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April 22, 2014

Course Leads to Better Gear for Marines

DVIDS | Apr 22, 2014 | by Monique Randolph

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. - On patrols in Afghanistan and Iraq, Marines must crawl through tight spaces, maneuver steep, uneven stairs and climb through small windows while lugging around weapons and combat gear. But patrols aren’t the only times Marines face these obstacles.

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April 21, 2014

Parris Island recruits get first fitting for Marine Corps uniforms they hope to earn

Photo by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 04.16.2014
Date Posted: 04.21.2014 12:42

Recruits with Platoon 4018, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, have their service uniform fitted April 16, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits had four sets of uniforms fitted for tailoring. The U.S. Marine Corps’ dress uniforms are some of the world’s most iconic military uniforms today. 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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Parris Island recruits tested on Marine Corps martial arts skills

Photo by Cpl. MaryAnn Hill | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 04.18.2014
Date Posted: 04.21.2014 11:06

Recruits with Platoon 3041, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, demonstrated 50 different techniques throughout their martial arts qualification April 18, 2014 to earn tan belts, the first belt level in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. The program combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into honorable warriors. They are scheduled to graduate June 13, 2014. 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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Parris Island recruits clean barracks, prep gear for move to rifle range

Photos by Cpl. David Bessey | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 04.18.2014
Date Posted: 04.21.2014 10:39

Recruits of Platoon 2044, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, take inventory and prepare their equipment April 18, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C., for the company’s move to the rifle range the following day. Recruits pack and carry everything they will need for the next two weeks of marksmanship training. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate June 6, 2014.

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April 18, 2014

Sense of Duty Inspires Marine to Serve

By Marine Corps Cpl. Joseph Scanlan
Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SABIT QADAM, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014 – The prestige of the Marine Corps especially appealed to a rifleman and mine sweeper deployed here when he enlisted at the age of 17.

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April 17, 2014

Marines pull out of Afghanistan's Nimroz province

Apr. 17, 2014 - 06:00AM
By Hope Hodge Seck
Staff writer

Earlier this month, the Marine Corps quietly took leave of Nimroz province, consolidating its operations in Afghanistan to a single province and completing another chapter in its drawdown efforts.

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Diving as therapy for injured veterans

BY AARON CLAVERIE
STAFF WRITER
April 17, 2014; 10:46 AM

The water’s surface forms a shield.

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April 16, 2014

USS Bonhomme Richard heading to capsized South Korea ferry

By Ashley Rowland
Stars and Stripes
Published: April 16, 2014

SEOUL — A U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship headed to the site where a South Korean ferry sank Wednesday to help if needed, the U.S. Navy said.

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