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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits train in close quarters combat on Parris Island [Image 3 of 7]

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



    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Rct. Anthony Rispoli, Platoon 1078, right, strikes Rct. Nathan Hessling, Platoon 1074, both with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, during pugil stick training Aug. 4, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits fight with pugil sticks, which represent rifles with fixed bayonets, to simulate a close encounter with an enemy. Bayonet training is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into physically and morally sound warriors. Rispoli, 18, from O’Fallon, Mo., and Hessling, 18, from Livonia, Mich., are 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)



    Date Taken: 08.04.2014
    Date Posted: 08.13.2014 10:45
    Photo ID: 1499539
    VIRIN: 140804-M-FS592-192
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 4.65 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: LIVONIA, MI, US
    Hometown: O'FALLON, MO, US

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