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MCRD Parris Island

Eastern Recruiting Region

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MCRD Parris Island Photo Gallery
Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Battalion, receive remedial swim classes on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Oct. 3, 2018.  To ensure they meet Marine Corps swim qualification standards, recruits are tested on their ability to swim 25 meters in shallow water, conduct self-rescue, employ flotation, tread water for four minutes, and shed gear underwater. (U.S. Marine Corps Photos by Cpl. Daniel A. Lobo)
Recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, examine and plot points on their maps during the land navigation course at Elliot’s Beach on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., Oct. 04, 2018. The Land Navigation Course teaches recruits how to properly navigate unfamiliar terrain. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Vivien Alstad)
Recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, eat a "Meal-Ready-To-Eat" during the Crucible on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Sept. 27, 2018. 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 Lance Cpl. Shane T. Manson)
Recruit Ethan Gemzik with Platoon 3080, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion conducts a “fireman carry” during the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Endurance Course Sep. 08, 2018, on Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, S.C.
Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare and practice for their initial drill evaluation on Peatross Parade Deck Sept. 14, 2018 on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, snap in during grass week on Parris Island, S.C. Sept. 12, 2018. The purpose of grass week is to teach recruits shooting positions and weapon safety rules for Tables 1 and 2.
Recruits with Alpha Company practice swim qualification aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Sept. 12, 2018.
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A U.S. Marine Corps primary marksmanship coach, with Marksmanship Training Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, supervises a recruit during Table 1 at Chosin range on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., Sept. 5, 2018. Marine recruits spend a week learning the fundamentals of marksmanship and apply it the following week in Table 1.
Douglas, Tanner, and Raymond Wright pose for a family photo at Tanner’s graduation ceremony Aug. 3, 2018 on Parris Island, S.C. Tanner became a fourth generation Marine and fifth generation service member, and will carry on the Wright Family legacy at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

(Photo courtesy of Douglas Wright)
Rct. James McMullin, with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, takes a break between pull-ups during a fast-paced circuit course Aug. 30, 2018, on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Dynamic courses such as these help prepare recruits for the high standards of the Marine Corps. Recruits endure numerous physical training sessions during their journey to become United States Marines. McMullin, a native of Philadelphia, Penn., is scheduled to graduate with Echo Company Nov. 16, 2018.
Rct. Davis Peters, with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, has his Service Alpha uniform tailored at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Aug. 29, 2018. Recruits receive a standard clothing issue during recruit training
Marines with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Shooting Team, discuss their plan of attack before the Infantry Trophy Team Match at Camp Perry, Ohio August 2, 2018. The National Trophy Rifle Matches are an annual sporting festival established by congress and President Roosevelt in 1903.
Staff Sgt. Estefania Patino, a Primary Marksmanship Instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., poses for a photo at Hue City Range July 24, 2018.
A drill instructor with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, motivates recruits during a 5K Hike Aug. 25, 2018 on Parris Island, S.C. The recruits, who are in their second week of recruit training, will conduct five hikes of increasing difficulty before the culminating 15K hike after the Crucible.
Recruits with Platoon 4040, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, try on their blue dress coats for the first time Aug. 21, 2018, on Parris Island S.C. The recruits are part of the first female company to be issued the new female blue dress coat, which features a mandarin collar.
Rct. Ethan Gemzik, a native of Perkasie, Pa., performs a hip stretch after running for physical training Aug. 15, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits must stretch after physical training in order to avoid any injuries.
Gunnery Sgt. Josh Heckman, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Shooting Team’s armorer, pulls pits with the team during the Infantry Trophy Team Match at Camp Perry, Ohio Aug. 2, 2018. Joy served as a spotter and coach for the team during the match, directing lines of fire and making wind calls.
Members of Pvt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club welcome Marines from Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion to their table for refreshments Aug. 2, 2018. The club provides refreshments and friendly faces to Marines without family or friends on Family Day.
Edward Cilli, a 96-year-old World War II Veteran, tells interviewers his story of serving in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific. Cilli was one of over twenty veterans interviewed by members of the Veterans History Project and student veterans from the Technical College of the Lowcountry located in Beaufort, S.C. as part of an oral history project. The interviews were conducted July 31, 2018 at the Marine Corps Museum at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.