Marine Corps Recruit Depot

 

Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, South Carolina
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Parris Island prepares for 2015 hurricane exercise June 26, 2015 — Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island conducted a hurricane exercise June 22-26, 2015, to simulate the efforts needed to evacuate permanent personnel, recruits and equipment.Parris Island has not had to evacuate because of a hurricane since 1999, when Hurricane Floyd forced approximately 7,000 recruits and Marines from the island. However, no MORE
Parris Island puts recruit training twist on centennial golf tournament June 12, 2015 — Golf enthusiasts from the greater Beaufort area gathered June 8, 2015, at the Legends at Parris Island Golf Course for the start of the first of four golf tournaments aimed at celebrating Parris Island’s 100th year of making Marines. The tournament, presented by Marine Corps Community Services, started as many others do. However, before teeing MORE
Parris Island starts centennial celebration with 100km for 100 years May 19, 2015 — Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island kicked off their Centennial Celebration festivities with a 100-kilometer relay race and 5-kilometer fun run May 16, 2015. Approximately 40 runners took part in the 5-kilometer fun run, and more than 240 Marines, sailors and civilians ran the relay race that began and ended under the iconic "We Make MORE
Parris Island holds annual intramural rifle, pistol tournament December 4, 2014 — Marines and sailors of the Tri-Command, Marine Corps Logistics Command and Marine Corps Central Command competed in the annual Parris Island Intramural Rifle and Pistol Tournament Nov. 20-25, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C.The tournament is held to foster competitiveness and enhance combat readiness. “It is important that we do these intramurals every MORE
Parris Island welcomes new senior enlisted advisor November 21, 2014 — Sgt. Maj. Angela Maness accepts a noncommissioned officer sword from Brig. Gen. Terry Williams, commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Eastern Recruiting Region Parris Island, during a relief and appointment ceremony Nov. 21, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The passing of the sword symbolizes the transfer of responsibilities and accountability MORE
Parris Island earns SecNav energy, water conservation award November 20, 2014 — PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island received the Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Conservation Award Oct. 21, 2014, earning a $45,000 prize.Over the past 20 years, the Facilities Maintenance Division of Parris Island has implemented technologies such as automatic control systems for air conditioning and MORE
Battle Chaps recognized for years of selfless service July 24, 2014 — Many Marines who know him call him Battle Chaps, a nickname bearing the respect earned from nearly two decades of selflessly serving with Marines. His calling of duty recently earned one Parris Island Navy chaplain recognition from his peers.Navy Capt. Bryan Weaver, the depot’s command chaplain, was awarded this year’s John H. Craven Servant MORE
Living History Detachment brings life to Marine Corps’ legacy in Reading, Pa. July 21, 2014 — Parris Island’s Living History Detachment blazed their way through World War II Weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania, on June 6-8, 2014. Parris Island’s Living History Detachment seeks to preserve military history, Parris Island history and teach people about the Marine Corps.The detachment began attending World War MORE
Parris Island to demolish old Marine Corps exchange building May 13, 2014 — The old exchange, building 204 located between to the post office and depot theater, was built in 1969 and was shut down after the completion of Parris Island’s current Marine Corps exchange in 2008, said Stephen Price, a museum technician here. In recent years, the building was used as temporary office space. Deconstruction will take place on MORE
Silver Star pinned on Marine during boot camp reunion on Parris Island April 28, 2014 — After 48 years, Sgt. James A. Reeves was surprised when his buddies from boot camp arranged for him to be formally presented with the Silver Star during the morning colors ceremony April 25, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. After the Vietnam War, when his actions earned the prestigious award, the Marine Corps could not find Reeves, so they gave the MORE

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