Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

September, 2010

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Marine Corps Recruit Depot clashes with 5th Marines during intramural football season September 24, 2010 — The depot’s football team, the Titans, had their first victory of the season against the 5th Marines Grizzlies in a 34-0 game at Camp Pendleton, Sept. 14.  Both teams warmed up on the field running through drills and calisthenics for just a short period of time before the game started at 7:30 p.m.  The Titans won the coin toss and decided to take MORE
Commandant, Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps, visit depot September 23, 2010 — The Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Carlton Kent visited Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Sept. 16.At a town hall meeting for depot personnel, Gen. Conway and Sgt. Maj. Carlton W. Kent addressed issues such as down-sizing the manpower of the Marine Corps and the war in MORE
Assault course teaches Lima Recruits what is takes to win September 23, 2010 — From learning discipline through practicing drill to learning to focus in chaos at the rifle range, Marine recruits are constantly saturated with information and skills to help them become well-rounded warriors who can maintain the standards set by Marines from the past and present.As training progresses, recruits are required to learn and exhibit MORE
Football player trades pads in for flak September 23, 2010 — After four years of playing offensive tackle on his high school’s football team, he was awarded a full scholarship to attend the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., to  play football. Almost two years later, Recruit Bernard D. Lueken, Platoon 3246, Company L, couldn’t continue playing the role of a football player in the spotlight. He had to MORE
Military members monkey around absolutely free September 17, 2010 — After a long week at work, most Marines either want to relax, go out or do something with friends or their families.  However, sometimes the price of a southern California can limit the choices available.For military members and their families the San Diego Zoo can be a fun and inexpensive way to spend a day.  The zoo is known for being the largest MORE
Co. F recruits test endurance, agility, strength in CFT September 16, 2010 —  Recruits from Company F, dressed in their woodland camouflage utilities, waited anxiously on the morning of Aug. 26 to be tested once more before they earned the title Marine. This time, it is their combat fitness that is being tested.The Combat Fitness Test is an annual test that complements the Physical Fitness Test.“We do this so the recruits MORE
Secretary of Defense pays for cost-cutting ideas September 16, 2010 — With only one week remaining for submissions to the Department of Defense’s Innovation for New Value, Efficiency & Savings Tomorrow Awards contest, the Marines are falling far behind other services for total submissions.As of Tuesday, the Corps was in last place with 378 submissions, well behind the next closest competitor, the Navy, at 1,080 MORE
9/11 spurs baseball player to join Marine Corps September 16, 2010 — Many say that everything is bigger in Texas, to include dreams. One Texan baseball player’s biggest dream, to become a U.S. Marine, has become a reality.Pvt. Ben W. Reed, Platoon 2128, Company F, grew up in Graham, Texas, a considerably large town that was known for its baseball.No one in Reed’s family played baseball, but he shined at the sport MORE
Depot construction to improve Corps’ readiness, adaptability September 10, 2010 — Construction of two new “H-style” barracks, a recruit rehabilitation facility, several independent restrooms and upgrades to numerous depot facilities began full swing early this summer and are slated for completion within the next 18 months.“It’s (the depot) a very old facility, constructed in the early 1920s, it’s aged and in definite need of a MORE
Charlie Company flies through final PFT September 10, 2010 — It’s 7:30 a.m. and if someone is standing in one spot for even half a moment too long he’ll  feel the warmth of southern California’s August sun.  Good thing the recruits of Company B won’t be standing still for their final Physical Fitness TestThe PFT is administered the first six months of the year, to be accompanied by the newly incorporated MORE

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