Marine Corps Recruit Depot

 

Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, South Carolina
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Marines from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s rifle salute detail, perform a rifle salute at the funeral of Medal of Honor recipient John James McGinty III, on Jan. 23, 2014, at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.C. McGinty, a decorated Vietnam War hero and Parris Island veteran, died Jan. 17, 2014, in his home in Beaufort at the age of 73.
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Marines from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s burial team fold the nation’s flag at the funeral of Medal of Honor recipient John James McGinty III, on Jan. 23, 2014, at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.C. McGinty, a decorated Vietnam War hero and Parris Island veteran, died Jan. 17, 2014, in his home in Beaufort at the age of 73.
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Medal of Honor recipient John James McGinty III.
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Sgt. Joseph Ramey, a drill instructor with Platoon 3078, conducts an incentive training session with recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, on July 24, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors such as Ramey, 24, from Liberty, Ind., use these sessions to instill discipline and motivation in recruits while correcting minor disciplinary infractions. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 4, 2013. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent for females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
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Rct. Jeremy Moore, Platoon 2010, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, responds to orders from a Marine Corps martial arts instructor during a martial arts training session Nov. 14, 2013.
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Sgt. Kingsley Nwosu, a drill instructor of Platoon 1005, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, shouts at recruits to do exercises faster during an incentive training session Nov. 14, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C
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Staff Sgt. Warren Wofford, senior drill instructor for Platoon 3005, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, speaks with his recruits for the first time Oct. 26, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Wofford, 28, from Columbus, Ga., told his recruits what would be expected of them during their journey to become Marines and also what to expect from the Marines who would train them. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Jan. 17, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
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A new Marine of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, greets his family following his graduation ceremony Oct. 25, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The Marines spent nearly 13 weeks away from home training to earn their places in the Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
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Joe Westbrook, engineer technician, looks over assembly instructions for the newest wind turbine to be installed on the depot Oct. 16, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The 30-foot-tall turbine will produce clean alternative energy by tapping into high winds due to Parris Island’s coastal positioning. Approximately 10 to 12 percent of all energy consumed on the depot comes from alternative energy.  (Photo by Lance Cpl. David Bessey)
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Pvt. Christopher Stephens, with Platoon 2073, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion weighed 359 pounds when he first decided he wanted to join the Marine Corps. The 20-year-old native of Phenix City, Ala., lost more than 175 pounds just to ship to boot camp and weighed a scant 160 pounds just before he graduated Sept. 20, 2013. (Photo Illustration by Pfc. Vaniah Temple)
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Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, race through an obstacle course Sept. 21, 2013, as part of a field meet on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors selected a team of recruits from each platoon to compete in various events such as tug of war, a relay race, an obstacle course race and a pushup competition. The meet is designed to motivate the recruits for the upcoming Crucible, the 54-hour culminating event of training.
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Marines from across Parris Island, S.C., gathered Sept. 11, 2013, for a commemorative ceremony dedicated to the lives lost on 9/11. 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. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
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Marines from across Parris Island, S.C., bow their heads Sept. 11, 2013, during a moment of silence as part of a commemorative ceremony dedicated to the lives lost on 9/11. 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. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
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Marines from across Parris Island, S.C., salute the nation's flag Sept. 11, 2013, during a commemorative ceremony dedicated to the lives lost on 9/11. 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. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
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Marines from across Parris Island, S.C., salute the nation's flag Sept. 11, 2013, during a commemorative ceremony dedicated to the lives lost on 9/11. The terrorist attack was the greatest tragedy on U.S. soil since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
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Marines from across Parris Island, S.C., salute the nation's flag Sept. 11, 2013, during a commemorative ceremony dedicated to the lives lost on 9/11. The terrorist attack was the greatest tragedy on U.S. soil since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
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