Browse a collection of videos, from a behind the scenes look at the infamous Crucible to the daily life of a drill  instructor, related to the centennial celebration of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

Inside 'the Crucible' - Marine recruits' grueling, final test on Parris Island

The Beaufort Gazette and Island Packet were recently given access to recruits during the 54-hour test — performed with minimal sleep, or food — that “validates the physical, mental and moral training” recruits have endured throughout 13 weeks of b

Semper Fi and Ooh Rah: What do they mean to Marines?

Three Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Drill Instructors demonstrate how Marines use the phrases "Semper Fi" and, "Ooh Rah!" and explain what they mean.


Parris Island 'legend': Stewart Johnson a barber at Depot since 1956

Mr. Johnson, affectionately known as "John D" to his Marines, has an upbeat, entertaining personality you have got to see. The 84-year-old Florence native credits his faith and a love of his work for 59 years -- and counting -- of getting haircuts

Lovable 'Legend', Parris Island's canine companion

The 4-year-old bulldog is the 12th mascot in 100 years at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. "Mike" was the first, in 1914. From the beginning, the mascot's main purpose has been boosting morale and camaraderie. Legend certainly does that,

Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marines' core values

A company commander, a first sergeant, and a recent graduate (with honors) share what the U.S. Marine Corps' three core values mean to them.

From self-professed 'girly girl' to U.S. Marine

One of the 621 graduates of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on Sept. 11 was Caitlyn Martin, a native of Delaware who until recently "never thought in a million years" she had what it took to become a Marine. Caitlyn follows in the footste

The Right Stuff: Drill Instructors on Parris Island

Company 1st Sgt. Damian Wright shares what it takes to be a Marine Corps drill instructor, while Pfc. Francis Santore, a newly-minted graduate -- with honors -- explains what it's like being on the receiving end of an instructor's fabled wrath.

Drill instructor on why he love his job

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor Kingsley Nwosu talks about why he wanted to become a drill instructor and what is rewarding about it.

Drill Instructor monument on Parris Island: Rededication

The monument to the "Marines that make Marines", originally dedicated in April 1999, was recently rededicated as part of a slew of events celebrating Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island's 100th anniversary.

100 years a hit: The Parris Island Marine Band

The Parris Island Marine Band is one of ten total in the U.S. Marine Corps. We hope you enjoy the masterwork of the Marine musicians in this video.

100 years of excellence: Parris Island celebrates centennial anniversary

A visit from the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, General Robert B. Neller; entertainment from the US Marine Drum and the opening of two first-rate exhibits at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Museum. Those

2 new galleries unveiled at Parris Island Museum

“Making 21st-century Marines” and “100 years of making Marines” were unveiled at the recent celebration of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island's 100th anniversary. The galleries, funded by the Parris Island Historical Society, cost around $32