Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

April, 2006

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Afghan soldiers visit Depot April 25, 2006 — A delegation of three officers and three senior staff non-commissioned officers from the Afghan National Army visited the United States to learn about Marine Corps officer and enlisted entry level training, staff training and specialized infantry training. After visiting several Marine Corps schools and training sites, the group finished their tour MORE
Aerial spraying fights back against sand fleas April 25, 2006 — Anyone who has spent time in the Lowcountry knows about sand fleas.  Measuring about 1/10th of inch in size, these pesky insects, nicknamed "micro vampires," can be a real nuisance.  Thankfully, there is hope and it comes four times a year when a C-130H airplane drops a pesticide that kills about 99 percent of the sand flea population. The giant MORE
Former drill instructors, recruits reunite 44 years later April 24, 2006 — Imagine enduring the life-changing ordeal of recruit training, living life as a Marine through war and peace and finally settling down to enjoy retirement years as a civilian. Not an uncommon scenario among Marines, right? Now imagine doing all that and then running across your former drill instructor team and a few former fellow recruits 44 years MORE
Drill instructors gather aboard Depot for festive reunion April 23, 2006 — They come from far and wide; some served in World War II, Vietnam or Iraq and years separate them in age and experience.  Some of the saltier Marines still reminisced about the "old Corps," but they all have one thing in common  - they all put forth countless hours on the drill field to turn out some of the finest warriors on the planet. To MORE
Officers' Spouses Club raises some 'green' during 14th annual golf tournament April 21, 2006 — With a shotgun-start, dozens of golfers teed off during the Parris Island Officers' Spouses Club 14th Annual Golf Tournament at the Legends at Parris Island Golf Course April 21. The tournament featured dozens of door prizes, which were donated by restaurants and businesses from the local community and Bluffton, and a chance to win a new vehicle MORE
LaVine sisters stretch family's love of the Corps one more generation April 21, 2006 — In a sense, Shannon and Nicole LaVine were born into the Marine Corps. Their father proudly wears the Marine uniform, as did his father who served during World War II, and once the sisters had come of age, they decided to stretch their family's love of the Corps one more generation. They were sworn into service earlier this year by their father, MORE
Career, Education Fair: Looking for a few good employees April 18, 2006 — Ninety-eight employers and colleges took part in the fifth annual Career and Education Fair at the Depot Lyceum Tuesday.Employers ranging from law enforcement to NASCAR and colleges from the University of Phoenix to the Savannah College of Art and Design were on hand to talk to potential employees and students."This is the fifth year we have done MORE
French sergeants major come aboard Depot to view recruit training April 18, 2006 — Two representatives from the French army, Sgts. Maj. Frederic Plautin and Thierry Fiorini, both of whom are attached to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., as military defense representatives, visited Parris Island April 12 to view Marine Corps basic training and compare it to their own recruit training. "The purpose is to have a look at what MORE
Student travels overseas, 'accelerates life' in Navy April 18, 2006 — An academic scholarship brought him to the United States of America. Unexpected circumstances brought him to the United States Navy. After living in Nigeria for 17 years of his life and excelling academically in his local schools, Petty Officer Third Class Solomon Adelowo, along with three of his peers, was presented with a scholarship and offered MORE
Preparation, planning helps make happy memories at the beach April 15, 2006 — A day spent at the beach with family or friends can create memories that last a lifetime. With a little preparation and planning, there is no reason that those memories should be tainted with the aftermath of an intense sunburn, or an unfortunate incident, such as a minor injury or a possible drowning at the beach. Taking the proper precautions, MORE

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