#The Marine Corps

Hernandez Leads World Gym-TC Toward Bigger Heights

Nick Hernandez, General Manager of World Gym-Texas City, has truly revolutionized this 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art gym. This gym is set apart from others because of its amenities like Red-Light Therapy, Hydro Massage, Tanning Booths, Spa, Group classes, Women’s Only Area, Les Mills Classes, Basketball Court, Child Care and more. The other reason this gym won #1 World Gym in all North America for 2022 is because of the philosophy and culture of care that Hernandez brings in his leadership. His ingrained belief system is passed thru all the fitness professionals to create a customization program for each individual member.
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Deonna Purrazzo Celebrates Her Wedding With The Marine Corps

Deonna Purrazzo is one of the mainstays of the IMPACT Knockouts division in the modern era. The Virtuosa is riding the wave of success as one of the brightest talents in IMPACT Wrestling. She also recently celebrated her wedding, which coincided with yet another special occasion for the Marine Corps.
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Play equipment installed at beloved Staten Island park, where a $3.7 million makeover is underway

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Slides, swings and a complex climbing apparatus are now being installed at Gerard P. Dugan Playground, a popular Mid-Island facility that is currently in the midst of a nearly $4 million overhaul. According to the NYC Parks Department, the new play equipment, which can be seen through a construction fence at Mill Road and Tysens Lane, should be operational this spring.
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Marines become U.S. citizens aboard USS North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WITN) - It’s official -- 18 Camp Lejeune Marines are now U.S. citizens. A naturalization ceremony was held on the USS North Carolina in Wilmington this morning. The ceremony, conducted by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Richard Myers II, is the largest ever for a Marine Corps...

Sea Control 394 – Powering EABO with Walker Mills and Erik Limpaecher

Walker Mills and Erik Limpaecher join the program to discuss expeditionary energy in support of Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations. 1. “Powering EABO – Aluminum fuel for the future fight,” by Walker D. Mills, Jacob Clayton, and Erik R. Limpaecher, Marine Corps Gazette, August 2022. 2. “Need Fuel?...

Full-Service Investigation Firm in Denver, Colorado

Pilum is a veteran-owned and veteran-run business founded by former U.S. military personnel with combat experience from the Marine Corps and the Navy SEALs. Their team members have served with honor, integrity, and courage, and take great pride in the fact that their company shares these core values. Pilum Defense Agency was founded on the belief that former military personnel brings businesses unique skills in dealing with unknowable situations and complex problem sets that may arise and can be given resolution through our complementing set of investigative skills and former military experience.

Appeals court weighs order to force Corps to accommodate Sikhs

At the core of oral arguments Tuesday about religious accommodations for Sikhs at Marine boot camp was one question: If the other service branches let Sikhs wear their hair and beards long, why won’t the Marine Corps follow suit?. Three Sikh men — who have signed up for the...

Toys for Tots Christmas Celebration Brings Everyone Together

The University of Findlay hosted its 18th annual Toys for Tots Christmas Celebration on Thursday, December 1st. University students, faculty, and staff came together to celebrate the holidays and spend time with Santa. The annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive kicked off on November 14th, as students began collecting toys...
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Edward F. Palm: The double-edge sword of affirmative action

Way back in 1965, when I was a young enlisted Marine, I asked a gunnery sergeant an impertinent question: “Gunny, why is it you never see a Black officer?”. Gunny was not one to mince words: “Because we’re prejudiced, Palm. You got any other dumb questions?”. Indeed,...

Gabrielle Union (‘The Inspection’): ‘I just didn’t believe in myself enough to think I could pull it off’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

“The love had to be there because what was coming out of my mouth was so hateful,” declares Gabrielle Union about the experience of playing a homophobic mother in “The Inspection.” The film is the feature debut of writer and director Elegance Bratton, who based the film on his own experience as a Black, queer teenager who joins the Marine Corps after being rejected by his mother due to his sexuality. Tony and Emmy nominee Jeremy Pope stars as Ellis French, a stand-in for Bratton, while Union plays Ellis’s bigoted and cruel mother Inez. Union’s performance has earned her nominations for...

Marine Corps F-35 Damaged After Landing Gear Failure In Okinawa

A Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II's nose cone was damaged after making a quick landing in Okinawa, Japan, on Thursday, the service said. Maj. Roberto Martins, a spokesman for 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, told in an emailed statement on Thursday night that the pilot was flying out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and had to make a "precautionary landing" at Kadena Air Base "due to a suspected electrical issue."

Mechanicsburg company makes big Toys for Tots donation

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — On Thursday, a Cumberland County Company is making a big donation to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Employees at Groff’s six branches in Pennsylvania donated around 350 toys, filling two loader backhoes, and had a friendly competition that culminated in the building of 61 bikes that will be […]

Catalysts for a nature-based future

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2022 graduates. When you spend most of your time as a child in the same city, you become more aware of shifts in the landscape over time that aren’t always for the better. On one of a few trips home to Philadelphia after 20 years in the Marine Corps, Nick Heier noticed the anaerobic state of the creeks he used to spend time in. This was an initial spark that eventually brought him to Arizona State University for biomimicry and construction management.

Marine recruiter facing sexual assault charge; arrest warrant issued

UPDATE: The United States Marines recruiter who authorities allege used his position to have sex with an underage child was arrested and booked into the Independence County Sheriff’s Department this morning on a $20,000 bond. According to Region 8 News, two hours later, Weather had bonded out. (Click here for the Region 8 story.)