Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

September, 2004

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From the streets of Los Angeles to the swamps of Parris Island;Marine makes most of opportunity September 24, 2004 — Growing up on the tough streets of Los Angeles and losing both of her parents in a tragic accident before the age of 3, Gunnery Sgt. Nichelle A. Mason, November Co. first sergeant, 4th RTBn., learned from an early age to take advantage of every opportunity. One of those opportunities came when Mason was a senior in high school. The Armed Services MORE
Pvt. Brett Parker joins brother Clay Aiken as 'American Idol' September 19, 2004 — Volunteering their time and helping others is a large part of many Americans lives, but as they grow and mature, the way in which they choose to contribute to society can differ a great deal. Some do their part by making monetary donations to charities while others become members of their local police force or fire department as a way to give back MORE
Spice up your night with some Salsa September 17, 2004 — They move to the rhythm, repeating a pattern of six steps danced over eight counts of music. The couples exhaust themselves with a fiery embrace, twisting in small movements accompanied by the sounds of Latin beats. The dance is Salsa, and one distinct advantage of knowing how is that you can be as suave as Don Juan himself. Staff Sgt. Jon Lee, MORE
Depot prepares for Defense Travel System September 10, 2004 — In an effort to ease the official travel process for military personnel, the Department of Defense will be implementing the new Defense Travel System aboard the Depot in fiscal year 2005. To help explain this transition, representatives from Headquarters Marine Corps arrived Aug. 30. The current system in use involves a mound of paperwork and MORE
Parris Island NFCU named 'Credit Union of the Year' September 10, 2004 — After years of hard work and dedication within the community, Navy Federal Credit Union's Parris Island member service center was recently named the Department of the Navy's "Credit Union of the Year." The Parris Island branch, which has been nominated for the past seven years in a row, competed among 26 other member service centers to receive top MORE
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society provides aid for Marines, sailors in need September 10, 2004 — The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society was formed 100 years ago to help the widows and orphans of Marines and sailors. Today it still holds true to the cause of helping Marines, sailors and their families. Not only does it still hold true to its original cause, but the society has also adapted to better serve today's service members by preparing them MORE
OIF veteran reflects on Iraq deployments September 10, 2004 — For Marines, deployment means leaving friends, family and home, but it also means a singular mission focus. With the call of duty, husbands, wives and children are left alone. Saying good-bye is never easy and does not get easier the more it happens. Such was the experience of Gunnery Sgt. Joseph W. Simpson, Service Co. first sergeant, H&SBn., who MORE
Third-generation Marine carries on family tradition September 10, 2004 — Recruit Nicholas Mink graduates today. His family came to see their second son, third-generation Marine, graduate from recruit training at Parris Island. The new Marine has taken his first step toward carrying on the legacy set by his brother, father and grandfather. His grandfather enlisted and served time in Korea, attaining the rank of corporal, MORE
Patriot Day honors 9-11 anniversary September 10, 2004 — "Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts ... these acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong." These words spoken by President George W. Bush in his address to the nation on MORE
PMO augments take a shot at Beaufort County Range September 3, 2004 — The Parris Island Provost Marshal's Office augmentees participated in a Familiarization Fire with MCAS and Depot Military Police personnel at the Beaufort County Range Aug. 24. The training, with the Benelli M1014 semi-automatic shotgun and the Beretta M-9 pistol, increased the shooters' comfort level with weapons that they may have to use in the MORE

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