Users' questions

How do you address a letter to Parris Island?

How do you address a letter to Parris Island?

Address your letters to “Rct. Last name, First name.” Your son or daughter is NOT a Marine yet. DO NOT put any other rank other than Rct. —which means “Recruit”—and refer to him or her as such when addressing the envelope.

How do I contact recruit at Parris Island?

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Address and Phone

  1. Telephone. Tel: (843) 228-2111 (800) 826-7503.
  2. Address. 923 Chosin Resevoir Road. Parris Island, SC, United States. 29905-0000. Get Directions.
  3. Hours. Not Provided.
  4. Base. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
  5. Description. Not Provided.

How do I send a letter to a Marine boot camp?

Send your first letter to Marine boot camp with the Sandboxx app, write your message, include a photo and hit send. Save and attach our week one image below to give your recruit motivation for their first week at Marine boot camp. Learn more about how your Sandboxx Letter gets delivered.

How do you find out someone’s address in basic training?

Once your son or daughter gets assigned to a unit, they should call or write you to give their unit address. Keep a paper and pen handy at all times in case that call comes. It will be fast! It’s also possible that you may get a letter from the Commander within the first two weeks with the address information.

Do drill sergeants read your letters?

The Drill Sergeants Open my Letters The Drill Sergeants won’t open the letters (though they very well might open packages, if they gets any). However, if a letter arrives with a suspicious feel–like lumps of gum or a stack of photos, they will ask your soldier to open the letter in front of them.

Can you send letters to Parris Island?

MCRD Parris Island Mailing Address Mail call will be the most anticipated time of the day, and your recruit will enjoy receiving a lot of mail from your over the course of the next three months.

Can anyone visit Parris?


Where do Marines go to bootcamp?

All recruits go to one of two locations for basic training; Recruit Training Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina, or Recruit Training Depot at San Diego. Where recruits go depends largely upon where they enlist.

What do you write in a letter to a Marine?

Here’s some messages of encouragement your service member will love:

  1. You can do it.
  2. I believe in you.
  3. Hang in there.
  4. You’re almost done!
  5. I’ll see you soon!
  6. We’re at the halfway point!
  7. Believe you can do it.
  8. I’m so proud of you.

Can you talk to family during basic training?

Recruits in many Army basic training platoons are now allowed to use personal cell phones to call friends and families, send text messages, and update their social media status.

Can drill sergeants look through your phone?

Drill sergeants still monitor all phone use and often restrict photography, texting, and social media usage. If the recruits can send texts or check Facebook, it is entirely because the drill sergeant saw fit to reward them with such privilege.

Can I take a Bible to basic training?

Yes, you can send a bible to your recruit in boot camp. This military bible is a small size and can be customized with your loved-ones name in gold on the front cover.

When was Papa Company activated on Parris Island?

In October 1996, Papa Company was activated in order to more effectively train the larger number of female recruits arriving on Parris Island. The 4th RTBn complex was expanded in November 2001 with the addition of a new barracks.

Where is the Marine Corps recruit depot on Parris Island?

Alphabetical Directory A B Band, Parris Island 843-228-3260/2178 Bank, Navy Federal 1-888-842-6328 Bank, Parris Island Armed Services 843-228-3818

When did the 4th Recruit Training Battalion open?

The 4th RTBn complex was expanded in November 2001 with the addition of a new barracks. Recruit training is now identical for both male and female recruits, but this is a result of many significant changes over the last 25 years. Some of the key changes were: 1978-First females graduate from Drill Instructor School.