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Martial Arts Instructor Course trains Marines to lead as ethical warriors

Sergeant Carlos Camachorojas, parachute rigger and delivery specialist, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, performs burpees with his teammates during a combat conditioning exercise, "Animal Kingdom," as part of the Martial Arts Instructor Course at Edson Range here, July 30, 2013. Camachorojas, a native of Mesa, Ariz., said the exercise was the most challenging physical training he received during the three-week course. Teammates completed exercises while an individual Marine crawled and jumped through a square circuit. All Marines had to rotate through the circuit multiple times before the session ended, meaning teammates relied on each other to complete the course quickly.

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This work, Martial Arts Instructor Course trains Marines to lead as ethical warriors [Image 6 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 19:48

Photo ID:990078



Size:1.97 MB


Hometown:MESA, AZ, US

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