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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC ~ July 31, 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 07/30/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is an 8,095 acre military installation near Beaufort, South Carolina tasked with the training of enlisted Marines. Male recruits living east of the Mississippi River and female recruits from all over the United States report here to receive their initial training. Male recruits living west of the Mississippi River receive their training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, but may train at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island by special request.

Parris Island is located in the southeastern corner of South Carolina’s Low Country within Beaufort County, 70 miles south of Charleston and 45 miles north of Savannah, Georgia. Its 8,095 acres (of which 3,263 are habitable) are picturesque.

The island is named after Alexander Parris, a descendant of English colonists who purchased the island and eight small surrounding islands in 1715. Marines were first stationed here in 1891 in the form of a small security detachment that guarded a U.S. Navy coaling station. Parris Island was established as a Recruit Depot on 1 November 1915 and has continued to train recruits ever since.

Initial training for those enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, also referred to as boot camp, includes a thirteen week process during which the recruit becomes cut off from the civilian world and must adapt to a Marine Corps lifestyle. During training, the drill instructors train recruits in a wide variety of subjects including weapons training, Marine Corps Martial Arts, formation drilling, and Marine Corps history.

The training emphasizes physical fitness and recruits must attain a minimum standard of fitness to graduate. This standard includes a PFT (Physical Fitness Test) that consists of a three-mile (5 km) run, pull-ups and crunches. Recruits must also meet minimum combat-oriented swimming qualifications, qualify in rifle marksmanship with the M16A2 service rifle, and pass a 54-hour simulated combat exercise known as "The Crucible".

In addition to the enlisted recruiting mission, the Eastern Recruiting Region is responsible for the accession of over 1,200 new officers through the Platoon Leadership Course, Officer Candidate Class and the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship program. Furthermore, the ERR is responsible to MCRC for maintaining all Marine Corps quality standards as they pertain to new accessions. In October 2003, the ERR received the additional mission of conducting Prior Service Recruiting in the eastern United States. The Prior Service Recruiters are responsible for joining over 1,900 former Marines to selected Marine Corps Reserve Units each year.

The recruiting mission mirrors the mission of Marines everywhere - to locate, close with and enlist young men and women of character to fill the ranks of the 21st Century Marine Corps. Recruiting qualified young men and women of character is the lifeblood of the Corps. It is the foundation for all the Marine Corps does to “Make Marines, Win Battles, and Return Quality Citizens to Society.”

In 2007, ERR enlisted and shipped 19,500 new recruits to Parris Island. This was over 1,300 more recruits than were shipped the previous year. This trend of increasing the annual ship mission will continue for the next few years as the Marine Corps
continues to grow the force to 202,000 in order to support the Commandant’s guidance. In addition to the increasing missions, ERR is also growing the size of its recruiting force.

Forming the bedrock of any Marine’s character are the Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. These values are incorporated into every aspect of Recruit Training and result in basically-trained Marines who will be better citizens when they return to their local communities upon the completion of their service to this country.

Learn More About MCRD Parris Island Here!

The Depot is home to the Marine Corps' first Command Museum, the Parris Island Museum. Thanks to the efforts of then Commanding General Robert H. Barrow, under the authority of the Marine Corps History and Museum Division, the museum was dedicated on 8 January 1975 by Commandant of the Marine Corps, Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

pimuseum

Today, the museum's over 8,000 square feet of exhibit galleries serves as a focal point for assisting in the training of recruits about the long and honored history and traditions of the Marine Corps. Marine families, veterans, and the general public will also find inspiration from the stories told through artifacts and images of Marines who served our nation during some of our most challenging times.

Learn More About The Parris Island Museum Here!

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We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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1 posted on 07/30/2012 5:59:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

Prayers going up


2 posted on 07/30/2012 6:00:43 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 07/30/2012 6:00:43 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Terror Island of all Corps Recruits.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 6:02:59 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Aloha Night Owl and Lauren!
5 posted on 07/30/2012 6:03:12 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note: The author of tonight’s Road Trip is laurenmarlowe.
Work is causing her to be gone.

~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC ~

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6 posted on 07/30/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Recall Notice

July 31, 2012

In 2010, auto manufacturers recalled a staggering 20 million cars in the US for various defects. The thought of such a large number of defective cars on the road is startling enough. But what is more disturbing is the apathy of some owners. In one instance, the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety warned owners, “It’s a free repair. Get it done. It may save your life.” Yet, despite the risk to their own lives, 30 percent never responded.

Likewise, many ignore God’s “recall notice” to the entire human race. Unlike a defect found in automobiles, the moral defect of the human race is not the Maker’s fault. He made everything “very good” (Gen. 1:31), but people’s sin ruined it. God’s offer to us is “repent . . . that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19).

God offers not just a free repair of the human heart but a replacement of it (Ezek. 36:26; 2 Cor. 5:17). Though the offer costs us nothing (Eph. 2:8-9), it cost God the life of His only Son Jesus Christ. “[Jesus] bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24).

Don’t ignore the Lord’s call. The free and permanent remedy offered by God for your spiritual defect will save your life!

The heart of man is stained by sin,
From Adam’s fall this has been true;
Yet God in Christ can make a change—
Through faith in Him we are made new. —Fitzhugh
For a new start, ask God for a new heart.

Read: Acts 3:13-21

Repent . . . that your sins may be blotted out. —Acts 3:19
Bible in a Year:
Isaiah 13-15


7 posted on 07/30/2012 6:11:36 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



Missing Man Setting
Schumann - Traumerei
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Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

8 posted on 07/30/2012 6:11:58 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


9 posted on 07/30/2012 6:19:24 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: SandRat

Been there, done that. MCRD San Diego 2007, OCS Quantico 2011. How proud we are.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 6:26:58 PM PDT by oldsaw
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To: oldsaw

Those who graduated should be.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 6:34:53 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!

Man...things got really busy here for a bit!


12 posted on 07/30/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...
OORAH, SEMPER FIDELIS and GET SOME!!!



GySgt David Rooks, USMC with his Platoon of Marines



GySgt Terence D'Alesandro, USMC In Barracks with his Platoon of Marines



Counseling the Young Recruit



Drill Instructor counseling Recruit




Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 07/30/2012 6:39:08 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I lived on PI in 1964-65 as a 13 year old. It was my father’s last duty station before retiring.

Let me tell you that things were hopping there. They were running through a huge number of recruits due to the escalation in Viet Nam. Which was where my father served before coming to PI.

My father was a boot there in WW2, a DI there later in the war, and retired from there in 1965. A Marine of exemplary patriotism and *honor* until he died in 2003. Few of our “leaders” today would be fit to polish his boots.


14 posted on 07/30/2012 6:44:30 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: HopeandGlory; ConorMacNessa
And we have a tie....Nana Hope and Mac each grab a gold!!


15 posted on 07/30/2012 6:44:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Thanks very much Kathy! And thanks very much to you and Lauren for tonight's Road Trip to Parris Island, SC!

*HUGS*



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

16 posted on 07/30/2012 6:45:36 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Spent three wonderful months there in 1989.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 6:50:34 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: SandRat
And in second....Sand snags the silver!!


18 posted on 07/30/2012 6:52:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!




Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 07/30/2012 6:58:01 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

LOL! Good stuff, Conor! Poor kids!

Nite...see ya in the morning! (((hugs)))

Hope your legs are doing better!


20 posted on 07/30/2012 7:00:08 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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