Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

August, 2011

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Depot gets $2.5 million for 2012 green projects August 19, 2011 — Staying green while making Marines, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego was recently awarded approximately $2.5 million by Headquarters Marine Corps as part of the 2012 Energy Investment Program. The depot was given this money for additional energy saving upgrades such as replacing the chiller unit in the recruit classrooms, installing gray MORE
Depot benefits from food waste recycling efforts August 19, 2011 — As the first participant in the City of San Diego’s Commercial Food Waste Recycling Program, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego continues to play an active role in keeping the environment green by producing approximately 11 tons of pre- and post-consumer food waste per week. The Commercial Food Waste Recycling Program processes food scraps into MORE
School liaisons bridge gap between military families and quality education August 19, 2011 — Every parent wants their child to be successful in life, but with the constant relocations associated with the military lifestyle, it can be difficult for children to cope and thrive in school. This can add a lot of stress on military families and shouldn’t be a road they have to travel alone. And they’re not alone. The school liaisons here are MORE
Depot’s Boathouse offers Marines sailing instruction August 19, 2011 — Marines have been sailing the open seas since the inception of the Corps, and for a few dollars and 12-hours of instruction, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot’s boathouse will help Marines and other service members keep that tradition alive – in a sailboat. Service members looking to learn how to operate a sailboat can take advantage of sailing MORE
Corps tightens housing policy August 12, 2011 — Effective immediately, the Marine Corps will strictly limit approval of Basic Allowance for Housing for unmarried Marines in pay grades E-5 and below without dependents. Marine Administrative Message 429/11, released July 29, reinforces the regulations already set forth governing the approval of BAH for single Marines. The message also orders an MORE
Depot combats spice use August 12, 2011 — The Marine Corps has a zero-tolerance policy concerning illegal drug use and synthetic drugs like spice are no different. Marines who possess, use, promote, manufacture or distribute drugs or products containing synthetic cannabinoid compounds may be subject to punitive action under articles 92 and 112A of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, MORE
Depot law enforcement pays tribute to San Diego cop August 12, 2011 — Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s law enforcement officers recently banded together to mourn a fallen comrade. As a sign of honor and respect, MCRD’s law enforcement placed a black mourning band around the center of their badges for Officer Jeremy Henwood of the San Diego Police Department. Henwood was also a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps MORE
Community comes together for gunny injured in crash August 6, 2011 — Semper Fidelis is a term that Marines live and die by. They are always faithful to each other, the corps and their country, even if they are veterans from wars that teenagers learn about through history books or if they are trekking through the sands of war-torn countries in the present. Veterans, military members currently serving and civilians MORE
Retired Devil Dogs learn new tricks August 6, 2011 — Marine Corps Community Services held a Military Retiree Fair Aug. 6, for local retirees and active duty with less than two years left in the Marine Corps. The fair consisted of 25 booths providing updated information to beneficiaries on new policies regarding retirement benefits. The booths ranged from burial to education benefits. “We wanted to MORE
Company C recruits tower over MCRD August 5, 2011 — For three months the recruits of Company C have overcome obstacles, swim qualification, the confidence course and countless other challenges. August 5 they overcame their biggest challenge to date. The depot’s rappel tower shoots 60 feet into the San Diego skyline terrifying those afraid of heights and giving recruits exciting Marine Corps MORE

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