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MCRD Parris Island Photo Gallery
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Senior Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Keon Pondexter, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, commands his recruits on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. July 19, 2019. The formation Pondexter is putting the recruits in is how they will line up every time he has a mentoring session with them. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Michelle Brudnicki)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)