Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

October, 2005

Corps’ top enlisted talks current issues with Marines and recruits on Parris Island October 28, 2005 — Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps John L. Estrada visited with Parris Island Marines Oct. 19 to discuss the vital role the Recruit Depot plays in “making Marines.” Estrada spent time talking with the Marines about the importance of training and education, the changing responsibilities of younger Marines and the role Parris Island is playing in MORE
Video teleconference brings father, son together October 28, 2005 — A recent recruit training graduate received a special opportunity at the Peatross Parade Deck Oct. 21. Private First Class Chris Phibbs, a graduate of Platoon 3094, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, is the son of a deployed Marine, Master Sgt. Mike Holcomb, in Al Asad, Iraq. Thanks to modern technology, Holcomb would be able to view MORE
H&SBn NCOs battle for battalion trophy October 20, 2005 — The H&SBn. NCO Challenge pitted the non-commissioned officers of Headquarters and Service Co.'s against each other in a street-basketball battle Aug. 27 that included rim-rocking dunks, high-flying action and ankle-breaking moves just this side of a SportsCenter highlight reel. Before the games began, however, Sgt. Diedrik McDonald, from the MORE
Parris Island awarded for energy conservation October 14, 2005 — Parris Island was recently awarded for its efforts to save on the costs of its power, water and other forms of energy. According to a newsletter from Carl Zeigler, energy program manager with Headquarters Marine Corps, the Depot was recognized with a blue level achievement for its significant energy conservation program by the Secretary of the MORE
Headquarters & Service Battalion Marines swim, bike, climb and run their way through the Amazing Race October 6, 2005 — Sweat soaked through their clothing and muscles began to weaken, but each team of Marines from Headquarters and Service Battalion managed to find just enough strength to cross the finish line during the ‘Amazing Race’ held aboard the Depot Sept. 30. The race, which was put together by Gunnery Sgt. John W. Daniels, operations chief for the Computer MORE
Depot volunteers provide Katrina relief for residents of Long Beach, Miss October 6, 2005 — One month after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, destroyed homes and billions of dollars worth of damage still remain. In light of this, a group of volunteers from Parris Island recently traveled to Long Beach, Miss., in coordination with the City of Beaufort and the United Way of Beaufort, in order to help clean up some of the MORE

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