Oct 20

PI031: Coats of Red and Blue Concert

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band during a performance.

We happened to observe a few of the President’s Own musicians while they were procuring provisions at our local BiLo on Parris Island Gateway. We learned during our conversation there is a scheduled performance this Saturday, Oct 25th at 7:00 pm at Hilton Head High School.   Further inquiry revealed it is a Red and Blue …

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Oct 16

PI030: Meet and Greet with Stephen Murray at Islands of Beaufort

Stephen and Melissa Murray at Islands of Beaufort

Stephen and Melissa Murray visited with residents of Islands of Beaufort last night for a few hours to talk about his campaign for Beaufort City Council.  Stephen and his wife own Kazoobie Kazoo Factory and New South Shirts.  He’s a third generation Beaufortonian; years ago his great grandmother worked on Parris Island as a seamstress!  In addition to …

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Sep 30

UPDATE: New Time For The Family Day Motivational Run

New Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, run under the “We Make Marines” sign during a traditional motivational run through the streets of Parris Island, S.C., on Aug 15, 2013. The run took place before the new Marines had a few hours to reunite with their friends and families for the first time in more than 12 weeks. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

***Please note a new time for the Motivational Run.  Beginning this week the run will start at 7:15 am.***    

Sep 28

PI029: Arsenal Melee Averted

Mike Basilone and Pat Conroy

  Even clouds and a light sprinkle did not dampen the mood for attendees Thursday night, September 25, 2014, at Bernie Schein’s book signing of his new novel, “Famous All Over Town.” Guests entered through the front gate which opened into a courtyard that whisked us back in time as we walked on brick and …

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Sep 09

PI028: Why Are There Construction Signs By The Traffic Circle?

Speed Limit Sign Reducing Speed In Construction Area

Every time I see new roads and buildings going up on the base it reminds me of my first trip Beaufort, South Carolina.  In those days many of the roads were two lanes, few had over head lights and at first we found it difficult to drive around at night.  Our realtor Betsy, gave us a tour of …

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Aug 14

PI027: Rich Brown’s Story Of Missed Opportunity

Rich Brown

No one expected to see news of Robin William’s death on August 11th.  I thought we would experience at least 20 more years of movies and comedy specials and then maybe one day I’d sneak back stage after one of his weekly shows in Vegas and get his autograph and a picture. Unfortunately I will never get the chance to meet …

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Jul 09

PI026: Information You Need To Know From the Training Matrix

Training Matrix

What is the Training Matrix? The Training Matrix is a handy dandy one page calendar which arranges Boot Camp into blocks that give a glimpse of what goes on each day.   It is a great tool to keep track of what is going on with your recruit during those 12 long weeks. Download your copy …

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Jun 09

PI025: How About Bowling A Few Good Games?

Rediscover bowling at MCRD PI

Imagine stepping up to the lane, positioning a pair of carnival colored shoes on the red dots; lifting your eyes and concentrating on red arrows as you line up the shot.  You thrust a brightly colored ball out in front of you, then slowly swing it as you move forward, one two, three steps and release.  You watch, the ball …

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May 21

PI024: Memorial Day, A Great Day For Shopping

Memorial Day

Memorial Day signals the beginning of summer In addition to great deals at the mall, my memories of the first day of summer include claiming the best spot near the swimming pool for my towel, watching hot dogs and hamburgers sizzle on the grill, scooping potato and macaroni salads onto my paper plate and sliding …

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Apr 28

PI023: Recruits Learn Combat Basics On Parris Island

Recruits learn combat basics on Parris Island

Story by Lance Cpl. David Bessey MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – It’s as old as warfare itself. Experienced warriors imbue the next generation with their well-earned skill and knowledge. Marines like Sgt. Paul Greenfield, 29, assistant Basic Warrior Training chief, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, and an Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation …

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