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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits stay on target during Parris Island training [Image 1 of 8]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits stay on target during Parris Island training

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    01.15.2014

    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

    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)

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    Date Taken: 01.15.2014
    Date Posted: 01.24.2014 18:14
    Photo ID: 1155342
    VIRIN: 140114-M-FS592-077
    Resolution: 3840x5760
    Size: 4.9 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: NEWARK, OH, US

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