Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

April, 2011

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Instructor Academy Graduation April 26, 2011 — April 8th 2011 marked a first for Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri when 24 motivated Marines graduated from the Fort Leonard Wood Instructor Academy, Class 01-11. The idea stemmed from a mission analysis conducted by a group of Marines in August 2010. The group recognized that the center of gravity for our detachment is our MORE
New Parent Support Program: Helping build military families since 1993 April 22, 2011 — The New Parent Support Program was developed to help military families with children under five years old adapt to parenthood and thrive as healthy families. The depot program is operated by Heather Chamberlain, parent support home visitor, and Terra T. Pack, new parent support home visitor. They run a variety of classes and offer in-home MORE
Depot marina provides water, land fun for all ages April 22, 2011 — Sand kicks up in small clouds as Marines dive to save their volleyball. Families drift in the bay on their boats, casting fishing lines. This small oasis isn’t in some hard to reach spot, down sharp cliffs or winding roads. It’s here on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The boathouse and marina are available to active duty, reservists, retirees MORE
Swim qual changes now in effect April 18, 2011 — As of April 15, the swim qualification requirements have been modified to better prepare Marines for aquatic combat situations. According to Marine Administrative Message 212/11, the Marine Corps Water Survival Training Program will implement changes outlined in MARADMIN 653/10 published in November 2010. The Marine Corps Water Survival Training MORE
Marine families prepare for what the future may bring April 15, 2011 — Family readiness is defined by the Marine Corps as families who are prepared and equipped with the skills and tools to successfully meet the challenges of the military lifestyle. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego hosts classes that offer a wealth of resources to assist with family readiness. To help achieve this goal, the Marine Corps has MORE
Band NCO puts ‘kill foot’ forward, goes Recon April 15, 2011 — “Be more convincing with that ‘kill,’” bellowed the 6’ 3”, 195-pound sergeant as he instructed his Marines on the proper smash technique during a Marine Corps Martial Arts lesson. “All I’m hearing right now are, ‘children’s books,’ and ‘lollipops.’” Sgt. Ryan Jones turned sideways to his students, performing the smash with ferocity coming to an MORE
Depot celebrates Month of the Military Child April 15, 2011 — Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is celebrating the Month of the Military Child by hosting classes available to all children aboard the depot throughout April. Marine Corps Family Team Building prepared a total of eight classes, which help children understand the challenges associated with military life. Five of these took place the first week MORE
Commandant cracks down on body composition April 14, 2011 — Recently the Commandant of the Marine Corps has decided to crack down on body composition in the Marine Corps because he has discovered an unsatisfactory amount of Marines who are overweight. The order itself, Marine Corps Order P1600.12, has been in effect since 2002. The order focuses mainly on the physical fitness of a Marine and their height MORE
Charlie recruits get first taste of CFT April 14, 2011 — With 30-pound ammunition cans in each hand, recruits of Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, use what energy is left to sprint across the finish line without dropping them. This is just one requirement of the Combat Fitness Test. The CFT is an annual test required between July 1 and December 31 each year. According MORE
Substance Abuse Center rates in top three percent nationally April 8, 2011 — The Substance Abuse Counseling Center at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego received a three-year recertification in March as a top program by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities International. The SACC was recognized for having an outstanding program for its outpatient treatment which includes education, outreach MORE

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