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U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with 4th Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with 4th Recruit

U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, hold the Eagle, Globe, and Anchors that are to be presented to new M... More

Spectators watch a simulated combat assault with various

Spectators watch a simulated combat assault with various

Spectators watch a simulated combat assault with various aircraft and vehicles during a Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show aboard MCAS Miramar, Sept. 30.... More

A recruit of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, treats a simulated casualty for an open fracture during a practical application evaluation Aug. 19, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits must success... More

The newest recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training

The newest recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training

The newest recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, respond to orders Sept. 19, 2016 on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn from the moment th... More

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Rct. Ashlee D. Stroud, Platoon 4036,

160810-M-ZW564-028 Rct. Ashlee D. Stroud, Platoon 4036,

160810-M-ZW564-028 Rct. Ashlee D. Stroud, Platoon 4036, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, swings across a Confidence Course obstacle, Aug. 10, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Stroud, 21, from Boynton ... More

Brittany Longshore cheers for her new Marine brother,

Brittany Longshore cheers for her new Marine brother,

Brittany Longshore cheers for her new Marine brother, Pvt. Cory Crow, Platoon 3014, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, during a motivation run on Parris Island, S.C., Jan. 28, 2016. The motivation ru... More

Recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, warm up before a physical training session Aug. 25, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits do various exercises meant to strengthen the main muscle grou... More

A new Marine of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training

A new Marine of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training

A new Marine of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, rings the Recruit Training Regiment bell during a motivational run Jan. 28, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The run took place before the new Marines h... More

Rct. Cole S. Washburn, Platoon 2050, Hotel Company,

Rct. Cole S. Washburn, Platoon 2050, Hotel Company,

Rct. Cole S. Washburn, Platoon 2050, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, climbs a Confidence Course obstacle July 14, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Washburn, 18, from Norfolk, Va., is scheduled to gra... More

Cpl. Johnny R. Pease Jr., a marksmanship coach with

Cpl. Johnny R. Pease Jr., a marksmanship coach with

Cpl. Johnny R. Pease Jr., a marksmanship coach with Weapons and Field Training Battalion, advises recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, how to improve their shooting accuracy July 26, 20... More

Rct. Benjamin B. Hubert II, Platoon 3078, Kilo Company,

Rct. Benjamin B. Hubert II, Platoon 3078, Kilo Company,

Rct. Benjamin B. Hubert II, Platoon 3078, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, rappels from a 47-foot tower Aug. 9, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Hubert, 18, from Atmore, Ala., is scheduled to graduate ... More

Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, experience the effects of tear gas July 19, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The effects include temporary respiratory irritation, watery eyes and a burnin... More

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, run to their positions during martial arts training July 11, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits must earn a tan belt, the first level of the Marine Co... More

Rct. Francesca J. Harris, Platoon 4014, Papa Company,

Rct. Francesca J. Harris, Platoon 4014, Papa Company,

Rct. Francesca J. Harris, Platoon 4014, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, focuses on her opponent during martial arts training Feb. 18, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Harris, 19, from Belle Vernon, Pa... More

Brig. Gen. Terry V. Williams, Parris Island and Eastern

Brig. Gen. Terry V. Williams, Parris Island and Eastern

Brig. Gen. Terry V. Williams, Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region commanding general, and command members from 1st Recruit Training Battalion and 4th Recruit Training Battalion, lead new Marines of Delt... More

Recruits of Platoon 1057, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 1057, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 1057, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, perform a close-order drill movement June 20, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The strict, particular nature of close-order drill reinforces ... More

Rct. Vincent S. Ligammari, Platoon 3058, Mike Company,

Rct. Vincent S. Ligammari, Platoon 3058, Mike Company,

Rct. Vincent S. Ligammari, Platoon 3058, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, provides security on a combat training course July 15, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Ligammari, 24, from Niagara Falls, N.Y.... More

Drill Instructor Sgt. Leonard R. Webb Jr., encourages

Drill Instructor Sgt. Leonard R. Webb Jr., encourages

Drill Instructor Sgt. Leonard R. Webb Jr., encourages recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, to move quickly to their seats Aug. 15, 2016 on Parris Island, S.C. Webb, 28, is from Smyrna, T... More

Recruits of Platoon 4035, Papa Company, 4th Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 4035, Papa Company, 4th Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 4035, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, march during a final drill evaluation Sept. 21, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The strict, particular nature of close-order drill reinforces... More

Rct. Hannah B. McLean, Platoon 4043, Papa Company,

Rct. Hannah B. McLean, Platoon 4043, Papa Company,

Rct. Hannah B. McLean, Platoon 4043, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, climbs over an obstacle Sept. 26, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. McLean, 19, from Detroit, is scheduled to graduate Dec. 2, 2016.... More

Rct. Joseph A. Whitestanley, Platoon 1076, Charlie

Rct. Joseph A. Whitestanley, Platoon 1076, Charlie

Rct. Joseph A. Whitestanley, Platoon 1076, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, performs an upper body strike during martial arts qualification Aug. 11, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Whitestanley, 22... More

Rct. Bianca L. Rivera, Platoon 4007, Papa Company,

Rct. Bianca L. Rivera, Platoon 4007, Papa Company,

Rct. Bianca L. Rivera, Platoon 4007, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, uses a compass during a land navigation exercise Feb. 1, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits ventured into a wooded area with... More

Recruits of Platoon 1058, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 1058, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 1058, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, take notes on the basics of marksmanship June 29, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits spend a week learning and practicing marksmanship... More

Rct. Victoria N. Schweitzer, Platoon 4031, November

Rct. Victoria N. Schweitzer, Platoon 4031, November

Rct. Victoria N. Schweitzer, Platoon 4031, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, clears a culvert Aug. 9, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Schweitzer, 18, is from Phoenix and is scheduled to graduate Se... More

Staff Sgt. Smathe Toles, a Parris Island drillmaster,

Staff Sgt. Smathe Toles, a Parris Island drillmaster,

Staff Sgt. Smathe Toles, a Parris Island drillmaster, evaluates Platoon 3032, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, during an initial drill evaluation March 7, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Drillmasters... More

Chief Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Edward P. Underwood,

Chief Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Edward P. Underwood,

Chief Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Edward P. Underwood, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, mentors recruits during the Crucible July 21, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Underwood, 28, is from Asheboro, ... More

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, push through the final steps of the Crucible Sept. 10, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The Crucible is the final test a recruit must pass before earning the... More

Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, slide down a Confidence Course obstacle Aug. 8, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits tackled, scaled and weaved their way through the course’s 15 obsta... More

Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sgt. Adaecus G. Brooks

Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sgt. Adaecus G. Brooks

Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sgt. Adaecus G. Brooks introduces himself to the recruits of platoon 3064, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, June 11, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Brooks, 31, is fro... More

Rct. Cruz L. White, Platoon 1081, Delta Company, 1st

Rct. Cruz L. White, Platoon 1081, Delta Company, 1st

Rct. Cruz L. White, Platoon 1081, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prepares his bed during his free time Aug. 15, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. White, 19, from Jeannette, Pa., is scheduled to gradu... More

Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare to fire during marksmanship training July 13, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits must qualify on the rifle range in order to graduate. Echo C... More

Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, push through the last hike of the Crucible July 16, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Upon completion of the Crucible, the 54-hour culminating event of recr... More

Recruits of Platoon 1081, Delta Company, 1st Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 1081, Delta Company, 1st Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 1081, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prepare to clean their rifles Aug. 16, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits are responsible for the care and maintenance of their rifles... More

Rct. Jamie Lopez, Platoon 1013, Delta Company, 1st

Rct. Jamie Lopez, Platoon 1013, Delta Company, 1st

Rct. Jamie Lopez, Platoon 1013, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, does a pushup during a physical training session Dec. 14, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits perform various exercises meant to ... More

Rct. Robert J. Foston, Platoon 1078, Charlie Company,

Rct. Robert J. Foston, Platoon 1078, Charlie Company,

Rct. Robert J. Foston, Platoon 1078, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, tries on a uniform Aug. 17, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Foston, 22, from Roseville, Mich., is scheduled to graduate Oct. 7,... More

Rct. Fan Wu, left, and Rct. Tyler D. Butler, both in

Rct. Fan Wu, left, and Rct. Tyler D. Butler, both in

Rct. Fan Wu, left, and Rct. Tyler D. Butler, both in Platoon 2052, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, climb a Confidence Course obstacle May 24, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. This is one of 15 obstac... More

A recruit of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, does pushups during an incentive training session Jan. 26, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors use incentive training to help instill disci... More

A drill instructor of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training

A drill instructor of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training

A drill instructor of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, encourages recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, during martial arts training May 6, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recrui... More

Rct. Mathew D. Sheldon, Platoon 3097, India Company,

Rct. Mathew D. Sheldon, Platoon 3097, India Company,

Rct. Mathew D. Sheldon, Platoon 3097, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, does crunches during an initial strength test Sept. 16, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits must do at least 44 crunches in... More

Rct. Seth M. Brandon, Platoon 1021, Delta Company,

Rct. Seth M. Brandon, Platoon 1021, Delta Company,

Rct. Seth M. Brandon, Platoon 1021, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, shimmies across a Confidence Course obstacle Jan. 5, 2016. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corp... More

Recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training

Recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training

Recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, climb a Confidence Course obstacle May 18, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recrui... More

Rct. Keith G. Barca, Platoon 1026, Alpha Company, 1st

Rct. Keith G. Barca, Platoon 1026, Alpha Company, 1st

Rct. Keith G. Barca, Platoon 1026, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, makes a quick pre-scripted call notifying his next-of-kin of his safe arrival to training Jan. 20 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. T... More

Staff Sgt. Robert K. Wilkes, senior drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Robert K. Wilkes, senior drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Robert K. Wilkes, senior drill instructor for Platoon 2040, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, hands out mail to his recruits April 19, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Wilkes, 31, is from Bea... More

Bravo Company – Swim Qualification – July 12, 2016

Bravo Company – Swim Qualification – July 12, 2016

Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, swim using their packs as flotation devices July 12, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. This is one of four events recruits must pass during swim qualificati... More

Sgt. Trelaine S. Buffaloe, a martial arts instructor,

Sgt. Trelaine S. Buffaloe, a martial arts instructor,

Sgt. Trelaine S. Buffaloe, a martial arts instructor, demonstrates a technique for recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, during martial arts training Jan. 14, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. T... More

Rct. Hunter J. Woodard, Platoon 2026, Echo Company,

Rct. Hunter J. Woodard, Platoon 2026, Echo Company,

Rct. Hunter J. Woodard, Platoon 2026, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, swims 25 meters during basic water survival training Feb. 22, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Woodard, 19, from Riddleton, Tenn.,... More

Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, climb over an obstacle Aug. 15, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The obstacle course is used to condition recruits mentally and physically and was designed ... More

Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, take the first steps of a 7.5-mile conditioning hike April 30, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits complete three conditioning hikes before beginning ... More

Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, push through the final steps of the Crucible Sept. 24, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The Crucible is th... More

Rct. Gabriel M. Larrimore, Platoon 2034, Fox Company,

Rct. Gabriel M. Larrimore, Platoon 2034, Fox Company,

Rct. Gabriel M. Larrimore, Platoon 2034, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reviews his data book before firing April 28, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Larrimore, 21, from Havre de Grace, Md., is sched... More

Rct. Eric D. Donaldson, left, and Rct. Matthew J. Wright,

Rct. Eric D. Donaldson, left, and Rct. Matthew J. Wright,

Rct. Eric D. Donaldson, left, and Rct. Matthew J. Wright, both with Platoon 3056, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, climb an obstacle May 31, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of ... More

Rct. Elijah E. Bell, left, and Rct. Aaron C. Bridgeman,

Rct. Elijah E. Bell, left, and Rct. Aaron C. Bridgeman,

Rct. Elijah E. Bell, left, and Rct. Aaron C. Bridgeman, both with Platoon 1057, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, crawl on a combat training course July 19, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Bell, 21, f... More

Rct. Dominiqe T. Satchell, Platoon 2032, Fox Company,

Rct. Dominiqe T. Satchell, Platoon 2032, Fox Company,

Rct. Dominiqe T. Satchell, Platoon 2032, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, gets his first recruit haircut on Parris Island Feb. 23, 2016. Satchell, 18, from Jonesboro, Ga., is scheduled to graduate M... More

Senior Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Jennifer L. Miehle,

Senior Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Jennifer L. Miehle,

Senior Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Jennifer L. Miehle, Platoon 4035, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, leads her recruits in a guided discussion about the importance of integrity July 17, 2016, on P... More

Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Bailey A. Mosley, presents

Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Bailey A. Mosley, presents

Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Bailey A. Mosley, presents Pfc. Alexis M Angeles, Platoon 4023, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, with her Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem June 25, 2016, on Parris Island... More

Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, break the seal of their gas masks Sept. 27, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. By breaking the seal, recruits experience the gas’s effects, which include tem... More

Drill Instructor Sgt. Brodrick D. Gaines, Platoon 1069,

Drill Instructor Sgt. Brodrick D. Gaines, Platoon 1069,

Drill Instructor Sgt. Brodrick D. Gaines, Platoon 1069, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, leads his platoon during an initial drill evaluation July 18, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Gaines, 24, is f... More

Family and friends line the streets of Parris Island,

Family and friends line the streets of Parris Island,

Family and friends line the streets of Parris Island, S.C., to cheer on their new Marines during the motivational run of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Batt... More

Rct. Clayton A. Ferguson, Platoon 3017, Lima Company,

Rct. Clayton A. Ferguson, Platoon 3017, Lima Company,

Rct. Clayton A. Ferguson, Platoon 3017, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, rappels from a 47-foot rappel tower Jan. 12, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Rappel training simulates jumping from a helicopte... More

Rct. Esther B. Kwon, Platoon 4026, Oscar Company, 4th

Rct. Esther B. Kwon, Platoon 4026, Oscar Company, 4th

Rct. Esther B. Kwon, Platoon 4026, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, reads a letter during her free time May 25, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Each day, recruits receive one hour of free time, which... More

Recruits of Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, push through the final steps of the Crucible Aug. 13, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The Crucible is the 54-hour culminating event of recruit training. Pa... More

Rct. Ryan P. Coughlin, Platoon 2014, Golf Company,

Rct. Ryan P. Coughlin, Platoon 2014, Golf Company,

Rct. Ryan P. Coughlin, Platoon 2014, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, practices the sitting shooting position Jan. 11, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. For one week, recruits learn and practice the fun... More

Family and friends line the streets of Parris Island,

Family and friends line the streets of Parris Island,

Family and friends line the streets of Parris Island, S.C., in support of their new Marines during the motivational run of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Trainin... More

Lt. Col. Christopher C. Lynch, Recruit Training Regiment

Lt. Col. Christopher C. Lynch, Recruit Training Regiment

Lt. Col. Christopher C. Lynch, Recruit Training Regiment executive officer, speaks to new Marines of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, after a moti... More

Rct. Connor T. Odea, Platoon 1042, Charlie Company,

Rct. Connor T. Odea, Platoon 1042, Charlie Company,

Rct. Connor T. Odea, Platoon 1042, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, practices shooting in the sitting position May 4, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Odea, 23, from Mobile, Ala., is scheduled to gr... More

Motivation run pumps up Parris Island’s newest Marines

Motivation run pumps up Parris Island’s newest Marines

Brig. Gen. Austin E. Renforth, Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region commanding general, and command members from 3rd Recruit Training Battalion and 4th Recruit Training Battalion, lead new Marines of Mik... More

Rct. Collin J. Kelleher, Platoon 1028, Alpha Company,

Rct. Collin J. Kelleher, Platoon 1028, Alpha Company,

Rct. Collin J. Kelleher, Platoon 1028, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, practices the sitting position March 1, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Kelleher, 24, from Cincinnati, is scheduled to graduate... More

Rct. Isaac J. Panas, Platoon 2061, Echo Company, 2nd

Rct. Isaac J. Panas, Platoon 2061, Echo Company, 2nd

Rct. Isaac J. Panas, Platoon 2061, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, looks through a compass July 25, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Panas, 19, from Auburn, N.Y., is scheduled to graduate Aug. 19, 201... More

Gunnery Sgt. Zane E. Moorman, a Parris Island drillmaster,

Gunnery Sgt. Zane E. Moorman, a Parris Island drillmaster,

Gunnery Sgt. Zane E. Moorman, a Parris Island drillmaster, inspects Sgt. Omar J. Reza, a senior drill instructor with Platoon 1052, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, July 13, 2016, on Parris Island... More

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, fight using pugil sticks Aug. 29, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Pugil sticks, which represent rifles with fixed bayonets, are used to simulate a close en... More

Rct. Brandon L. White, Platoon 3049, Lima Company,

Rct. Brandon L. White, Platoon 3049, Lima Company,

Rct. Brandon L. White, Platoon 3049, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, replies to a command during an inspection May 7, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. During the inspection, drill instructors assess r... More

Rct. Justin A. Velez, Platoon 3048,  Lima Company,

Rct. Justin A. Velez, Platoon 3048, Lima Company,

Rct. Justin A. Velez, Platoon 3048, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, does pushups April 27, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Velez, 19, from Lakeland, Fla., is scheduled to graduate July 8, 2016. Parr... More

Sgt. Joseph L. Giglio, a water survival instructor

Sgt. Joseph L. Giglio, a water survival instructor

Sgt. Joseph L. Giglio, a water survival instructor with Support Battalion, evaluates recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, during basic water survival training June 13, 2016. Giglio, 31, is... More

Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, attempt various Confidence Course obstacles Feb. 8, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles used to condition recruits men... More

Rct. Eric A. Amaro, Platoon 3073, Kilo Company, 3rd

Rct. Eric A. Amaro, Platoon 3073, Kilo Company, 3rd

Rct. Eric A. Amaro, Platoon 3073, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, weaves his way through a Confidence Course obstacle July 25, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Amaro, 18, from Mullins, S.C., is schedu... More

Rct. Austin H. Bacola, Platoon 2009, Golf Company,

Rct. Austin H. Bacola, Platoon 2009, Golf Company,

Rct. Austin H. Bacola, Platoon 2009, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, fires during combat marksmanship training Feb. 3, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Bacola, 19, from Jamesville, N.Y., is scheduled ... More

Sgt. Nicholas A. McCauley, a primary marksmanship instructor

Sgt. Nicholas A. McCauley, a primary marksmanship instructor

Sgt. Nicholas A. McCauley, a primary marksmanship instructor with Weapons and Field Training Battalion, corrects the firing position of Rct. Jerrious M. Dee, Platoon 2080, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Ba... More

Rct. Francesca J. Harris, Platoon 4014, Papa Company,

Rct. Francesca J. Harris, Platoon 4014, Papa Company,

Rct. Francesca J. Harris, Platoon 4014, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, makes a quick pre-scripted call notifying her next-of-kin of her safe arrival to training Feb. 1 2016, on Parris Island, S.C... More

Rct. Ebony S. Brown, Platoon 4031, November Company,

Rct. Ebony S. Brown, Platoon 4031, November Company,

Rct. Ebony S. Brown, Platoon 4031, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, climbs an obstacle during the Crucible, Aug., 26, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Brown, 22, from Columbus, Ohio, is scheduled t... More

Staff Sgt. Alexander Q. Davis, a Parris Island drillmaster,

Staff Sgt. Alexander Q. Davis, a Parris Island drillmaster,

Staff Sgt. Alexander Q. Davis, a Parris Island drillmaster, inspects Platoon 3012, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, during a final drill evaluation Jan. 20, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Drillmaster... More

Sgt. Tyler R. Jensen, a drill instructor with Recruit

Sgt. Tyler R. Jensen, a drill instructor with Recruit

Sgt. Tyler R. Jensen, a drill instructor with Recruit Processing Company, waits for recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, to enter the receiving building May 9, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. ... More

Cpl. Shaun F. Hansen, Field Training Company, Weapons

Cpl. Shaun F. Hansen, Field Training Company, Weapons

Cpl. Shaun F. Hansen, Field Training Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, fits a rope harness on Rct. Joseph K. Bowens, Platoon 2016, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, on Feb. 9, 2016, on... More

Rct. Mackenzie J. Williams, Platoon 4036, Oscar Company,

Rct. Mackenzie J. Williams, Platoon 4036, Oscar Company,

Rct. Mackenzie J. Williams, Platoon 4036, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, does a band-assisted pullup during a physical training session Aug. 25, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Williams, 18, from L... More

Drill Instructor Sgt. Daysy Richard, Platoon 4013,

Drill Instructor Sgt. Daysy Richard, Platoon 4013,

Drill Instructor Sgt. Daysy Richard, Platoon 4013, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, encourages one of her recruits during an incentive training session Jan. 26, 2016. Drill instructors, like Richa... More

Combat Marksmanship Trainer Sgt. Hunter C. Pepper,

Combat Marksmanship Trainer Sgt. Hunter C. Pepper,

Combat Marksmanship Trainer Sgt. Hunter C. Pepper, Marksmanship Training Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, teaches Rct. Jusant T. Albrite, Platoon 2065, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,... More

Rct. Michael D. Dineen, Platoon 3068, India Company,

Rct. Michael D. Dineen, Platoon 3068, India Company,

Rct. Michael D. Dineen, Platoon 3068, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, does crunches during an initial strength test June 10, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Dineen, 26, from Newburgh, N.Y., is sched... More

Recruits of Platoon 3045, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 3045, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit

Recruits of Platoon 3045, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, practice the sitting shooting position April 19, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. For one week, recruits learn and practice the fundamentals o... More

Marine recruits pound pavement on Parris Island

Marine recruits pound pavement on Parris Island

Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, run during physical training July 27, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits participate in more than 3... More

A recruit with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, loads a magazine into his weapon during combat marksmanship training Jan. 6, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn basic practical shooting con... More

Rct. Caelin J. Fagerstrom, Platoon 3025, Mike Company,

Rct. Caelin J. Fagerstrom, Platoon 3025, Mike Company,

Rct. Caelin J. Fagerstrom, Platoon 3025, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, waits to be fitted in his Marine Corps uniforms Feb. 17, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Fagerstrom, 18, from High Falls, N.Y.... More

A recruit of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion,

A recruit of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, breaks the seal on his gas mask May 10, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. By breaking the seal, recruits experience the gas’s effects, which include tempora... More

Rct. Khyair M. Johnson stands at attention while his

Rct. Khyair M. Johnson stands at attention while his

Rct. Khyair M. Johnson stands at attention while his cover is fitted by Rct. Coby B. Fisher, both with Platoon 2016, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Feb. 10, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Johnson,... More

Rct. Richard I. McAlpine, Platoon 2014, Golf Company,

Rct. Richard I. McAlpine, Platoon 2014, Golf Company,

Rct. Richard I. McAlpine, Platoon 2014, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, climbs an obstacle during the Crucible Feb. 18, 2016, on Parris Island S.C. McAlpine, 26, from Shelby Charter Township, Mich... More

Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,

Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, take the first steps of a 5-mile conditioning hike May 7, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. This is one of several hikes meant to prepare the recruits for th... More

Rct. Micah P. McMillen II, Platoon 2016, Hotel Company,

Rct. Micah P. McMillen II, Platoon 2016, Hotel Company,

Rct. Micah P. McMillen II, Platoon 2016, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, strikes an opponent during pugil stick training Jan. 26, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits fight using pugil sticks, w... More

Rct. Jamal H. Dees, Platoon 3017, Lima Company, 3rd

Rct. Jamal H. Dees, Platoon 3017, Lima Company, 3rd

Rct. Jamal H. Dees, Platoon 3017, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, removes lint from a fellow recruit’s uniform before his boot camp photo is taken Jan. 13, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. This photo ... More

New Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training

New Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training

New Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, run under the iconic “We Make Marines” sign during a motivational run through the streets of Parr... More

Rct. Sebastian M. Haag, Platoon 3077, Kilo Company,

Rct. Sebastian M. Haag, Platoon 3077, Kilo Company,

Rct. Sebastian M. Haag, Platoon 3077, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, patrols during the Crucible Sept. 22, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Haag, 18, from Montgomery, N.J., graduated Sept. 30, 2016. ... More

Rct. Owen H. Johnston, Platoon 1086, Delta Company,

Rct. Owen H. Johnston, Platoon 1086, Delta Company,

Rct. Owen H. Johnston, Platoon 1086, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, answers a question during a class Aug. 15, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Johnston, 18, from Port St. Lucie, Fla., is scheduled ... More

Masks are cleaned after each use to prevent cross

Masks are cleaned after each use to prevent cross

Masks are cleaned after each use to prevent cross contamination. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 19,000 recruits come to Parris Island a... More

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