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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits get fit on Parris Island obstacle course

Sgt. Richard Wilson, a drill instructor for Platoon 1016, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, supervises Rct. Brandon Sexton, Platoon 1017, as he attempts to swing his legs around bars on an obstacle course Feb. 6, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Wilson, a 27-year-old from Annapolis, Md., and his fellow drill instructors encouraged recruits as they maneuvered through the course. The obstacle course is one of many tools used in boot camp to help recruits meet the Marine Corps’ fitness standards. Sexton, a 20-year-old native of Hiltons, Va., is scheduled to graduate April 4, 2014. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)



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This work, Photo Gallery: Marine recruits get fit on Parris Island obstacle course [Image 5 of 6], by Cpl Octavia Davis, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.06.2014

Date Posted:02.14.2014 10:19

Photo ID:1167619

VIRIN:140206-M-RV272-215

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:5.38 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:ANNAPOLIS, MD, US

Hometown:HILTONS, VA, US

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