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Rct. Joseph Munyon, Platoon 3066, attacks Rct. Anthony Michael, Platoon 3070, both with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, during pugil stick training June 24, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Munyon, 18, from Columbiana, Ohio, and Michael, from Hagerstown, Md., fought against each other using the simulated bayonets in two 30-second bouts or until one struck a winning blow against the other. Bayonet training, along with other hand-to-hand fighting skills, is encompassed in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which contributes to the mental, character and physical development of Marines. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 6, 2013. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, 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 for females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, sharpened their Marine Corps martial arts bayonet techniques during pugil stick training June 24, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.

Recruits train with pugil sticks, which represent rifles with attached bayonets, to simulate a close-range encounter with an enemy. Bayonet training, along with other hand-to-hand fighting skills, is encompassed in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which contributes to the mental, character and physical development of Marines. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 6, 2013.


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Date Taken:07.11.2013

Date Posted:07.11.2013 09:15

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:AURORA, IN, US

Hometown:BOCA RATON, FL, US

Hometown:CENTRAL ISLIP, NY, US

Hometown:COLUMBIANA, OH, US

Hometown:HAGERSTOWN, MD, US

Hometown:HARDING, PA, US

Hometown:MADISONVILLE, KY, US

Hometown:MONTICELLO, MS, US

Hometown:NORWICH, CT, US

Hometown:SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US

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