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Recruit Families

Welcome Message from
Brigadier General Julie L. Nethercot

Welcome Message from
Sergeant Major William Carter


About Recruit Families

Recruit Families is a Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) program dedicated to helping the loved ones of recruits and new Marines prepare for Graduation and the beginning of the military lifestyle.

To help both new and experienced military families navigate this sometimes unfamiliar territory, we developed a three day program with activities and events to make you feel welcome and knowledgeable. Get a peek into the life of a recruit going through training, discover programs that support Marine families, and learn what to expect after Graduation with our events.

We, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, are the ONLY official resources about events, rules, and other information about MCRD Parris Island. Please be aware that other non-Marine Corps websites may post information that may be misleading, incorrect, or out of date.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We’re happy to help!

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Currently, there are no graduation ceremonies open to the public, due to the pandemic. When this changes, the events that coincide with that week's graduation will be reopened as well. We don't anticipate this happening through the month of December. Your Marine will have a graduation ceremony on his/her regularly scheduled date. Guests will not be permitted aboard the Depot.

The graduation ceremony can be watched on the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Facebook page:

We will post additional information as it becomes available. During this period, we apologize for any inconvenience and offer our sincere thanks for your patience and support.