Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

February, 2011

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“Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good” a hit in Beaufort February 25, 2011 — The 5th annual Beaufort International Film Festival featured a prerelease screening of the documentary “Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good” free of charge for service members Feb. 19.Later that day, the documentary’s director, Jonathan Flora, was presented the inaugural Santini Patriot Spirit Award, for outstanding portrayal of the American MORE
Company D encounters simulated IEDs February 22, 2011 — Company D recruits attentively looked out for simulated improvised explosive devices on the IED detection course during the Crucible, Feb. 22, at Weapons Field Training Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The course helps prepare recruits for combat situations by familiarizing them with the signs of IEDs. This course is just one of the many that MORE
Umoja Ball celebrates Black History Month February 19, 2011 — The Bay View Restaurant hosted the 2011 Umoja Ball Feb. 19, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The event celebrates and brings attention to Black History Month. The Umoja Ball started in 1995 but was discontinued in 2003 due to new security policies regarding civilians coming aboard military installations after 9/11. This is the first year MORE
Disbursing performs urban combat training February 18, 2011 — Marines from the Disbursing Office here practiced Military Operations in Urbanized Terrain training at Combat Town aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Feb. 10.The group learned the importance of patience combined with proper techniques for entering and clearing buildings.“MOUT is one of the most dangerous things you can do in combat,” MORE
The Tour of Duty: Recruits learn the importance of interior guard February 18, 2011 — “Halt! Who goes there?!” shouted Rct. Matthew Boyd at the faint figure a few meters away. “Advance to be recognized!”As the campaign cover emerged from the shadows of the mess hall, the recruit from Platoon 3016, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, flinched at the sight of his drill instructor. Still, he had been given orders, and was MORE
LS Marines support resupply operations during training exercise February 18, 2011 — Landing Support Marines with LS Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group facilitated Helicopter Support Team training on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Feb. 17. V-22 Ospreys approached the landing pad, where they slowed to a hover over a 1,500-pound cement block representing a resupply load. The simulated load was then MORE
Marine defeats Army boxer, takes gold medal February 18, 2011 — Hand raised in the air after the championship boxing match came to an end, all he could think was how all his hard work paid off. Lance Cpl. Abraham Lopez, administrative clerk for the assistant chief of staff recruiting, competed in the 2011 Armed Forces Boxing Championship at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas Feb. 18. He defeated Army Spc. Guy MORE
Marine Corps shooters test marksmanship in annual contest February 12, 2011 — Marines from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region shot it out during the annual Depot Competition in Arms Program from Jan. 31 to Feb. 12 at Edson Range, Weapons Field Training Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The DCIAP was a close competition, but 12th Marine Corps District took first place in the rifle team MORE
February is Black History Month February 11, 2011 — It was a balmy South Carolinian evening as the sun set on Fort Wagner, just north of Charleston, N.C., when Brig. Gen. Quincy Gilmore led the 54th Massachusetts Regiment into the second assault on the fort. The three Union brigades, comprised of approximately 5,000 soldiers, charged toward the fort defended by only 1,800 Confederate troops. The MORE
Recruits use teamwork to ascend new heights February 11, 2011 — Two recruits carefully crossed a rope bridge, each holding one end of a rope attached to an ammunition can. If they fell or dropped their gear, they had to start over. Recruits from Platoon 3209, Company I, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, challenged themselves on new obstacles during the Crucible, Feb. 1, at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp MORE

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