Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

September, 2003

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Corps working to improve female uniforms September 19, 2003 — Female Marines would normally agree that one uniform size does not fit all; however, for years they have had to deal with wearing smaller men's sizes, which, in many cases, were still too big. That is why the Marine Corps Systems Command Clothing Team started testing out new types of female-specific camouflage utilities and tan-colored jungle MORE
Recon screening tests abilities of Depot Marines September 19, 2003 — Recruiters from 2nd Force Reconnaissance Co., Fleet Marine Force Atlantic tested the mental and physical endurance of four Depot Marines Sept. 12 to see if they have what it takes to become members of 2nd Force Recon, a small unit of highly-trained Marines that is considered by many to be one of the world's most elite special forces. In order to MORE
Hurricane preparation key to survival September 19, 2003 — Realizing that they just had a near miss with a destructive hurricane, Depot personnel and their families should ensure that they are properly prepared for future storms. Families should now ask themselves, "Are we ready?" There are many resources available that can both educate and prepare a family for dealing with a hurricane's destructive force. MORE
Depot marksmen continue dominance September 19, 2003 — Parris Island Marine marksmen have a strong history in the Competition-in-Arms program, winning numerous team and individual awards in Eastern Division Matches and Marine Corps Matches.  The long list of distinguished shooters includes Marines who are currently stationed here, such as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Martin Dankanich, Sgt. Joshua Hughes, MORE
'Band of Brothers' includes a sister September 19, 2003 — "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother," wrote William Shakespeare in Henry V. This verse is often used to help describe the bond that is shared between all Marines, past and present. It also carries a special meaning for one recruit who chose to follow in her two older brothers' MORE
Marine continues family legacy, becomes 14th member in Corps September 19, 2003 — Private First Class Ben Pidgeon, Platoon 3072, Lima Co., 3rd RTBn., will march across the Peatross Parade Deck today to become the 14th member of his family to serve in the Marine Corps. Since birth, Pidgeon has been amidst the Marine Corps, moving from duty station to duty station every three years while his father, Gunnery Sgt. Ben Pidgeon MORE
Red Cross, NDC train volunteer dental assistants September 12, 2003 — Applications are currently being accepted to fill 20 available spots for volunteers to receive free dental assistant training, starting Oct. 6, courtesy of the American Red Cross. The Red Cross Volunteer Dental Assistant Program equips military spouses with basic dentistry skills through six months of on-the-job training at the Depot Naval Dental MORE
Hispanic Heritage Month honors culture September 12, 2003 — Each year, from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, America honors the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make to our nation by observing National Hispanic Heritage Month. With 21,653 enlisted Marines of Hispanic origin, according to the 2002 Marines Almanac, this time holds special meaning for many Depot personnel and their families. MORE
WMA thanks disabled vets for selfless service September 12, 2003 — Members of the Phyllis Alexander Chapter of the Women Marines Association found true meaning in the words "The price of freedom is visible here" when they visited the Ralph Johnson Medical Center Department of Veteran Affairs in Charleston Saturday, to provide company and a home-cooked meal for the disabled veterans. Walking down the corridor MORE
MCL seeks members for area chapter September 12, 2003 — In an effort to charter a Marine Corps League Detachment aboard the Depot, a free Kick-Off Social will be held Sept. 17 at Traditions in the Officers' Lounge starting at 5 p.m. for all prospective members. All Marines and Fleet Marine Force Navy Corpsman, past and present, are invited to attend the first of a series of socials, designed to gauge MORE

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