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Graduation Ceremony - Mike and November Companies - Oct. 4, 2013

A new Marine of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, greets his family following his graduation ceremony Oct. 4, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The Marines spent nearly 13 weeks away from home training to earn their places in the Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)



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This work, Graduation Ceremony - Mike and November Companies - Oct. 4, 2013 [Image 2 of 22], by Cpl Caitlin Brink, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.04.2013

Date Posted:10.04.2013 12:31

Photo ID:1031002

VIRIN:131004-M-FS592-106

Resolution:3768x3564

Size:4.77 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

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  • U.S. Marines with Platoon 3016, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment prepare to march onto Peatross Parade Deck for the graduation ceremony that signifies the completion of recruit training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., March 9, 2012. During this graduation ceremony there were six platoons from the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion and two platoons from the 4th Recruit Training Battalion.
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  • U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Christopher Otoki, honor graduate, Platoon 3016, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, stands at parade rest before marching onto the Peatross Parade Deck for the Mike and November Company graduation ceremony aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., March 9, 2012. Otoki was designated the platoon honor graduate with the highest combined score in physical fitness, rifle qualification and educational scores as well as demonstrating overall leadership traits.

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