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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits improve stamina, strength early in training on Parris Island [Image 5 of 7]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits improve stamina, strength early in training on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    11.14.2013

    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Staff Sgt. David Calderon, a drill instructor with Platoon 3005, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, gives his recruits the command to fall forward as part of a Marine Corps martial arts endurance course Nov. 14, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The recruits practiced falling in a way that prevents injury. The course combined remediation of martial arts techniques with combat conditioning, simulating the stress they may later experience in combat. Calderon, 31, from Palmdale, Fla., is one of a handful of drill instructors responsible for ensuring recruits are strong enough to meet the Marine Corps’ high physical fitness standards. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Jan. 17, 2014. 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)

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    Date Taken: 11.14.2013
    Date Posted: 11.18.2013 18:03
    Photo ID: 1055529
    VIRIN: 131114-M-FS592-067
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 4.56 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: PALMDALE, FL, US

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