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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits train in chemical warfare defense on Parris Island [Image 3 of 9]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits train in chemical warfare defense on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    07.22.2014

    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, practice putting on gas masks July 22, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits must understand how to use the mask because it may save their life one day. Recruits are exposed to tear gas to increase their confidence in the mask’s ability to protect them in a biologically or chemically contaminated environment. The gas causes respiratory irritation, watery eyes and a burning sensation on the skin. 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)

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    Date Taken: 07.22.2014
    Date Posted: 08.12.2014 08:48
    Photo ID: 1498277
    VIRIN: 140722-M-FS592-031
    Resolution: 3840x5760
    Size: 5.82 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

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