Photos by Cpl. Octavia Davis | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 04.09.2014
Date Posted: 04.13.2014 12:32
Recruits typically wake up at 4 a.m. and complete a series of daily morning tasks, including getting dressed, shaving and tidying up the barracks, before continuing with their training day. 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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