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Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, South Carolina
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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
Parris Island’s sexual assault response coordinator named best in Marine Corps April 15, 2014 — Parris Island’s sexual assault response coordinator earned recognition as the best in the Marine Corps recently because of her superior devotion and compassion to the victims of a crime plaguing American society and the military. Midge Scott, the SARC for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and the Eastern Recruiting Region, was named the MORE
Parris Island posts new sergeant major March 5, 2014 — The Marine Corps Recruit Depot and the Eastern Recruiting Region headquartered here welcomed a new sergeant major Feb. 21, 2014, although his retiring predecessor will not be going far.Sgt. Maj. Gary Buck retired after 29 years of service to the Marine Corps, handing over the role of Parris Island’s senior enlisted advisor to Sgt. Maj. Paul Archie, MORE
Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Beaufort resident dies at 73 January 21, 2014 — A humble yet decorated Vietnam War hero and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island veteran died Jan. 17, 2014, at his home in Beaufort, S.C., just down the road from the base where he spent much of his career training future Marines.Medal of Honor recipient John James McGinty III, 73, retired as a captain in 1976 and stayed in the local area.He MORE

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