August 2012

Keeping Faith with Families: Parris Island Adds Day of Education, Orientation and Communication for Family Members

Volume 95, Issue 8

On any Thursday before a Friday recruit graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, S.C., families can be seen strolling with their new Marine along the sidewalks beneath sprawling branches of mighty Southern oaks draped with Spanish moss.

For generations, Thursday has traditionally been Family Day at Parris Island; now, a new program will extend that to include Wednesdays as the Parris Island staff reaches out to let families know they are an important part of the team.

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