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High school educator Briana Allen performs the combat fitness test aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego during the Educators Workshop this past February. The workshop is a week-long program designed to better inform high school teachers, coaches and administrators about the benefits and opportunities available in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Sgt. Michelle Reif)
High school educator Briana Allen performs the combat fitness test aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego during the Educators Workshop this past February. The workshop is a week-long program designed to better inform high school teachers, coaches and administrators about the benefits and opportunities available in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Sgt. Michelle Reif)
Marines in color guard
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. -- Gunnery Sgt. Pete Vargo and Staff Sgt. Eric Fritz, Recruiting Substation Green Bay Recruiters, presented Caleb Plumley with the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Marine scholarship at graduation from Iron Mountain High School. NROTC trains future leaders in the Navy and Marine Corps while they attend college.  Plumley plans to become a Marine Corps officer after graduation from the University of Michigan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emma S. Norris)
Twins Damien (left) and Daniel (right) Ramirez pose for a photo following their graduation from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego 8 June, 2018. Before answering the call to service, both brothers earned a living as Mixed Martial Arts fighters. Daniel’s strong inclination toward leadership, along with his superior fitness, rifle qualifications and test scores, earned him the title of Company Honor Graduate and a meritorious promotion to the rank of lance corporal.
Capt. Joseph Bromen, Dawson, Neb. native and the Officer Selection Officer for Lincoln, Neb., explains the partnership between USAW and the Marine Corps during the FinalX Senior Freestyle World Team Trials at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln June 9, 2018.
Marines with Detachment 1, Maintenance Company, 4th Marine Logistics Group, present the colors during the FinalX Senior Freestyle World Team Trials at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. June 9, 2018.
Staff Sgt. Craig Soltys, the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Lincoln, presents a plaque to Kyle Snyder, Columbus, Ohio native, Olympic Gold Medalist, and world team member, at the FinalX Senior Freestyle World Team Trials at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. June 9, 2018.
Nearly 200 young men and women from the upper Midwest attended Recruiting Station Des Moines’ All-Hands Future Marine function, June 6-7, at Camp Dodge, Iowa, to prepare for recruit training.
The future Marines, commonly known as poolees, traveled from Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, Wisconsin and across Iowa to take part in team building and physical training events they will experience at either Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., or MCRD San Diego, Calif.
During the all-hands function, each of the 10 recruiting substations, or RSS, competed against one another in events such as log runs, where Marines and their poolees donned flak jackets and Kevlar helmets and raced against other teams while holding a log. Other events were more individual-based such as the initial strength test, or IST, which is a shortened version of the Marine Corps physical fitness test.
Nearly 200 young men and women from the upper Midwest attended Recruiting Station Des Moines’ All-Hands Future Marine function, June 6-7, at Camp Dodge, Iowa, to prepare for recruit training.
The future Marines, commonly known as poolees, traveled from Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, Wisconsin and across Iowa to take part in team building and physical training events they will experience at either Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., or MCRD San Diego, Calif.
During the all-hands function, each of the 10 recruiting substations, or RSS, competed against one another in events such as log runs, where Marines and their poolees donned flak jackets and Kevlar helmets and raced against other teams while holding a log. Other events were more individual-based such as the initial strength test, or IST, which is a shortened version of the Marine Corps physical fitness test.
Nearly 200 young men and women from the upper Midwest attended Recruiting Station Des Moines’ All-Hands Future Marine function, June 6-7, at Camp Dodge, Iowa, to prepare for recruit training.
The future Marines, commonly known as poolees, traveled from Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, Wisconsin and across Iowa to take part in team building and physical training events they will experience at either Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., or MCRD San Diego, Calif.
During the all-hands function, each of the 10 recruiting substations, or RSS, competed against one another in events such as log runs, where Marines and their poolees donned flak jackets and Kevlar helmets and raced against other teams while holding a log. Other events were more individual-based such as the initial strength test, or IST, which is a shortened version of the Marine Corps physical fitness test.
Nearly 200 young men and women from the upper Midwest attended Recruiting Station Des Moines’ All-Hands Future Marine function, June 6-7, at Camp Dodge, Iowa, to prepare for recruit training.
The future Marines, commonly known as poolees, traveled from Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, Wisconsin and across Iowa to take part in team building and physical training events they will experience at either Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., or MCRD San Diego, Calif.
During the all-hands function, each of the 10 recruiting substations, or RSS, competed against one another in events such as log runs, where Marines and their poolees donned flak jackets and Kevlar helmets and raced against other teams while holding a log. Other events were more individual-based such as the initial strength test, or IST, which is a shortened version of the Marine Corps physical fitness test.
Nearly 200 young men and women from the upper Midwest attended Recruiting Station Des Moines’ All-Hands Future Marine function, June 6-7, at Camp Dodge, Iowa, to prepare for recruit training.
The future Marines, commonly known as poolees, traveled from Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, Wisconsin and across Iowa to take part in team building and physical training events they will experience at either Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., or MCRD San Diego, Calif.
During the all-hands function, each of the 10 recruiting substations, or RSS, competed against one another in events such as log runs, where Marines and their poolees donned flak jackets and Kevlar helmets and raced against other teams while holding a log. Other events were more individual-based such as the initial strength test, or IST, which is a shortened version of the Marine Corps physical fitness test.
Private First Class Megan Srp poses for a photo with her recruiter, Gunnery Sgt. Justin Kellykurth, after her graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., May 25th, 2018. Srp’s drill instructors selected her as the company honor graduate because of her superior leadership abilities and her potential to continue to lead Marines in the future. Srp is a Ladysmith, Wis., native.
Madison Parde, a Ceresco, Neb. native, applied and was selected to attend the Marine Corps’ Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy in Quantico, Va., July 18 – 22, 2018.
Madison Parde, a Ceresco, Neb. native, applied and was selected to attend the Marine Corps’ Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy in Quantico, Va., July 18 – 22, 2018.
Emerson Dycus at a Civil Air Patrol function in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Sanjan Tatikonda was recently selected to attend the Summer Leadership Character and Development Academy this summer at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 16-22, 2018. The high school junior competed against nearly 500 applicants from across the country and was one of more than 90 high school students to be selected.
Sebastian Munera, a sophomore at Mankato East High School, poses for a photo while attending a physical fitness training session with the Marine Corps recruiting sub-station Mankato. Munera was selected to attend the Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy in Quantico, VA, where he will attend courses designed to cultivate him into a stronger leader and role model for his fellow students and athletes.
Kirsten Lockwood, a student athlete at Mississinewa High School, will participate in this year’s Summer Leadership Character and Development Academy (SLCDA) in Quantico Virginia.
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