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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits close in on title at Parris Island Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Rct. Garrett Seaman, Platoon 3061, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, kneels after completing a bayonet assault course during the Crucible on Aug. 8, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The Crucible is the 54-hour culminating event of Marine Corps recruit training. During this time, recruits are often pushed past their physical and mental limits as they reach toward the title of Marine. Seaman, 21, from Damascus, Md., 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 Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, endured the 54-hour culminating event of Marine Corps recruit training known as the Crucible on Aug. 8-9, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.

During the Crucible, recruits must demonstrate everything they learned throughout training and are often pushed past their physical and mental limits as they reach toward the title of Marine.


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Date Taken:08.12.2013

Date Posted:08.12.2013 14:11

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:BOWIE, MD, US

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