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Rct. Ana Martinez, Platoon 4025, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, crawls through sand on a combat training course July 9, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits maneuvered under and over various obstacles such as concertina wire, walls and small moats while wearing combat equipment. Basic Warrior Training introduces recruits to individual field skills and provides an opportunity to develop self-confidence. Martinez, 22, from Los Angeles, 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 Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Recruits of Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, completed a combat training course as part of Basic Warrior Training on July 9, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.

Recruits maneuvered over and under various obstacles such as concertina wire, walls and small moats while wearing combat equipment. While on the course, recruits worked in teams of two or four as they rushed to areas of protection from simulated enemy fire. While on Parris Island, recruits receive basic combat training skills that will be built upon throughout their Marine Corps careers. Papa Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 2, 2013.


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Date Taken:07.24.2013

Date Posted:07.24.2013 09:49

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

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