Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

March, 2011

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Chief of Staff retires after forty years March 25, 2011 — Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and Western Recruiting Region Chief of Staff Col. Carl F. Huenefeld, stands before the depot and WRR’s commanding general, Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, and depot sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Sylvester D. Daniels, during his formal retirement ceremony. The ceremony was held on the depot’s Shepherd Memorial Field MORE
Women veterans exhibit opens at vets museum March 19, 2011 — Many women have honorably served in the United States military since 1778, when reportedly Deborah Samson of Plympton, Mass., disguised herself as a young man and enlisted herself in the Army. She served for three years before she was discovered to be a female and was discharged from the service. This topic is just one of many subjects the female MORE
MCMAP - Feb 2011 March 18, 2011 — Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO held a MCMAP Instructors Course from Feb 28th to Mar 18th to continue building on Marines’ combat readiness. The course provided the instructors with the ability and ingenuity needed to prepare Marines for hand to hand combat. During the weeks of combat conditioning they developed their warrior spirits MORE
Civilian of the Quarter March 17, 2011 — Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO On Feb 28th Mr Steven F. Sagi received the installation Civilian of the Quarter award from the Commanding General of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Major General Quantock and Command Sergeant Major Elsbury. Mr. Sagi, the Marine Corps CBRN School Training Administrator, was chosen from among MORE
Ceremonial rifles soar for San Diego March 12, 2011 — Rifles and drum beats soared into the air at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 12, as the Marines of the Battle Color Detachments put on a thrilling display of precision drill and harmonious music. The Drum and Bugle Corps opened the program with the popular Broadway song “Don’t Rain on my Parade.” This piece was made famous by Barbra MORE
Marines build partnership in education March 11, 2011 — Marines of the depot’s Basic Marine Platoon, a holding platoon for recruit training graduates who have been injured and awaiting further training, now volunteer their time every other Thursday at Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary. BMP is divided up and sent to individual classrooms in small groups. “I’ve come several times now, and really love MORE
Corps evolves to take advantage of new technology March 11, 2011 — The Roman philosopher Seneca understood a fundamental belief that helps shape the actions and choices of Marines today. “A sword is never a killer. It is a tool in the killer’s hands.” Seneca was speaking of the efficiency and effectiveness that a man can incur with his tool of choice. The track record of the Marine Corps shows this effectiveness MORE
Company H climbs to new heights March 11, 2011 — Courage, as taught in recruit training, is the moral, mental and physical strength to do what is right, to adhere to the highest standard of personal conduct, and to make tough decisions under stress and pressure. Ask any of the recruits of Company H, and dangling 100 feet in the air supported by a rope a half inch in diameter qualifies as stress MORE
New father inspires honor platoon March 11, 2011 — The brutal physical conditioning, constant mental stress and desolation of emotional distance is enough to make the experience of Marine Corps recruit training hard. Pvt. Jonathan Dean, however, had two more reasons to stress during his time aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Dean arrived at MCRD on Dec. 13, 2010. Just two weeks later, MORE
Exercise Pacific Horizon highlights Marine readiness March 11, 2011 — For more than 235 years, the Marine Corps has defined itself by its ability to adapt and overcome complex and difficult situations. For a large part of that history, the main mission of the Corps has been outlined by the National Security Act of 1947 as “the seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval MORE

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