Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

February, 2009

Recruits take on Initial Drill February 20, 2009 — On Training Day 25, recruits step off for their first test on the Peatross Parade Deck.Initial drill pits platoons against one another in their company.Recruits must learn discipline, bearing and confidence. Drill is one of the best ways for recruits to learn these important traits on their way to becoming a U.S. Marine.“Drill helps them work as a MORE
Top Marine visits Depot February 6, 2009 — Marines and sailors were seeing stars Jan. 29, when the Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visited the Depot.The two senior Marines made a quick stop at the Depot to host town hall meetings addressing concerns of their fellow devil dogs and tour the island.“I’m here to say thank you for the work you’re doing,” said Gen. James T. MORE
B-Billets boost Marines’ careers February 6, 2009 — Marines are constantly looking for ways to get ahead in their career. To help Marines advance, many choose a B-Billet, or a duty outside of their normal military occupational specialty.“B-Billets are for Marines looking for career progression,” said Staff Sgt. Talisha Robbins, the Headquarters & Service Battalion career planner, from Akron, Ohio.  MORE
Recruits conquer the Confidence Course February 6, 2009 — The confidence course at Leatherneck Square is one of the most visited spots on Parris Island. It’s a place where many recruits overcome their fears and push themselves to their limit as they climb, weave and run through the obstacles.Some of the obstacles include The Skyscraper, the A-Frame and the Slide for Life, one of the better known events in MORE

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