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    Marine recruits put combat skills to test on Parris Island [Image 5 of 6]

    Marine recruits put combat skills to test on Parris Island



    Photo by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Rct. Tim Bolan, Platoon 2085, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, prepares for battle during pugil stick training Aug. 11, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits, such as Bolan, an 18-year-old native of Campton, N.H., fight with pugil sticks in two 15-second matches to simulate fighting with bayonet-affixed rifles. This training, along with other close-quarters combat skills, is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which contributes to the mental, character and physical development of recruits and Marines alike. Fox Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 24, 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 Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple)



    Date Taken: 08.11.2014
    Date Posted: 08.14.2014 15:55
    Photo ID: 1503739
    VIRIN: 140811-M-LQ078-188
    Resolution: 1365x2048
    Size: 1.83 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: CAMPTON, NH, US

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