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Sgt. Maj. Nicholas Deabreau, Recruit Training Regiment

Sgt. Maj. Nicholas Deabreau, Recruit Training Regiment

Sgt. Maj. Nicholas Deabreau, Recruit Training Regiment Sergeant Major, rededicates the Drill Instructor Monument Oct. 16, 2015, as part of the centennial celebration on Parris Island, S.C. The monument was firs... More

Staff Sgt. Joseph Elsmeirat, senior drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Joseph Elsmeirat, senior drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Joseph Elsmeirat, senior drill instructor for Platoon 3097, speaks to recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, before a physical training session Oct. 23, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C... More

Rct. Mackesey Brosious, Platoon 3094, Kilo Company,

Rct. Mackesey Brosious, Platoon 3094, Kilo Company,

Rct. Mackesey Brosious, Platoon 3094, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to descend the rappel tower Oct. 1, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Rappelling from the 47-foot tower is meant to help p... More

Col. Paul D. Cucinotta, Recruit Training Regiment commanding

Col. Paul D. Cucinotta, Recruit Training Regiment commanding

Col. Paul D. Cucinotta, Recruit Training Regiment commanding officer, speaks to new Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, after a motivatio... More

Recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training

Recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training

Recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, begin a two-mile warm-up run Oct. 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits participate in more than 30 physical training sessions throughout boot ca... More

Staff Sgt. Juana Robles, the senior drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Juana Robles, the senior drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Juana Robles, the senior drill instructor of Platoon 4004, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, hands mail to her recruits during free time Jan. 15, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits re... More

Rct. Kevin McDonald provides security as Rct. Steven

Rct. Kevin McDonald provides security as Rct. Steven

Rct. Kevin McDonald provides security as Rct. Steven Hartman goes through an obstacle on a combat training course March 18, 2014, as part of Basic Warrior Training on Parris Island, S.C. While on the course, re... More

Company G runs into week nine with PFT

Company G runs into week nine with PFT

Sgt. Daniel C. Downing, drill instructor, Company G., 2nd Recruit Training Battalion motivates recruit Aaron G. Real, Company G, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, during an inventory physical fitness test, March ... More

Coast Guard kicks of Cadence Contest 2013

Coast Guard kicks of Cadence Contest 2013

Recruits from Coast Guard Recruit Company Quebec 188 call "Old Man James," one of five finalist in Coast Guard Cadence Contest 2013, at Training Center Cape May, N.J., Sept. 6, 2013. The Cadence Contest solicit... More

Staff Sgt. Michael Riggs, a drill instructor with Marine

Staff Sgt. Michael Riggs, a drill instructor with Marine

Staff Sgt. Michael Riggs, a drill instructor with Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego's Drill Instructor School, leads enlistees in a warm-up during Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle's Sergeant Major Poo... More

Augusta, Ga., Native a Marine Corps drill instructor on Parris Island

Augusta, Ga., Native a Marine Corps drill instructor on Parris Island

Sgt. Jonathan B. Reeves currently serves as a Marine Corps drill instructor with Platoon 1085, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Reeves joined th... More

U.S. Marines with Company H, 2d Recruit Training Battalion,

U.S. Marines with Company H, 2d Recruit Training Battalion,

U.S. Marines with Company H, 2d Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, stand at parade rest aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., April 8, 2016. The Marines stood in formations pr... More

Oceanside, Calif., native training at Parris Island to become U.S. Marine

Oceanside, Calif., native training at Parris Island to become U.S. Mar...

Rct. K’Shaughn S. Williams, a 19-year-old native of Oceanside, Calif., is currently in training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title United States Marine. Williams is... More

Pvt. Cesar A. Arce Morera, Platoon 3077, Kilo Company,

Pvt. Cesar A. Arce Morera, Platoon 3077, Kilo Company,

Pvt. Cesar A. Arce Morera, Platoon 3077, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, earned U.S. citizenship Sept. 29, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Before earning citizenship, applicants must demonstrate know... More

Pfc. Mikaela N. Schram, with Platoon 4000, Papa Company,

Pfc. Mikaela N. Schram, with Platoon 4000, Papa Company,

Pfc. Mikaela N. Schram, with Platoon 4000, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, earned the company's highest physical fitness and combat fitness score. Schram, a native of Chilhowie, Va., earned a scor... More

New York native training at Parris Island to become U.S. Marine

New York native training at Parris Island to become U.S. Marine

Rct. Nadra M. Khaled, an 18-year-old New York native, is currently in training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title United States Marine. Khaled is training with Plat... More

Pfc. Corey Atkins, honor graduate for Platoon 1056,

Pfc. Corey Atkins, honor graduate for Platoon 1056,

Pfc. Corey Atkins, honor graduate for Platoon 1056, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp Aug. 24, 2018. Atkins is from Interlachen, Fla. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Yami... More

Recruits with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, rappel down the rappel tower aboard Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, Feb. 4. The rappel tower is a training event designed to instill confidence with... More

Recruits, Marines, and Sailors begin returning to Marine

Recruits, Marines, and Sailors begin returning to Marine

Recruits, Marines, and Sailors begin returning to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island at Marine Corps Logistic Base Albany, Ga., Sept 6, 2019. MCLB Albany received over 6,000 personnel who evacuated the d... More

Charlie Company Haircuts

Charlie Company Haircuts

Lance Cpl. Kristi Boseman with Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, irons her uniform on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Sept. 10, 2020. Marines preform their basic daily routine for p... More

Cpl. Dakota J. Blaylock, an instructor with Weapons

Cpl. Dakota J. Blaylock, an instructor with Weapons

Cpl. Dakota J. Blaylock, an instructor with Weapons and Field Training Battalion, prepares tear gas in the gas chamber Sept. 27, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Blaylock, 23, is from Greenup, Ky. Parris Island has... More

Sgt. Mario Powers, a drill instructor of Platoon 1056,

Sgt. Mario Powers, a drill instructor of Platoon 1056,

Sgt. Mario Powers, a drill instructor of Platoon 1056, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, inspects his recruits during his platoon's initial drill evaluation July 1, 2013, on Parris Island's main ... More

Drill Instructor Sgt. Connor D. McGregor, Platoon 3053,

Drill Instructor Sgt. Connor D. McGregor, Platoon 3053,

Drill Instructor Sgt. Connor D. McGregor, Platoon 3053, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, evaluates a recruit of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, May 7, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Dur... More

Rct. Aaron Schneider, Platoon 1073, Alpha Company,

Rct. Aaron Schneider, Platoon 1073, Alpha Company,

Rct. Aaron Schneider, Platoon 1073, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, pulls himself over a wall Aug. 5, 2013, on the Confidence Course on Parris Island, S.C. Schneider, an 18-year-old native of Vir... More

Rct. Thomas Green, Platoon 1053, Charlie Company, 1st

Rct. Thomas Green, Platoon 1053, Charlie Company, 1st

Rct. Thomas Green, Platoon 1053, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, practices marksmanship fundamentals May 19, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. For one week, recruits learn and practice the fundament... More

Recruits of Platoon 1057, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 1057, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 1057, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, perform a close-order drill movement June 20, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The strict, particular nature of close-order drill reinforces ... More

Sgt. Jessica Swaim, a drill instructor for Platoon

Sgt. Jessica Swaim, a drill instructor for Platoon

Sgt. Jessica Swaim, a drill instructor for Platoon 4017, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, orders her recruits to settle in a classroom before a casualty care class March 6, 2014, on Parris Isla... More

Rct. Blyden Kalay, Platoon 3038, India Company, 3rd

Rct. Blyden Kalay, Platoon 3038, India Company, 3rd

Rct. Blyden Kalay, Platoon 3038, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, responds to orders during an incentive training session March 5, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Incentive training consists of physi... More

Rct. Kylie Broussard helps Rct. Mariah Bunk put on

Rct. Kylie Broussard helps Rct. Mariah Bunk put on

Rct. Kylie Broussard helps Rct. Mariah Bunk put on equipment before a pugil stick match Oct. 30, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits wear safety equipment such as helmets, groin protectors, flak jackets, glov... More

Rct. Kierstin Johnson drags Rct. Paola Gonzalez, both

Rct. Kierstin Johnson drags Rct. Paola Gonzalez, both

Rct. Kierstin Johnson drags Rct. Paola Gonzalez, both with Platoon 4038, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, during a combat fitness test Oct. 21, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The test consists of an... More

Rct. Will T. Harris, Platoon 1084, Charlie Company,

Rct. Will T. Harris, Platoon 1084, Charlie Company,

Rct. Will T. Harris, Platoon 1084, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, provides security during a combat training course Sept. 22, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is part of Basic Warrior T... More

U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, wait for the next command during a final drill evaluation Aug. 2, 2017, on Parris Island, S.C. The strict, particular nature of close... More

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, improve their upper body strength Dec. 18, 2013, during a physical fitness session on Parris Island, S.C . Recruits completed various exercises meant to... More

Family and friends line the streets of Parris Island,

Family and friends line the streets of Parris Island,

Family and friends line the streets of Parris Island, S.C., to watch new Marines of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a traditional motivational run Oct. 24, 2013. The 2.3-mile run w... More

Rct. Zack Moss, a 19-year-old native of Dawsonville,

Rct. Zack Moss, a 19-year-old native of Dawsonville,

Rct. Zack Moss, a 19-year-old native of Dawsonville, Ga., is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of United States Marine. Moss is training with Pl... More

Rct. Joseph Capellini, a 24-year-old native of Kissimmee,

Rct. Joseph Capellini, a 24-year-old native of Kissimmee,

Rct. Joseph Capellini, a 24-year-old native of Kissimmee, Fla., is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of United States Marine. Capellini is curre... More

Cpl. Anthony Fabian, a warehouse noncommissioned officer,

Cpl. Anthony Fabian, a warehouse noncommissioned officer,

Cpl. Anthony Fabian, a warehouse noncommissioned officer, demonstrates to recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, how they will reassemble packs inside a warehouse during the eighth week o... More

Pfc. Amanda H. Issa embraces her mother Sept. 29, 2016,

Pfc. Amanda H. Issa embraces her mother Sept. 29, 2016,

Pfc. Amanda H. Issa embraces her mother Sept. 29, 2016, after a naturalization ceremony on Parris Island, S.C. Before earning citizenship, applicants must demonstrate knowledge of the English language and Ameri... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alec C. Ward, a primary marksmanship

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alec C. Ward, a primary marksmanship

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alec C. Ward, a primary marksmanship instructor with Formal Marksmanship Training Center, Headquarters Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, instructs a platoon of recruits aboar... More

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Alec Johnson, honor graduate

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Alec Johnson, honor graduate

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Alec Johnson, honor graduate for Platoon 3025, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp April 13, 2018. Johnson is from Nixa, Mo. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl... More

Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare and practice for their initial drill evaluation on Peatross Parade Deck Sept. 14, 2018 on Parris Island, S.C. The Initial Drill Evaluation te... More

Marines with 2D Maintenance Battalion on Camp Lejeune,

Marines with 2D Maintenance Battalion on Camp Lejeune,

Marines with 2D Maintenance Battalion on Camp Lejeune, N.C., visited various historical monuments and sites around base during an orientation visit on Parris Island, S.C., April 18, 2019. The Marines toured Par... More

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Batallion, practice various hand-and-arm signals on a simulated patrol during Basic Warrior Training at Paige Field on Parris Island, S.C., May... More

A recruit with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, has her rope secured before rappelling down the rappel tower on Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, July 29, 2019. The rappel tower is a training event... More

Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a pugil sticks bout on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Oct. 16, 2019. Pugil sticks help recruits apply the fundamentals... More

Sgt. Kingsley Nwosu, a drill instructor of Platoon

Sgt. Kingsley Nwosu, a drill instructor of Platoon

Sgt. Kingsley Nwosu, a drill instructor of Platoon 1005, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, shouts at recruits to do exercises faster during an incentive training session Nov. 14, 2013, on Parris Is... More

Staff Sgt. Caroline Chavez, senior drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Caroline Chavez, senior drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Caroline Chavez, senior drill instructor for Platoon 4023, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to give her recruits their next command during their final drill evaluation June ... More

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, struggle under a concertina wire obstacle on a combat training course Sept. 13, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The course consists of various obstacles re... More

Rct. Brian Creech, Platoon 1098, Delta Company, 1st

Rct. Brian Creech, Platoon 1098, Delta Company, 1st

Rct. Brian Creech, Platoon 1098, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, climbs a rope Dec. 5, 2013, on the Confidence Course on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits attempt the course twice to help build self-c... More

A U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor of Oscar Company,

A U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor of Oscar Company,

A U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, writes notes on a Marine’s uniform inspection Aug. 22, 2017 on Parris Island, S.C. Formal inspections help ensure Marines h... More

Sgt. Joseph Ramey, a drill instructor with Platoon

Sgt. Joseph Ramey, a drill instructor with Platoon

Sgt. Joseph Ramey, a drill instructor with Platoon 3000, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and his senior drill instructor, Sgt. Domenick Distano, roam the squad bay correcting deficiencies Oct. 26,... More

Senior drill instructor Sgt. Jevaughn Daye watches

Senior drill instructor Sgt. Jevaughn Daye watches

Senior drill instructor Sgt. Jevaughn Daye watches as recruits of Platoon 3048, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, practice close-order drill movements May 14, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill inst... More

Sgt. Fran Rosabal, a drill instructor, encourages Rct.

Sgt. Fran Rosabal, a drill instructor, encourages Rct.

Sgt. Fran Rosabal, a drill instructor, encourages Rct. Dalton Kincaid, Platoon 3000, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, to respond Oct. 21, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn from the moment... More

Col. Benjamin Blankenship, Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Col. Benjamin Blankenship, Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Col. Benjamin Blankenship, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island operations officer, speaks with families of new Marines at the family orientation brief during the first extended Family Day, Feb. 1.

Pfc. Nathaniel R. Aponte, honor graduate for Platoon

Pfc. Nathaniel R. Aponte, honor graduate for Platoon

Pfc. Nathaniel R. Aponte, honor graduate for Platoon 2041, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, graduated June 6, 2014. Aponte is from Hartford, Conn. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)

Master Sgt. Jakub Biziorek, the Marine Corps Central

Master Sgt. Jakub Biziorek, the Marine Corps Central

Master Sgt. Jakub Biziorek, the Marine Corps Central Command shooting team coach, records Lance Cpl. Tre Fenderson’s shots in a data book Nov. 24, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The data book is used to plot shot... More

Nicole Fraser expresses her excitement while firing

Nicole Fraser expresses her excitement while firing

Nicole Fraser expresses her excitement while firing the M-16 A4 service rifle at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., during the 2015 Educators Workshop, Feb. 25. Marine Corps Recruiting Station Buff... More

A recruit with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, signals the control tower to mark a target Sept. 16, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits mark their targets to show the shooter his score. Golf Com... More

Pvt. Victoria E. Valenzuela, the Oscar Company high

Pvt. Victoria E. Valenzuela, the Oscar Company high

Pvt. Victoria E. Valenzuela, the Oscar Company high shooter, from Platoon 4007, scored 325 out of 350 points. Valenzuela, from Odessa, Texas, graduated boot camp Feb. 24, 2017. (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Bolser)

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jevon D. McKinnon, left,

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jevon D. McKinnon, left,

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jevon D. McKinnon, left, a drill instructor with Instructional Training Company, Support Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, shouts commands to recruits during a Marine Corps Mart... More

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Tanner Hoard, honor graduate

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Tanner Hoard, honor graduate

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Tanner Hoard, honor graduate for Platoon 2058, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp Aug. 18, 2017. Hoard, from Brighton, Mich., also earned the company's high... More

Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare and practice for their initial drill evaluation on Peatross Parade Deck Sept. 14, 2018 on Parris Island, S.C. The Initial Drill Evaluation te... More

Pfc. Zachary Dillon, honor graduate for Platoon 1081,

Pfc. Zachary Dillon, honor graduate for Platoon 1081,

Pfc. Zachary Dillon, honor graduate for Platoon 1081, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp Nov. 9, 2018. Dillon is from Kennesaw, Ga. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Sarah Stegall)

Rct. Shane M. Bohemier, Platoon 1000, Charlie Company,

Rct. Shane M. Bohemier, Platoon 1000, Charlie Company,

Rct. Shane M. Bohemier, Platoon 1000, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, has his service coat measured Jan. 9, 2017, on Parris Island, S.C. Bohemier, 19, from Matthews, N.C., is scheduled to gradu... More

Sgt. Alejandra Lopez, a drill instructor for Platoon

Sgt. Alejandra Lopez, a drill instructor for Platoon

Sgt. Alejandra Lopez, a drill instructor for Platoon 4030, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, corrects a recruit’s firing position July 22, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn the fundame... More

Rct. Myles V. Cresse, Platoon 3028, Mike Company, 3rd

Rct. Myles V. Cresse, Platoon 3028, Mike Company, 3rd

Rct. Myles V. Cresse, Platoon 3028, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, climbs over a Confidence Course obstacle Feb. 3, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Cresse, 22, from Tamarac, Fla., is scheduled to gr... More

Staff Sgt. Clifford Yeoman, a chief drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Clifford Yeoman, a chief drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Clifford Yeoman, a chief drill instructor for Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, speaks with his recruits after an incentive training session June 12, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Yeoman,... More

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, swim 25 meters during water survival training April 6, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn how to survive in water through a series of exercises,... More

U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, watch a demonstration of how to rappel down the side of a wall Nov. 14, 2017, on Par... More

Drillmasters, experts on the Marine Corps Drill and

Drillmasters, experts on the Marine Corps Drill and

Drillmasters, experts on the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies manual, grade Platoon 2092, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, on bearing, discipline and attention to detail during an initial drill ev... More

Capt. Karen Gusso, center, a series commander for November

Capt. Karen Gusso, center, a series commander for November

Capt. Karen Gusso, center, a series commander for November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, leads her recruits in a 1.5-mile run June 18, 2014, on Parris Island. The recruits ran in four columns, the ty... More

U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Jeon-Erryle-Nikko Miranda with

U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Jeon-Erryle-Nikko Miranda with

U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Jeon-Erryle-Nikko Miranda with platoon 1024, B. Co., 1st Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, makes his initial call home at the Receiving Building on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris ... More

Pfc. Guanliang Xue, honor graduate for Platoon 1101,

Pfc. Guanliang Xue, honor graduate for Platoon 1101,

Pfc. Guanliang Xue, honor graduate for Platoon 1101, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, graduated Dec. 20, 2013. Xue is from Elmhurst, N.Y. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)

Pfc. Joon H. Sim, Platoon 1085, Delta Company, 1st

Pfc. Joon H. Sim, Platoon 1085, Delta Company, 1st

Pfc. Joon H. Sim, Platoon 1085, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, earned U.S. citizenship Oct. 27, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Before earning citizenship, applicants must demonstrate knowledge of ... More

Pfc. Jack D. Turner, honor graduate for Platoon 2010,

Pfc. Jack D. Turner, honor graduate for Platoon 2010,

Pfc. Jack D. Turner, honor graduate for Platoon 2010, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp Feb. 10, 2017. Turner is from Navarre, Fla. (Photo by Cpl. Vanessa Austin)

Pvt. Britney E. Edwards, Platoon 4007, Oscar Company,

Pvt. Britney E. Edwards, Platoon 4007, Oscar Company,

Pvt. Britney E. Edwards, Platoon 4007, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, earned the company’s highest combined physical fitness and combat fitness score with a combined score of 600 out of 600 poin... More

Mohammad Nadir (center) poses with a group of Marines

Mohammad Nadir (center) poses with a group of Marines

Mohammad Nadir (center) poses with a group of Marines during a base construction project for the Afghan police in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Nadir served as an interpreter for the International Security Ass... More

Col. Randall S. Hoffman, commanding officer, Weapons

Col. Randall S. Hoffman, commanding officer, Weapons

Col. Randall S. Hoffman, commanding officer, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, thanks personnel with Naval Facilities Engineering Command, who helped engineer and rebuild Parris Island’s brand-new Inchon Ri... More

Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, are cleared for spare rounds at unknown distance range during the Crucible on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. June 11, 2020. The Crucib... More

New U.S. Marine Corps recruits step off the bus after

New U.S. Marine Corps recruits step off the bus after

New U.S. Marine Corps recruits step off the bus after arriving on Parris Island, S.C., for recruit training July 16, 2018. These young men and women are scheduled to begin their training in the next few days wi... More

Rct. Vaughn Collingridge, Platoon 2069, Hotel Company,

Rct. Vaughn Collingridge, Platoon 2069, Hotel Company,

Rct. Vaughn Collingridge, Platoon 2069, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, practices a high block June 30, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program combines hand-to-hand co... More

Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, hike under the iconic “We Make Marines” sign during the Crucible Aug. 26, 2016, on Parris Island,... More

U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, wait for the next command during a final drill evaluation Aug. 2, 2017, on Parris Island, S.C. The strict, particular nature of close... More

Recruits of Platoon 3017, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 3017, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 3017, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, gather around Sgt. William Loughran IV, on March 3, 2014, for a uniform sleeve rolling class on Parris Island, S.C. The Commandant of the ... More

Rct. Levi Smith, Platoon 3097, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit

Rct. Levi Smith, Platoon 3097, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit

Rct. Levi Smith, Platoon 3097, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, responds to orders Sept. 22, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn from the moment they step on the yellow footprints that they... More

Rct. John L. Landrum, Platoon 2085, Hotel Company,

Rct. John L. Landrum, Platoon 2085, Hotel Company,

Rct. John L. Landrum, Platoon 2085, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, does toe-touch crunches Aug. 25, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits do various exercises meant to strengthen the main muscle... More

U.S. Marine Corps Drill instructors present each recruit

U.S. Marine Corps Drill instructors present each recruit

U.S. Marine Corps Drill instructors present each recruit with an Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem at the conclusion of the Crucible, signifying the transformation of recruit into Marine. The emblem is earned only... More

New Marines of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training

New Marines of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training

New Marines of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, storm through the streets of Parris Island, S.C., during a traditional motivational run May 14, 2015. This was the first chance for most families to... More

Rct. Laura Cadena, Platoon 4043, Papa Company, 4th

Rct. Laura Cadena, Platoon 4043, Papa Company, 4th

Rct. Laura Cadena, Platoon 4043, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, pulls herself along a rope obstacle on the Confidence Course on Oct. 16, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15... More

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Kaylynn K. Kalama with Platoon

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Kaylynn K. Kalama with Platoon

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Kaylynn K. Kalama with Platoon 4001, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, embraces her family Jan. 4, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. New Marines, like Kalama, 18, from Hamilton, O... More

Pfc. Stephen Fatemi, honor graduate for Platoon 3077,

Pfc. Stephen Fatemi, honor graduate for Platoon 3077,

Pfc. Stephen Fatemi, honor graduate for Platoon 3077, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, graduated Oct. 4, 2013. Fatemi is from Pembroke, Mass. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

Pfc. Dylan J. Talarick, honor graduate for Platoon

Pfc. Dylan J. Talarick, honor graduate for Platoon

Pfc. Dylan J. Talarick, honor graduate for Platoon 1021, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, graduated April 4, 2014. Talarick is from Skillman, N.J. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)

Pvt. Emmanuel Juste, Platoon 1034, Charlie Company,

Pvt. Emmanuel Juste, Platoon 1034, Charlie Company,

Pvt. Emmanuel Juste, Platoon 1034, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, earned U.S. citizenship June 1, 2017, on Parris Island, S.C. Before earning citizenship, applicants must demonstrate knowledge... More

Pfc. Imani Daley, Platoon 4024, November Company, 4th

Pfc. Imani Daley, Platoon 4024, November Company, 4th

Pfc. Imani Daley, Platoon 4024, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, earned U.S. citizenship July 21, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Before earning citizenship, applicants must demonstrate knowledge ... More

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Company B, 1st Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Company B, 1st Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Company B, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, hold pugil sticks above their heads prior to a bout at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., April 6... More

Pvt. Mason L. Rose, with Platoon 3032, Kilo Company,

Pvt. Mason L. Rose, with Platoon 3032, Kilo Company,

Pvt. Mason L. Rose, with Platoon 3032, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, earned the company's highest physical fitness and combat fitness score. Rose, a native of Henry, Ga., earned a score of 594 o... More

Mark and Vikki Pier watch as their youngest son, Marine

Mark and Vikki Pier watch as their youngest son, Marine

Mark and Vikki Pier watch as their youngest son, Marine Corps Pvt. Ethan Pier, 17, packs his belongings in preparation to graduate the next day on Parris Island, S.C. on April 26, 2018. Ethan, from Charlotte, N... More

Recruit Brandon Froio with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit

Recruit Brandon Froio with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit

Recruit Brandon Froio with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, aims at a practice target during grass week aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Aug. 25, 2020. Recruits will spend nu... More

Rct. Danner Gouge, Platoon 1032, Alpha Company, 1st

Rct. Danner Gouge, Platoon 1032, Alpha Company, 1st

Rct. Danner Gouge, Platoon 1032, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, marches during the company’s introduction to close-order drill March 11, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The recruits spent nearly an... More

Rct. Sophia Zabarsky, Platoon 4026, Papa Company, 4th

Rct. Sophia Zabarsky, Platoon 4026, Papa Company, 4th

Rct. Sophia Zabarsky, Platoon 4026, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, completes a set of pullups during a physical fitness session July 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The use of an assistance band ... More

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