE ALERT)

    04/06/2006 4:44:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 713+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Jonathan Agg
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (April 6, 2006) -- Greg Medina awoke in the early morning hours of Nov. 12, 2004, with an intense, shooting pain in his side. Clutching the ache, Medina was unable to cry out; he could hardly breathe. After several agonizing minutes the pain subsided, but was replaced with a haunting sense that he had lost his son, Lance Cpl. Brian Medina, an infantryman then serving with B Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Marine Division in Fallujah, Iraq. Medina went to his job as usual that morning at the construction site of the new Social...
  • Father-daughter dance draws hundreds (MARINE CORPS)

    02/25/2006 12:40:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 928+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | Cpl. Susan Smith
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Feb. 23, 2006) -- Women hold onto fond memories from their youth throughout their lifetime – getting a driver’s license, the first day of school, their “Sweet 16” birthday party. But more often than not, their most cherished memories include their first dance – the dress, the shoes, the fancy hairdo, and of course their date. Many young girls created this treasured memory of their first dance Thursday at The Clubs At Quantico. It was not the prom, senior dinner dance, or even a school dance. It was the Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance hosted by the...
  • Bush Tries His Hand at Winter Sports

    02/19/2006 4:16:39 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 30 replies · 918+ views
    AP ^ | 2/19/06
    Today: February 19, 2006 at 16:11:8 PST Bush Tries His Hand at Winter Sports ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush tried his own version of winter sports this weekend - two bike rides in subfreezing temperatures - after watching some of the Winter Olympics on Air Force One on Friday. While flying back from Florida, Bush watched part of the U.S. men's curling competition broadcast from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. "We were watching some curling - cheering the U.S. on," White House spokesman Trent Duffy said, recalling the match the U.S. team won by 7-3 over...
  • MPs reach out to the NRA

    01/17/2006 10:25:29 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 18 replies · 745+ views
    United States Marine Corps ^ | 17 January 2006 | Lance Corporal Raymond D. Lewis
    MPs reach out to the NRA Submitted by: MCB Camp Pendleton Story Identification #: 200611763443 Story by Lance Cpl. Raymond D. Lewis MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2005) -- With some fancy footwork and phone calls, military policeman Gunnery Sgt. Robert G. Porter, company first sergeant for Military Police Company, Battalion Service Support Group 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was able to recruit two representatives from the National Rifle Association to teach his 19 Marines weapons techniques before their deployment to Iraq this spring. For more than 100 years, the association has provided generations of Americans with...
  • Marines Go to the Mat(Seven weeks martial arts training)

    12/18/2005 5:30:27 AM PST · by kellynla · 9 replies · 693+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2005 | Daniel Rosenbaum
    QUANTICO, Va. Lt. Col. Joseph C. Shusko tempers his fighting instruction with character-building lessons as he forges a new breed of warrior at the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence here. The 49-year-old native of Long Branch, N.J. -- known as "Cyborg" -- demonstrates the effectiveness of the Corps' new fighting style as he throws a trainee to the grass, climbs over him and clamps a chokehold during a drill. Three seconds pass. Four seconds. Five. The black-belt trainee -- a staff sergeant 14 years Cyborg's junior -- struggles, pulls, scrapes. His face turns red, then purple. He sputters...
  • Quantico Students Get Current Events, History Lesson

    12/14/2005 6:31:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 407+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2005 – Elementary school students at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., got a combined current events and history lesson Dec. 13 from the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney. Lynne Cheney spoke to students at W.W. Burrows Elementary School about the election taking place in Iraq on Dec. 15. "What's happening is that the people in Iraq are going to vote for, what is in essence, their Congress, their national assembly," Cheney said. "It's a turning point, one of those things that when you're a grown-up, you will look in your history books and you will see...
  • The Badlands of Al Anbar

    11/21/2005 2:58:40 PM PST · by Moonraker · 8 replies · 989+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 21, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Insurgencies are not put down in a fortnight. But considering the successes in the recent counter-insurgency sweep in Iraq's Al Anbar Province, one fact becomes obvious to anyone with so much as a sliver of an understanding of ground combat operations: Eliminating the insurgency in Iraq is best left to those who best know how to do it.
  • Quantico bomb drills startle residents (Happy B'Day USMC)

    11/10/2005 9:18:05 AM PST · by chambley1 · 11 replies · 478+ views
    Potomac News ^ | Thursday, November 10, 2005 | ELISA A. GLUSHEFSKI
    A Manassas woman suspected she lived above a fault line and a Cardinal Station woman thought her husband dropped something heavy (perhaps a TV, her husband said). All of those speculations, however, led to one source -- Quantico Marine Corps base. Marines on Quantico base were conducting test drops with 500-pound bombs from F-18's and carrier jets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 2nd Lt. Brian Donnelly said, during a call-for-fire exercise. The tactical exercises are done routinely about once a month, he said, to train new lieutenants. "We need to strike that balance between accommodating the community and...
  • The 230th Marine Corps Birthday

    11/04/2005 8:38:57 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 44 replies · 8,462+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | November 3, 2005 | Col. Jeff Bearor (USMC)
    No matter where Marines are serving, from the Pentagon and Marine Barracks in Washington, to the loneliest outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Marines will stop, shake hands, say happy birthday, sing the Marines' Hymn and, if it is available, have a piece of cake. It doesn't matter to us if its an elaborate cake from some big hotel, a smaller cake from the great cooks aboard ship, or a cookie from an MRE, we're going to celebrate!
  • Artist Donates Painting to Quantico

    10/21/2005 6:03:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 652+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Donald Bohanner
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Virginia, Oct. 21, 2005 - Brenda Harris Tustian, a strong supporter of the Corps and Marine affiliated-organizations, donated two framed limited-edition prints of her patriotic Santa Clause paintings to the Base commander Col. James Lowe Oct. 3 in the foyer of Lejuene Hall. The paintings were Tustian’s “God Bless America” Santa and “Let Freedom Ring” Santa. “’Let Freedom Ring’ is a beautiful painting that celebrates the spirit of America, our freedoms and the blessing of our great country,” said Mike Kindrick at the unveiling of the paintings. “’God Bless America’ inspires pride and honor in all...
  • Double amputee still serves Corps as martial arts instructor

    10/11/2005 6:01:03 PM PDT · by IonImplantGuru · 51 replies · 2,929+ views
    USMC Press Release ^ | Aug. 22, 2005 | Cpl. Jonathan Agg
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va(Aug. 22, 2005) -- Throughout the annals of Marine Corps history, inspired quotations have framed the heroics of great Marines, transforming passing moments into epic legends to be forever retold and celebrated by the generations of warriors who follow. Never to be forgotten is the rallying cry of Gunnery Sgt. Dan Daly at the Battle of Belleau Wood, France, on June 4, 1918: “Come on you son’s of bitches! Do you want to live forever?” [snip] So too will a contemporary Marine be remembered, not only for his extraordinary act of courage and composure under...
  • BRAC Recommends Moving 23,000 Jobs Out of Arlington, Alexandria

    08/25/2005 9:36:50 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 37 replies · 972+ views
    WTOP ^ | Aug. 25, 2005 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A federal commission voted Thursday to move tens of thousands of military and civilian defense jobs from the close-in suburbs of northern Virginia to military bases outside the Capital Beltway despite concerns that such a massive jobs shift could create traffic nightmares. In May, the Pentagon recommended to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission that 23,000 military and civilian defense employees working in leased office space in the suburbs of Alexandria and Arlington County be relocated to military bases outside the Capital Beltway, including Fort Belvoir, Va., Fort Meade, Md., and Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va....
  • N.Y. Governor's Son Commissioned in the Marine Corps

    07/30/2005 9:11:27 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 9 replies · 550+ views
    United States Marine Corps ^ | 25 June 2005 | Staff Sergeant Amanda Hay
    N.Y. Governor's Son Commissioned in the Marine Corps Submitted by: 1st Marine Corps District Story Identification #: 200571103231 Story by Staff Sgt. Amanda Hay RECRUITING STATION NEW YORK (June 25, 2005) -- Teddy Pataki, son of N.Y. State Gov. George Pataki, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marines Corps, Saturday June 25. More than 50 family members, elected officials, former Marines and N.Y. State Police Officers gathered at Pataki's residence in Garrison, N.Y., for the formal ceremony of the Yale University graduate. Pataki, a 22-year-old native of Peekskill, N.Y., began seeking out information from the Marine...
  • Generations

    07/29/2005 5:38:02 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 6 replies · 426+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | July 25, 2005 | W. THOMAS SMITH JR.
    Generations by W. Thomas Smith Jr. Their faces were an odd mix of happiness, sadness, and envy. Happy for me, but sad and envious all the same. They were losing a squad leader who had taken care of them as an older brother watches over his kid siblings. But these really were not kids. They and I were U.S. Marine infantrymen – "grunts," as we often were called by our non-infantry counterparts in those days ("Grunt" being an affectionate term for Marine infantryman – a holdover term from the Vietnam War – ultimately hijacked by the ever-envious Army and applied...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (7/11/05): many photos

    07/11/2005 4:16:13 PM PDT · by snugs · 277 replies · 4,389+ views ^ | Monday 11th July 2005 | Snugs
    President George W Bush delivered a speech on the war on terrorism at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia Later both President Bush and the Vice President Cheney met U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad in the Oval Office First Lady Laura Bush and her daughters are on a visit to Africa. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is on a four nation visit to the far east so far she has visited the Peoples Republic of China and Thailand and arrived late tonight in Japan. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Corps bids farewell to last enlisted ‘Nam vet

    07/01/2005 9:47:09 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 11 replies · 877+ views
    United States Marine Corps ^ | 30 June 2005 | Cpl. Jonathan Agg
    Corps bids farewell to last enlisted ‘Nam vet Submitted by: MCB Quantico Story Identification #: 2005630135311 Story by Cpl. Jonathan Agg MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (June 30, 2005) -- Another chapter of Marine Corps history will draw to a close as the Corps bids farewell to the last remaining enlisted Vietnam veteran on active duty. Master Sgt. Randall Arnold, Quantico Security Battalion operations chief, will retire in a ceremony to be held at Harry Lee Hall here Friday at 9 a.m. Arnold, a Charlottesville, Va., native raised in Washington, enlisted in the Marine Corps Jan. 21, 1969, at the...