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)
|Date Posted:||11.04.2013 10:40|
|Location:||PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US|
|Hometown:||REMBERT, SC, US|
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