Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

March, 2012

Co. C recruits take the high ground March 30, 2012 — Some faces expressed excitement, some terror, as the recruits of Company C climbed to the top of the 60-foot rappel tower aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego March 30. Less than three weeks before recruit training ends for Co. C, they were faced with a leap of faith in their drill instructors and martial arts instructor trainers. “During MORE
Company I shapes up on circuit course March 29, 2012 — Sweat runs down dirty faces as recruits’ arms struggle to lift their body weight up to perform a pull up. War cries can be heard on the circuit course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego while recruits give every ounce of strength they have to complete the course. Company I overcame the circuit course March 29 aboard the depot to help build MORE
Company K recruits pass ultimate test March 28, 2012 — Recruits of Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, pushed through the Crucible, the culminating event of Marine recruit training, at Edson Range, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 28. Recruits go through simulated combat stress scenarios, While undergoing food and sleep deprivation. The MORE
Co. F recruits display skills, earn MCMAP tan belts March 28, 2012 — To earn the title ‘Marine’, a recruit must complete a variety of tests aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. One of the many tests at recruit training is earning the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program tan belt. Recruits from Company F showed their drill instructors everything they retained from MCMAP training by demonstrating the entire tan MORE
Company F gains confidence through obstacle course March 24, 2012 — Among the many challenges recruits endure throughout recruit training, the obstacle courses here at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego have put many recruits to the test by pushing them both physically and mentally. Recruits of Company F, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, went through the obstacle course for the third time March 24 aboard MCRD San MORE
Eagle Scout pursues dream, becomes U.S. Marine March 22, 2012 — Everyone that earns the title "Marine" does it for a different reason. For Recruit Colten C. Sponseller, platoon 2142, Company G, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, the Marine Corps is one of the many stepping stones toward his dream of becoming a senator. Sponseller said he believes the Marine Corps can help him reach his dream by giving him an MORE
Company G faces final test in earning their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor March 20, 2012 — The Crucible is one of the final, most challenging steps that every recruit aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego has to go through before receiving the Eagle, Globe and Anchor and becoming a Marine. Each recruit is pushed to their limit physically and mentally and must rely on their fellow recruits and all the training they’ve retained since MORE
Co. L recruits apply Marine Corps marksmanship skills March 20, 2012 — Brass flies while earplugs block the deafening noise of rifle fire as Company L, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion begins their week on the rifle range. After a week of learning the fundamentals of marksmanship, Co. L started sending rounds down range in hopes to earn the title rifleman, one of the many training requirements to become a Marine while MORE
Recruits find motivation in letters from home March 16, 2012 — During the 12 weeks aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego recruits look for motivation to push through each training day. Most recruits find strength and support through letters they receive during mail call. Many recruits delight in words of encouragement they receive in letters from family and friends. “Letters are a connection with the MORE
Co. G runs into week nine with PFT March 5, 2012 — Recruits of Company G took their inventory Physical Fitness Test aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego March 5 to help prepare them for the following week's final PFT. "This PFT gives the whole company a gauge before our final PFT next week," said recruit Jordan A. Mansfield, Platoon 2145, Co. G, 2nd RTBn. Recruits take their first PFT during MORE

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