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U.S. Marines fire M1911A1 .45 caliber pistols during

U.S. Marines fire M1911A1 .45 caliber pistols during

U.S. Marines fire M1911A1 .45 caliber pistols during the Far East Division Matches on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, in 1987. Division Matches were first held in 1901 to provide Marines with comprehensive marksma... More

[Major Smedley D. Butler, half-length portrait, standing, facing left in USMC uniform]
Cpl. Jeremy Chow, a Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Cpl. Jeremy Chow, a Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Cpl. Jeremy Chow, a Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Special Reactions Team (SRT) member, fires the M1911 Service Pistol during training at MCAS Miramar, Calif., May 15. The Marines conducted this training to h... More

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force prepare to engage their targets on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2) in the South China Sea, June 12, 2015. The MRF practices bo... More

U.S. Marine Sgt. Erik Maehler aims in on his target

U.S. Marine Sgt. Erik Maehler aims in on his target

U.S. Marine Sgt. Erik Maehler aims in on his target at a fire-and-maneuver range aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 11, 2015. Maehler is a team leader with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid F... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Weston Rushing, a machine gunner

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Weston Rushing, a machine gunner

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Weston Rushing, a machine gunner with Weapons Training Battalion, Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, fires a Taurus 1911 pistol during the Weapons Training Ba... More

INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2015) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman

INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2015) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman

INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2015) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jeremiah Zapata fires at a target with an M45 1911A1 pistol aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Zapata is a corpsman with the ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kyle Masucci with Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kyle Masucci with Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kyle Masucci with Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego shooting team poses for a photo during the Admiral Nimitz Cup at the Richmond Rod and Gun Club during San Francisco Fleet Week 2018,... More

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force sight in on their targets aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) at sea in the Pacific Ocean, June 1, 2015. These Marines frequently practice the... More

U.S. Marine Sgt. Daniel Mullis, left, teaches nomenclature

U.S. Marine Sgt. Daniel Mullis, left, teaches nomenclature

U.S. Marine Sgt. Daniel Mullis, left, teaches nomenclature and handling techniques for the M9 Beretta pistol during a female engagement team class aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Mullis is... More

A U.S. Marine assigned to Force Reconnaissance Platoon,

A U.S. Marine assigned to Force Reconnaissance Platoon,

A U.S. Marine assigned to Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires a M1911 MEUSOC .45-caliber pistol while conducting close quarters combat drills at Fort P... More

A reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary

A reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary

A reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon reloads a pistol magazine during marksmanship training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), un... More

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force fire at targets aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 10, 2015. The MRF is honing their marksmanship skills to maintain their combat rea... More

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Alex Daigle

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Alex Daigle

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Alex Daigle fires at his target with an M45 1911 A1 pistol during a deck shoot aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Daigle is a member of the 15th M... More

U.S. Marine Corps 1st. Lt. Christopher Scott with the

U.S. Marine Corps 1st. Lt. Christopher Scott with the

U.S. Marine Corps 1st. Lt. Christopher Scott with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego shooting team observes his target after shooting an M1911 from 50 yards at the Admiral Nimitz Cup at the Richmond Rod a... More

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force practice room-entering procedures on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2) at sea in the Pacific Ocean, May 28, 2015. These Marines ... More

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rumple aims at his

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rumple aims at his

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rumple aims at his target during Certification Exercise (CERTEX) aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) off the coast of San Diego April 10, 2015. Rumple is a member of the 15th Marine Exp... More

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 14, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Bryan

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 14, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Bryan

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 14, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Bryan Rodriguez fires an M45 1911 A1 pistol during a deck shoot aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Rodriguez is a point man with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Un... More

Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine

Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine

Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division conduct their combat marksmanship program with the M1911A1 service pistol on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016. The CMP focuses on combat marks... More

Marine Capt. Zubah Koewh, the Marine Corps Recruiting

Marine Capt. Zubah Koewh, the Marine Corps Recruiting

Marine Capt. Zubah Koewh, the Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s G-6 officer, motivates the Shaw University Lady Bears basketball team before the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association women’s final game, ... More

Marines recognize CIAA commissioner

Marines recognize CIAA commissioner

Lt. Col. David Rodgers (right), Marine Corps Recruiting Command's assistant chief of staff for diversity recruiting, and Master Sgt. Mark McArthur, Marine Corps Recruiting Command's diversity recruiting chief, ... More

Marine officers speak with college students about leadership

Marine officers speak with college students about leadership

Marine officers speak with college students about leadership opportunities in the Marine Corps during the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's career expo at the Charlotte Convention Center Feb. 27, 2... More

Capt. Nicole Bastian, an Officer Selection Officer

Capt. Nicole Bastian, an Officer Selection Officer

Capt. Nicole Bastian, an Officer Selection Officer based out of Tallahassee, Fla., talks with Cayla Cowherd, Miss Virginia Union University 2014, about Marine Corps officer programs at the Time Warner Cable Are... More

Marines attend CIAA

Marines attend CIAA

From left to right, Lt. Gen. Ron Bailey, the Marine Corps' deputy commandant for plans, policies, and operations; Army Col. Lawrence Anyanwu, the commander of 4th Brigade of Army Cadet Command; and Cornell Wils... More

Sgt. Wayne Mann, a recruiter from Recruiting Station

Sgt. Wayne Mann, a recruiter from Recruiting Station

Sgt. Wayne Mann, a recruiter from Recruiting Station Columbia and Livingston College alumnus, motivates the Livingston College Blue Bears basketball team before the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association ... More

Staff Sgt. Darrell Rich, the enhanced marketing vehicle

Staff Sgt. Darrell Rich, the enhanced marketing vehicle

Staff Sgt. Darrell Rich, the enhanced marketing vehicle chief, speaks to students during the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association fan experience at the Charlotte Convention Center Feb. 27, 2014. The Cen... More

Shaw Univ. point guard earns Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership Award

Shaw Univ. point guard earns Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership Awa...

Capt. Travis Perkins (right), Marine Corps Recruiting Station Baltimore's executive officer, and Gunnery Sgt. Amy Romero, administration chief at Marine Forces Command, presents Shaw University senior point gua... More

Shaw Univ. forward earns Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership Award in CIAA finals

Shaw Univ. forward earns Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership Award i...

Retired Maj. Gen. Cornell Wilson Jr. (left), and Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Logan, Marine Corps Recruiting Command's senior enlisted advisor, present Shaw University senior forward #3 Ariel Hatcher with the Marine Co... More

Livingstone College guard earns Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership Award

Livingstone College guard earns Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership ...

Lt. Col. David Rodgers (right), Marine Corps Recruiting Command's assistant chief of staff for diversity recruiting, and Capt. Nicole Bastian, an Officer Selection Officer based out of Tallahassee, Fla., presen... More

Marine 1st Lt. Kia Login, a communications officer,

Marine 1st Lt. Kia Login, a communications officer,

Marine 1st Lt. Kia Login, a communications officer, speaks to a local student during the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s career expo at the Charlotte Convention Center Feb. 27, 2014. The Central ... More

CIAA Hall of Fame breakfast

CIAA Hall of Fame breakfast

Lt. Col. David Rodgers, Marine Corps Recruiting Command's assistant chief of staff for diversity recruiting, speaks with Stan Lewter, known as the voice of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, abou... More

Marine recruiter Staff Sgt. Darrell Rich shakes hands

Marine recruiter Staff Sgt. Darrell Rich shakes hands

Marine recruiter Staff Sgt. Darrell Rich shakes hands with a Charlotte, N.C.-area high school student during a career exploration event at the Charlotte Convention Center Feb. 26, 2014. Marines from across the ... More

Fayetteville Univ. guard earns Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership Award

Fayetteville Univ. guard earns Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership A...

Lt. Col. David Rodgers (right), Marine Corps Recruiting Command's assistant chief of staff for diversity recruiting, and Capt. Zubah Koweh, the operations officer for Marine Corps Recruiting Command's communica... More

Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, the Marine Corps' deputy

Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, the Marine Corps' deputy

Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, the Marine Corps' deputy commandant for plans, policies, and operations, encourages a chinup challenge participant during the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Fan Experi... More

Winston-Salem State Univ. guard earns Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership Award

Winston-Salem State Univ. guard earns Marine Corps Excellence in Leade...

Capt. Nicole Bastian (right), an Officer Selection Officer based out of Tallahassee, Fla., and Master Sgt. Mark McArthur, Marine Corps Recruiting Command's diversity recruiting chief, present Winston-Salem Stat... More

CIAA President's Dinner

CIAA President's Dinner

From left to right, Army Col. Lawrence Anyanwu, the commander of 4th Brigade of Army Cadet Command; Brig. Gen. Ray Royalty, the commanding general of the 95th Training Division; and Lt. Col. David Rodgers, Mari... More

Capt. Nicole Bastian, an Officer Selection Officer

Capt. Nicole Bastian, an Officer Selection Officer

Capt. Nicole Bastian, an Officer Selection Officer based out of Tallahassee, Fla., gives a pre-game speech to the Fayetteville State University Lady Broncos before the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Associati... More

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT Lieutenant Albert Edward Hacking, taken at San Diego, California (CA), April 19,1943. 1LT Hacking is assigned to the First Marine Air Wing, (1ST MAW) South Pacific and is an Ace Pilot credited with 5 kills. His home is 152 Finch Avenue Pawtucket, Rhode Island

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Li...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Stotz, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public C... More

Graphite sketch of the World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-commemoration ceremony with US Marine Corps (USMC) 1ST Marine Division Bugler Corporal (CPL) McAdams, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Graphite sketch of the World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-comm...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SGT Carrillo, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ), George L. Hollowell, taken at Marine Corps Air Station, El Centro, California (CA). MAJ Hollowell is an Ace Pilot credited with 8 kills

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Facility, El Centro State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Rele... More

Graphite sketch of a World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-commemoration ceremony with a Bugler from the US Marine Corps (USMC) 1ST Marine Division and with the participation of United Kingdom (UK) forces, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Graphite sketch of a World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-commem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SGT Carrillo, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Graphite sketch of a World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-commemoration ceremony with a Bugler from the US Marine Corps (USMC) 1ST Marine Division and with the participation of United Kingdom (UK) forces, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Graphite sketch of a World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-commem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SGT Carrillo, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Graphite sketch of the detail brick work at World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-commemoration ceremony with a Bugler from the US Marine Corps (USMC) 1ST Marine Division and with the participation of United Kingdom (UK) forces, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Graphite sketch of the detail brick work at World War One (WWI) Al Kut...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SGT Carrillo, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenant (2LT) Charles David Jones. 2LT Jones is an Ace Pilot credited with 6 kills. His home is 112 Dow Avenue, Mineola, New York

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Second L...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: South Pacific Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Ink and Brush sketch of a World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-commemoration ceremony with a Bugler from the US Marine Corps (USMC) 1ST Marine Division and with the participation of United Kingdom (UK) forces, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Ink and Brush sketch of a World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SGT Carrillo, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ), Jack E. Conger assigned to the Death Dealers" squadron on Peleliu Island. MAJ Conger is an Ace Pilot credited with 10 kills. His home is 6009 North Waterbury Road, Des Moines, Iowa

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Peleliu Island Country: Belau (PLW) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William Wilson, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Robert M. Hanson, Marine Fighter Squadron 215 (VMF-215) "Flying Corsairs" taken at Bougainville, January 28,1944. 1LT Hanson was awarded the Medal of Honor and is an Ace Pilot credited with 25 kills. His home is 31 Brooks Avenue, Newtonville, Massachusetts

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Li...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Bougainville Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Douglas White, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

Graphite sketch of the World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-commemoration ceremony with a Bugler from the US Marine Corps (USMC) 1ST Marine Division and with the participation of United Kingdom (UK) forces, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Graphite sketch of the World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-comm...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SGT Carrillo, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Graphite sketch of the detail brick work at World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-commemoration ceremony with a Bugler from the US Marine Corps (USMC) 1ST Marine Division, Corporal (CPL) McAdams, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Graphite sketch of the detail brick work at World War One (WWI) Al Kut...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SGT Carrillo, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Graphite sketch of the World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-commemoration ceremony with a Bugler from the US Marine Corps (USMC) 1ST Marine Division and with the participation of United Kingdom (UK) forces, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Graphite sketch of the World War One (WWI) Al Kut War Cemetery re-comm...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SGT Carrillo, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... 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

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 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

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. 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. 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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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

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

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

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

Rct. J’Lynn B. Gordillo, Platoon 4011, November Company,

Rct. J’Lynn B. Gordillo, Platoon 4011, November Company,

Rct. J’Lynn B. Gordillo, Platoon 4011, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, practices swimming under the watchful eye of Water Survival Instructor Sgt. Brandon D. Schramm, Feb. 1, 2016, on Parris I... 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. 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

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

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