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

Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, climb ropes on an obstacle course Feb. 6, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. After pulling themselves over a series of logs and bars, recruits must climb a rope at the end of the course. The course is designed to improve recruits’ strength and stamina to meet the tough physical fitness standards of the Marine Corps. Charlie Company 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 2 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 10:44

Photo ID:1167642

VIRIN:140206-M-RV272-089

Resolution:3840x5760

Size:7.62 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

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