Images: Photo Gallery: Marine recruits one day closer to graduation on Parris Island [Image 8 of 8]
Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, march back to the barracks Dec. 10, 2013, after an evening of close-order drill practice on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits practice drill, which teaches discipline by instilling habits of precision and immediate response to orders, multiple times a day. 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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