Rct. McKenzie Veigel, Platoon 4006, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, aims her rifle at a simulated target under the supervision of a drill instructor Jan. 15, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. In order to become a Marine, every recruit must qualify with a rifle, firing at targets up to 500 yards away. Recruits train with scopes because the Marine Corps now equips its rifles with scopes, although rifle marksmanship fundamentals do not change with the device. Veigel, 19, from Newark, Ohio, is scheduled to graduate Feb. 28, 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)
|Date Posted:||01.24.2014 18:14|
|Location:||PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US|
|Hometown:||NEWARK, OH, US|
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