Western Pennsylvania educators to visit Marine Boot Camp

1st Marine Corps District
Story by Sgt. Lynn Kinney

Date: 02.22.2011
Posted: 02.22.2011 10:30
News ID: 65878
Teachers experience Marine Corps boot camp

A group of 40 educators from western Pennsylvania will get an "insider's look" at the making of a Marine during the Educators Workshop to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., March 29 - April 1.<br /> <br /> Recruiting Station Pittsburgh is conducting its annual Educator Workshop to Parris Island, S.C., March 29 - April 1. The all-expense-paid trip to Marine Corps Boot Camp offers area educators, community members and media an opportunity to witness the making of Marines. <br /> <br /> During those four days area educators will participate in a variety of events to include: briefings about the Marine Corps mission of making Marines, winning battles and developing quality citizens; observe training evolutions, like the 54-hour rite of passage known as the Crucible; fire the M16-A2 Service Rifle and observe an actual graduation ceremony culminating the 13-week transformation of a civilian young man or woman into a United States Marine. <br /> <br /> Participants will also have an opportunity to visit Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., where they will meet and talk to Marines currently serving on active duty in a variety of fields, and have a chance to see some of the equipment Marines train and fight with. <br /> <br /> Media will have full access to the recruit training depot and have a chance to talk to recruits from their local area at different stages of the transformation process.