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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits test limits, learn to rappel on Parris Island [Image 1 of 6]

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits test limits, learn to rappel on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    01.12.2016

    Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Rct. Clayton A. Ferguson, Platoon 3017, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, rappels from a 47-foot rappel tower Jan. 12, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Rappel training simulates jumping from a helicopter or descending the side of a building or cliff. Ferguson, 20, from Pioneer, Ohio, is scheduled to graduate March 4, 2016. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 19,000 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 approximately 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert)

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    Date Taken: 01.12.2016
    Date Posted: 01.12.2016 11:32
    Photo ID: 2353830
    VIRIN: 160112-M-AR085-127
    Resolution: 2888x4332
    Size: 2.49 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

    Web Views: 75
    Downloads: 9

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