Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

June, 2011

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MCRD welcomes new commanding general June 30, 2011 — Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region bid farewell to its commanding general, Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, who relinquished command to Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo during a change of command ceremony on the commanding general’s lawn, June 30. Bailey, who was commissioned in 1977, commanded MCRD SD/WRR since August 2009. MORE
Marines cast a line June 29, 2011 — Marines from Marine Corps Recruit Depot spent a day on the water fishing and relaxing June 29, courtesy of Dan Hernandez, executive producer of “Sportfishing with Dan Hernandez.” “Sportfishing with Dan Hernandez” is a television show that airs every Sunday on San Diego’s MYTV 13. Hernandez has been hosting Marines for 14 years and was filming an MORE
SMIP works toward minimal injuries June 22, 2011 — Marines pride themselves on being the toughest of all military branches. According to a Time magazine article printed earlier this month, the United States Marine Corps’ basic training is the most “bone crushing” basic training in all the United States armed forces. Data contained in military reports from 2004 to 2010 show Marine Corps Recruit MORE
12th Annual Marine Mess Volkslauf 10k June 20, 2011 — This year’s 12th Annual Marine Mess Volkslauf 10k Fun Run hosted its largest crowd of runners yet, challenging approximately 1300 runners, 400 more than last year, to take on the vigorous 10k on 18 June , 2011. A special thanks goes out to all of those who supported the run and volunteered to make this event happen. MORE
Depot sports clinics let kids, parents try before buy June 18, 2011 — Raising children can be pricey; food, clothing, toys, games, doctor fees, dentist bills and extracurricular activity costs may be downright overwhelming at times. Add that stress with those that come with being a service member, or drill instructor in particular, and one might have quite the mess on their hands. That’s why Marine Corps Recruit MORE
Honor society tributes Korean veterans June 17, 2011 — Army Maj. Gen. Frank E. Lowe once said, “The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!” The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum Historical Society honored these Marines June 17 at their annual Globe and Anchor Salute Gala. The 23rd annual Globe and Anchor Salute was held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront MORE
Finance tips balance in third game of CG's Cup volleyball match June 16, 2011 — Medical squared off against Finance in the commanding general’s cup volleyball league June 15 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s field house. The two depot units were neck and neck in the standings, Medical in fourth place and Finance in fifth place. Much like the standings, the match was close and required all three games to determine a MORE
Spatulas, knives, full-force award-winning meal June 13, 2011 — Roman Emperor Maurice once said, “The commander who fails to provide his warriors with necessary food is making arrangements for his own defeat, even with no enemies present.” The importance of military cuisine hasn’t changed much from 600 A.D., but the quality has. Marine Corps Installation West’s regional food service teamed up with Sodexo to MORE
Edson Range breaks ground for new facilities June 13, 2011 — The Weapons and Field Training Battalion held a ground breaking ceremony June 7 that revealed the beginning of several military construction projects at Edson Range, WFTBn, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The ceremony celebrated the start of five projects on Edson Range that have an estimated cost of $90 million and are being built to enhance the training MORE
12th Marine Corps District comes out on top during two round battle June 7, 2011 — The 12th Marine Corps District volleyball team defeated the Recruit Administration Branch June 7 in a game at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s field house. Twelfth District got an early start with an eight point lead and kept a strong defense. “We thought we weren’t going to be as competitive,” said Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Crespo, logistics MORE

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