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Rct. Keoshia Jackson, Platoon 4030, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, uses her compass to lead her partner through Parris Island's woods during land navigation training Aug. 19, 2013. Recruits learn how to properly read both a compass and map before venturing into the woods with their teams. Jackson, 18, from Milledgeville, Ga., is scheduled to graduate Sept. 13, 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 Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, found the way through the woods of Parris Island, S.C., during land navigation training Aug. 19, 2013.

Recruits learn basic land navigation skills during boot camp, such as how to navigate using a compass and map rather than being dependent upon frangible technology, and build upon these skills at follow-on combat training. Recruits must show they comprehend navigation during final testing in order to graduate, as it is one of many basic military skills Marines are expected to know. Papa Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 13, 2013.


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Date Taken:09.06.2013

Date Posted:09.06.2013 08:28

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:COLUMBUS, NE, US

Hometown:DALLAS, TX, US

Hometown:LAKELAND, FL, US

Hometown:MILLEDGEVILLE, GA, US

Hometown:NORTH BERWICK, ME, US

Hometown:PINE APPLE, AL, US

Hometown:SAN ANGELO, TX, US

Hometown:SINKING SPRING, PA, US

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