Images: Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits dive into Marine Corps’ amphibious nature [Image 8 of 9]
Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Recruits of Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, swim 25 meters during water survival qualification June 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits also learn how to create makeshift flotation devices using their utility uniforms and packs, leap from a tower into deep water and shed a combat load in 10 seconds or less while underwater. Each exercise simulates a water survival technique they may need if they become Marines. Papa Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 8, 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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