Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

January, 2007

Drill instructor awarded Navy Cross January 19, 2007 — Throughout history, Marines have been recognized and remembered for their selfless acts on and off the battlefield. On Jan. 19, one more Marine was added to a distinguished list. Sergeant Aubrey McDade, a drill instructor with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, received the Navy Cross, the Marine Corps second highest award. He MORE
34th Commandant, Sgt. Maj. of Marine Corps visit Parris Island January 10, 2007 — General James T. Conway, 34th commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. John L. Estrada, 15th sergeant major of the Marine Corps, visited Parris Island Jan. 9 and 10. During the visit, General Conway spoke to Marines aboard the Depot about his plans for the Marine Corps, answered questions and asked what Marines would like to see happen in the MORE
Parris Island Marines teach 5th graders customs January 8, 2007 — Two Parris Island Marines visited three fifth grade classes at Joseph S. Shanklin Sr. Elementary School, Beaufort, S.C., on January 8 to teach them the history and customs of our nation's flag. Warrant Officer Duane Ledford, platoon commander, Starlight Range, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, asked two of his Marines, Sgt. Michael Ray, line MORE
Fresh paint for Fox Company January 4, 2007 — For weeks, Pfc. Matthew Sachs ran up the stairs to his squad bay and stared at a Fox Company mural that was over 20 years old.  Sachs, who graduated from Platoon 2001, Fox Co., 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, on Jan. 5, thought he could paint a better one. "I knew the old mural was old and thought it would be motivating for recruits [to have a new MORE

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