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    Rappelling recruits overcome fear of heights on Parris Island [Image 3 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           

    Rct. Nathaniel Simons, Platoon 2028, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to rappel 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 – as well as overcome fear of heights. Simons, a 19-year-old native of Elkins, W.Va., 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 09:36
    Photo ID: 1171798
    VIRIN: 140218-M-LQ078-064
    Resolution: 3840x5760
    Size: 12.08 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: ELKINS, WV, US

    Web Views: 275
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