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My name is Vera Basilone. For more than five years I have maintained ParrisIsland.com by writing, editing and answering questions about the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

On this site you will find information in three key areas:

1. Information about USMC Recruit Graduations.
2. Information about Parris Island for military retirees or prior military who want to visit the Depot.
3. Information about the base and surrounding area for active duty military and their dependents.

I have lived in Beaufort with my family, just a few miles from Parris Island since 1994 and I worked at the Depot for 9.5 years until my position moved to another location. My husband, GySgt Michael Basilone, retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of service. We’ve been married for over 35 years which gives me plenty of experience as a military dependent.

With my knowledge, I can recommend places to visit and things to see while you are here as well as provide you with valuable information about boot camp.

Although this web site contains graduation dates and other helpful information, it is not the official Marine Corps Recruit Depot web page.

If you are visiting Parris Island for a graduation, click on the Graduation Dates tab. There you will find a list of the graduation dates for this year and required documents to allow you to get onto the base. Click the Family Day Events tab  If you would like to see the Family Day Schedule.

Don’t make this a one-time visit; sign up for the free mini guide, and I’ll send you weekly e-mails (6 total), with tips and resources to help you make the most of your visit to Parris Island!

 

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My name is Vera Basilone, and I'm here to help you make the most of your visit to Parris Island. Are you looking for information about recruit graduations? Are you prior military? Do you want to visit the Parris Island Museum and explore the history of the Marine Corps? Whatever your reason, ParrisIsland.com has answers to help you find your way around the base. Don't make this a one-time visit; sign up for my free mini guide, and I'll send you weekly e-mails (6 total), with tips and resources to help you make the most of your visit to Parris Island.
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