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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits breathe easy after gas chamber training on Parris Island

Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 10.29.2013
Date Posted:11.15.2013 16:04

Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learn about chemical and biological warfare defense Oct. 29, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. They learned and became confident and comfortable with how to properly use gas masks in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment. Delta Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 20, 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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