Corporal Tabitha Bartley reaffirms her oath to the country during her 2013 reenlistment ceremony. Bartley, a Lafayette, Ind., native choose the Chesty Puller monument located at the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Va., for Puller's importance to the corps. (Photo Courtesy of Tabitha Bartley)
The Rucking Raiders were joined by Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia during their Marine Raider March on a portion of the 900 mile ruck on July 21, 2018, as they passed through Columbia, S.C. Marines and future Marines from RS Columbia joined the ruckers for 8 miles of their journey, to honor service members who lost their lives in a aircraft crash a year ago. To support the march, follow the Marine Raider Memorial March on Facebook and visit their website at http://www.ruckingraiders.com. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tabitha Bartley)
Gunnery Sergeant Matthew R. Phagan, the Music Technical Assistant with 6th Marine Corps District, speaks to attendees of the Drum Corps International at River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina, July 07, 2018. The Drum Corps International creates a stage for the Marine Corps to engage in education, competition, and the promotion of individual growth. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Private First Class Ryan A. Harder graduated Marine Corps recruit training June 29, 2018, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Harder was the Honor Graduate of platoon 2048. Harder was recruited by SSgt. Ray C. Littles from Recruiting Substation North Charleston. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Major Jason G. Ellis, Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Columbia, speaks to attendants of the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2018. The Marines took part in the battles won challenge trailer at the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race to spread awareness of the opportunities that the Marine Corps can provide. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Gunnery Sergeant Bryan Davis, staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Charlotte, observes an attendant of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Education Day participating in ammo-can lifts at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 28, 2018. The Marines took part in the Education Day at the CIAA to spread awareness and inform others of the opportunities the Marine Corps can provide. The Education Day assists recruiters by offering them different tools to reach students across the state. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Babineaux now works a civilian job in Virginia, and supervises 20-30 engine and flight line mechanic Marines in Beaufort, South Carolina during his periodic drill weekends. - Staff Sgt. Andre Babineaux, a Marine with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, is a prior active duty Marine who is now part of the Marine Corps Reserves. Babineaux now works a civilian job in Virginia, and supervises 20-30 engine and flight line mechanic Marines in Beaufort, South Carolina during his periodic drill weekends.
The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship is a highly competitive and sought after opportunity available to those interested in serving as Navy or Marine Corps officers. - Isaiah Morton, a Clover, South Carolina native, is awarded the Naval Reserve Training Corps Scholarship.
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