Talk:Marine Corps Base Quantico

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Amphibious Warfare School[edit]

Would this be an appropriate article to include a mention of the Amphibious Warfare School? It's mentioned in several articles but apparently we don't have any info on it. ·:·Will Beback ·:· 17:16, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Ghost town[edit]

Does anyone know about that ghost town wich was "adopted" as a special forces training center, I heard about it on the TV but I dont have any idea what its called, where it is, or if its even true.

    • I am only guessing but they are probably referring to the MOUT facility at the FBI academy to teach them about Urban Combat techniques. I don't know for sure though--Langloisrg 20:54, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

March 21, 2011 Bradley Manning Protests[edit]

From the Washington Post - Protesters Arrested Near Quantico:

    • As many as 30 protesters were arrested near Quantico Marine Corps Base on Sunday while calling for the release of Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of sharing a large cache of classified military intelligence with the Web site WikiLeaks.
    • The arrests of the protesters came at the end of a largely peaceful demonstration of about 400 people at Quantico. Among those arrested was Daniel Ellsberg, 72, a former military analyst who became nationally known after releasing the top-secret government documents called the Pentagon Papers to newspapers during the Vietnam War.

And some first-hand video footage. Seems notable. Objections? BeDooberUber (talk) 02:11, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure what the above is posted here for. The alleged perp was a soldier, not a marine. And there are generic protests going on all the time at various military installations which have nothing to do with the installation. If the soldier was stationed here, the accusations could probably merit one line.
30 people? They couldn't get more than 30 people? That might be worth an article someplace, just not here. Student7 (talk) 12:04, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

I made some fact changes to the protest line. The demonstrators were outside of one gate on Sunday, 20 March. - I do not feel that this should be a history item for Quantico. It especially shouldn't be under the "Establishing the Base" header. If someone wants to move / remove it, then great. (Kevin CBRN Defense (talk) 19:50, 25 April 2011 (UTC))

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that Quantico Station, Virginia be merged into Marine Corps Base Quantico. According to the Quantico Station article "Quantico Station is not in widespread local use, but is simply a name used by the Census Bureau to describe base housing on Marine Corps Base Quantico. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 11:07, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Opposed. There is something wrong with the Quantico Station article. The land there is privately owned. None of it is controlled by the military. It was (and is) the kernel around which the Marine Base formed. Civilians enter the Marine Gate to catch the train to DC and return the same way. They thereby have no privileges or rights on the Marine Corps base other than that of transit. An odd arrangement IMO.
Like most military, non-Virginia residents are counted as part of their home state, not as part of "Quantico CDP." Student7 (talk) 18:53, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
So badly wrong, that it may not be worth preserving. Go ahead and merge. Please let me know, so I can create new "town of Quantico" (or whatever, article. See, for example, Thanks. Student7 (talk) 19:00, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
I'll merge them. Is the town you're thinking of Quantico, Virginia. If it's also called "Quantico Station" then perhaps "Quantico Station, Virginia" should become a disambig. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 03:20, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for finding the correct one for me. Demonstrates the reasonableness of your suggestion, as well. Student7 (talk) 18:08, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Is Quantico Station an alternate name of the town? Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 02:51, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
As far as I know, it is a stop on the Metro, like "Pentagon City," or "Crystal City." Just the name of a metro station, not the name of the town, nor certainly not the name of where the military reside, which is the Base at Quantico.
Oddly, commuters may enter and exit the base for the sole reason of catching or departing the metro. They might have no other reason for transiting the base. Needless to say, if they are caught anywhere else, they would have "a problem." Student7 (talk) 15:18, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

How Big Is It?[edit]

The article says that it is 100 square miles, which is 64,000 acres. But the information box says that it is 1025 acres. Which is it? If I had to guess it would be the 100 square mile figure. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:06, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

The problem is using the CDP figures where people actually live, including the Marine living quarters and the private section in the "middle." The CDP is significantly smaller. The whole base (without the "doughnut hole in the middle" is about 55,000 acres. I tried to change this, but the wording needs to be changed as well to differentiate, since they are "both right" in a way. Student7 (talk) 20:30, 5 May 2014 (UTC)