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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits train in close quarters combat on Parris Island [Image 1 of 7]

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

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    08.04.2014

    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, put on safety equipment prior to pugil stick training Aug. 4, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Safety being a priority, each recruit wears a helmet, flak jacket, groin protection, gloves and mouth piece to prevent injury. Training with pugil sticks, which represent rifles with attached bayonets, simulate a close-range encounter with an enemy. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 17, 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: 08.04.2014
    Date Posted: 08.13.2014 10:45
    Photo ID: 1499528
    VIRIN: 140804-M-FS592-027
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 6.59 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

    Web Views: 800
    Downloads: 5

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