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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits test limits, learn to rappel on Parris Island [Image 4 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           

    Drill instructors of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, ensure the safety of their recruits rappelling down a 47-foot-tall tower Jan. 12, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. If a recruit loses control while descending, a drill instructor will pull on the bottom of the rope, stopping the recruit from falling. Lima Company 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 11:33
    Photo ID: 2353840
    VIRIN: 160112-M-AR085-108
    Resolution: 3840x5760
    Size: 4.47 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

    Web Views: 79
    Downloads: 14

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