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    Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits train physically, mentally for title Marine [Image 10 of 13]

    Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits train physically, mentally for title Marine

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    12.10.2013

    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

    Rct. Charles Avila, left, battles Rct. Chad Compton during a pugil stick match Dec. 10, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits fight with pugil sticks, which represent rifles with fixed bayonets, to simulate a close encounter with an enemy. This training is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into physically and morally sound warriors. Avila, 18, from Jamesville, N.C., and Compton, 18, from Henrietta, N.Y., are scheduled to graduate with Platoon 3009, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, on 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 17:30
    Photo ID: 1141584
    VIRIN: 131210-M-FS592-102
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 4.54 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: HENRIETTA, NY, US
    Hometown: JAMESVILLE, NC, US

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