Training and Education Command


Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
Unit News

May, 2012

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Co. E prepares for Crucible through Sustainment Hike May 12, 2012 — A recruit may never realize the amount of miles they’ve put on their feet or how far they’ve traveled in order to earn the title of United States Marine. Through every step, they become stronger, each learning about their body’s limits. Recruits of Company E, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion completed a sustainment hike May 12 aboard Marine Corps MORE
Company G recruits learn Marine Corps history May 11, 2012 — Company G received an overview of Marine Corps history May 11 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, learning about Marine involvement in the Vietnam and Korean War eras. “It’s important for them to know where the Marine Corps has been and where the traditions we uphold come from,” said Sgt. Daniel Downing, senior drill instructor, Platoon MORE
'Every Marine a rifleman' begins at recruit training May 11, 2012 — “Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.” This quote, spoken by Gen. Alfred M. Gray, 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps, is printed in rifle data books issued to recruits during training and to Marines for their annual marksmanship qualification. Without a doubt, the famous saying is what Marines are MORE
MCRD holds monthly transition seminars May 11, 2012 — Marines transitioning out of the military have a new and improved program to aid in this process aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The Transition Readiness Seminar is a five day course that covers a range of topics for the transitioning military member and their spouse. “I don’t think the old (transition assistance program) was meeting MORE
Police officer endures recruit training to be more efficient May 11, 2012 — Ambition is the desire that drives one to achieve the goals they have set. It makes every step toward completing that goal worthwhile, no matter how long it takes. Pfc. Steven Sieker, Platoon 1031, Company B, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, had no problem achieving his goal to become a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, but MORE
Recruits build physical fitness, endurance May 10, 2012 — Recruits of Company A 1st Recruit Training Battalion, closed out their third week of training with an ability group run and stations aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego May 10. Ability group runs help recruits build and maintain the strength and endurance they will need to successfully complete recruit training. “It’s used more for MORE
Co. E recruits test their physical abilities May 7, 2012 — A recruit’s physical endurance and development is important throughout recruit training. Each recruit is tested near the end of recruit training through a Physical Fitness Test, which is a test designed to measure a Marine’s physical strength, agility, and endurance. Before the final PFT, recruits see where they stand physically through an MORE
Senior drill instructors' mentorship critical in transformation process May 3, 2012 — The vigorous training cycle that recruits endure while aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego can be repetitive and tiring. This can make it easy for recruits to lose sight of their goals and the reason they enlisted in the Marine Corps. "Recruits can forget why they came here," said Staff Sgt. Zachary Curran, senior drill instructor, Platoon MORE
Yellow footprints: The initial step into recruit training May 3, 2012 — Every step recruits take during recruit training brings them closer to earning the title of United States Marine, but one of the first steps they take is upon the infamous yellow footprints at Receiving Company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. “This is just a stepping stone into recruit training,” said Sgt. Cory Marcus, senior drill MORE
Recruit learns meaning of responsibility May 3, 2012 — Among the many qualities instilled throughout recruit training, self-reliance and responsibility are stressed from the very beginning. Responsibility is one step toward becoming a man and is a trait of being morally and mentally accountable, a characteristic that every Marine must have. PFC Brandon Espinosa, Platoon 3255, Company L, 3rd Recruit MORE

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