Sgt. Jonathan Owens, a drill instructor for Platoon 3058, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, corrects Rct. Matthew Long, Platoon 3056, on his technique during an introduction to the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program June 3, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The program fuses hand-to-hand combat skills with character development, helping transform recruits into physically strong, morally sound Marines. Owens, 28, is from Ocala, Fla. Long, 17, from Highlands, N.C., is scheduled to graduate Aug. 22, 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)
|Date Posted:||06.18.2014 13:12|
|Location:||PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US|
|Hometown:||HIGHLANDS, NC, US|
|Hometown:||OCALA, FL, US|
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