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    Newly minted Marines to graduate from recruit training Feb. 14

    Newly minted Fiskdale, Mass., Marine graduates with honors

    Photo By Master Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Vought | Pfc. Ryan A. Stanley graduates from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.,...... read more read more



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    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Nearly 600 newly minted United States Marines will graduate from recruit training here in a live satellite and webcasted ceremony for the general audience, Feb. 14, 2014.

    For 13 weeks, the male and female recruits of Companies I and O stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M16-A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

    One week prior to graduation, each recruit endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, each recruit was presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time by his drill instructor.

    The live playout/webcast will be shown live from 9 am ET to 10 at ET, Feb. 14, 2014. To view the webcast, visit



    Date Taken: 02.10.2014
    Date Posted: 02.10.2014 15:27
    Story ID: 120409
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

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