Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

July, 2010

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Co. H recruits have the world on a big string July 23, 2010 — With nearly three months of training completed, the recruits of Company H have overcome many challenges. They have qualified with a rifle, swam in a full combat load and endured demanding physical training sessions. With only a few weeks remaining on the depot, they are given a task that takes the challenge to new heights: the rappel tower.The MORE
Families turn out for Movie Night on the Bay July 23, 2010 — Marine families can be hard pressed to spend time together, even during summer months. Semper Fit is attempting to provide activities for Marine families this summer. Movie Night on the Bay was held at the Bay View boat house Saturday night.Kelly Sitar, deputy director of Semper Fit here, in charge of family events was there to set up a concession MORE
Joint Family Readiness Conference educates FROs July 23, 2010 — Family Readiness officers and volunteers from the Western Recruiting Region attended the annual Joint Family Readiness Conference at the depot’s Command Museum, July 12 to 15.“Our objective is to give FROs the tools and resources they need to be effective at their jobs,” said Natalie B. Francisco, director, Marine Corps Family Team Building. “It MORE
San Diego, Los Angeles educators experience recruit training July 23, 2010 — High school administrators, teachers, counselors from Recruiting Stations San Diego and Los Angeles experienced a week-long synopsis of Marine Corps recruit training during the Educators Workshop Monday through today.The educator’s first step in their simulated transformation to becoming Marines began with their arrival on the depot.As the buses MORE
Hawaiian musician finds new music in Marine Corps July 23, 2010 — Pvt. David Keawenuiaumi Tsutomu Holt, Platoon 2173, Co. H, has achieved his ambition to be the first person in his family to join the armed forces. He took a long road getting here. Holt was a professional dancer, a musician and a flight attendant before he enlisted.He is leaving the depot with a few more tricks to add to his bag.Holt has survived MORE
Depot recruits first to fire new service rifle July 23, 2010 — The first West Coast recruits to be issued the Corps’ new service rifle, the M-16A4, fired the new weapons during their first week at the rifle range portion of recruit training located at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 19.Every Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego company of recruits following Kilo will be issued and MORE
Boy’s wish comes true with Marines July 23, 2010 — When 11-year-old Riley Lamberson first thought about what he’d want for his special wish, he knew that spending a day at Disneyland wasn’t going to satisfy his needs.Instead, he spent July 23 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., with a handful of Marine Corps drill instructors, pilots and aircrew. Riley has been diagnosed with cystic MORE
FLW Marine Corps Detachment Begins New Training July 16, 2010 — Splash, Spin, and Splatter, so passes another day for Motor Vehicle Operators Course at the Motor Transport Instruction Company of Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.  In order to send entry level Marines out to the fleet with a little more diversity, they are required to master the rough terrain drivers’ course. The course consists of MORE
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visits Depot July 8, 2010 — The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Carlton W. Kent, spoke to a standing room only crowd of depot permanent personnel in the base theater, June 23. Kent covered a variety of topics such as the war in Afghanistan, social networking responsibilities, Marine Corps end strength numbers, and increased suicide rates. He discussed how the Marine Corps MORE
Bonuses released for lateral moves and reenlistment July 8, 2010 — Headquarters Marine Corps recently released the Selective Reenlistment Bonuses for fiscal year 2011, and many Marines aboard the depot may now be eligible to receive large bonuses and lateral move options.According to Marine Corps Administrative Message 341.10, Marines with end of current contract dates between Oct. 1, 2010, and Sept. 30, 2011, may MORE

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