Marine Corps Recruit Depot

 

Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, South Carolina
Unit News
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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
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

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