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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits train on Parris Island rappel tower

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits train on Parris Island rappel tower

    Photo By Sgt. Caitlin Brink | Rct. David Faughn, Platoon 3060, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,...... read more read more

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    07.24.2013

    Story by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, descended the 47-foot-tall rappel tower June 25, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.

    Rappelling is a controlled descent of a rope used to help prepare recruits for deployment from helicopters, navigation of difficult terrain and gaining access to buildings during raids. Drill instructors use rappelling training to instill confidence and courage in recruits. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 16, 2013.

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    Date Taken: 07.24.2013
    Date Posted: 07.24.2013 08:19
    Story ID: 110688
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: PRINCETON, KY, US

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