Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

August, 2004

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Depot Marine awarded Bronze Star August 27, 2004 — A Depot Marine was awarded the Bronze Star with combat "V" March 17 for courageous acts in Operation Iraqi Freedom. First Lt. Matt Zummo, assistant series commander, Special Training Company, stood before Brig. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region, and a formation of his MORE
Dental Corps celebrates 92nd birthday August 27, 2004 — Standing side by side with the Marine Corps and wearing the same uniform with as much pride as Marines, the Parris Island Navy personnel have played a key role in helping Parris Island train recruits to become Marines. Established in August of 1912, the Naval Dental Corps has now completed its 92nd year in notable existence. They have supported the MORE
Marines could deploy at any moment, but are they ready? August 27, 2004 — Every Marine is aware of the common goal of achieving mission readiness, but are they really ready? As Marines return from deployment to Iraq and elsewhere, it begs the question, "how ready are you to face the challenges of a unanticipated deployment or assignment from Parris Island?" For Staff Sgt. Gerald Fenton, line staff noncommissioned officer MORE
Global defense posture set to change over next decade August 27, 2004 — As battles continue to be fought in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan, the concentration of troops in those areas has played a crucial role in the allied forces successes thus far. But, some ask if American forces are really needed in such heavy numbers outside the U.S. During the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign MORE
Yellow Footprints Detachment awards 1st scholarship August 20, 2004 — In a brief ceremony, the Yellow Footprints Detachment of the Marine Corps League awarded its first ever scholarship to a local high school senior at the Four Winds Club Aug. 10. During their monthly meeting, the detachment welcomed Heather Baxter, a senior at Beaufort High School, and presented her with a $500 scholarship to put toward furthering MORE
Corps prepares to transition from Marine green to 'coyote brown' shirts, socks August 20, 2004 — In service for more than two years now, the tan "no-shine" combat boots have rapidly taken hold as the Marine Corps norm, with the only black on most Marines' feet in the form of their socks - for now anyways. Soon, the traditional black boot socks issued to most Marines will be found few and far between in the Corps, as coyote brown socks ease MORE
48 years later, barbershop duo continues to keep Marines looking sharp August 20, 2004 — The haircut a Marine gets can vary only within the realm of zero to three inches in length, which is the limit set by the Marine Corps. This  happens to be the area in which Stewart Johnson and Melvin Cooler have spent the last 48 years of their lives. In 1956, Stewart Johnson came to Parris Island, not to undertake recruit training, but to cut MORE
Former Marine goes from 'devil dog' to 'devil doc' August 20, 2004 — Since he was six years old, Richard O'Neal Lynch has had a dream to become a doctor. After joining the Marine Corps in November 1989 and attending recruit training with Charlie Co., 1st RTBn. aboard Parris Island, Lynch still clung tightly to his childhood dream and aspiration. "I still had the dream of becoming a physician even after the MORE
Hurricane Charley: what went right, wrong August 20, 2004 — Hurricane Charley left Florida in a state of disarray, and was then supposed to make an appearance along the coastline of South Carolina. With the possibility of evacuation all too real, it missed Parris Island and left behind a surprisingly sunny day. Just because the devastation missed the Depot, it does not mean that residents should be MORE
TRICARE improves information access August 20, 2004 — In an effort to improve the way service members access the information regarding their benefits, TRICARE's new contracts have recently undergone a few changes. Once the new contracts were set in place Aug. 1, TRICARE began to make changes to their system of providing information to their members. Gone are the local numbers that one would call to MORE

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