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Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, South Carolina
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Parris Island to open 2014 tax filing center Jan. 31 for military personnel in Beaufort, S.C., area January 9, 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 6, 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
Parris Island recruit barracks targeted for renovation November 26, 2013 — One of 2nd Recruit Training Battalion’s barracks, located across from the depot parade deck here, is scheduled to have its deteriorating interior and outdated facilities renovated soon, breathing new life into the building.The renovations to the barracks will include exterior brick repair, sealant replacement, door replacements, restroom and shower MORE
Native Iraqi translator flees Baghdad, becomes U.S. Marine on Parris Island November 20, 2013 — A journey that began in Baghdad involving an Iraqi native, who used her unique, dual-language skills to help the United States’ military, took a new turn after she earned the title of U.S. Marine recently.Rct. Aseel Salman was born into an all-female family in Baghdad, Iraq. With no males in their family, her mother and three sisters were MORE
Parris Island hosts children’s Marine Corps birthday ball celebration November 7, 2013 — Marine Corps Community Services hosted a children’s Marine Corps birthday ball celebration Nov. 2, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.The organizers used various children's activities and military demonstrations to teach the children about the Marine Corps. Representatives from across the MCCS spectrum also provided information about the support services MORE
Parris Island recognized for energy conservation October 16, 2013 — Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., recently earned recognition for its energy conservation accomplishments in fiscal year 2012, when it cut energy consumption by 11 percent.The Department of the Navy awarded the depot a platinum rating based on its public awareness projects, metering, water conservation, energy management and MORE
Alabama native cuts weight in half to earn title of U.S. Marine October 7, 2013 — For most recruits, the hardest part of boot camp is boot camp, but for one new Marine who graduated Sept. 20, 2013, it was the hefty two-year challenge just to get here.To become a Marine, 20-year-old Pvt. Christopher Stephens from Phenix City, Ala., had a lot to lose – more than 175 pounds to be exact.Stephens carried 359 pounds on his MORE
Photo Gallery: Parris Island Marines remember 9/11 September 16, 2013 — Terrorist attacks 12 years ago killed approximately 3,000 people, making it the greatest tragedy on U.S. soil since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. MORE
Photo Gallery: Marine recruits survive first night on Parris Island September 16, 2013 — Young men from across the eastern United States stepped on Parris Island’s legendary yellow footprints Aug. 26, 2013, to begin their journey to the title of United States Marine. Vehicles loaded with soon-to-be recruits began arriving at Parris Island’s receiving building at 6 p.m., and continued to trickle in throughout the next few days. The first night comes as a shock for most as they deal with stress, sleep deprivation, new rules and ferocious drill instructors. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 22, 2013 MORE

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