Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

January, 2004

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Coast Guard soaks up PI experience January 30, 2004 — Three United States Coast Guard drill instructors, known in their service as company commanders, arrived aboard the Depot Sunday, to begin a six-day visit of Parris Island. Chiefs Steve Hoagland, Dave Barkalow and Crystal Sparks traveled from USCG Training Center Cape May, N.J., to gather some ideas by observing Marine Corps recruit training that MORE
Depot bikers team up for special fundraiser January 30, 2004 — A high-performance sportbike motorcycle group, made up of Tri-Command Marines and sailors, helped raise money for area Special Olympic athletes at Specialty Motor Sports in Bluffton Jan. 17. The group, Endangered Species, lured in motorists with their bike display and hand-made signs, accepting donations to raise approximately $1,000 in a four-hour MORE
DeCA celebrates Commissary Month January 30, 2004 — Throughout history, commissaries have played an important role in the quality of life of service members and their families by providing groceries at cost to military personnel, retirees, guard, reserve and their family members; savings of more than 30 percent when compared to commercial grocery prices; and serving as an integral component of the MORE
Fabric repair workers weave esprit de corps January 30, 2004 — In a tiny room above Depot Laundry, three individuals function behind-the-scenes as one of Parris Island's most integral units. From recruit training platoons to personal keepsakes, the Fabric Repair Shop is responsible for creating every guidon that flies aboard the Depot. "We are very important to Depot operations," said Laverne Johnson, civilian MORE
Depot serves up first Civilian Marine Breakfast January 30, 2004 — With a hearty tray of eggs, waffles and pastries, 291 Depot civil service workers gathered for the first Civilian Marine Breakfast at the WFTBn. Mess Hall Jan. 21. The purpose of the meeting was to build camaraderie among civilians and Marines, conduct professional education and pass on pertinent information to the civilian Marines aboard the MORE
NHB trains Tri-Command incident response teams January 30, 2004 — Naval Hospital Beaufort held a class in Critical Incident Stress Management at the Heritage Center Jan. 22 - 23. Commander Bryce E. Lefever, head of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program in Norfolk, Va., instructed students on methods used by Critical Incident Response Teams, and during a Combat Stress Debriefings, in the operational theater. MORE
Scholarships help military children pay college tuition January 23, 2004 — Time is running out to mail in applications for the Scholarships for Military Children Program, which awards $1,500 scholarships to children of military personnel. Applications for the scholarship must be received by the nearest commissary no later than close of business Feb. 18. The program, sponsored by the Defense Commissary Agency and Fisher MORE
Depot Armorers aim for perfection, tighten operations January 23, 2004 — "I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel." This sentence, from Maj. Gen. William H. Rupertus' "My Rifle," has, at one time or another, been engrained into the mind of every Marine. For Depot armorers, who account for thousands of weapons at the Depot Armory every day, this sentence is not MORE
Vehicle repairs made easy, affordable with Depot Auto Skills Center January 23, 2004 — Whether it is a simple oil change or completely rebuilding a car's engine, the Auto Skills Development Center has everything needed to help get anyone's vehicle up and running. For a nominal fee of $2 - $3 per hour, active duty and reserve service members, DoD civilians and their family members can access all of the services available at the MORE
Recruit 'picks up' where left off, with same senior DI January 23, 2004 — "We started together, we're going to finish together," is a well-known motivational cadence that echoes from the mouths of recruits as they hike long miles on their strenuous trek to become Marines. For Recruit Lee Magouirk and his senior drill instructor, this cadence rings especially true. On Training Day 48, a little more than two weeks before MORE

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