Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

October, 2010

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Teamwork, simple pleasures transforms recruits to Marines October 28, 2010 — Just one more day," was a common phrase muttered among recruits of Company D on day two of the Crucible. The Crucible is a 54-hour training event conducted during Marine Corps Recruit Training at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. The Crucible requires Marine recruits to overcome mentally and physically-demanding obstacles as a MORE
Recruit washes away old life October 22, 2010 — In 1993, Recruit Bryan A. Kilman, Platoon 3203, Company I, 3 rd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, went with his grandparents to a Marine drill instructors’ reunion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. His grandfather was a drill instructor for many years. Every Marine had stories to tell about the Corps. It was MORE
Walk for Wellness Rallies Depot Families October 22, 2010 — Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego hosted their sixth annual Wellness Walk and Expo, Oct. 16, as part of their Make a Difference campaign to treat and prevent breast cancer and domestic violence. More than 400 people massed the starting line waiting for the countdown not only to get a workout on the mile-and-a-half course, but to walk for a MORE
California Congresswoman meets with Arc of San Diego Employees on MCRD October 22, 2010 — California Rep. Susan Davis, 53rd Congressional District, visited Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to observe The ARC of San Diego’s program on the depot. Rep. Davis was accompanied by the President & CEO of The ARC of San Diego, David Schneider. During her visit to the depot, Rep. Davis met with Maj.Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, commanding general, MORE
US Navy celebrates its 235th year October 15, 2010 — Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt officially recognized Oct. 13, 1775, as the birth date of the Navy in 1972.The US Navy celebrated its 235th Birthday at Duncan Hall on Wednesday with approximately 50 guests. The birthday cake was decorated with the Navy’s traditional colors, blue and gold with the Navy emblem in the center and the MORE
Pugil sticks teach close quarters combat October 15, 2010 — The sound of a whistle blow brings two Marine recruits charging into the middle of a dirt ring in one of the training areas of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Other than the grunts and groans from the fighters, drill instructors can be heard yelling at the recruits to hit here, or slash there. The two men continue raining blows on each other MORE
Strong wills make for strong Water Survival Instructors October 15, 2010 — Approximately 19 Marines and sailors are earning their Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival qualification at the Combat Training Tank, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. A MCIWS is the second highest water survival qualification in the Marine Corps, behind Marine Combat Instructor Trainer of Water Survival. The instructor students must MORE
Instructor of the Year 2010 October 14, 2010 — Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO held a luncheon 14 October 2010 in honor of the Detachment’s Instructors of the Quarter and Instructor of the Year (pictured above) to recognize their accomplishments. Pictured from left to right are SSgt Brian P. Faulk, Sgt Robert L. Ruzicka, Sgt Britni E. Scott & SSgt Jose A. Alvarez. Sgt Scott was MORE
Marine recruits take sparring to ring October 12, 2010 — Two recruits yell at the top of their lungs as they rush into the small wooden ring. Both tired and hungry, they give everything they have left to come out on top.Body sparring is an event on the Crucible in which recruits put their Marine Corps martial arts moves to use. The Crucible is a 54-hour training event conducted during Marine Corps MORE
Crucible helps recruits become part of well-oiled war machine October 8, 2010 — There are many reasons well-rounded Marines make the Corps what it is today. However, all the traits that make effective warriors are useless unless they can be tied together to transform a bunch of well trained “guys with guns” into a nearly unstoppable force. For the Marines of Company B, these traits are first instilled during recruit training MORE

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