Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

January, 2010

Original 49er celebrates 87th January 30, 2010 —  As a child, one usually counts down the days until his birthday; anticipating the cake, ice-cream, and gifts galore, a day all his own.  But, as he ages, birthdays often become less important. Instead of signifying happiness and glee, they just represent another year older and more responsibility. This year, Shirley Kornegay’s 87th birthday MORE
How Montford Point Marines paved the way for African-Americans January 28, 2010 — When an 18-year-old, healthy, patriotic man from Baton Rouge, La., walked into a Marine Corps recruiting office, he never expected to be turned away for being black. However, it was 1941 when LaSalle Vaughn was told he couldn’t earn the right to be called a Marine. Only a short time later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order MORE
Board fashions several changes to uniform order January 28, 2010 — The Commandant of the Marine Corps approved several uniform changes documented in a Marine Administrative Message in December.The first issue considered was whether Marine officers would be required to maintain the officer sword, or if it would become optional. The debate was raised during a Marine Corps Uniform Board meeting in February 2009, MORE
History lives on January 23, 2010 — Recruits learn the future of the Corps is in their hands, but those who attend the “museum class” during their time at recruit training may also put a piece of history in their hands, thanks to The Living History Detachment of the Parris Island Museum and Historical Society.   The LHD is a group of Marine historians who volunteer their time to MORE
Day Movement Course trains recruits in battlefield team work January 21, 2010 — From the first moments recruits meet their drill instructors to the day they graduate, they are taught teamwork is essential in accomplishing any task.The recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion got their hands dirty as they made their way through the day movement portion of Basic Warrior Training in the rain, Jan. 20.“The Day MORE
Semper Fit program combats holiday treats January 15, 2010 — During the holiday season, it's common for individuals to kick back and indulge in delicious home looked food and seemingly endless amounts of sweets. Consequently, shirts and pants are noticeably fitting more snugly than before. With this in mind, Semper Fit hosted the "Maintain, Don't Gain" holiday challenge which was designed to help individuals MORE
Company F DI stays active with extreme sports January 8, 2010 — Growing up in Pismo Beach, Calif., a drill instructor spent countless hours hitting the slopes on his snow board. But with the need for adrenaline coursing through his veins, the drill instructor wanted to test the excitement of other extreme sports. After Staff Sgt. Heath A. Gomez, senior drill instructor, Platoon 2122, Company F, became a Marine, MORE
Company F recruits prepare for combat January 8, 2010 — The Table 2 Basic Combat Marksmanship Course is the first step in transitioning a Marine from fundamental marksmanship to becoming a proficient combat marksman.During Field Week, the second three-week phase of recruit training, Company F recruits completed the Table 2 Basic Combat  Marksmanship Course at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. MORE
Fitness Center re-opens after year of closure January 8, 2010 — After more than a year of extensive remodeling, Brig. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, commanding general of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region, cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the newly renovated Fitness Center here, also known as Phillip’s Hall, Jan. 4.Following the ribbon cutting, attendees were invited inside MORE
Co L completes Crucible, awarded eagle, globe, anchor January 7, 2010 — It all started on Oct. 19, 2009, when the recruits of Company L, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, arrived on the legendary yellow footprints at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.  That Monday was the start of the recruits’ 12 weeks of rigorous Marine Corps training.  While aboard the depot, the recruits were taught various things including Marine MORE

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