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    Marine recruits stick to basics with bayonet training on Parris Island [Image 5 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           

    Rct. Josue Colongalarza, Platoon 2076, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, waits to strike his opponent during pugil stick training Aug. 1, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits 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, physical development of recruits and Marines alike. Colongalarza, 17, from Ponce, Puerto Rico, 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 08:58
    Photo ID: 1509932
    VIRIN: 140801-M-AR085-141
    Resolution: 2880x1920
    Size: 3.4 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

    Web Views: 133
    Downloads: 3

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