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130826-M-FS592-304.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Sep 16, 2013
Parris Island, SC - New recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare to make a quick, pre-scripted phone call shortly after arriving on Parris Island, S.C., for Marine Corps recruit training Aug. 26, 2013. The phone calls are made to notify a recruitâEUR(TM)s next-of-kin of their safe arrival. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 22, 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. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)


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