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    Photo Gallery: Future Marines learn to be recruits on Parris Island [Image 7 of 15]

    Photo Gallery: Future Marines learn to be recruits on Parris Island



    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Recruits of Platoon 3073, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stand at attention July 21, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. When a drill instructor commands recruits to “freeze,” they immediately stop what they are doing and stand at attention. This helps instill instant obedience to orders. Drill instructors spend the first three days with their recruits teaching basic procedures and expectations. The formal 70-day training schedule begins about a week after recruits arrive on Parris Island; recruits spend the first week in-processing and learning basic procedures and expectations. India Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 10, 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. Caitlin Brink)



    Date Taken: 07.21.2014
    Date Posted: 08.25.2014 10:26
    Photo ID: 1520000
    VIRIN: 140721-M-FS592-261
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 6.46 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

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