Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

April, 2005

The true meaning behind the chiming instruments April 22, 2005 — They can be heard chiming aboard the Depot every morning as "Colors" sounds, and also every Thursday morning accompanying the echo of running cadences when recruits participate in their final motivational run before becoming Marines. They are the bells that are placed in front of each battalion that serve as a reminder of the history, heritage and MORE
USMAP awards certificates for military experience April 22, 2005 — 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 obtained while serving in the armed forces. The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) MORE
Navy doc saves lives in Landstuhl, Germany April 14, 2005 — Wounded troops from Iraq arrived almost every morning. By airlift and ground transportation, the bruised and broken all made their way to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, to receive the care that would probably save their lives. Right in the middle of it all was Navy Capt. George Sakakini. Now the senior medical officer-in-charge MORE
New Marine's twin loses leg in Iraq, reunites at graduation April 14, 2005 — "I asked my senior drill instructor three questions before I made the phone call. 'Is there something wrong with my brother?' 'Yes.' 'Is he dead?' 'No.' I forced down tears and asked if his body was still intact ... he told me he didn't know and that we would find that out today." Days before Pfc. Ryan Rice went through the Crucible, an essential MORE
Recruit graduates from same company as DI brother April 14, 2005 — When Pfc. Benjamin Morales decided to join the Marine Corps, it was because he wanted to make a better life for himself and his family, acquire discipline and because of the opportunities his older brother had as a Marine as well. What Morales did not expect was that, due to a flight problem, he would end up being assigned to the same battalion, MORE
Afghan officers tour Parris Island April 8, 2005 — After traveling halfway around the world, a group of Afghanistan National Army officers arrived aboard MCRD Parris Island April 8 to see what it takes to become one of the "elite." The group of six Afghan officers, each wearing woodland-pattern camouflage utility uniforms and bright green berets, spent two days viewing various training activities MORE

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