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Staff Sgt. Angela Lopez currently serves as a Marine Corps drill instructor with November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Lopez joined the Marine Corps in July 2001 and became a drill instructor in December 2012. "I became a drill instructor because I wanted to see a difference in the females coming into the fleet. I wanted to be a part of the change," said Lopez, a native of Gulfport, Miss. About 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent for females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Only about 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines.

This handful of dedicated DIs is entrusted with sustaining a more than 237-year legacy by transforming men and women into the next generation of Marines. This is one of those drill instructors.


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Date Taken:07.09.2013

Date Posted:07.09.2013 09:45

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:GULFPORT, MS, US

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