Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

August, 2002

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Rappel Marines tower above regular training August 23, 2002 — As the sun comes up over the tree line, recruits routinely are greeted with one of the most terrifying sights they encounter while on the Depot. Standing before them lies a 47-foot monster of a tower recruits must conquer before making their way to the Peatross Parade Deck to collect their Eagle, Globe and Anchor. It is here where they must MORE
Depot's history enters cyberspace August 23, 2002 — The idea of museums being nothing but old artifacts collecting dust is being changed by the Parris Island Museum, with the help of some graduate students from Connecticut. The Parris Island Museum, in conjunction with Quinnipiac University, launched a new website to bring a virtual representation of the history stored inside the museum to the MORE
Ukrainian, battle-tested soldier joins Corps' band of brothers August 23, 2002 — Forty years ago, soldiers from the Soviet Union who came to the United States would have been considered defectors - today they're considered "prior service." Lance Corporal Peter Tenenika, Platoon 1062, Delta Co., 1st RTBn, served two years in the Ukrainian Army before coming to the United States and graduating a Marine Aug. 16. Tenenika was MORE
Storytelling chairs brighten up Beaufort August 23, 2002 — The Arts Council of Beaufort County is presenting a children's exhibit at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort's Arts Gallery through Thursday. The Gullah storytelling chairs exhibit has been on display since Aug. 5. It is free and open to the public between the hours of 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. weekdays only. Children from the Beaufort MORE
Resident Marine hero,3-war veteran dies August 23, 2002 — A Marine veteran of three wars recently died of congestive heart failure at his Savannah, Ga., home. Lieutenant General John McLaughlin fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam during his 36-year career in the Marine Corps. The Depot's burial detail rendered McLaughlin full military honors at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Savannah, before he MORE
Shutterbugs 're-focus' on combat skills August 16, 2002 — Every Marine is a rifleman, but a special breed of Marine shoots with more than just a weapon, as two depot Marines proved Aug. 6-7. Lance Cpls. Jared Hanson and Joseph Sarabia, CVIC photographers, ventured to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., to train with other combat photographers and videographers on how to adapt their photographic and MORE
Self-service finance website puts Marines in charge August 16, 2002 — Anyone who's ever run out of patience waiting for a leave and earnings statement or to start or change an allottment, knows the process can sometimes be time consuming and inconvenient. To help speed it up, the Defense Finance Accounting System Office has set up the Employee/Member Self-Service System website to allow personnel to access certain MORE
Fighter pilot Fisk soars into command billet August 16, 2002 — Long before taking the reins of Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Capt. Michael D. Fisk was dealing with massive amounts of horsepower; the throttle of an F/A-18 "Hornet." The son of an Air Force pilot, Fisk was born and bred for the cockpit. "Ever since I was little, I couldn't see myself doing anything else," said Fisk. MORE
Depot lithographer tackles Green Belt Instructor Course August 16, 2002 — The stereotypical Marine is a muscular, young, clean-cut man standing 6-feet tall with big biceps and tight abs. The stereotype of a martial arts instructor is likely more extreme. Combine the two and you have an individual with godlike attributes. While Depot Reproduction Marine, Lance Cpl. Robert E. Feliz' 5-foot, 5-inch, 130-pound frame hardly MORE
Clothing's proficiency improves with scanner August 9, 2002 — The depot's Clothing Issue is now the proud owner of a new piece of equipment that will enable it to step up its proficiency in nearly all categories. The equipment, made by Cyberware, is appropriately named the Whole Body Scanner. It produces three-dimensional images of a person's body by utilizing four laser scanners placed on four sides of the MORE

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