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Recruit found dead Tuesday at Parris Island

 By Mike McCombs  A U.S. Marine recruit was found dead Tuesday morning at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.  According to Beaufort County Coroner David Ott, a recruit from 3rd Recruit Training Battalion was “found deceased at about 7:30 a.m., apparently from a fall from the balcony.” He said that is all the information that… Keep Reading


Never give up

8 Years Earning the Title of US Marine Above: After being medically discharged from recruit training for asthma in 2013, Pfc. Austin Hershberger showed remarkable resilience and grit in achieving his dream of becoming a United States Marine. Eight years later, Hershberger graduated with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, on Aug. 13, 2021. Photo… Keep Reading

Military & Civilian Leadership – A guide for military, civil service, political, and industry leaders

Looking you in the eye, kicking you in the backside, covering your six (flank), and taking your Marine’s or soldier’s (or employee’s) place on the most dangerous mission is leadership. Knowing there is a place for everything and everything in its place is leadership. Admitting mistakes and learning from them is leadership. Going through the… Keep Reading


Educator’s Workshop Program available to recruiters, educators

By Marine Corps Recruiting Command Marine Corps Recruiting Command reinstated the Educator’s Workshop Program earlier this summer after more than a year of suspended visits due to COVID-19. The workshops were paused to ensure the safety of the recruits and educators. The return of the program will provide recruiters the opportunity to invite their local… Keep Reading



Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a 12K hike Aug. 21 on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Recruits will conduct five hikes of increasing difficulty before the culminating 15K hike after the Crucible. Photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley/USMC. Keep Reading



Beaufort’s Janice Shelton, 53, enlisted in the United States Marines in Tampa in 1985. After Boot Camp at Parris Island, she entered the field of finance. In 1989, she transferred to the USMC Reserves. Among her duty stations were MCAS Cherry Point and Quantico. As a member of the highly acclaimed All-Marine volleyball team she… Keep Reading