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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits bolster confidence on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 08.20.2013

Recruits maneuver through obstacles Aug. 20, 2013, on the Confidence Course on Parris Island, S.C. The course helps recruits build self-confidence by completing mentally and physically challenging obstacles. India Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 25, 2013. 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 for females in the Marine Corps. (Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

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