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Chuck Gantner
· January 5, 2018
I graduated from PI in 1974... I actually enjoyed the challenge... once you realize it is physical and mental mind game it is not as hard as it appears... It was the proudest time of my young life...N...ot everyone can become a US Marine... i will always cherish my time at Parris Island. Although I had outstanding drill instructors, one DI sticks in my mind, Sgt. Roll. On my last day he called me in and told me he saw something special in me... He was forced recon prior to coming to Parris Island... To me he was a Marines Marine... to this day when I think of PI, I think of him.... Semper Fi Sgt. Roll.... Semper Fi ..... See More
Trey Myrick
· February 20, 2018
Couldn’t have been inconvenienced more this morning due to the ignorance of some Paris island employees working the gate.. Have been golfing on Pi for over 2 years with no problems. This morning was d...enied at the gate due to a “Paris island friends pass” that has supposedly always been in effect and got turned away. I in fact was over here golfing yesterday. No issues getting over! How funny. Never had a single problem. Just show ID they scan and it’s fine. What has changed PI? See More
Tom Salter
· January 22, 2018
Best experience one can have. It sets you on a great path for life. every American citizen once they turn 17 and/or finish high school should be required to be there for 3 months. those that cant can be transferred to another military branch. Remember, if everyone could be a Marine, it would be called the Army! See More
Carla Stanley
· December 24, 2017
It was wonderful being there for the graduation of November company. These young women have worked so hard..they earned their wings, globe and anchor. they will go in to harms way... I have huge res...pect for what they have accomplished.
I wish there were more more pictures of the young women of the Marine Corps here. Happy holidays, and congratulations to all the young men and women, who are now Marines.
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Dylan Morris
· February 5, 2018
As a new marine,it's hard but more than worth it,going in married and a few years older than quite a few of the other recruits does cause a little extra strain but in the end,the drill instructors app...ointed over us do everyone a great service anyone with a child or SO in,trust in the fact that when they're finished here that you will have a much more confident and strong person. It's bittersweet leaving but I'm happy to have home again,even only a short time. Enjoy your new marines everyone. 2nd Battalion Golf company Plt 2009. Graduated Friday, February 2nd. See More
Deborah Waters Colson
· October 10, 2017
My daughter was a recruit and graduated as PFC ACKERMAN October 6, 2017. We traveled from Bakersfield California to watch her. The fact that the base had three days of events scheduled for family and ...visitors to allow us to tour the base, catch a glimpse of our Marines and discover the history of the Corps made me very happy. It was three of the happiest days of my life after not seeing my child for 13 weeks the emotions were running high and the MCRD PARRIS ISAND was very welcoming and kind. Thank you to each and everyone of you and all the hard work, dedication and care you put into turning our children into Marines! Ooo-rah!! See More
Charles R. Whealton
· February 6, 2018
I miss it. I joined the Marine Corps two and a half months into my 17th birthday. I believe it was the only wise decision I made as a young person. There's a part of me that wishes I could do it al...l over again. They truly do "make Marines", and they're incredible good at it. See More
Bill Ellis
· January 19, 2018
I arrived at Parris Island on Feb. 5 1963. At 5 foot 4 inches not the typical rugged Marine but perservered and spent 4 great years in aviation as an avionics technician. My most vivid memories were t...he old wooden barracks next to the swamp and across from the parade deck, Plt. 109. I vividly remember, while walking fire watch one night, looking across the parade deck and seeing a full moon just above the Iwo Jima monument; made me proud to be a recruit. Almost 25 years to the day my son was also a first battalion Marine and it was an honor to return and see him graduate. Sgt. Bill Ellis See More
Roger Heath
· October 29, 2017
Do they still beat and kick you like a dog like they did in 1971 ?
After they do beat you, do they then take you to the hospital ?
I woke up the next morning in my bed and did not know how I got there... ?
That's all I wanted to be since I was 6 years old, was to be a marine.
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Kathleen Loder
· January 4, 2018
49 years ago this month, I enterred Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island. What a great, life-changing experience it was. Parris Island is a beautiful base to be stationed at. I encourage all who... go through basic training to make the most of their time as a US Marine. Honorable service to country is something you can always take pride in. It can be the most valuable experience in your life! Semper Fi! See More
Fran Walsh
· January 31, 2018
Went through "EASY" Company ,
First Battalion, in the 50's old clapboard barracks, 3 DI'S who lived in our pockets, I can still feel the sand fleas in my eyes and ears. It was a great place to grow
...up in a hurry. My DI"S, Ill remember them till the day I die. I'm still amazed at what they taught us , at the time it seemed like torture, but has served me well in my 81 years thank you, Sgt. SW Divine SDI, Cpl. JL Bombard JDI, Pfc, EL Eames,JDI.
Semper Fi!!
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Serenity Kudela
· January 25, 2018
I loved going to see my son graduate in november and I am super excited to return in April to see my second son graduate. Everyone is super helpful and nice, it is a great experience
Gregory C. Bisanz
· November 17, 2017
even after 51 years, i can remember it vividly, the memory is etched in my mind.
Jan. 26, 1966 03:00hrs, feet hitting the yellow footprintss at MCRD Parris Island, Plt. 124, SSgt. Altizer, Cpl. Holla...nd, Sgt. Guerrier , strange how I can remember this and can't remember where I was on any other Jan. 26 in my life. See More
Denzel Wygladalski
· December 31, 2017
So great to Find this page !! I joined our corps in March of 1975 ! As a 17year old kid . I am a 3rd Generation Marine, so I pretty much knew what was coming!!! Not !!! Never forget the smell of the S...wamp, as I was in PLT 135 . So as you all know, it is next to it !! I could go on and on as we all could!! In closing my time in the USMC was something I have cherished the last 43 years! And will till the Day i.Die !! SEMPER FI !!! See More
Kathy Stowell
· November 25, 2017
Ok , how many Marine wives never have to make a bed? My Marine remembers his DI Francis X Hull, who taught him how to make a proper bed. I always did it until we retired. Then he told me I would have to make another bed as long as he lives and breathes. And most every day, when he finishes he asks me if I thought Sgt. Hull would be proud of his job. God bless the USMC See More
Ares Mars
· January 3, 2018
The greatest place you’ll love to hate while you are there, once you’re done you’ll miss it and the friends you made.
Gary L. Dyson
· December 19, 2017
I had a true love/hate relationship with this place in the Fall of 1982. I would like to visit again because Parris Island made a permanent stamp upon my character. I welcome advice regarding visitati...on protocols/requirements. See More
Diane Dennis
· October 10, 2017
Its crazy that my friend is in the Department of Defense on Parris Island and gets Massage benefits omg great for him he needed it so badly being hurt. I tell you if you are with the Foreign Service ...Benefit Plan go to Serenity & Body Wellness LLC. in Rincon, GA they take care of our government people. See More
Claudia Hagenah
· November 24, 2017
i don't have words to express, how glad i am with this official page, today i saw my son, after two long weeks, i am very grace for the job you are doing, keep up the great job, God bless MCRD.
Drew Arthur
· January 31, 2018
I was there in the summer of 75 - then on to Infantry - 0311- I was born of my mother but everything I ever needed to know, I learned from the University of Paris Island - Semper Fi

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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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)