Images: Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits dive into Marine Corps’ amphibious nature [Image 3 of 8]
Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, leap into deep water May 12, 2014, as part of their water survival qualification on Parris Island, S.C. This simulated having to abandon ship in case of emergency. Recruits also learned how to create makeshift flotation devices using their utility uniforms and packs, swim 25 meters in full utility uniforms wearing boots and shed their heavy gear in 10 seconds or less while underwater. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate July 11, 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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