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Photo Gallery: Corps' newest Marines pass last inspection before graduation on Parris Island

Gunnery Sgt. David Washington, the 1st Recruit Training Battalion operations chief, measures the length of Pfc. Robert Martin's belt during the battalion commander's inspection Nov. 23, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Washington, a 29-year-old native of North Olmsted, Ohio, inspected Martin, Platoon 1089, Charlie Company, military knowledge, uniform, personal appearance and military bearing. Martin, an 18-year-old native of Weaverville, N.C., is scheduled to graduate Nov. 27, 2013. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)



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This work, Photo Gallery: Corps' newest Marines pass last inspection before graduation on Parris Island [Image 2 of 5], by Cpl MaryAnn Hill, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.23.2013

Date Posted:12.04.2013 10:10

Photo ID:1065628

VIRIN:131123-M-PG802-085

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:3.75 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:NORTH OLMSTED, OH, US

Hometown:WEAVERVILLE, NC, US

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