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Photo Gallery: Parris Island marksmanship instructors aim to make Marine Corps’ next generation of riflemen

Cpl. Virgilio Bugarinahnee Jr., right, a marksmanship coach, assists Rct. Miles Cabrera, Platoon 2022, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, with his rifle Jan. 27, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C., during rifle marksmanship training. For many recruits, this was their first time firing a weapon, so Marines like Bugarinahnee, a 23-year-old native of Honolulu, ensure recruits learn proper weapons handling and safety prior to firing. Recruits spend more than two of their 13 weeks on Parris Island learning basic rifle marksmanship, making this training the longest of any branch of service. Cabrera, is a 21-year-old from Queens, N.Y., and is scheduled to graduate March 7, 2014. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)



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This work, Photo Gallery: Parris Island marksmanship instructors aim to make Marine Corps’ next generation of riflemen [Image 7 of 11], by Cpl Octavia Davis, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.27.2014

Date Posted:02.10.2014 21:03

Photo ID:1165151

VIRIN:140127-M-RV272-220

Resolution:3840x5760

Size:9.01 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, AL, US

Hometown:HONOLULU, HI, US

Hometown:QUEENS, NY, US

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  • Sgt. Jesse Meyer, a primary marksmanship instructor, reviews the firing positions with recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, on Aug. 22, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. For five days, primary marksmanship instructors teach recruits the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, firing positions, weapons safety and rifle range commands in preparation for them firing live rounds the following week. Recruits train with scopes because the Marine Corps now equips its rifles with scopes, although rifle marksmanship fundamentals do not change with the device. Meyer is a 25-year-old Waterloo, Iowa, native. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 4, 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 Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
  • Sgt. Robert Bolanos, a primary marksmanship instructor with Weapons and Field Training Battalion, ensures Rct. Logan Redding of Platoon 2089, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, understands the proper firing positions during marksmanship training Oct. 3, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Bolanos, a 25-year-old native of Phoenix, trains recruits for five days on the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, shooting techniques and rifle range commands in preparation for firing live rounds the following week. The Marine Corps holds the longest basic marksmanship training for recruits of any United States military service. Redding, an 18-year-old native of Mount Airy, N.C., is scheduled to graduate Nov. 15, 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 Pfc. Vaniah Temple)
  • Rct. William Scroggy, Platoon 1029, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, tightens his sling March 18, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The sling helps stabilize the weapon during firing. Marksmanship training is arguably the most important segment of boot camp; every Marine is a basic rifleman, and recruits must learn to effectively shoot a rifle before graduating. Scroggy, a 20-year-old from Edmonton, Ky., is scheduled to graduate May 2, 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. Octavia Davis)

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