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Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, jump into the pool during basic water survival qualification June 17, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Water survival training was designed to reduce fear, raise self-confidence and develop the ability to survive in water. The evaluation is a graduation requirement and provides recruits with basic water survival skills. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 16, 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 Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned the basics of water survival June 17, 2013, at Parris Island’s recruit training pool.

To qualify in basic water survival, recruits had to pass various tests including swimming in full utility uniform, jumping into deep water from a tower and treading water. Water survival training was designed to reduce fear, raise self-confidence and develop the ability to survive in water. The evaluation is a graduation requirement and provides recruits with basic water survival skills. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 16, 2013.


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Date Taken:07.18.2013

Date Posted:07.18.2013 11:35

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:BOWLING GREEN, KY, US

Hometown:BRADFORD, ME, US

Hometown:FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US

Hometown:JACKSONVILLE, FL, US

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