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Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

 

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New recruits from Delta and Papa Companies take their first steps toward becoming United States Marines.

(Video by Cpl. Daniel Lobo / Photos by Cpl. Joseph Jacob)

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Watch as Kilo Company Recruits punch and stab their way through the Bayonet Assault Course. Get some!

(Video by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)

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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 joined the Marines because I wanted a way to pay for college so that I can commission as an officer later on, and the Marines seemed like a calling to demand the highest of myself physically. When I first came here, I didn’t like my drill instructors at all, but after a couple months I’ve seen how much they care and push us to do better and become more than we were before.”

Rct. Jovan Jones
Platoon 2057, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion
Age: 21
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

(Photos by Cpl. Joseph Jacob)

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ALPHABET SOUP

(Graphic Illustration by Cpl. Daniel O'Sullivan)

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Bravo Company marched one step closer to graduation after completing their final drill evaluation Tuesday.

The recruits are scored for final drill according to execution of movements confidence, attention to detail, and discipline.

(Video by Lance Cpl. Devon Burton)

#WeMakeMarines #MCRDPI #DRILL

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Did you know MCRD Parris Island has a 'SWAT'-style team?

The Special Reaction Team is comprised of military police personnel trained to respond to situations beyond the scope of normal law enforcement.

Check out these images of them running through qualification drills on Khe Sanh Range.

(Photos by Sgt. Dana Beesley)

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Gas! Gas! Gas!

Check out these photos of Charlie Company as they undergo the MCRD Parris Island Gas Chamber.

(Photos by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)

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Officers and midshipmen of the “Juan Sebastian de Elcano” Spanish Naval training ship visited Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island today to see firsthand how we make Marines.

The sailors also visited the Depot's Santa Elena Historical Site; the location of a former Spanish settlement dating back to the 16th Century.

(Photos by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)

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Check out Charlie Company as they make their way through the confidence course!

#WeMakesMarines #ConfidenceCourse #MCRDPI

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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 joined the Marines to be the best, I wanted to make a difference in my life and saw how the Marines carry themselves and hold themselves to a higher standard, and I wanted that. One thing that has stood out to me about the training is the brotherhood of this platoon, we have gotten really tight over the past couple months, and every recruit here feels like a brother to me.”

Rct. Douglas Wright
Platoon 2057, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion
Age: 18
Hometown: Summerville, S.C.
(Photos by Cpl. Joseph Jacob)

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(Graphic illustration by Lance Cpl. Michelle Dolan)

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After being transformed by the nation’s toughest boot camp, hundreds of new U.S. Marines from Mike Company graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on July 6, 2018, joining the Corps' ranks to carry on its more than 242-year legacy.

(Photos by Sgt. Dana Beesley and Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)

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Are you as excited as Opha May for fireworks tonight!?

(Photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley)

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Have a happy 4th of July from the Marines at Parris Island!

(Video by MCRD PI Office of Communication Team)

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Check out Recruits from Kilo & November Companies as they make their way down the Depot's rappel tower. The training simulates descending from a helicopter skid or a building using a rope and harness.

Don't look down!

(Photos by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)

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Come spend Fourth of July with the Marines of Parris Island!

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As you roll into this week, we just have one question...are you ready to rumble?!

(Because Fox Company sure is.)

(U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Daniel Lobo)

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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 June 29, 2018, joining the Corps' ranks to carry on its more than 242-year legacy. (Photos by Sgt. Vanessa Austin)

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Bravo and Papa Companies marched one step closer to graduation during their initial drill evaluation on June 25, 2018.

Check out more photos here: https://bit.ly/2tIkTob

(U.S. Marine Corps motion imagery by Cpl. Daniel Lobo)

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Join Alpha and Oscar companies as they navigate the unbeaten paths of Parris Island. Try to avoid the sand fleas!

(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Jennifer J. Castillo and Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)

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334 - number of new Marines scheduled to graduate June 29, 2018

(Graphic illustration by Cpl. Vivien Alstad)

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(Graphic Illustration by Sgt. Karen Cruz)

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Feeling the Summer heat? Jump in the pool with India & Oscar Companies as they go through swim qualification training!

Swim qualification, one of seven graduation requirements, also includes swimming 25 meters, leaping from a 10-foot tower and treading water for four minutes.

(Photos by Sgt. Vanessa Austin)

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As recruits begin their pursuit of the title of Marine, drill instructors introduce them to close order drill. This builds discipline within the unit.

(Graphic Illustration by Sgt. Karen Cruz)

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Afraid of heights!? Face your fears with Bravo and Papa Companies as they take on the Rappel Tower!

Want to see more? Watch the full video at: https://dvidshub.net/r/97ngp6

(Video by Lance Cpl. Aglahe Garcia)

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