Jan. 16, 2015 --
After the holiday season,
Marines are coming back from leave and getting back to work. This is a perfect
time of year to complete annual training requirements and start preparing for
the parade season.
Marine Barracks Washington,
D.C., started their annual “Back in the Saddle” (BITS) training this week
consisting of classes of several topics. These topics ranged from Requesting
Mast to keeping social media accounts secure.
In addition to basic Marine
Corps policies, the Marines also took classes on nutritional health, sexual
health and the effects of tobacco use.
Lance Cpl. Matthew Wisby, a
ceremonial marcher in B Company, said that the training is a good way to keep
the Marines’ minds sharp.
“The voting class was the most
helpful,” said Wisby, “I had no idea how to vote being a member of the
Guard Company, Company B and Headquarters
and Service Company received their briefs this week while the other companies will begin training
the week of Jan. 19th.
“We live such busy lifestyles
that someone might forget something as simple as equal opportunity,” said
Wisby, “It is always good to review these kinds of subjects.”