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    Rappelling recruits overcome fear of heights on Parris Island [Image 2 of 7]

    Rappelling recruits overcome fear of heights on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    02.18.2014

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Staff Sgt. Alberto Rodriguez, left, and Cpl. Matthew Wiringer, both rappelling instructors, demonstrate how to rappel to recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, on Feb. 18, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Rappelling from the 47-foot tower helps prepare recruits for deploying from helicopters, navigating difficult terrain and gaining access to buildings during raids. This training also builds self-confidence and helps recruits overcome any fear of heights they may have. Wiringer is a 27-year-old native of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Rodriguez is a 30-year-old native of Beaufort, S.C. Golf Company 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)

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    Date Taken: 02.18.2014
    Date Posted: 02.21.2014 09:37
    Photo ID: 1171797
    VIRIN: 140218-M-LQ078-048
    Resolution: 3840x5760
    Size: 11.69 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: BEAUFORT, SC, US
    Hometown: STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, US

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