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MCRD Parris Island

Eastern Recruiting Region

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MCRD Parris Island Photo Gallery
Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, pre-qualify for the rifle range on Parris Island, S.C., June 26, 2019. For one week, recruits learn and practice the fundamentals of marksmanship before moving on to shooting live ammunition during range week. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher McMurry)
Recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, arrive at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 24, 2019. Receiving Drill Instructors spend the first week of recruit training with the recruits preparing them to for the weeks to follow.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel C. Fletcher)
A drill instructor with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conducts chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) defense training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., June 24, 2019. Training for CBRN defense is an event that recruits must complete in order to become United States Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Hageali/Released)
A recruit with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, practices rappelling on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 24, 2019. Recruits rappel from the 47-foot-tall tower wearing a safety harness, helmet and gloves to gain confidence and overcome any fear of heights. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher McMurry)
Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, engage pugil sticks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 21, 2019. Body sparring and pugil sticks help recruits apply the fundamentals of Marine Corps martial arts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher McMurry)
A Marine reads a pamphlet for the new power plant’s ribbon cutting ceremony on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. June 20, 2019. This new power plant will allow Parris Island to produce energy for its facilities independently. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Hageali)
The generator produces power for all of the facilities on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The generator enables MCRD Parris Island to continue operations while completely disconnected from the normal commercial utility grid. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Hageali)
Public Works Officer Navy Cmdr. Andy Litteral speaks during a ceremony dedicated to the official opening of the depot’s new power plant on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. June 20, 2019. This new power plant will allow Parris Island to produce energy for its facilities independently. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Hageali)
Recruits with Alpha Company participate in the Crucible on Parris Island, S.C. June 14, 2019. The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event that requires recruits to work as a team and overcome challenges in order to earn the title United States Marine.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley)
Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, complete the land navigation course  aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, June 11. Land navigation is part of Basic Warrior Training and is designed to teach recruits how to use a compass and map for navigation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Warrant Officer Bobby J. Yarbrough)
Recruits with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, engage pugil sticks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., May 31, 2019. Body sparring and pugil sticks help recruits apply the fundamentals of Marine Corps martial arts. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Andrew Neumann)
A recruit with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, practices rappelling on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 10, 2019. Recruits rappel from the 47-foot-tall tower wearing a safety harness, helmet and gloves to gain confidence and overcome any fear of heights. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Michelle Brudnicki/Released)
Recruits with Bravo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, complete numerous challenges during the Obstacle Course on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, May 30, 2019. This event is comprised of various obstacles and is designed to help recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
Maj. Gen. Daniel J. Lecce, the Staff Judge Advocate to the commandant of the Marine Corps speaks during the dedication ceremony for Maj. Michael Weston at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. June 11, 2019. Marines, Family, and friends gathered at the ceremony to pay Homage to the Marine by dedicating a court room to him.
Jude Weston Step Mother of Maj. Michael E. Weston cut the ribbon off the doors to officially open the courtroom during the dedication ceremony for her stepson Maj. Michael Weston at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. June 11, 2019. Marines, Family, and friends gathered at the ceremony to pay Homage to the Marine by dedicating a court room to him.
Members of the Marine Corps League and Marines from the Parris Island Recruit Training graduating class of 1955 pose for a group photo at the steps of the General’s Building on Parris Island, S.C. June 7th, 2019. The group has reunited several times in the past, but this year’s reunion was the first to be held at the depot.
Platoon 19 of Parris Island Recruit Training graduating class of 1955. Marines pictured were Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Francis T. McNeive’s recruits from one of his cycles as a drill instructor on the island.
Drill instructors and command leadership from 2nd Recruit Training Battalion enjoy fellowship with Marines from the Parris Island Recruit Training graduating class of 1955 at the Brig and Brew on Parris Island, S.C. June 6th, 2019. Approximately 20 former members of 2nd Recruit Training Battalion attended the gathering to share memories of when they attended Recruit Training. The group has reunited several times in the past, but this year’s reunion was the first to be held at the depot.
Marine Corps veterans and members of the Marine Corps league gather for a group photo at the steps of the general's building on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. June 7, 2019. The Marines gathered to commemorate 64 years of graduating recruit training.
Pvt. Hunter Willmon, a Scottsboro, Ala. native, held his son for the first time on Family Day, May 26. Willmon graduated today from recruit training.