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140206-M-LQ078-014.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple

Mar 05, 2014
Parris Island, SC - Rct. Julian Morris carries Rct. Jacob Ligon, both with Platoon 2028, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, during a martial arts endurance course Feb. 6, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The course consists of different stations at which recruits practice martial arts techniques they learned earlier in training to increase their proficiency, strength and stamina. The course is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into honorable warriors. Morris, a 20-year-old native of Dover, N.J., and Ligon, a 19-year-old native of Monroe, La., are scheduled to graduate April 11, 2014. 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. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple)


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