Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

August, 2005

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Small Crafts Section patrols impact areas behind ranges August 30, 2005 — Whenever Marines or recruits are firing on the Depot's rifle ranges the Marines of the Small Crafts Section are out there patrolling the waters, ensuring that no one is out and about in the impact areas behind the ranges. "[Our mission is] to maintain visual and physical security of the waterways to ensure that the ranges can fire with no one in MORE
Military roots run deep in Lowcountry's history August 29, 2005 — The area between Charleston and Savannah, known as the Lowcountry, is rich in history and heritage. Over the years, there have been various people and groups that have made their mark in making the Lowcountry what it is today. One such group of people are the service members that have given their effort, time and sometimes their lives, in order to MORE
Depot oaks will live on in historic ship's hull August 27, 2005 — Live oak trees can be seen over much of Parris Island. They line many of the Depot's streets, and for years, nine of them stood guard in front of the Depot's Branch Medical Clinic. However, those trees were removed in June to make way for the new medical facility. But, they were removed in such a way as to preserve the wood so it can live on in MORE
Squared away Lima Co. recruits prepare for another day of training August 22, 2005 — What was moments earlier a calm, quiet squad bay, now bustled with the more than 60 Marine Corps recruits rushing back after another fast-paced day of training. After a brief from their senior drill instructor, Sgt. Kenneth Morgan, on their upcoming final drill evaluation, the recruits of Platoon 3078, Lima Co., 3rd RTBn., secured their rifles and MORE
Recruit graduates from Parris Island as third generation female Marine August 19, 2005 — An event that may be history setting took place at the Depot's Peatross parade deck Aug. 19. For what may have been the first time ever, a new Marine walked across the parade deck as a third generation female Marine. Private First Class Rebbecah Robles, 19, secured her position in her family's history and what very well may be Marine Corps MORE
Operation Starlite vets reunite aboard Depot August 19, 2005 — Dozens of Vietnam veterans from 3rd Bn., 3rd Marines who were a part of Operation Starlite, visited the Depot Aug. 19, to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the first major ground operation of Vietnam. Their visit included observing morning colors and a graduation ceremony, and a guided tour aboard Parris Island. Retired Sgts. Maj. Cornelius MORE
Medal of Honor recipient welcomes new Marine into Corps August 19, 2005 — Private Ryan Draughn from Platoon 1066, Charlie Co., 1st Recruit Training Battalion, stands next to Medal of Honor recipient Jack Lucas in front of the Iwo Jima monument Aug. 19. Lucas, who became the youngest Marine Medal of Honor recipient at age 17 in 1945, came to visit Parris Island to welcome the new devil dog into the Corps. It is not often MORE
Range coach, local music producer salute Marine Corps through song August 11, 2005 — With the help of a local music producer, a Depot Marine is honoring his fellow devil dogs through country music. Lance Cpl. Tyson McKinster, a range coach for Chosin range, collaborated with Kirk W. Boland, a music producer from Smoaks, S.C., to help write a song entitled, "And They All Came Home But Me (Once a Marine)." The song, performed by MORE
Marine bandsman juggles job, family, music August 10, 2005 — Covering eight states and countless prospects within the 6th Marine Corps District, one man determines the fate of anyone who wishes to enter the Marine Corps Music Program.  These prospects' hopes and dreams of becoming a member of any of the 12 Marine Corps Bands are based on their ability to perform for one man, Staff Sgt. Stephen B. Giove, MORE
Series commander awarded for valor August 10, 2005 — First Lt. Robert Miller, lead series commanding officer, Charlie Co., 1st RTBn., was presented with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a Combat Distinguishing Device for Valor at the Depot's All Weather Training Facility Aug. 10. Miller earned the medal while serving as Weapons Platoon commander, Charlie Co., 1st Bn., 8th Marines, MORE

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