Talk:Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

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16,000 Graduates?[edit]

I could be mistaken, but according to a chart I saw at Clothing just days ago, while I was still in Recruit Training, they expect some 26,000 recruits to come through PI in 2006 - I believe it was 23,000 male and 3,000 female. I'll give some slack for recruits who get sent home, but I highly doubt that number's anywhere close to 10,000.

(Reply) Actually, that's probably about right. It's well over 10 000, easily. Remember, there's a graduation almost every Friday -- there are ony about 4-6 "No Grad" weeks per year. Graduation includes a female series, usually 90-120 recruits, every two weeks. Male recruits graduate at a rate closer to 300-400, every week. The numbers vary widely depending on the time of year. In ealy summer 2004, Company N, 4th Bn graduated a series of 54 recruits. In September, Co N, Series 4028 graduated 135 recruits. The smaller number was almost a record-breaker. Fewer recruits ship from Feb-May. Most ship after graduating from high school, during the summer months and into the fall. In October, the next company N series to pick up was closer to 165 - an unusually large number, because of an unusually long break between platoons because of the end of the fiscal year. I was the series commander for series 4028. The numbers I am giving are very rough estimations - I don't have hard stats in front of me; but if you were there in Feb-May, the place didn't look nearly as crowded as it does later in the year. Anyway, the chart in Clothing wasn't propaganda. They really do move a lot of recruits through. Semper Fi. 19:38, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Emulated by the Army?[edit]

Can it really be said that Marine Corps Boot Camp is "emulated" by the Army? Is this really NOPV or did a Marine edit this in as a jab at the Army?

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Flydpnkrtn (talkcontribs) 00:45, March 14, 2006 UTC

Comment moved from article to talk page[edit]

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now this all my or may not be true.. yet coming from a usmc lover i can tell you that parris island is not just a recruit depot. it is a life changing experience... ooh rah semper fi do or die. —The preceding comment was added to the article by (talkcontribs) at 22:40, June 18, 2006 UTC (UTC)

ERcheck (talk) @ 23:10, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

"Initial training at Parris Island ranks among the hardest military training in the world"[edit]

I think a statement like this is really an opinion. I'd be willing to guarantee that Marine Basic Training is certainly NOT among the hardest military training in the world. Furthermore, what exactly defines "hard" military training? In Russia recruits regularly die in training, does that make it "harder" because recruits are treated much poorly? etc. I don't think there is a solid list ranking military training by "hardness". Aside from fourteen year olds arguing which special forces is the best on counterstrike forums, such a definition is very, very arbitrary.

So in conclusion, I don't think a statement like this has any factual value and does not belong in the article.


Looper5920 previously removed File:Marine Lieutenant, Parris Island.jpg from the article, and I agreed enough to do it again. It adds absolutely nothing to the content of the article. In fact, the only relation it has to this article is the fact that is was shot on this location. Page Field was not significantly notable as a glider base, nor was the temporary use of aviation here significant to the history of the installation.

Now, I do think it is a great image, and might be appropriate for United States Marine Corps Aviation, List of inactive United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons, or Military glider. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 07:12, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Remove picture. Adds no value to this article. FieldMarine (talk) 15:21, 22 May 2009 (UTC)