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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits test strength, balance on Parris Island course [Image 5 of 8]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits test strength, balance on Parris Island course



    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

    Sgt. Jevaughn Daye, a drill instructor for Platoon 3018, encourages Rct. Justin Tignor, Platoon 3017, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, to tackle an obstacle course with intensity Jan. 16, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors like Daye, 25, from St. Mary, Jamaica, are responsible for ensuring recruits can meet the Marine Corps’ high physical fitness standards. The course is used to condition recruits mentally and physically and was designed to improve their balance, coordination and physical strength while exposing them to the types of obstacles they may face in a battle zone. Tignor, 19, from Marysville, Ohio, 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)



    Date Taken: 01.16.2014
    Date Posted: 01.24.2014 18:46
    Photo ID: 1155369
    VIRIN: 140116-M-FS592-122
    Resolution: 4860x3456
    Size: 2.67 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: MARYSVILLE, OH, US

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