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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits descend Parris Island tower to develop rappelling skills [Image 6 of 6]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits descend Parris Island tower to develop rappelling skills

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    04.29.2014

    Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Sgt. Ryan Schmidt, a drill instructor for Platoon 1041, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, pulls a rope from the harness of Rct. Edwin Nuñez, Platoon 1040, after his descent from the top of a 47-foot tower April 29, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors such as Schmidt, a 27-year-old from Dallas, belay recruits as they descend the tower. Nuñez, a 19-year-old from Sanford, N.C., is scheduled to graduate June 20, 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. Octavia Davis)

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    Date Taken: 04.29.2014
    Date Posted: 05.09.2014 09:58
    Photo ID: 1327258
    VIRIN: 140429-M-RV272-927
    Resolution: 5244x3660
    Size: 8.24 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

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