Rct. Fernando Moralesramos, Platoon 1006, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, shows the reviewing drillmasters, experts on the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual, that his weapon is free of ammunition Dec. 2, 2013, during an initial drill evaluation on Parris Island, S.C. Four drillmasters graded the platoon, including Moralesramos, an 18-year-old native of Salem, Mass., on personal appearance, discipline and bearing. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Jan. 24, 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 Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)
|Date Posted:||12.17.2013 10:02|
|Location:||PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US|
|Hometown:||SALEM, MA, US|
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