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Company H goes hand-to-hand during pugil sticks three training event

Recruits use teamwork to ensure their equipment is on properly before pugil sticks June 5 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Before each pugil stick bout recruits are armed with a helmet, mouth piece, padding and a pugil stick. The sticks are padded at each end making sure the fights are safe and only a simulation of a close-combat situation.



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This work, Company H goes hand-to-hand during pugil sticks three training event [Image 1 of 9], by Cpl Bridget Keane, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.05.2012

Date Posted:06.22.2012 12:18

Photo ID:609863

VIRIN:120605-M-JM783-011

Resolution:3504x2336

Size:840.13 KB

Location:SAN DIEGO, CA, USGlobe

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