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Recruits of Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, exit the gas chamber during chemical warfare defense training June 11, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Marine Corps recruits are taught how to properly use their masks quickly in case they are exposed to a chemical or biological weapons. Papa Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 2, 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 Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, endured the effects of tear gas in the gas chamber June 11, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.

The Marine Corps provides this training so recruits may gain confidence in their abilities to use a gas mask to survive in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment. Papa Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 2, 2013.


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Date Taken:07.12.2013

Date Posted:07.12.2013 09:44

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:BLANCHESTER, OH, US

Hometown:NORTH ENGLISH, IA, US

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