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Making of a U.S. Marine Officer / Urban Warfare

April 6, 2011


Date: 04/06/2011 Location: Quantico, Virginia Description: Foreign Press Center tour to Quantico, Virginia to cover Marine officer trainees practicing urban warfare tactics in a mock Afghan village. - State Dept Image

April 6, 2011; Quantico, Virginia
Contact: Military Liaison Officer Andrew Strike
Telephone: 202-504-6356; email: strikeap2@state.gov 

Eighteen foreign journalists from 16 countries visited Marine Corps Base Quantico on Wednesday,  April 6, 2011 for a half-day reporting tour on the “Making of a U.S. Marine Officer / Urban Warfare." Media covered Marine officer trainees practicing urban warfare tactics in a mock Afghan village.  They also interviewed trainees about their reasons for joining the Marines and the prospect of serving in Afghanistan.