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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits test strength, balance on Parris Island course

Sgt. Jevaughn Daye, a drill instructor for Platoon 3018, encourages Rct. Justin Tignor, Platoon 3017, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, to tackle an obstacle course with intensity Jan. 16, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors like Daye, 25, from St. Mary, Jamaica, are responsible for ensuring recruits can meet the Marine Corps’ high physical fitness standards. The course is used to condition recruits mentally and physically and was designed to improve their balance, coordination and physical strength while exposing them to the types of obstacles they may face in a battle zone. Tignor, 19, from Marysville, Ohio, is scheduled to graduate March 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 test strength, balance on Parris Island course [Image 4 of 8], by Cpl Caitlin Brink, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.16.2014

Date Posted:01.24.2014 18:29

Photo ID:1155369

VIRIN:140116-M-FS592-122

Resolution:4860x3456

Size:2.67 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:MARYSVILLE, OH, US

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