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<br /> GROWING THE FORCE TO 202K > 22 FROm THE TRENCHEs > 44<br /> the corps’ official magazine | www.marineS.mil | aPr.maY.JUn 2009<br /> Keeping Standards<br /> HIGH<br /> reCrUiTiNG dUriNG ECONOMIC HARDSHIP<br /> semper fidelis<br /> ON POINT<br /> staff sgt. nathan schoemer, a Marine water survival<br /> combat instructor and former senior drill instructor<br /> at Marine Corps recruit Depot san Diego, puts his former<br /> recruit, lance Cpl. nathan goens, into a chokehold.<br /> goens came out victorious in this bout.<br /> location: marine Corps reCrUit depot san diego<br /> PhotograPher: pfC. miChael t. gams<br /> The Corps’ offiCial Magazine<br /> april May june 2009<br /> vol.38 | no.3<br /> www.marines.mil/marinesmagazine<br /> Commandant of the marine Corps<br /> Gen. James t. Conway<br /> sgt. maj. of the marine Corps<br /> Sgt. Maj. Carlton W. 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Brady a. </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=16"> BY Lance cpL. nichoLe R. WeRLing Our focus will </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=17"> DETROIT - on of the most highly visible ruins of </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=18"> BElOW// BUFORD, Ga. - Recruiter Sgt. Ward m. cole</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=19"> aPr.MaY.JUn 2009 17</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=20"> 18 www.Marines.Mil</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=21"> NEW YORK - Sgt. Agapito Ogaldez, a recruiter stat</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=22"> DETROIT - a block of abandoned businesses and hom</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=23"> BElOW// MaNSFIElD, Ohio - Sgt. Jhomara Joint, a d</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=24"> 22 www.Marines.Mil</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=25"> In 2007, the MarIne Corps announCed It would “Gro</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=26"> We accomplisheD our recruiting mission, achieved </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=27"> ARLINGTON, Va.– Since the onset of the Global War</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=28"> Staff Sgt. Jimmy Bention Thro</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=29"> NEW YORK - There are 14 substations that fall und</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=30"> Sgt. angel J. VelaSquez In order to sup</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=31"> “TheRe aRe oveR 300 millioN Sgt. Randall a. Clin</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=32"> 3300 www.Marines.Mil HOT AND HAZY Marines in t</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=33"> apr.May.jun 2009 31</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=34"> corps lore By CpL. BryaN G. Lett WWII: MARIN</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=35"> knowledge test MILITARY SYMBOLS Do these sym</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=36"> on liberty </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=37"> Below, Staff Sgt. tim Chambers renders a long sal</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=38"> on liberty oUt aNd aboUt StOry aND pHOtOS By LaN</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=39"> a member of the kids’ attention the whole</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=40"> CORPS SHOTS </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=41"> ‘DEATH FROM ABOVE’ Corps’ premiere air-Controller</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=42"> </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=43"> With all the contingencies a </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=44"> Lance cpL. Stephen c. BenSon A Marine from 2nd M</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=45"> CS CONTINUED PACKIng UP </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=46"> from the trenches “We destroyed the big tar</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=47"> u.s. marines maintain security as other marines a</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=48"> ftt ConTinuEd </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=49"> lanCE Cpl. Jason hErnandEZ Cpl. david Valdes, an</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=50"> ftt ConTinuEd Cpl. riChard blumEnsTEin combat r</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=51"> jan.feb.Mar 2009 49</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=52"> ftt ConTinuEd soldiers with 1st Company, Com</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=53"> BiGGeR, stRONGeR, tOUGheR 7Th iraqi army diVision</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=54"> PROGRAM PROfile MISSIon // </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=55"> PROGRAM SPECS 29 Marines work at the EFV </a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=56"> MAKE IT RAIN Cannon cockers with Kilo Battery, 3r</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=57"> 055 a</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=58"> bOOndOGGle htS ReSeRVeD; Right: Sgt. MaRK faylOg</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=59"> tailend charlie Sgt. James e. glendening, an assi</a> <a title="Vol. 38, No. 3 - Q 2, 2009 - Keeping Standards High page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b527ecea?page=60"> </a>