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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits train in close quarters combat on Parris Island [Image 4 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           

    Staff Sgt. Phillip Kirkham, a chief drill instructor for Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, encourages his recruits to fight with intensity Aug. 4, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn to practice how they intend to fight, for these techniques may one day save their lives. Kirkham, 31, is from Jacksonville, Fla. 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: 1499543
    VIRIN: 140804-M-FS592-210
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 5.17 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US

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