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Parris Island MC Recruit Depot - South Carolina

Parris Island is "where it all begins." It is the birthplace of all Marines coming east of the Mississippi River, exculding Illinois. It is here that young men and women enter as civilians and leave as members of America's 911 fighting force, and is a vital step in keeping the Marine Corps the world's finest.
 
Located in Beaufort County in South Carolina's Low country, about 56 miles north of Savannah, GA, Parris Island Recruit Depot is the headquarters for the Marine Corps' Eastern Recruiting Region which serves the 1st Marine Corps District, 4th marine Corps District and the 6th Marine Corps District and houses the Headquarters and Service Battalion
 
Main phone numbers:  Commercial (843)228-3712 or DSN 335-3712
 
Mailing address:  PO BOX 19001, Parris Island, SC 29905-9001
 
Population:   3,294 active duty; 3,000 recruits; 3500 family members; 906 civilians
 
Housing:  116 officer family units; 470 enlisted family units; 28 unaccompanied officer quarters; 168 unaccompanied enlsited units; 125 mobile home spaces; wait of up to one year (843)228-3340/2744
 
Temporary lodging:   20-room inn (843)228-2976
 
Family Support Center:   (843)228-3791
 
Schools:  Two elementary schools in off-base housing area
 
Child Care:   Center for 80, wait varies (843)228-3514
 
Health care:   See Beaufort Naval Hospital 
 
Parris Island MC Recruit Depot - South Carolina has a large size commissary - (843)228-2383, a medium exchange, and one shoppette (843)228-3302.  Recreation at Parris Island MC Recruit Depot - South Carolina includes arts and crafts, bowling, library, auto hobby, recreation center, golf, gym, tennis, swimming, and outdoor activities.  
 
Internet:   www.mcrdpi.usmc.mil/


 
 

 

 

 

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