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Col. Daniel Haas, commanding officer of the Recruit Training Regiment, speaks with the new Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, after a motivational run Aug. 1, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Haas explained the importance of keeping the values they learned in training after they graduate and return home. Fox and Papa Companies are 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. - New Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, took to the streets of Parris Island, S.C., for a traditional motivation run Aug. 1, 2013, the day before graduation.

The 2.3-mile run is held the morning of Family Day, when the new Marines receive a few hours to reunite with their families and loved ones after more than 12 weeks of separation. Fox and Papa Companies are scheduled to graduate Aug. 2, 2013.


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Date Taken:08.01.2013

Date Posted:08.05.2013 14:30

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

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