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    Marine recruits stick to basics with bayonet training on Parris Island [Image 2 of 6]

    Marine recruits stick to basics with bayonet training on Parris Island



    Photo by Cpl. Jennifer Schubert 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Rct. Jonathan Davies, left, and Rct. Kevin Melendez, both with Platoon 2077, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, battle with pugil sticks Aug. 1, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits fight using 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 and physical development of recruits and Marines alike. Davies, 23, from Upper Marlboro, Md., and Melendez, 20, from Germantown, Md., are scheduled to graduate Oct. 3, 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. Jennifer Schubert)



    Date Taken: 08.01.2014
    Date Posted: 08.19.2014 08:59
    Photo ID: 1509927
    VIRIN: 140801-M-AR085-099
    Resolution: 2880x1920
    Size: 4.58 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

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