Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

October, 2004

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Depot runners stretch legs for Marine Corps Marathon October 31, 2004 — Twenty-six point two miles is the number that anyone who participated in the Marine Corps Marathon was thinking about long and hard while they trained and prepared themselves for the race. The Tri-Command area is home to many who participated in the 26.2-mile marathon, including three who work and train at the Depot's Drill Instructor School. MORE
After 18 years, Gunny gets to drill field October 29, 2004 — The 20-year mark is a destination for many Marines, they seek to reach that plateau and retire. For some Marines, the last couple of years may be the golden opportunity to relax and reflect on a career that lay behind them. For Gunnery Sgt. Solomon J. Reed, lead series gunnery sergeant, Mike Co., 3rd RTBn., the challenge to stay active was never MORE
The meaning of 'Oorah' traced back to its roots October 29, 2004 — "Oorah!" Marines hear it each and every day. Ingrained into Marine minds since boot camp, this distinctly Marine call is barked back and forth in an almost endless stream of motivation. However, take a step back and ask that Marine, "where did 'Oorah' come from exactly?"   The answer is rarely the same. Countless stories abound regarding the MORE
Recruits trace path to Crucible through nightfire training October 22, 2004 — Training Day 50 - The days have begun to drag on...they never seem to end. Today they made us march all around this island, but now I guess the best thing to do is keep our heads up and our eyes open. The flares fill the night sky with light so bright, I thought it would never fade, but then suddenly it was gone. There is darkness again, and I am MORE
Retired Marines gather for Yemassee Train Depot Reunion October 22, 2004 — A group of nervous recruits wait at the Yemassee train station, Yemassee, S.C., for the final leg of their journey to Parris Island. The date is 1942, and soon these new recruits will be Marines fighting in the Pacific theater against the Japanese forces in efforts to stop the Japanese advance through the Pacific Islands. Now an Amtrak stop, the MORE
World War II drill instructors reunite at Parris Island for last time October 22, 2004 — For 23 years, the World War II drill instructors reunion has gathered at Parris Island to remember past accomplishments and revive some of the splendor of their youth. The glory days they spent on the Depot showing young men how to become Marines may long be a thing of the past, but the Marines still remember it as if it were yesterday. Led by MORE
21 years later, Depot Marine recalls experiences of Beirut bombing October 22, 2004 — While the majority of Marines from 1st Bn., 8th Marines, lied in their racks and slept on the morning of Oct. 23, 1983, none of them could have imagined the horrors that would unfold.  At 6:22 a.m., a truck loaded with 2,000 pounds of explosives roared through the gates of the U.S. Marine Corps' barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. Once inside, the truck MORE
Battle Color Detachment dazzles crowd with pop, precision October 19, 2004 — The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, together known as the Battle Colors Detachment from Marine Barracks 8th and I, Washington, performed at the Peatross Parade Deck Oct. 19. As melodious notes flew out of the instruments played by the prestigious Marines, an MORE
Drill instructor awarded for valor in Iraq October 15, 2004 — When Sgt. Jonathon Novak completed drill instructor school and took on his first platoon of recruits, he knew what was important to stress to them during the training cycle - discipline. He had seen first hand in combat what can happen when discipline slips even for a moment. Distinguishing himself in combat, Novak, a drill instructor with Platoon MORE
Saigon embassy Marines reunite at Parris Island October 15, 2004 — April 29, 1975, just before daybreak, North Vietnamese Army tanks began to roll into the South Vietnamese city of Saigon, signaling the beginning of the end for American forces in Vietnam. Only a handful of Marine Security Guards were left to defend the American Embassy against the rapidly approaching NVA and Viet Cong forces while Marines, embassy MORE

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