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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits stay on target during Parris Island training [Image 3 of 8]

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

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    07.22.2014

    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Rct. Irania Vargas, Platoon 4031, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, responds to orders July 22, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. In order to become a Marine, every recruit must qualify with a rifle, firing at targets up to 500 yards away. Recruits train with scopes because the Marine Corps equips all its rifles with scopes, and rifle marksmanship fundamentals remain the same. Vargas, 18, from Redwood City, Calif., 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)

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    Date Taken: 07.22.2014
    Date Posted: 08.12.2014 09:21
    Photo ID: 1498310
    VIRIN: 140722-M-FS592-707
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 5.06 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: REDWOOD CITY, CA, US

    Web Views: 194
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