Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

January, 2008

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Recruits learn to use teamwork in 'battle' January 30, 2008 — Bravo Company learned first-hand what endurance was Feb. 1 when they made their way to the Crucible's Event 1.  The recruits began the event by patrolling the woods.  Each fire team was required to practice different squad formations as they patrolled, from one tactical formation to another.  There were signs in the tree line that stated different MORE
Young Marines visit state capitol January 30, 2008 — The Parris Island Young Marines went on a trip to Columbia, S.C. to visit the state capitol, Jan. 30. The main purpose of the trip was for them to have the opportunity to spend the day at the capitol and toured the building and grounds. "This was the first time most of these Young Marines visited the state capitol," said Aulton Kohn, the commanding MORE
Depot dog digs discipline drills January 30, 2008 — Running around with a bone, getting doggy treats and playing fetch may not sound like a day's worth of discipline training, but Hummer knows the drill. Hummer, the Depot mascot, spent the last few days training with the K-9 unit from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and his handler to improve his obedience. "Hummer needs some discipline, said Cpl. MORE
Marine obtains masters during tour as drill instructor January 29, 2008 — Staff Sgt. Jason Port, a drill instructor with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, has accomplished what few Marines ever do ... obtained two degrees while on the drill field.  It wasn't easy for Port, who is from Camp Hill, Pa., to get these degrees. He made many personal sacrifices, hired tutors to help him study and took advantage of MORE
A core value: Marines share views of Honor January 29, 2008 — Honor ... it's how Marines live their lives. It is seen in their actions at home, the workplace and in combat. What is honor, though? For every Marine, there is a different answer. "Honor is having integrity," said 1st Sgt. Stacey Holcomb, the first sergeant for Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. "It's what a Marine is really going to do MORE
4th Battalion prayer room goes from bland to grand January 25, 2008 — Fourth Recruit Training Battalion’s prayer room used to be a square room with beige-colored walls. However, that’s no longer the case. The room got a new look over the holidays, but it wasn’t just a new layer of paint. It now boasts a mural that inspires peace, serenity and a sense of calmness to all who see it. “It was kind of a dry room before MORE
Proposed CFT has Marines talking around the globe January 25, 2008 — Marines across the Depot got down and dirty and were left breathless during a test-run of the proposed Combat Fitness Test recently. The fitness test, which is still under development, was formed to better measure the functional elements of Marines' combat fitness levels. It was initiated by the Commandent of the Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway MORE
DTS office aids Depot with travel claim needs January 23, 2008 — Marines have always been known for looking after each other. Even after leaving active-duty, the workers of the Defense Travel System Office, who are all former Marines, still take pride in taking care of other Marines who are still wearing the uniform. The DTS office, located in Bldg. 10, next to the Finance Office, does a lot more than ensure MORE
Coast Guard representatives gain insight to Corps January 19, 2008 — Several Coast Guard instructors left Parris Island with a Marine sized dose of values-based training tactics, as well as much more information than they expected to find. The group, which is one out of four researching possible enhancements to their recruit training program, hoped to find new ways of instilling values into their trainees, said MORE
Cammie paint gives finger painting a whole new meaning January 18, 2008 — A Marine sits in a bush. His camouflage paint conceals his face from enemy observation. He raises the barrel of his weapon and takes a well-aimed shot. The enemy looks for him, but all they see is a thick bush in the distance.  Cammie paint is a critical tool the Marines use to stay concealed. It distorts their faces, helps them stay hidden and is MORE

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