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Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, South Carolina
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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 05, 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
Parris Island to open 2014 tax filing center Jan. 31 for military personnel in Beaufort, S.C., area January 09, 2014 — The Parris Island tax center is scheduled to open Jan. 31, 2014, to provide free income tax filing assistance to Beaufort-area military personnel. The center, located in building 911 on Cuba Street, is available to active duty service members, retirees, family members and activated reservists for help with both state and federal returns. Department MORE
Recruit on way to become family's fourth generation Marine on Parris Island January 06, 2014 — The Marine Corps prides itself on its long, rich history. One recruit stepped on the famous yellow footprints here with a lofty goal – to continue his family’s tradition and graduate as a fourth-generation Marine.Rct. Jerry Bates III, 23, arrived Sept, 23, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C., determined to push through the nation’s toughest boot camp in MORE
Marine recruit loses brothers, joins brotherhood December 13, 2013 — After witnessing death and tragedy at a young age and turning down a dark path, one young man used the later losses of his two brothers to change his goals for life and join the Marine Corps to become part of a loyal family of thousands.In 2004, Rct. Jordan McAlexander’s life overturned when the then 11-year-old was caught in the middle of his MORE

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