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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Join TRICARE in Supporting Mental Wellness During Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted: May 26, 2015

Mental health care is an important yearlong priority for the Military Health System. While we always encourage our beneficiaries to raise their awareness and take advantage of their mental health benefits, during May, TRICARE and the MHS are recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Sunday 05/24/2015
‘Please enjoy responsibly,’ tips to keep you safe this summer
Posted: May 24, 2015

With the weather warming up and Memorial Day weekend approaching, people will be spending more time outside and engaging in activities that can threaten life, limb and property. A major concern for Marines, sailors and their families is the possibility of drowning, particularly since nearly all Marine Corps and Navy installations are located along the water.

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Fredericksburg runner wins Marine Corps Historic Half
Posted: May 24, 2015

The U.S. Marines joined U.S. Congressman Rob Whitman and “NCIS” television star David McCallum in hosting the second-largest Marine Corps Historic Half Sunday with 7,777 total finishers completing the Historic Half marathon, Historic 10K and Semper Fred 5K events.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Free shuttles offered during Marine Corps Historic Half event weekend
Updated: May 14, 2015 - 9:58 am

The Marine Corps Historic Half and the City of Fredericksburg will welcome thousands of participants and spectators to Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend hosted this weekend, May 16-17. Road closures will only be in effect on Sunday. Free shuttle services will be offered post event for runners of the Historic 10K and Semper Fred 5K and for spectators throughout Marine Corps Historic Half day.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
New course and wild obstacles call for ‘filthy fun’ aboard Quantico
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 7:27 am

Fast-becoming a rite of passage on Marine Corps Base Quantico each summer, runners wanting to get down and dirty and into the mud are quickly registering for Run Amuck, the Marine Corps Marathon’s answer to raucous, roaring, running fun. This year’s event June 13 is currently open for registration at www.marinemarathon.com.

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Saturday 05/09/2015
Glow belts, vests no longer required for mid-day PT
Posted: May 09, 2015

As of April 23 the requirement to wear a reflective belt or vest at all times while running, walking or bicycling, has been amended: belts or vests are only required during the hours of 4 p.m. through 8 a.m. and during periods of reduced visibility (rain, fog, snow) aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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Thursday 05/07/2015
Potomac River Festival takes place under sunny skies
Posted: May 07, 2015

With temperatures in the low 70s and clear, sunny skies, May 2 was the perfect day for the Potomac River Festival, which was organized by the Quantico Yacht Club, town of Quantico and Marine Corps Base Quantico. The commodore of the club, Charles Hazard, said he hopes to make it an annual event.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Children’s program aims to curb obesity, boost nutrition
Posted: May 05, 2015

As concerns persist over ever-rising obesity levels among American children, the Defense Department will bolster its Healthy Children programs to weave fitness, nutrition and tobacco-free living into military children’s curriculum, a Pentagon official told DOD News.

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Top Shot of the Week

Corps’ ‘oldest continuously published newspaper’enters 80th year, ready for more

Today marks the 80th birthday of the Quantico Sentry, the oldest continuously published newspaper in the Marine Corps. Although the first issue is, in all probability, lost to the ages, above is pictured a microfilm copy of the front page of the second issue, published June 7, 1935. The current editorial staff of Marines, civilians and contractors is proud to take our place in a long, unbroken line of service to the mission of the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Base Quantico. We look forward to our next 80 years of editorial excellence and vigilant duty. To see back issues of the Quantico Sentry, historical or those that will become historical, visit the library at the Gray Research Center at Marine Corps University.

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