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    Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits tested on Marine Corps martial arts skills [Image 6 of 6]

    Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits tested on Marine Corps martial arts skills

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    04.18.2014

    Photo by Cpl. MaryAnn Hill 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Rct. Hayden Cormier chokes Rct. Brandon Teague during their martial arts qualification April 18, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Cormier and Teague, both with Platoon 3041, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, demonstrated 50 different techniques throughout the test to earn tan belts, the first belt level in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. The program combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into honorable warriors. Cormier, an 18-year-old native of Sarasota, Fla., and Teague, a 20-year-old native of Bloomington, Ind., are scheduled to graduate June 13, 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. MaryAnn Hill)

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    Date Taken: 04.18.2014
    Date Posted: 04.21.2014 11:10
    Photo ID: 1261690
    VIRIN: 140418-M-PG802-131
    Resolution: 3312x5256
    Size: 3.31 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: BLOOMINGTON, IN, US
    Hometown: SARASOTA, FL, US

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