Keep Paris Island Marine Recruiting base open

Keep Paris Island Marine Recruiting base open

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Michael Hatchell started this petition to Military, taxpayers, individuals

It is being considered to close both Paris Island and San Diego Marine recruiting bases to create a gender friendly central training location . The Marines have a a 100 year tradition of being trained at Paris Island. The training there is more difficult and challenging than any other branch of the military and produces our countries toughest soldiers. The choice to become a Marine is a personal one and it is NOT for everyone. I'm petitioning to not move forward with changing a long term and EFFECTIVE tradition, which may lower the standard by which our soldiers are trained. There are far less women Marines (and that is by choice) so I believe that considering a change in how and where Marines are trained is a terrible idea. Part of becoming a Marine is standing in the footsteps of thousands of other Marines and experiencing what their predecessors went through. My son is going to bootcamp in November and he cant imagine not going to Paris Island to experience the toughest training in our military. Marines aren't there for the amenities that other branches have!!! They want it to be difficult. They are training our toughest soldiers there, not soldiers who can " have a time out" during training if it becomes too difficult.  ( I've personally seen this at other branches)

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