Rct. Beau Stalder, with Platoon 2030, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, practices a bayonet technique Feb. 15, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Bayonet 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. Stalder, an 18-year-old Seattle native, is scheduled to graduate April 11, 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 Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple)
|Date Posted:||02.20.2014 14:15|
|Location:||PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US|
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