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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits learn fundamentals of rifle marksmanship on Parris Island [Image 1 of 7]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits learn fundamentals of rifle marksmanship on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    05.08.2014

    Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Sgt. Carl Clegg Jr., a primary marksmanship instructor, teaches recruits of Platoon 1044, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, about the parts of an M16-A4 rifle during the recruits’ marksmanship training May 8, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Clegg, a 29-year-old native of Whitmire, S.C., is one of about 200 marksmanship instructors responsible for teaching recruits what every Marine must learn to do – accurately shoot a rifle. Recruits spend a week learning the weapon’s parts and functions and practicing shooting positions before firing live ammunition the following week. Bravo Company 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: 05.08.2014
    Date Posted: 05.13.2014 17:05
    Photo ID: 1336680
    VIRIN: 140508-M-RV272-009
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 4.24 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: WHITMIRE, SC, US

    Web Views: 256
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