Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

August, 2007

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MCRD San Diego/WRR commanding general visits Parris Island August 29, 2007 — Brig. Gen. Angela Salinas, commanding general MCRD San Diego/Western Recruiting Region, along with her command staff, recently visited the Depot to see how changes made to the recruit training schedule are affecting recruit training.The core values, combat readiness programs and enhanced physical fitness that Parris Island implemented recently will MORE
MSOAG Marines get LIT August 28, 2007 —  In a scene straight from a war movie: Near a winding river where helicopters loom overhead, Marines, tired from lack of sleep and wet from the previous night’s rain, stand ready and eager to get underway with the mission.Forty Marines with Marine Special Operations Advisor Group’s six-month student pipeline are conducting a 12-day light-infantry MORE
Don and clear your mask August 28, 2007 — The room is dimly lit, the air is hazy and when light shines through the window crystals can be seen sparkling in the air. Though it only lasts a few minutes, it happens every year. Annual gas chamber training is something every Marine must complete."I was a little nervous until I got into the chamber,"said Lance Cpl. David Chun, company clerk, MORE
2nd Recruit Training Battalion: Living legend graces old stomping ground August 24, 2007 — Medal of Honor recipient John J. McGinty stopped by his old stomping grounds of 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Friday to share some encouraging words with the Depot's drill instructors.McGinty, once a drill instructor at the battalion, came to the Depot for the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment Association's reunion.McGinty and about 240 others, MORE
Senior Enlisted Advisor to chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Parris Island August 24, 2007 — Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Parris Island Aug. 24 - 25.During his visit, Gainey attended the Family Day ceremony, graduation, had breakfast with Marines at the Headquarters and Service Battalion Mess Hall and toured the Depot.He also gave Professional Military Education MORE
ESRB game ratings help make purchasing choices August 22, 2007 — Bullets sing through the air. The sound of metal ripping through flesh followed by screams of pain can easily be heard emanating from the gory scene.Although this may sound like something from a war or horror film, it has become a common element in current-day video games played around the world.Not all games, such as the one previously mentioned, MORE
Forget Lassie... Devil dogs keep Parris Island safe and drug-free August 22, 2007 — Forget the Depot mascot, this devil dog has teeth, claws and a whole lot of attitude to back up it up.Military working dogs have been working closely with the military police around the Corps to keep bases safe and drug-free, and Parris Island is no different.It takes a special person and a special breed of dog to join the Marines.Only two breeds MORE
Marine trains for 135-mile ultra marathon August 22, 2007 — Sgt. Benjamin Blessing is a glutton for punishment.He will run anywhere from five to 50 miles in a day. He'll sweat gallons of water and wear the soles right off his shoes.Blessing, a euphonium player in the Parris Island Marine Band, has his eye on running a 135-mile ultra marathon. With a regimen that pushes his body to the max, he is turning his MORE
Corporals gain knowledge at conference August 17, 2007 — Beginning with a three mile hike to Elliot's Beach and ending with leadership classes and a barbeque, the corporals conference ended in a success Aug. 17.About 20 corporals from Headquarters and Service Battalion participated in the conference, along with the battalion sergeant major and the company first sergeants.The conference is meant for MORE
Dedication of crucible warrior's station, Wall of Heroes for Cpl. Jason Dunham August 16, 2007 — Two dedication ceremonies were held here Aug. 16 for Cpl. Jason Dunham, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The ceremonies were the dedication of a crucible warrior's station, named Dunham's Defense, and the addition of Dunham's photo and citation on the Wall of Heroes at 2nd Recruit Training Battalion.Dunham's parents, Dan and Deb MORE

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