Parris Island hosts celebration of 4th Recruit Training Battalion 32nd Anniversary and Women’s Centennial

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT Parris Island, S.C. – MCRD PI will host a series of events Nov. 1 – 4, 2018 celebrating the 32nd Anniversary of 4th Recruit Training Battalion and the centennial marking 100 years of women serving in the Marine Corps.

Schedule of events is as follows:

·         Nov. 2

–          7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Marine Corps Color Ceremony and performance by the MCRD PI Band

–          9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Recruit Graduation for Companies O and M

–          1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Tram Tour of Parris Island (Meet at Parris Island Museum)

–          2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Walking Tour of 4th BN (Meet at building 933)

–          12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Library of Congress Veterans History Project Interviews

(Contact Christina Welsch at 317-366-8489 or [email protected] to schedule an interview)

·         Nov. 3

–          3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Marine Women Uniforms 1918 – 2018 Pageant  (All Weather Training Facility)

–          5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Warrior Dinner: Social Hour (Invitation Only) (Bldg 933)

–          6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Warrior Dinner: Meal / Slideshow (Invitation Only)

·         Nov. 4

–          6 a.m. – 7 a.m. 4th BN Field Meet Registration (Bldg 933)

–          7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Field Meet: 3-Mile Fun-Run (4th BN PT Field)

–          8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Field Meet: Strength Competition (Push-ups, Pullups, Ammo-Lifts, Flexed Arm Hang)

–          9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Field Meet: Obstacle Course Competition

–          9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Field Meet: Tug-of-War

–          9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Awards / Closing Remarks

Media interested in covering this event should contact 1st Lt. Bryan McDonnell at 843-228-3710 or by email: Bryan.M[email protected]