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Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits begin journey to earn Marine title

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 09.16.2013
Date Posted: 09.21.2013 18:26

The first hour on Parris Island is one of many recruits will spend learning what it takes to earn the title of United States Marine. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 13, 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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