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    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits practice bayonet techniques during pugil stick training

    Photo Gallery: Marine recruits practice bayonet techniques during pugil stick training

    Photo By Cpl. MaryAnn Hill | Rct. Dakota Mertens, Platoon 1076, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion,...... read more read more

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    08.06.2013

    Story by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, honed their bayonet techniques as they battled each other during pugil stick training July 29, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.

    Recruits train with pugil sticks, which represent rifles with attached bayonets, to simulate a close encounter with an enemy. Bayonet training is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into physically and morally sound warriors. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 11, 2013.

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    Date Taken: 08.06.2013
    Date Posted: 08.06.2013 16:52
    Story ID: 111458
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
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