Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

March, 2008

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Marine chef takes care of business March 27, 2008 — Professional chefs are well known for being highly temperamental individuals. Marines are not exactly known for their friendly demeanor, either. Now, imagine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Millican, the enlisted aide and personal chef to Brig. Gen. Paul E. Lefebvre, commanding general, MCRD Parris Island/Eastern Recruiting Region. People familiar with both MORE
Noted author honors women's history March 27, 2008 — Parris Island held a celebration of Women's History Month on March 20.The event was held at Traditions and was attended by more than 30 men and women from around the Depot. The theme of this year's celebration was "Women's Art: Women's Vision." Kathryn Roth-Douquet, a noted political writer, was the guest speaker for the event. Douquet is also a MORE
Recruits give blood to future brothers-in-arms March 27, 2008 — The ninth week of training marks the beginning of the third and final phase of recruit training. However, before recruits begin this last phase, they have the opportunity to save the life of a servicemember before ever claiming the title Marine.The Sunday before week nine of training, recruits are given the opportunity to donate blood to the MORE
Color Guard falls short of 1st Battalion March 26, 2008 — The second day of the Commanding General’s Cup basketballtournament continued at the depot’s Field House with a close-call victory by Recruit Training Regiment’s 1st Battalion over the depot’s Color Guard team.During the first half, the teams seemed evenly matched with neither team allowing more than a four-point distance in scores.In the second MORE
Recruit Depot sees change in senior enlisted leadership March 13, 2008 — Sgt. Maj. Brian K. Jackson relieved Sgt. Maj. Bobby B. Woods of his duties as sergeant major, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region in a relief and appointment ceremony here March 13. Woods, the 30th depot sergeant major, had held that post since February 2006. He retired at 49 years old and said he hopes to join a MORE
Boating responsibilities to know March 10, 2008 — As the weather warms, it is time to turn in downhill skis for water skis. However, there are numerous safety issues boaters and water sports fanatics need to know before setting sail.  First-time boaters must know their boat and what it is capable of doing, as well as the safety equipment needed while on the water, according to William R. Thomas, a MORE
Weapons safety takes top priority March 5, 2008 — It's no secret that Marines are fond of weapons. Marines and their weapons are never separate in their function. They are trained in the same rules across the board when it comes to handling weapons, the same rules that are instilled in them from recruit training. Some basic regulations have been put into place by the Provost Marshals Office to MORE
Safe hunting practices are paramount to making the most of the season March 5, 2008 — Mac McKenna has hunted in the Lowcountry for more than 50 years. He's hunted every game, fired dozens of weapons and probably has more experience than any two hunters combined. He's seen many changes in hunting practices over the years, but he said one thing will never change. "Hunting safety is the most important thing," the 77-year-old hunter MORE
Company L recruits pair up to run their final obstacle course March 5, 2008 — Waiting with anticipation like the calm before the storm, recruits of Company L stood in line to jump, pull and run their way through the obstacle course on one of the depot’s physical training fields March 5.The recruits were paired together to complete the course in utility uniforms, flak jackets and Kevlar helmets,carrying partial combat loads. MORE
Women Marines celebrate 90 years in Corps, Women's History Month March 3, 2008 — March is National Women's History Month. This year's observance is of special importance to women in the Marine Corps. Ninety years ago, Opha Mae Johnson and 304 other women changed the face of the Marine Corps forever. It was in 1918, during World War I, when they became the first women to enlist in the Corps. Since then, women Marines have seen MORE

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