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USMC: Days before death, recruit told Parris Island officials of suicide plans

Before Raheel Siddiqui met with a mental health professional, he met with the Recruiter Liaison Service at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. One leader at the depot viewed that service as a “tool,” Corps officials said, to ensure “recruits who express suicidal ideations are in the right state of mind and understand the consequences” of their actions. Furthermore, this person believed most recruits with suicidal thoughts weren’t a real threat to themselves — but expressed such thoughts as a way to get out of training.

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Fort Jackson graduates basic trainees days before 9/11 anniversary

Fort Jackson graduated its latest group of basic trainees on Thursday, three days before the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The fort also is observing its 100th birthday this year. As part of The State's coverage of the fort's centennial, we followed several members of this group of trainees as they prepared for and went through basic training.

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Remotely piloted attack aircraft

Shaw Air Force base could get wing of remotely piloted attack aircraft
Remotely piloted attack aircraft 4:47

Remotely piloted attack aircraft

Fort Jackson graduates basic trainees days before 9/11 anniversary 1:38

Fort Jackson graduates basic trainees days before 9/11 anniversary

Salute from the Shore: F-16s, C-17 fly over on July 4 0:35

Salute from the Shore: F-16s, C-17 fly over on July 4

Commander of the 169th Fighter Wing explains mission the McEntire F-16's were on before crash 2:50

Commander of the 169th Fighter Wing explains mission the McEntire F-16's were on before crash