Clothing sales stocks new and used items of male and female uniform clothing and is operated by Marine Corps Community Services. The outlet, in the MCRD Main Exchange, is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 843-228-1591. The Air Station’s Main Exchange complex specializes in military clothing sales, as well as a wide variety of related items. Their hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 843-228-7769.
The commissary on Parris Island carries a full line of produce, frozen foods, bakery items and pharmaceuticals and has a health foods section. The store is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. For more information, call 843-228-2383.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross of the Lowcountry, Tri-Command branch office, is on Parris Island, Building 854 (Religious Ministry Building), and serves the entire Tri-Command. The office phone number is 843-228-3589. Office hours depend on base activities. For emergency communications, call 877-272-7337. For classes such as CPR and first aid, call 800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or go online to www.redcross.org. Those who want to donate blood, call 800-RED-CROSS or go online to www.redcrossblood.org.
U.S. post offices are in the exchange complex at the air station and in Building 292 on Parris Island.
The veterinary clinic is in Building 517A at the end of Alaska Boulevard, on Parris Island. Limited outpatient services including physical examinations, vaccinations, dewormings and treatment of infectious diseases are offered by appointment only. The clinic is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Scheduled after-hours walk-in clinics will be announced periodically.
All pets must be registered within seven days of assignment to base housing. Registration requires proof of rabies vaccination within the previous 12 months. If your animal’s rabies vaccination is more than 12 months old, an appointment can be made to update its vaccine. Dogs also require proof of heartworm preventive medication use. Rules on care and supervision of pets are contained in Air Station Order 10510.1A as well as Depot Order 5510.13C and must be strictly adhered to. No more than two pets are allowed per family residing in base housing. For more information, call 843-228-3317.