Images: Photo Gallery: Marine recruits begin journey to title on Parris Island footprints [Image 15 of 17]
Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Drill instructors rush new recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, to desks shortly after their arrival to Parris Island, S.C., on Nov. 18, 2013. Only a handful of drill instructors are responsible for preparing new recruits for training. The first night comes as a shock for most recruits as they deal with stress, sleep deprivation, new rules and ferocious drill instructors. India Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 14, 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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