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    Marine recruits kick-start transformation with martial arts on Parris Island [Image 3 of 6]

    Marine recruits kick-start transformation with martial arts on Parris Island



    Photo by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Staff Sgt. Shantel Limbo, a martial arts instructor, demonstrates a horizontal knee strike on Sgt. Heather Lewis, a drill instructor for Platoon 4033, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, during martial arts training July 8, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into ethical warriors. Limbo is a 26-year-old native of Glendale, Ariz., and Lewis is a 27-year-old native of Asheville, N.C. Oscar Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 19, 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: 07.08.2014
    Date Posted: 08.20.2014 15:35
    Photo ID: 1513112
    VIRIN: 140708-M-LQ078-079
    Resolution: 1399x2098
    Size: 1.63 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: ASHEVILLE, NC, US
    Hometown: GLENDALE, AZ, US

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