Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

February, 2008

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Parris Island Marine Band keeps up recruiting efforts February 26, 2008 — The Parris Island Marine Band is well known aboard the Depot and in the Lowcountry, but there is more to this band than playing at recruit graduations and parades. Since the Corps is expanding, the band is traveling around the Eastern Recruiting Region to aid recruiters and showcase what the Corps has to offer. The band's main role in recruiting is MORE
Museum to celebrate main exhibit opening after year-long renovations February 22, 2008 — The story of the Marine Corps is an ongoing one, full of heroes and legends who secured their place in history with their deeds. The Parris Island Marine Corps Museum is one place where everybody can share in that story, according to Bryan Howard, the museum curator in charge of anthropology. "Every artifact here has a story to tell," said the MORE
Directive outlines rules for political support, participation February 19, 2008 — Department of Defense Directive 1344.10 covers the political activities authorized for members of the Armed Forces while on active duty. According to the directive, servicemembers are encouraged to carry out the obligations of being a U.S. citizen. However, since they are part of the Armed Forces, they are prohibited from engaging in certain MORE
Marine Corps University representative takes close look at Core Values training February 19, 2008 — Joseph Thomas, the director of professional development at the Marine Corps University, and members of the Lejeune Leadership Institute, visited the Depot, Feb. 13 through the 16. The purpose of this visit was to observe recruit training with an emphasis on values based training. Thomas also conducted several professional military education MORE
Depot Marine keeps Corps moving forward February 15, 2008 — Col. Eddie Ray has done some amazing things during his time in the Corps.  He revolutionized mechanized fighting, led successful counterattacks during Operation Desert Storm and even helped establish the Marine Special Operations Command. However, few would guess Ray had a rough start in life. He grew up in Southern Los Angeles, an area plagued by MORE
Coaches' Course keeps Corps' shooters on their toes February 12, 2008 — The Combat Marksmanship Coaches' Course, a sculpting tool for the Marine Corps' finest shooters, never settles for anything less than perfection.  More than 232 years of sharp-shooting history, along with the slogan "Every Marine a Rifleman," still doesn't compare to the level of passion these future coaches must have to be effective on the firing MORE
Band provides musical treat for students February 12, 2008 — The Parris Island Marine Band kept toes tapping and hands clapping during a recruiting performance Monday at Tottenville High School, Staton Island, N.Y. “It was an excellent concert,” said 17-year-old Frank Faniezer, a senior at Tottenville. “My favorite part was the Batman theme song because I grew up watching the cartoon.” The band not only MORE
Quebec Company, Fall in! February 11, 2008 — For the first time in more than 30 years, Parris Island will be home to a brand new recruit training company. The 3rd Recruit Training Battalion is scheduled to form a fifth company of recruits April 2 at an official ceremony. Quebec Company will join India, Kilo, Lima, and Mike Companies. This change is reflecting the increase in total Marines, as MORE
Depot works to expand Corps: Influx not slowing training down, say key Depot staff February 11, 2008 — In February of 2007, President Bush approved the increase of Marines from 175,000 to 202,000. This was an important occasion for the Corps, bringing Marine Forces to their highest level since Operation Desert Storm.  This has had an impact on the entire Marine Corps. Entire new battalions were formed, more promotion slots have been opened and MORE
Marines, civilians take part in Molly Marine 5k Run February 9, 2008 — Runners of all ages gathered at the famous Molly Marine statue Saturday for the 3rd annual Molly Marine 5K Run/Walk. The Molly Marine statue on Parris Island is a cast replica of the original, which resides in New Orleans. The statue was created to honor the women who have earned the title of United States Marine. It is a monument to the enduring MORE

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