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Pfc. Andrew Hawk, Platoon 3070, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, performs a drill movement during his battalion commander's inspection Sept. 4, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Hawk, 18, from Manassas, Va., was evaluated on his uniform and rifle cleanliness and his knowledge of drill movements and general military subjects. New Marines must pass the battalion commander's inspection to graduate recruit training. 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, passed their final graduation requirement, the battalion commander’s inspection, Sept. 4, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.

The new Marines spent hours preparing their uniforms, cleaning rifles, and studying for the inspection. The battalion commander and several other senior Marines inspected the company on their appearance, bearing and knowledge of general military subjects. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 6, 2013.


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Date Taken:09.06.2013

Date Posted:09.06.2013 08:12

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:HARLAN, IA, US

Hometown:KERRVILLE, TX, US

Hometown:MANASSAS, VA, US

Hometown:NORTH OLMSTED, OH, US

Hometown:ORLANDO, FL, US

Hometown:PAINESVILLE, OH, US

Hometown:SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US

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