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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits survive first night on Parris Island Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Young men, soon to be the newest recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, rush off a bus and onto the yellow footprints on July 8, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn from the moment they step on the footprints they are expected to move with speed and intensity and to respond to all commands loudly and confidently. The first day is one of many they will spend learning what it takes to earn the title of United States Marine. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 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 Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - The 722 civilians who stepped off the yellow footprints and through the doors of the receiving building July 8, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C., were recast into recruits of Mike and November Companies.

The first day is one of many they will spend learning what it takes to earn the title of United States Marine. This stressful night comes as a shock for most as they deal with sleep deprivation, learning new rules, and the loud, incessant shouting of angry-sounding drill instructors. Mike and November Companies are scheduled to graduate Oct. 6, 2013.


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Date Taken:07.18.2013

Date Posted:07.18.2013 09:06

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:BECKLEY, WV, US

Hometown:BROWNSVILLE, TX, US

Hometown:HARRISONBURG, VA, US

Hometown:ORLAND, ME, US

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