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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits dress in iconic blues for Parris Island boot camp

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 09.05.2013
Date Posted: 09.19.2013 13:32

Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, took turns donning modified dress blue uniforms and posing for their boot camp photo Sept. 5, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. 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 of females in the Marine Corps.

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