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    Marine recruits stick to basics with bayonet training on Parris Island [Image 4 of 6]

    Marine recruits stick to basics with bayonet training on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    08.01.2014

    Photo by Cpl. Jennifer Schubert 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, hone their bayonet fighting skills during pugil stick training Aug. 1, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits wear safety equipment such as helmets, groin protectors, flak jackets, gloves and mouthpieces to prevent injuries. 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. Echo Company is 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)

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    Date Taken: 08.01.2014
    Date Posted: 08.19.2014 08:59
    Photo ID: 1509931
    VIRIN: 140801-M-AR085-025
    Resolution: 2880x1920
    Size: 3.54 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

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