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MCRD Parris Island

Eastern Recruiting Region

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The mission of the IPAC is to provide personnel administrative support and services to Commanders, Marines, Sailors and family members by ensuring military personnel records and pay accounts are accurate and properly maintained for preparing individuals for worldwide deployment with the operating forces.
The Parris Island Marine Band provides musical support for ceremonies,functions, and other occasions aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, and within the Beaufort Tri-Command and Southeast Region; supports the total force recruiting mission within the Eastern Recruiting Region; and
performs community relations and public outreach events across the United States in order to improve morale, inspire, motivate, and instill a sense of pride and patriotism, and to re-affirm our core values, customs, and traditions, and best represent the United States Marine Corps.
Food service Marines are tasked with overseeing the organization and planning end of the Marine Corps kitchen operations, which includes budgeting and coordinating the food service and subsistence program as well as all the logistics involved.
The mission of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Communication Strategy and Operations (CommStrat) is to provide communication strategies and products designed to build understanding, credibility, trust, and mutually beneficial relationships with all audiences.
The armory mission is to service, maintain, issue, and recover all Depot ordnance assets and associated equipment as well as provide direct support to all live-fire ranges.
Lance Cpl. Angel Paneca is awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal by Headquarters and Service Battalion Commanding Officer Col. Sean C. Kileen at an awards ceremony on Parris Island, S.C. Aug. 1st, 2019. 
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
Recruits with Recruit Separation Platoon, Special Training Company, Support Batallion attend a guided discussion on July 29, 2019 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris. As part of a new initiative called Operation Fresh Start, recruits in RSP are encouraged to pursue personal development and attend classes to assist their transition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Daniel O'Sullivan)
Marines who work at the armory perform weapons check on a weapons on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island S.C. June 21, 2019. The armory is in charge of over 10,000 rifles on Parris Island.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Hageali)
Recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion are measured by fitters before receiving their dress uniform issue July 31, 2019.
(Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Tyler Hlavac)
A recruit with Fox Company participates in the Crucible on Parris Island, S.C. August 1, 2019. The Crucible is the culminating event that test recruits mentally and physically, it is the final step before becoming a U.S. Marine. 
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Fletcher)
Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, engage pugil sticks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., July 31, 2019. Body sparring and pugil sticks help recruits apply the fundamentals of Marine Corps martial arts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
A recruit with Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, completes numerous challenges during the Obstacle Course on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., July 26, 2019. This event is comprised of various obstacles and is designed to instill confidence in recruits by overcoming physical challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black visited Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island July 29, 2019. They held a Town Hall meeting aboard the depot to address the current state of the Marine Corps and discussed their future vision and expectations for Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Warrant Officer Bobby J. Yarbrough)
Marksmanship Instructor Sgt. Cedricxavier Hart helps a recruit with  Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, sight in to his Rifle Combat Optic during grass week on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. July 25, 2019. Grass week teaches recruits shooting positions and weapon safety rules for tables 1 and 2. Hart is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isabella Ortega)
Staff Sgt. Jake Bohan, a drill instructor with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion motivates recruits as they make their way through the Day Movement Course July 19, 2019 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The Day Movement course tests recruits ability to maneuver as a fireteam under simulated combat conditions.
Recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, practice the fundamentals of body sparring on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., July 25, 2019. Body sparring is an exercise that exemplifies the fundamentals of Marine Corps Martial Arts and forces recruits to overcome physical and mental fatigue. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
The new recruits make a scripted phone call home to inform their next of kin that they have arrived safely at Parris Island, S.C. The receiving process includes the recruit’s phone call home, gear issue, and haircuts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Michelle Brudnicki)