Images: Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits dive into Marine Corps’ amphibious nature [Image 8 of 8]
Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, finished their water survival qualification by shedding heavy gear such as helmets May 12, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits had 10 seconds to remove pieces of heavy equipment before resurfacing, a technique used to prevent drowning. Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, is scheduled to graduate on July 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 Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
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