The Mission of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is to support establishment operations for 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, attached II MEF units, and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island/Eastern Recruiting Region in order to set the conditions for the enduring success of our supported commands and their missions.
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is home to two commands: the Training and Education Command, and the Recruiting Command. The transformation from civilian to Marine is accomplished by the core values and discipline instilled during the 12-week basic training that culminates in the legendary Crucible. MCRD Parris Island trains 49 percent of the males and 100 percent of the females entering the Marine Corps. Foreign military also train at Parris Island.
Naval Hospital Beaufort provides general medical, surgical and urgent care services to all active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel, as well as retired military personnel and all military dependents residing in the Beaufort area. The hospital’s mission is to keep the Navy and Marine Corps family ready, healthy, and on the job.
Cadets at West Point don’t take field trips. Instead, any out-of-the-classroom experience is known as a ‘staff ride’ and usually takes place at a battlefield