Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

March, 2004

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MarCorSysCom demos new gear on Depot March 19, 2004 — The Infantry Combat Equipment team from Marine Corps Systems Command was aboard the Depot March 11 to show off improvements and replacements currently being made to the Corps' combat gear. While bulletproof vests and bug repellant utilities may seem like gear from a James Bond movie, Lt. Col. Gabe Patricio, project manager, ICE, said these and MORE
DOL awards certificates through apprenticeship program March 19, 2004 — For active duty Marines and sailors who are considering a career in their present occupational field when they transition out of the military, there is a program available for enlisted personnel that may certify them for the experience they have already obtained. The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program is a registered apprenticeship MORE
Parris Island band marches in St. Patrick's parade March 19, 2004 — The Parris Island Marine Corps Band traveled to Hilton Head Sunday to represent the Corps in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. An estimated 20,000 people lined Pope Avenue to watch the parade, many traveling from hours away to see what has become one of the largest St. Patrick's Day celebrations in South Carolina. "We drove all the way up here MORE
National Nutrition Month reminds Tri-Command to get healthy March 19, 2004 — Winter is over and spring has usually begun once March rolls around, invoking thoughts of outdoor activity and days spent on the beach. With that in mind, good nutrition is necessary for people wanting to get their bodies “swimsuit-ready” for the warm months ahead. Every March since 1973, the American Dietetic Association has been educating MORE
The Armed Forces Retirement Home: where your 50 cents goes March 19, 2004 — Many enlisted service members probably do not realize that they are helping support the oldest military retirement homes in the nation. Perhaps if they gave their Leave and Earnings Statement a little closer look, they would discover that the 50 cents deducted out of their paycheck every month actually helps more than 1,600 military veterans enjoy MORE
Depot ATCs earn recognition in national awareness month March 5, 2004 — National Athletic Trainers Month, an event created to bring awareness to the profession, will kick off with a new theme this month, Injury Treatment: Early care speeds recovery. With a theme that supports the military lifestyle and Depot Certified Athletic Trainers in speeding the recovery of recruits and permanent personnel alike, promoting MORE
Depot Marines deploy;19 Marines have already gone to OIF 2 and OEF; officials expect more will follow.; March 5, 2004 — Within the last four months, 19 Depot Marines have been tasked as individual augments and have shipped out for a six-month deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2 and Operation Enduring Freedom. Out of the 19, most of the Marines are filling billets in the Battalion Advance Team as advisors for the new Iraqi Army MORE
Marine awarded Bronze Star March 5, 2004 — The staff secretary for Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division received a Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in Iraq at the II Marine Expeditionary Force headquarters building on April 4. The award was presented by Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, commanding general, 2nd Marine Division, with many in attendance for the ceremony. Lt. Col. MORE
DeCA implements new bounced check policy March 5, 2004 — Shoppers who write bad checks at the commissary may soon see money deducted from their bank accounts on payday. The Defense Commissary Agency recently implemented a policy for collecting money owed on customers' returned checks. Before the new policy, commissary officials had to make two attempts to collect the money through an individual's bank, MORE
ICE reps encourage use of 'electronic suggestion box' March 5, 2004 — With the simple click of a button, anyone with access to the Internet can rate more than 100 services provided aboard the Depot. From All Points Travel to Youth Sports, this "electronic suggestion box" is intended to improve the quality of life for all active duty, reserve and retired military, DoD civilians, their families, as well as visitors MORE

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