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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits learn to rappel on Parris Island

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, descend from the rappel tower May 13, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors act as a secondary safety in case recruits lose control while going down the tower. Marines learn to rappel to prepare for deploying from helicopters in flight or navigating difficult terrain, and the training also helps instill courage in recruits to overcome any fear of heights. Fox Company is scheduled to graduate July 3, 2014. 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. David Bessey)



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This work, Photo Gallery: Marine recruits learn to rappel on Parris Island [Image 4 of 10], by Cpl David Bessey, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.13.2014

Date Posted:05.20.2014 09:25

Photo ID:1353990

VIRIN:140513-M-FL578-098

Resolution:3840x5760

Size:17.15 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

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