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Company E donates blood to military blood bank December 31, 2010 — Even though they have not earned the title of United States Marine yet, the men of Company E, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion have the chance to help out their future brothers and sisters. They can donate blood during the third phase of recruit training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. This donation has a special purpose. Most blood MORE
Co. F runs altered o-course December 23, 2010 — Recruits from Company F took on the obstacle course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego as part of their third phase training, Dec. 11. Normally, recruits run the obstacle course equipped with flak jackets, helmets and rifles. This time around, they ran through the entire course twice, and as fast as they could in boots and utility uniforms. MORE
Father’s past motivates new Marine December 23, 2010 — Almost every child has someone that they look up to, a person who shapes their decisions from behind the scenes. For some, it’s a super hero, a police officer, a fire fighter or a parent. For Recruit Kyle Schutter, Platoon 2134, Company F, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, it was his father, a veteran who was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions MORE
Company L takes post around recruit training December 16, 2010 — “Halt, who goes there?” recruits yell at the approaching stranger. Late at night a group of recruits climb out of their racks and hurry to get dressed so they can take their post around base. The recruits of Platoon 3251, Company L, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, patrol commonly-frequented parts of the base Dec. 16, such as the recruit Exchange, MORE
Formal Schools Instructor Course December 13, 2010 — Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO hosted a mobile training team from the Train the Trainer School from 6-10 December 2010 in order to train new instructors in the formal implementation of instruction. This course provided the knowledge and skill sets required of instructors to be successful in Marine Corps formal schools. The four MORE
MCMAP December 13, 2010 — Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO held a MCMAP Instructors Course from Nov 15th to Dec 8th in order to train new instructors for the Detachment. This course provided the instructors with the knowledge and skill sets needed to prepare Marines for hand to hand combat. The Marines participated in warrior and cultural study classes while MORE
Depot hosts 2010 Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony December 12, 2010 — Green, gold and scarlet lights lit the crisp southern California sky as Marines and families alike celebrated another holiday season on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Children holding cups of hot chocolate and recruits sitting row-by-row atop bleachers were serenaded with seasonally traditional holiday music.The depot opened its gates to MORE
Company C fights up-hill battle: Basilone’s Challenge December 08, 2010 — They came from different cities and towns.  They came as individuals with their own reasons, but over the past 13 weeks the recruits of Company C have learned to work as a team to accomplish any mission set in front of them.  Since they stepped onto the yellow footprints aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, their drill instructors have been MORE
Recruit finds self improvement in boot camp December 08, 2010 —    Being called a big guy may suit the description of a fullback for a football team, but as a Marine, it may come with connotations of being overweight, as Pfc. Lawrence Routt, Platoon 1047, Company C, has learned over these past 13 weeks.Though the rigorous three-month training cycle will help any recruit shed extra pounds, coming to the depot as MORE
New functional fitness center prepares Marines for combat December 07, 2010 — The grand opening of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s new Functional Fitness Center took place here Dec. 7 with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included the commanding general of the depot and approximately 80 others.The fitness center expansion was built because there was a need for functional fitness that stretches beyond the traditional MORE

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