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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits train in chemical warfare defense on Parris Island [Image 9 of 9]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits train in chemical warfare defense on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    08.26.2014

    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, endure the effects of tear gas Aug. 26, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits experience temporary respiratory irritation, watery eyes and a burning sensation on the skin when exposed to tear gas, which is used increase their confidence in the mask’s ability to protect them in a biologically or chemically contaminated environment. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 17, 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)

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    Date Taken: 08.26.2014
    Date Posted: 09.17.2014 16:24
    Photo ID: 1554134
    VIRIN: 140826-M-FS592-182
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 6.06 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

    Web Views: 323
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