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    New recruits take first steps to becoming Marines on Parris Island [Image 6 of 10]

    New recruits take first steps to becoming Marines on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    02.01.2016

    Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    The newest recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, rush through the iconic silver doors Feb. 1, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. These doors symbolize the beginning of the transformation from civilian to United States Marine Corps recruit. If successful in training, these recruits will be transformed during the following 13 weeks into basic Marines, representing the epitome of personal character, selflessness and military virtue. Both companies are scheduled to graduate April 29, 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 male recruits and 100 percent of female recruits in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert)

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    Date Taken: 02.01.2016
    Date Posted: 02.03.2016 14:17
    Photo ID: 2381453
    VIRIN: 160201-M-AR085-025
    Resolution: 5091x3395
    Size: 6.8 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

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