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    Ability to relax allows recruits success in water survival basic [Image 2 of 3]

    Ability to relax allows recruits success in water survival basic

    SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES

    09.11.2012

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Bridget Keane 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego

    Recruits are required to do a 10-second gear strip while submerged in shallow water. The must wear a flak jacket, Kevlar helmet and carry a simulated M16-A4 service rifle and take it all off while being under water. They do this because it gives recruits an idea of what it feels like to carry all that extra weight in the water and allows them to know that they are capable of taking their gear off if they fell in the water.

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    Date Taken: 09.11.2012
    Date Posted: 09.20.2012 13:52
    Photo ID: 668960
    VIRIN: 120911-M-JM783-445
    Resolution: 5184x3456
    Size: 1.61 MB
    Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US 

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