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Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, South Carolina
Unit News
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