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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits breathe easy after gas chamber training on Parris Island [Image 1 of 7]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits breathe easy after gas chamber training on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    10.29.2013

    Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

    Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, remove the filters from their gas masks after completing chemical and biological warfare defense training Oct. 29, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits experienced tear gas, a nonlethal agent that causes irritation of the skin and respiratory system as well as watery eyes. During this training, recruits become confident and comfortable with using their gas masks in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment. 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: 10.29.2013
    Date Posted: 11.15.2013 16:42
    Photo ID: 1053214
    VIRIN: 131029-M-PG802-119
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 4.98 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

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