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Marine recruits test close combat skills on Parris Island

Video by Lance Cpl. Maximiliano Bavastro
Date Taken: 11.17.2016 | Date Posted: 11.29.2016 15:45

Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, practiced bayonet techniques during pugil stick training Nov. 17, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. This training is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to transform recruits into physically and morally sound warriors. Oscar Company is scheduled to graduate Jan. 20, 2017.

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