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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits one day closer to graduation on Parris Island

Sgt. Juan Ponce, a drill instructor with Platoon 3009, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, leads his platoon during close-order drill practice Dec. 10, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The purpose of drill is to instill discipline and unit cohesion. Ponce, 28, is from Gadsden, Ala. India Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 14, 2014. 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 Cpl. Caitlin Brink)



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This work, Photo Gallery: Marine recruits one day closer to graduation on Parris Island [Image 6 of 8], by Cpl Caitlin Brink, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.10.2013

Date Posted:12.19.2013 16:35

Photo ID:1141574

VIRIN:131210-M-FS592-1986

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:3.62 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:GADSDEN, AL, US

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