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Photo Gallery: Motivation high for new Marines during final run on Parris Island Cpl. Caitlin Brink

New Marines of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, ring their battalion's bell after the motivational run Sept. 5, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Ringing the bell lets everyone know the new Marines have completed training and are the next to graduate. The 2.3-mile run was the first chance most of the attending families and friends had to see their new Marine in more than 12 weeks. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 6, 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. - New Marines of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, loped past friends and family who bordered the streets of Parris Island, S.C., during a traditional motivational run Sept. 5, 2013.

This was the first chance for most family and friends to see their new Marine in more than 12 weeks. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 6, 2013.


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Date Taken:09.06.2013

Date Posted:09.06.2013 07:54

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

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