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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits train in close quarters combat on Parris Island [Image 8 of 8]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits train in close quarters combat on Parris Island



    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Rct. Jonathon McClellan, Platoon 3069, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, waits to begin a pugil stick match June 30, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. McClellan, 18, from Marblehead, Ohio, fought with a pugil stick, which represents a rifle with fixed bayonet, to hone his bayonet skills on a live opponent and simulate a close encounter with an enemy. Bayonet training, along with other hand-to-hand fighting skills, is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which contributes to the mental, character and physical development of recruits and Marines. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 12, 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 Taken: 06.30.2014
    Date Posted: 07.07.2014 16:11
    Photo ID: 1436794
    VIRIN: 140630-M-FS592-332
    Resolution: 720x480
    Size: 166.37 KB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: MARBLEHEAD, OH, US

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