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Cpl. Charles Gamblin, a primary marksmanship instructor, answers questions about rifle marksmanship asked by Rct. Tyler Moland, Platoon 3077, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, while near a rifle range on Parris Island, S.C., on Aug. 22, 2013. Recruits aimed at a barrel painted with targets to represent the actual size of targets recruits will shoot at the following week. Recruits train with scopes because the Marine Corps now equips its rifles with scopes, although rifle marksmanship fundamentals do not change with the device. Gamblin is a 23-year-old native of Marceline, Mo. Moland, 19, from York, Pa., is scheduled to graduate Oct. 4, 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 of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned the fundamentals of Marine Corps marksmanship Aug. 19-23, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.

For the first of two weeks, the longest basic marksmanship training for recruits of any United States military service, primary marksmanship instructors teach recruits shooting techniques, firing positions, weapons safety and rifle range commands in preparation for them firing live rounds the following week. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 4, 2013.


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Date Taken:09.05.2013

Date Posted:09.05.2013 17:01

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:BARBOURVILLE, KY, US

Hometown:FANWOOD, NJ, US

Hometown:FRONT ROYAL, VA, US

Hometown:MARCELINE, MO, US

Hometown:WATERLOO, IA, US

Hometown:YORK, PA, US

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