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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits stay on target during Parris Island training [Image 1 of 8]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits stay on target during Parris Island training



    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Sgt. Dwight McPherson, a primary marksmanship instructor, helps Rct. Jenny Alvarez adjust her firing position during marksmanship training July 22, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Primary marksmanship instructors like McPherson, 26, from Bronx, N.Y., teach recruits like Alvarez, Platoon 4031, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, firing positions, weapons safety and rifle range procedures before the recruits fire live rounds the following week. Recruits train with scopes because the Marine Corps now equips all rifles with scopes, and rifle marksmanship fundamentals remain the same. Alvarez, 19, from Stamford, Conn., is scheduled to graduate Sept. 5, 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: 07.22.2014
    Date Posted: 08.12.2014 09:21
    Photo ID: 1498306
    VIRIN: 140722-M-FS592-617
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 6.27 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: BRONX, NY, US
    Hometown: STAMFORD, CT, US

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