US Marine Corps Workshop for Educators July 19-23, San Diego CA

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  1. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Is anyone here planning to attend this workshop? I'm thinking about it.
     
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    A very superficial search of Google found me something different. Have you got a link?
     
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    I received the following email from the Marine recruiter who visits our school:

    United States Marine Corps Educator's Workshop, San Diego - July 19-23

    Here's a great opportunity to spend a week during the summer in San Diego! Everything is fully paid - airfares, hotel accommodation, and all meals. If you are thinking about driving, you will be reimbursed. You will visit the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego, Camp Pendleton and Miramar Air Station among other places and still have time to do some sightseeing in the evenings on your own. This is an exciting event and twelve members of our staff attended last year. You may want to talk to some of the teachers who participated last year. This workshop is open only to teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators.


    I found these links online:

    https://www.8mcd.usmc.mil/PAB/workshop FAQs.html

    https://www.8mcd.usmc.mil/PAB/EDWS.html



    Day One
    Educators are flown to San Diego, California. After arriving, educators are taken to the hotel. Following hotel registration, a reception dinner is held to introduce educators to their Marine escorts and go over the week’s activities.



    Day Two
    Visitors depart the hotel early in the morning to visit Marine Corps “Boot Camp.” There, they will receive an introduction to recruit training while standing on the legendary “Yellow Footprints.” Educators will also see and experience the new world that young recruits step into when they first arrive at the depot. The Commanding General of the recruit depot then welcomes them to the depot and answers initial questions about recruit training. They observe how recruits are gradually tested and challenged under the watchful eye of their drill instructors and talk with recruits about their experiences, fears, present attitudes, and graduation. Visitors may also have an opportunity to experience first hand the Marine Corps Martial Arts program and the recruit bayonet assault course. The day-long tour of the depot also includes lunch with recruits, a squad bay and museum tour.



    Day Three
    After breakfast, visitors board buses that will take them to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Miramar leads the way in combat jet aviation with a dynamic lineage of combat fighters and aircraft. Visitors then return back to the recruit depot to learn more about educational opportunities afforded to Marines and a performance by Marine Band San Diego.



    Day Four
    Guests travel up the coastline from San Diego to visit Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. While on one of the nation’s largest amphibious training bases, recruits spend two weeks on the rifle range learning to fire the M-16A2 service rifle. While aboard Camp Pendleton, educators will get the opportunity to talk to Marines in various combat arms fields and see Marines using the latest in warfare technology. Educators may also have the opportunity to experience first hand a recruit team building event and witness the Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony, where recruits are called Marines for the first time. They may also witness -- the Crucible. The Crucible is 54 hours of intense, challenging training which tests the recruits’ mastery of the skills and knowledge they received throughout recruit training.



    Day Five
    On the last day of the workshop, the group is invited back to the recruit depot to view Morning Colors and the Recruit Graduation Ceremonies.
    By the final day of their visit, teachers and community leaders will have witnessed how the finest fighting force in the history of the world is trained. Graduation serves as a commemoration of the hard work, sweat and tears that went into the making of these Marines.
     
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    I went to the Educators' workshop in Parris Island last year. It was one of the best workshop I have ever attended! I learned so much about the Marines and now I have a new found appreciation for them.
     
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    Marines should be appreciated by all..........

    USMC - When It Absolutely, Positively Has to be Destroyed Overnight
     

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