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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits practice martial arts techniques on Parris Island [Image 6 of 6]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits practice martial arts techniques on Parris Island



    Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Rct. Daniel Arnott, Platoon 1057, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, practices a falling technique during martial arts training June 19, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The recruits practiced a series of moves including falling techniques and shoulder rolls. The martial arts skills they learn in boot camp are some they may need if they become Marines. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program fuses hand-to-hand combat skills with character development, yielding a strong, morally sound Marine warrior. Arnott, a 19-year-old from Herndon, W.Va., is scheduled to graduate Aug. 29, 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)



    Date Taken: 06.19.2014
    Date Posted: 06.27.2014 10:07
    Photo ID: 1423130
    VIRIN: 140619-M-RV272-053
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 5.96 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: HERNDON, WV, US

    Web Views: 453
    Downloads: 7