MCB QUANTICO NEWS

Law Enforcement, Community Celebrate National Night Out in Quantico

Story by LCpl Piper Ballantine on 08/08/2019 MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.- U.S. Marine Corps families and law enforcement celebrated National Night Out at the Lincoln Military Housing Family Center on Marine Corps Base Quantico Aug. 6, 2019. National Night Out is a nationwide event, which takes place on the
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Iwo Jima Veteran Celebrates 99th Birthday at National Museum of the Marine Corps

TRIANGLE, Va. Charles "Bert" Mulligan, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran from Ridgeley West Virginia,spent his 99th birthday at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, August 6, 2019. Mulligan was a private with 2d Bn., Bravo Co., 21 st Reg., 3d Marine Division from June 27, 1944
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First Marine to Begin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Training

Story by 1LT Pawel Puczko on 08/06/2019 Marine 1st Lt. Catherine Stark earned her Wings of Gold as a Marine Corps aviator with Training Air Wing 2, Naval Air Station Kingsville, Aug. 2 and is now preparing to begin training on her assigned fleet aircraft: the F-35C Lightning II Joint
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Gulfport native selected to attend Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy

Story by Sgt Shellie Hall on 08/05/2019 Each summer, the Marine Corps hosts the Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy to prepare rising high school juniors and seniors for their futures and return better leaders and citizens to society. Those selected are invited to attend the week-long academy held at
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Next-generation robot helps Marines explore dangerous areas

Story by Matt Gonzales on 07/30/2019 MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.The Marine Corps continues to harness 21st century innovations to support the warfighter. The Corps is in the process of fielding the Ultra-Light Robota small, mobile robot system that enables Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines to interrogate improvised explosive devices and
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Maj. Gen. Rock passes the torch to Brig. Gen. Bowers at MCIPAC Change of Command

Story by SSgt Lucas Vega on 07/26/2019 MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan Brig. Gen. William Bowers received the Marine Corps colors from Maj. Gen Paul Rock Jr. July 26 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, signifying the passing of command for Marine Corps Installations Pacific Marine Corps Base
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Dignity, honor and respect

Story by SSG Tegan Kucera on 07/24/2019 It takes a resilient mind, day in and day out to recover and process the dignified transfer of fallen service members as well as keeping a professional mental attitude. This is what it means to perform the job of a mortuary affairs specialist
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NPS Award Named for Lt. Gen. Mills

QUANTICO, Va. -- The first pressing of the Naval Postgraduate (NPS) Mills Medal was presented to Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, USMC (Ret.), and president of the Marine Corps University Foundation, July 18, 2019, for his part in establishing the Marine Corps Thesis Research Working Group. The Mills Medal wa
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Confined Space Training: Coming out of the Classroom and into the Simulator

Story by LCpl Piper Ballantine on 07/17/2019 MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.- Marine Corps Base Quantico's (MCBQ) Safety Division personnel were awarded a letter of appreciation and challenge coin, July 10, from MCBQ's senior leaders, Col. William C. Bentley III, and Sgt. Maj. Michael Hensley, for their efforts in the
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Married U.S. Marine colonels scheduled to take command on the same day

CAMP LEJEUNE AND MCAS NEW RIVER, N.C. Colonels Curtis and Amy Ebitz will each assume command of two different units this Friday, July 19. Col. Amy Ebitz will first take command of Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations East Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune at 10 A.M and the
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Corps' new sniper rifle now fully operational

Story by Matt Gonzales on 07/16/2019 MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.Recon Marines and scout snipers now have a new weapon in their arsenal. The Mk13 Mod 7 Long Range Sniper Rifle is a bolt-action, precision-firing rifle that offers more accuracy and range than similar weapons of yesteryear. The system partially
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