Images: Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits dive into Marine Corps’ amphibious nature [Image 5 of 8]
Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learn basic swimming techniques from water survival instructors May 12, 2014, during water survival qualification on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits swam 25 meters, learned how to create makeshift flotation devices using their utility uniforms and packs, leapt from a tower into deep water and shed heavy gear in 10 seconds or less while underwater. Each exercise simulates a water survival technique recruits may need if they become Marines. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate 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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