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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits build endurance using martial arts on Parris Island [Image 1 of 5]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits build endurance using martial arts on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    10.17.2013

    Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

    Rct. Devante Payne, Platoon 1100, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to punch a pad Oct. 17, 2013, on a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program endurance course on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits like Payne, a 20-year-old native of Rembert, S.C., must earn their tan belts, the first level in MCMAP, in order to graduate. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into honorable warriors. Delta Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 20, 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 Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)

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    Date Taken: 10.17.2013
    Date Posted: 11.04.2013 10:40
    Photo ID: 1046245
    VIRIN: 131017-M-PG802-106
    Resolution: 3840x5760
    Size: 2.75 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: REMBERT, SC, US

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