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    Photo Gallery: Young men, women arrive on Parris Island for chance to earn title Marine [Image 13 of 13]

    Photo Gallery: Young men, women arrive on Parris Island for chance to earn title Marine

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    12.16.2013

    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Rct. Skylar Billings, Platoon 4008, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, is used to demonstrate the proper way to wear a sock bun Dec. 16, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Female recruits learn how to wear their hair in accordance with Marine Corps regulations. Billings, 19, from Savannah, Ga., is scheduled to graduate March 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: 12.16.2013
    Date Posted: 12.19.2013 18:15
    Photo ID: 1141634
    VIRIN: 131216-M-FS592-568
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 5.17 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: SAVANNAH, GA, US

    Web Views: 1,007
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