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Martial Arts Instructor Course trains Marines to lead as ethical warriors

Students attending the Martial Arts Instructor Course spar using training weapons here, July 30, 2013. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructs Marines on the use of many types of close combat weapons, including knives, bayonets, and weapons of opportunity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jacob H. Harrer)

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This work, Martial Arts Instructor Course trains Marines to lead as ethical warriors [Image 9 of 10], by Sgt Jacob Harrer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.30.2013

Date Posted:08.06.2013 19:47

Photo ID:990075



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