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We ask recruits currently in training why they decided to endure 13
weeks of boot camp to earn the title United States Marine. Here’s what one said:

“I love this country and have always wanted to be a Marine. I wanted to challenge myself and I had never really felt challenged before. I was always told that the Marines was a real challenge.”

Rct. Ayman Mukhtar Osman
Platoon 3041, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Age: 19
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Graduation Date: June 1, 2018

(Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

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After being transformed by the nation’s toughest boot camp, hundreds of new U.S. Marines graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on April 20, 2018, joining the Corps' ranks to carry on its more than 242-year legacy. (Photos by Cpl. Vanessa Austin)

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Recruits with Fox Company and Oscar Company endured the Crucible to earn their new title, United States Marine at the Emblem Ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Vanessa Austin, Cpl. Sarah Stegall and Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

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Rest easy Gunny, Semper Fidelis.

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After being transformed by the nation’s toughest boot camp, hundreds of new U.S. Marines graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on April 13, 2018, joining the Corps' ranks to carry on its more than 242-year legacy. (Photos by Cpl. Vanessa Austin)

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Recruits with Kilo Company and Papa Company conduct a 12 kilometer conditioning hike after completing Firing Week. Next Stop... 3rd Phase. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

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Kilo & Papa Companies – Conditioning Hike – March 31, 2018

Recruits with Kilo Company and Papa Company conduct a 12 kilometer conditioning hike after completing Firing Week. Next Stop... 3rd Phase. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/MCRD-PI

Posted by MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGE on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

After being transformed by the nation’s toughest boot camp, hundreds of new U.S. Marines graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on April 6, 2018, joining the Corps' ranks to carry on its more than 240-year legacy. (Photos by Sarah Stegall)

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U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John Ovalle describes why recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, made their way to the top of a 47-foot tower for rappel training March 27, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. This training mimics descending from a helicopter skid or a building using a rope and harness. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate June 1, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren and Lance Cpl. Devon Burton)

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Lima Company – Rappel Training – March 27, 2018

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John Ovalle describes why recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, made their way to the top of a 47-foot tower for rappel training March 27, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. This training mimics descending from a helicopter skid or a building using a rope and harness. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate June 1, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren and Lance Cpl. Devon Burton)https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/MCRD-PI

Posted by MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGE on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, marched one step closer to graduation after completing an initial drill evaluation March 26, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Over the previous five weeks, the recruits marched and trained side by side, developing strong bonds and teamwork. The strict, particular nature of close-order drill reinforces discipline and precision and fosters unit cohesion. Both are scheduled to graduate May 25, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Vanessa Austin)

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Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, fought using close combat techniques during the Crucible March 22, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits fight using pugil sticks, which represent rifles with fixed bayonets. During the Crucible, recruit training’s 54-hour culminating event, recruits are assessed on their perseverance and teamwork, some of which is tested through the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate April 6, 2018. (Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

Echo Company – Crucible: Body Sparring and Pugil Sticks – March 22, 2018

Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, fought using close combat techniques during the Crucible March 22, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits fight using pugil sticks, which represent rifles with fixed bayonets. During the Crucible, recruit training’s 54-hour culminating event, recruits are assessed on their perseverance and teamwork, some of which is tested through the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate April 6, 2018. (Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

Posted by MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGE on Friday, March 23, 2018

A new batch of men and women arrived March 19-20, 2018, for a chance to earn the title Marine on Parris Island, S.C. If successful in training, these men and women, now recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, will earn the title Marine and represent the ideals of selflessness and military virtue the Corps proudly upholds. Both companies are scheduled to graduate June 15, 2018. (Photos by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

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Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, maneuvered through a combat training course March 7, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits in teams of four maneuvered over and under various obstacles such as concertina wire and walls while wearing combat equipment during Basic Warrior Training. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate April 6, 2018. (Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren and Lance Cpl. Jordan Canney)

Echo Company – Combat Training Course – March 7, 2018

Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, maneuvered through a combat training course March 7, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits in teams of four maneuvered over and under various obstacles such as concertina wire and walls while wearing combat equipment during Basic Warrior Training. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate April 6, 2018. (Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren and Lance Cpl. Jordan Canney)

Posted by MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGE on Friday, March 16, 2018

MCRD Parris Island hosted the Parris Island Triathlon March 10, 2018. The triathlon promoted camaraderie and competition between military members and the community by inviting everyone to compete. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Sarah Stegall and Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

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Craig Grossi, Marine veteran and author, visited MCRD Parris Island March 9, 2018 for a book signing. Grossi and his dog, Fred, spent the day talking with Marines and their families while they visited the Marine Corps Exchange. Grossi met Fred while he was deployed to Afghanistan and wrote about his experience as he transitioned into the civilian world. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

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We ask recruits currently in training why they decided to endure 13
weeks of boot camp to earn the title United States Marine. Here’s what one said:

“I wanted to start a new chapter of my life where I protect and serve my country. I want to be part of the Marine Corps family while bettering myself and getting new skills to help my career.”

Rct. Brandon Richard
Platoon 3034, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Age: 25
Hometown: Feeding Hills, Mass.
Graduation Date: May 15, 2018

(Photo by Cpl. Joseph Jacob)

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After being transformed by the nation’s toughest boot camp, hundreds of new U.S. Marines graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on March 9, 2018, joining the Corps' ranks to carry on its more than 242-year legacy. (Photos by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

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Only about 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 19,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines. This handful of dedicated DIs are entrusted with sustaining a 242-year legacy by transforming men and women into the next generation of Marines. This is one of those drill instructors.

Name: Sgt. Jacob Mackenzie
Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion

I wanted to be able to teach [the new Marines] about life, teach them from my mistakes, and essentially mold them into something better than me. Its essentially why we do this, and why I became a drill instructor.


(US. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

Drill Instructor spotlight - Sgt. Mackenzie

Only about 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 19,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines. This handful of dedicated DIs are entrusted with sustaining a 242-year legacy by transforming men and women into the next generation of Marines. This is one of those drill instructors.Name: Sgt. Jacob MackenzieMike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion I wanted to be able to teach [the new Marines] about life, teach them from my mistakes, and essentially mold them into something better than me. Its essentially why we do this, and why I became a drill instructor. (US. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

Posted by MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGE on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

We ask recruits currently in training why they decided to endure 13
weeks of boot camp to earn the title United States Marine. Here’s what one said:

“I was given everything in my life. Once I got out of high school I had to get a job, it wasn’t very fun. I was looking for something to do with my life, and I think that the Marine Corps is what I found to do with my life. I needed to learn respect for authority, because, to be quite frank, before I came [to Parris Island] I didn’t have much respect for my elders. I will never take that for granted again. Its family, it’s like the Marine Corps, the brotherhood is there, and the family is there. I’ve learned that here. If you don’t give respect to people, then they won’t give it back to you. Just like with the drill instructors, they respect you if you respect them. If you scream as loud as you can, if you give them your all, your %110, they will give it back to you. If you don’t give them your all, they won’t put the effort into training you.”

Rct. Takoma Daniels
Platoon 3017, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Graduation Date: March 9, 2018

(Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

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After being transformed by the nation’s toughest boot camp, hundreds of new U.S. Marines graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on March 2, 2018, joining the Corps' ranks to carry on its more than 242-year legacy. (Photos by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)

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New Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, passed their battalion commander’s inspection Feb. 23, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Inspectors evaluated them on their uniforms, bearing, knowledge and discipline during the last of seven requirements before graduation. Hotel Company is scheduled to graduate March 2, 2018. (Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

Hotel Company – Battalion commander’s inspection – Feb. 23, 2018

New Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, passed their battalion commander’s inspection Feb. 23, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Inspectors evaluated them on their uniforms, bearing, knowledge and discipline during the last of seven requirements before graduation. Hotel Company is scheduled to graduate March 2, 2018. (Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

Posted by MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGE on Tuesday, February 27, 2018

After being transformed by the nation’s toughest boot camp, hundreds of new U.S. Marines graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on Feb. 23, 2018, joining the Corps' ranks to carry on its more than 242-year legacy. (Photos by Cpl. Sarah Stegal)

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Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, arrived on Parris Island for Marine Corps recruit training Jan. 29, 2018. Recruits spend 13 weeks dedicating themselves to embracing the Corps’ core values of honor, courage and commitment on the way to earning the title Marine. Both companies are scheduled to graduate April 27, 2018. (Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren and Lance Cpl. Debra Rookus)

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Fox & Oscar Companies – Receiving – Jan. 29, 2018

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, arrived on Parris Island for Marine Corps recruit training Jan. 29, 2018. Recruits spend 13 weeks dedicating themselves to embracing the Corps’ core values of honor, courage and commitment on the way to earning the title Marine. Both companies are scheduled to graduate April 27, 2018. (Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren and Lance Cpl. Debra Rookus)#firstnight #recruits #WeMakeMarines #PIDI #drillinstructor #seniordrillinstructor #DI #SDI #recruiter #Marines #yellowfootprints

Posted by MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGE on Friday, February 16, 2018

Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, found out just how useful a gas mask can be Jan. 23, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn how to use gas masks to fight and survive in a contaminated environment. Both companies are scheduled to graduate March 30, 2018. (Photos by Cpl. Joseph Jacob)

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Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, marched one step closer to graduation after completing their final drill evaluation Jan. 23, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Over the previous 5 weeks, the recruits trained side by side, developing strong bonds and teamwork. The strict, particular nature of close-order drill reinforces discipline and fosters unit cohesion. Both companies are scheduled to graduate March 9, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps Photos by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)

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