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    Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits learn basic Marine swim survival techniques [Image 7 of 7]

    Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits learn basic Marine swim survival techniques

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    05.05.2014

    Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, jump into the pool wearing combat gear during a basic water survival swim assessment May 5, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The recruits would soon submerge themselves underwater, shed a flak vest, helmet and mock rifle before resurfacing within a 10-second time limit. Removing the heavier gear helps prevent drowning. November Company is scheduled to graduate July 3, 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: 05.05.2014
    Date Posted: 05.09.2014 11:17
    Photo ID: 1327799
    VIRIN: 140505-M-RV272-454
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 7.07 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

    Web Views: 418
    Downloads: 4

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