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  • How MCLB is connected to Parris Island

    How MCLB is connected to Parris Island

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-04-19 04:25:00 GMT
    The Marine Corps Logistics Base has a special connection to the Recruiting Depot Station on Parris Island, South Carolina. (Source: WALB)The Marine Corps Logistics Base has a special connection to the Recruiting Depot Station on Parris Island, South Carolina. (Source: WALB)

    The Marine Corps Logistics Base has a special connection to the Recruiting Depot Station on Parris Island, South Carolina. 

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    The Marine Corps Logistics Base has a special connection to the Recruiting Depot Station on Parris Island, South Carolina. 

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: How recruits are transformed from civilians into Marines

    SPECIAL REPORT: How recruits are transformed from civilians into Marines

    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-04-14 01:56:08 GMT
    U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructor, Staff Sergeant Simone King (Source: WALB)U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructor, Staff Sergeant Simone King (Source: WALB)

    Every year, thousands of Marine recruits head off to bootcamp to serve our country.  WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels took a four-day trip to get a behind the scenes look at the intense training recruits experience at the Marine Recruiting Depot on Parris Island, South Carolina.  

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    Every year, thousands of Marine recruits head off to bootcamp to serve our country.  WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels took a four-day trip to get a behind the scenes look at the intense training recruits experience at the Marine Recruiting Depot on Parris Island, South Carolina.  

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  • WALB dives into the rich history of Parris Island

    WALB dives into the rich history of Parris Island

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-04-12 04:39:55 GMT
    During WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels trip to the Marine Recruit Depot on Parris Island, South Carolina, she learned on the importance of the island, and why bootcamp is held there. (Source: WALB)During WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels trip to the Marine Recruit Depot on Parris Island, South Carolina, she learned on the importance of the island, and why bootcamp is held there. (Source: WALB)

    During WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels trip to the Marine Recruit Depot on Parris Island, South Carolina, she learned on the importance of the island, and why bootcamp is held there.

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    During WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels trip to the Marine Recruit Depot on Parris Island, South Carolina, she learned on the importance of the island, and why bootcamp is held there.

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  • Family: Making it when 'we were married to the Marine Corps'

    Family: Making it when 'we were married to the Marine Corps'

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-04-11 04:02:31 GMT
    From left to right, Andrea & Dan Gillan. (Source: WALB)From left to right, Andrea & Dan Gillan. (Source: WALB)

    Most military families have trouble staying together, but Dan and Andrea Gillan are still going strong. 

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    Most military families have trouble staying together, but Dan and Andrea Gillan are still going strong. 

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  • DAY 3: Confidence course

    DAY 3: Confidence course

    Friday, March 31 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-03-31 20:32:20 GMT
    Drill instructors pushed people to their limits, but motivation was all Westover High School teacher Latayla Walden needed. (Source: WALB)Drill instructors pushed people to their limits, but motivation was all Westover High School teacher Latayla Walden needed. (Source: WALB)

    Drill instructors pushed people to their limits, but motivation was all Westover High School teacher Latayla Walden needed.

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    Drill instructors pushed people to their limits, but motivation was all Westover High School teacher Latayla Walden needed.

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  • Making Marines: A full day at Parris Island

    Making Marines: A full day at Parris Island

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:57 AM EDT2017-03-30 11:57:58 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    WALB's Re-Essa Buckels got her first full day of Marine Recruit Depot bootcamp at Parris Island, South Carolina. Buckels was invited to attend Marine Corps Educator's Workshop to study how Marines are made. A Marine says "You have just taken the first step at becoming a member of the world's finest fighting force." Sixty educators, some from Jacksonville, some from Baton Rouge lined up on the legendary yellow footprints; the first place all recruits stop, be...

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    WALB's Re-Essa Buckels got her first full day of Marine Recruit Depot bootcamp at Parris Island, South Carolina to study how Marines are made. Sixty educators, some from Jacksonville, some from Baton Rouge, lined up on the legendary yellow footprints; the first place all recruits stop.

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  • DAY 2: First full day of boot camp at Parris Island, SC

    DAY 2: First full day of boot camp at Parris Island, SC

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:35:16 GMT
    The Educators Workshop at the Marine base at Parris Island, South Carolina kicked off Wednesday. (Source: WALB)The Educators Workshop at the Marine base at Parris Island, South Carolina kicked off Wednesday. (Source: WALB)

    The Educators Workshop at the Marine base at Parris Island, South Carolina kicked off Wednesday. 

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    The Educators Workshop at the Marine base at Parris Island, South Carolina kicked off Wednesday. 

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  • Day 1: Journey to Parris Island

    Day 1: Journey to Parris Island

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-03-29 04:26:57 GMT
    Tuesday marks the first day of travel for WALB's Re-Essa Buckels as she makes her way to the Marine base at Parris Island, SC where she'll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to train like a Marine. (Source: WALB)Tuesday marks the first day of travel for WALB's Re-Essa Buckels as she makes her way to the Marine base at Parris Island, SC where she'll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to train like a Marine. (Source: WALB)

    Tuesday marks the first day of travel for WALB's Re-Essa Buckels as she makes her way to the Marine base at Parris Island, SC where she'll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to train like a Marine. 

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    Tuesday marks the first day of travel for WALB's Re-Essa Buckels as she makes her way to the Marine base at Parris Island, SC where she'll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to train like a Marine. 

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  • Marine recruit graduates from Parris Island

    Marine recruit graduates from Parris Island

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-03-28 18:09:34 GMT
    We're one day away from when one our own touches down on Parris Island, SC to get up close and personal with Marine recruits. (Source: WALB)We're one day away from when one our own touches down on Parris Island, SC to get up close and personal with Marine recruits. (Source: WALB)

    WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels will be attending the U.S. Marine Corps Educator's Workshop to study how marines are made.

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    WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels will be attending the U.S. Marine Corps Educator's Workshop to study how marines are made.

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  • WALB reporter heads off to Marine bootcamp on Parris Island

    WALB reporter heads off to Marine bootcamp on Parris Island

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:02:11 GMT

    WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels is on her way to bootcamp-- to learn how Marines are made. 

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    WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels is on her way to bootcamp-- to learn how Marines are made. 

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  • DoCo teacher to get a taste of Marine life

    DoCo teacher to get a taste of Marine life

    Friday, March 24 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-03-25 02:21:52 GMT
    A Dougherty County teacher will be learning what it takes to be a Marine. (Source: WALB)A Dougherty County teacher will be learning what it takes to be a Marine. (Source: WALB)

    We're just four days away from when one of our own will enter Parris Island, just like a Marine recruit starting their service. 

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    We're just four days away from when one of our own will enter Parris Island, just like a Marine recruit starting their service. 

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  • WALB trains for trip to US Marine depot in Parris Island

    WALB trains for trip to US Marine depot in Parris Island

    Friday, March 24 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-03-25 02:20:57 GMT

    One week from today WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels will head to Parris Island, SC to learn about a young marine's life. Buckels will be attending the Educator's Workshop to study how marines are made.

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    One week from today WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels will head to Parris Island, SC to learn about a young marine's life. Buckels will be attending the Educator's Workshop to study how marines are made.

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  • SEMPER FI: WALB heads to Parris Island to learn about Marine life

    SEMPER FI: WALB heads to Parris Island to learn about Marine life

    Friday, March 24 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-03-25 02:18:30 GMT
    One of WALB's own will be heading to Parris Island, SC to get a taste of Marine life. (Source: WALB)One of WALB's own will be heading to Parris Island, SC to get a taste of Marine life. (Source: WALB)

    One of WALB's own will be heading to Parris Island, SC to get a taste of marine life.

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    One of WALB's own will be heading to Parris Island, SC to get a taste of marine life.

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