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    Photo Gallery: Marine Corps recruits increase strength, overcome obstacle course on Parris Island [Image 7 of 7]

    Photo Gallery: Marine Corps recruits increase strength, overcome obstacle course on Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    07.08.2013

    Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Staff Sgt. Julio Mercedes, senior drill instructor of Platoon 1070, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, shows Rct. Hector Gutierrez, also with Platoon 1070, how to properly climb a rope during a physical training session July 8, 2013, at the battalion's obstacle course on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits like Gutierrez, an 18-year-old Miami native, trained throughout boot camp to meet the Marine Corps' tough fitness standards. Mercedes is a 36-year-old native of Bronx, N.Y. Delta Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 13, 2013. 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 for females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)

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    Date Taken: 07.08.2013
    Date Posted: 07.15.2013 11:55
    Photo ID: 971796
    VIRIN: 130708-M-PG802-099
    Resolution: 3888x2592
    Size: 2.22 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: BRONX, NY, US
    Hometown: MIAMI, FL, US

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