Photos by Cpl Caitlin Brink
Date Posted: 07.18.2014 12:10
Platoon 4026, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, scheduled to graduate Aug. 8, 2014, perform various exercises meant to strengthen the main muscle groups and prepare them for the physical fitness and combat fitness tests, both of which are graduation requirements on July 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. 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 of females in the Marine Corps.
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