Parris Island: Making Marines for 100 years

A special report on the past and present of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on its 100th anniversary. Read more here:

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

Making Marines – by Michael Kane

Neshaminy High School graduate Michael Kane reflects on his 13 weeks of basic training at Parris Island, SC, to become a United States Marine. Semper Fi Kane, nicely done!

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:

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