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Parris Island recruits prepare to head back home from Albany Marine Base


Albany Marine Corps Base

MCLB- — Officials at Corps Logistics Base- announced on Monday afternoon that conditions had been met for the more than 6,000 recruits and other military personnel to return to Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina.

That development indicates the likelihood that the group will vacate MCLB- over the next couple of days.

Due to the threat of Hurricane Matthew along the Atlantic Coast, MCLB- became the temporary evacuation site last week for stationed at MCRD Parris Island. They stayed through the weekend, continuing their training activities — including academic classes, core value guided discussions with leadership, drills and physical training — while having access to resources on the installation during their stay.

The commanding officers for the Headquarters Service Battalion at MCRD Parris Island and MCLB- are expected to speak to reporters today prior to the ‘ departure.

The last such evacuation of Parris Island was in 2000.

The training depot was evacuated on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week via commercial buses to avoid inclement weather expected from Matthew, which impacted five eastern U.S. states.

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