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Forging leaders July 25, 2014 — For more than two centuries, the Corps has produced countless leaders who have excelled both in and out of the military. That legacy continues today with thousands of young men and women within its ranks rising up to become leaders.    Cpl. Andre Brown is one of those people the Corps is shaping into a mentor and leader.    Growing up, Brown, a MORE
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Marine Barracks Washington, welcomes new sergeant major June 27, 2013 — Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness took the reins of the “Oldest Post of the Corps,” Thursday as the new sergeant major of Marine Barracks Washington, Maness assumed the position of sergeant major during a relief and appointment ceremony at the Barracks’ historic parade grounds on June 27.  Maness will be the first woman in history to hold this billet at MORE
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Estero native gets promoted to rank of corporal June 04, 2013 — A native of Estero, Florida was promoted to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Jun. 4. Cpl. Sean Breheny, 25, enlisted in the Corps April 2010, and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He arrived at the Barracks Sept. 2010 and currently serves MORE
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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. welcomes future Marine Corps mascot February 15, 2013 —  Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., received the future Marine Corps mascot, Chesty, Feb. 14.     Chesty, a 9-week-old pedigree English bulldog is soon to become the next Marine Corps mascot after the completion of an obedience training school with a ceremony scheduled for March 29.   Chesty had the honor of meeting Bonnie Amos, wife of Gen. James MORE
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Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps to play integral role in 57th Presidential Inauguration January 18, 2013 — Sgt. Timothy A. Spreder, a native of Florence, Ky., and the 35th Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps, will carry the presidential colors during the 57th presidential inauguration January 21.  Spreder will carry out these duties while standing on the platform at the U.S. Capitol while President Obama takes the oath of office for a second term.   “I’m MORE
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Marine Barracks Washington hosts 2012 BGSOC parade honoring Corps’ newest general officers August 20, 2012 — Eight brigadier generals and brigadier general-selects, and six general officer-equivalent civilians were honored here during a ceremony commencing the 2012 Brigadier General Select Orientation Course Aug. 20. BGSOC is a week-long course held in the National Capital Region to indoctrinate newly promoted and soon-to-be promoted brigadier generals MORE
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MarForCom commander retires at 8th and I July 23, 2012 —  Lt. Gen. Dennis Hejlik, commanding general of Marine Forces Europe and Marine Corps Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., bade farewell to the Corps at his retirement ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington July 23.  Hejlik served as both an enlisted Marine and infantry officer during his more than 40 years of military service.  “I’m going to miss Gen. MORE
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