Four Marines charged in boot camp abuse scandal

It’s a slippery slope.. PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — The training of Marine recruits at Parris Island is supposed to be tough. But investigations have found it to be downright cruel. Drill instructors abusing, humiliating and hazing recruits — none of it permitted, according to Commanding Gen. Austin Renforth. “You put your hands on a young … Read more…

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Brief History of MCRD San Diego, 1914-1962

By Elmore A. Champie The Marine Corps Base at San Diego is surrounded by evidences of the Spanish heritage of southern California. Among the more conspicuous are the euphonious place names found everywhere , including the name San Diego itself, and the picturesque architecture that may be seen, not only in the city, but also … Read more…

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Boot Camp Hindsight

Marines, What’s one thing you wish you would have known before arriving at MCRD boot camp or OCS? Post your response as a comment below. Semper Fidelis! Photo: http://www.life.com http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!

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Joining the Marines?

So, you’re thinking about joining the Marines, eh? Hopefully, my post here will give you some meaningful information or requirements that might help you to make that tough decision. Everybody that joins the Marines does so for their own reasons or have their own stories. Some join because their father or uncle were Marines or … Read more…

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