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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, encourages Rct. Brandon Sexton, Platoon 1017, as he attempts to pull himself onto an obstacle Feb. 6, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The obstacle course is comprised of elevated logs and bars, a wall and ropes designed to improve individuals’ upper-body strength. The course is one of many tools used in boot camp to help recruits meet the Marine Corps’ tough fitness standards. Wilson is a 27-year-old from Annapolis, Md. 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 4 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 10:29

Photo ID:1167623

VIRIN:140206-M-RV272-228

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:7.11 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:ANNAPOLIS, MD, US

Hometown:HILTONS, VA, US

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