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Recruit Families

Welcome Message from
Brigadier General Julie L. Nethercot

Welcome Message from
Sergeant Major Edwin A. Mota


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 Please be aware that other non-Marine Corps websites may post information that may be misleading, incorrect, or out of date.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!

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot is fully reopened to the public. This means the depot is open each day of the week and has no restrictions for recruit training graduations or daily entry by visitors.

The depot is open to traditional graduation activities which include the Marine Corps Family Team Building Marine Corps 101 Briefs, the Behind the Scenes Tram Tours, and the Family Orientation Brief.

All Family Day activities and Graduation are accessible to the public.

While the depot will is fully reopened, there are still mask mandate requirements that will be enforced at the following facilities:
-Marine Corps Exchange
-Douglas Visitor Center
-All Weather Training Facility
-Bowling Alley
If you have an questions, just let us know.

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