Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

August, 2003

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New recruit clothing issue changes go into effect in Oct August 22, 2003 — Beginning in October, Marine Corps recruits will receive an altered seabag issue to include four significant changes, but these changes are not scheduled to affect current Marines until fiscal years 2005 and 2006.The changes include:* A move from brass to gold plated buckles, tie clasps, insignia and buttons.* A reduction in the number of men's and MORE
Messhall jazzes up healthy new foods August 15, 2003 — The H&SBn. Messhall is one of six Marine Corps messhalls participating in an experimental 21-day menu designed to offer a wide variety of healthy alternatives to Marines and sailors. The menu, which was implemented Aug. 1, is a direct result of a survey that was sent out earlier this year by Sodexho, the food service provider that replaced Marine MORE
Retired gunny beautifies PI Museum with love of art August 15, 2003 — Walking through the Parris Island Museum, it would be hard to imagine the walls without historical paintings and its rooms devoid of the detailed miniature models that tell the Marine Corps story with every hand-painted figurine and battle scene. That was how it looked two years ago, before one man's love of art helped turn the museum into one of MORE
Back to school means opportunities for Parris Island personnel, families August 15, 2003 — As the summer winds down, children and adults prepare for school to start. Many Depot Marines and sailors have set a goal of furthering their education while on active duty. Often, many family members also have aspirations of receiving a college degree. The Depot Education Office, in conjunction with local colleges and universities, works to MORE
Marine Corps' 15th Sgt. Maj. returns 'home' August 15, 2003 — Returning to Parris Island after nearly two years, Sgt. Maj. John L. Estrada, former Sergeant Major of Recruit Training Regiment, and recently-appointed 15th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, toured the Depot Aug. 5, to observe training and address the Marines. Estrada, who assumed his current post as Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps June 26, MORE
Bulgarian soldier takes on Drill Instructor School August 8, 2003 — Most Marines attending Drill Instructor School will remember the rigorous training as one of the biggest challenges in their lives. With a tough physical training regimen, an even tougher staff and a demanding academic schedule, these three months are anything but easy. For Staff Sgt. Yavor Behar, DI School presents one obstacle other students MORE
PMO, PIFD rescue vacationers August 8, 2003 — A 26-foot Bayliner sank near the Depot Criminal Investigation Division pier at 3 p.m., July 30, after four-foot swells filled the boat with water, leaving the two adults and four teenagers on board stranded on the oyster bed under the dock. Personnel from the Depot Provost Marshal's Office, along with the Parris Island Fire Department and the MORE
Depot Facilities Maintenance keeps Parris Island 'afloat' August 8, 2003 — It's 3 a.m. and your toilet is clogged; you don't have a plunger and the water is filling up fast. Before you, like your toilet, go over the edge, remember that there is always someone on standby equipped for these kinds of emergency situations. When residents aboard the Depot have a problem with their plumbing, air conditioning or electricity, MORE
New ISMT-E brings better range to shooters August 8, 2003 — The Depot's Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT) recently received a technological upgrade when its old system was replaced with the ISMT-E, a superior system that is designed to better prepare both recruits and permanent personnel for rifle range qualification. The ISMT-E is a Window's 98 based/digital system, while the old system was a MORE
Two Depot shooters hit black at recent pistol nationals competition August 8, 2003 — One shot, one kill, has been part of the Marine Corps' unwritten marksmanship syllabus since its birth in 1775, and has proven to be an invaluable mantra for Devil Dogs in conflicts throughout the Corps' history. Recently, Sgt. Joshua Hughes and Cpl. James Ruiz used that code, not in the far-off, sweltering deserts of the Middle East, but in the MORE

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