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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits one day closer to graduation on Parris Island [Image 6 of 8]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits one day closer to graduation on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    12.10.2013

    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

    Sgt. Juan Ponce, a drill instructor with Platoon 3009, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, leads his platoon during close-order drill practice Dec. 10, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The purpose of drill is to instill discipline and unit cohesion. Ponce, 28, is from Gadsden, Ala. 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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    Date Taken: 12.10.2013
    Date Posted: 12.19.2013 16:51
    Photo ID: 1141574
    VIRIN: 131210-M-FS592-1986
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 3.62 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: GADSDEN, AL, US

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