Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

February, 2010

Midwestern educators taste life as Marine Corps recruits February 26, 2010 — High school administrators, teachers and counselors from Recruiting Stations Milwaukee, Wis., and St. Louis, Mo., participated in a week-long synopsis of Marine Corps recruit training during the Educators Workshop Monday through today.The educators began their first day aboard the depot by quickly getting greeted by the notorious Marine Corps drill MORE
Fighting to belong February 18, 2010 — America has traditionally been known around the world as the land of opportunity because of the many immigrants who come to the United States aspiring to a better life. Some of them join the Armed Forces, which can also accelerate the process of gaining their citizenship and earning  the right to stay.Erbol Bekmuratov, a recruit with Platoon 2012, MORE
Swedish Marines visit the “king-sized country” February 18, 2010 — Two Swedish Marines from the Swedish Amphibious Corps visited Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Feb. 8 to observe the training recruits undergo on their journey to becoming Marines.The visit was part of an ongoing effort by the United States Marine Corps to work with partner nations from around the world by inviting foreign military MORE
Company I works together to get the job done February 18, 2010 — Aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., a group of Marine recruits yell and argue.  They’re tired and hungry, but they have a mission to accomplish. That mission is to move their squad through and over a wooden structure in a certain amount of time. The structure they are supposed to navigate through looks daunting. That structure, known MORE
Judgement Day: Company D faces final inspection February 18, 2010 — The new Marines of Company D stood still and poised in their Service “A” uniforms on the depot’s Shepherd Memorial Drill Field, during the Battalion Commander’s Inspection, Feb. 23.After being endlessly tested both physically and mentally, the Battalion Commander’s Inspection is the final assessment the recruit will go through before graduating MORE
Recruits learn defense through MCMAP February 16, 2010 — The shrill sound of a whistle breaks the silence. In one quick, decisive movement Rct. Michael Bridges thrusts his bayonet through his imaginary opponent.  Bridges, from Platoon 1025, Delta Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, was just one of more than 150 recruits taking the next step in earning their Marine Corps Martial Arts belt.   After MORE
Only one color matters to Corps: Green February 11, 2010 — Retired Gunnery Sgt. Reena Camel learned very quickly that there is no “black part of town” in the Marine Corps.Camel was raised in Saint Francisville, La., a small town populated by people of all different ethnic backgrounds.  Though it wasn’t segregated by law, the townspeople were still racially separated.“We did not have black and white MORE
Roots of discipline found on parade deck February 4, 2010 — Discipline is defined at Parris Island as the instant, willing obedience to orders.Recruits demonstrate their understanding of this trait during the ninth week of recruit training, when platoons face off in a competition called Final Drill.“Drill is the foundation of discipline,” said Staff Sgt. Jorge Guerrero, the senior drill instructor for MORE

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