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Sgt. Roberto Martinez, a martial arts instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., initiates a pugil stick match during training July 8, 2013. Each recruit participated in two matches. Recruits train with pugil sticks, which represent rifles with attached bayonets, to simulate close-range encounter with an enemy. Bayonet training, along with other hand-to-hand fighting skills, is encompassed in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which contributes to the mental, character and physical development of Marines. Approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of men and 100 percent of women in the Marine Corps. Martinez is from West Covina, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Bessey)

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Sgt. Justin Glenn Burnside motivates a recruit with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Burnside, originally a signal intelligence specialist from Bristol Fla., is one of about 600 drill instructors who shape the approximately 20,000 recruits through Parris Island annually into United States Marines. This handful of dedicated DIs is entrusted with sustaining a more than 237-year legacy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Bessey)

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Recruits of Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, climb a rope as their last segment of the obstacle course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Feb. 28. After the rope climbing, recruits were required to conduct fireman's carries and buddy drags. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Walter D. Marino)

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Marines with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, wait to march onto Peatross Parade Deck during a graduation ceremony aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., April 13, 2012. The graduation ceremony consisted of five platoons from India Company. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aneshea Yee) ** FILE **

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Sgt. Jonathan B. Reeves currently serves as a Marine Corps drill instructor with Platoon 1085, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Reeves joined the Marine Corps in September 2009 and became a drill instructor in January 2015. Reeves is a native of Augusta, Ga. About 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines. 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 Pfc Aaron Bolser)

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Sgt. Michael Nygaard, a drill instructor for Platoon 3044, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, roams the barracks moments before waking his recruits for their first official training day March 25, 2014, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Recruits spent the morning getting dressed, experiencing their first incentive training session, cleaning their barracks, and, finally, eating a nutritious breakfast. The formal 70-day training schedule begins about one week after recruits arrive. Nygaard, 29, is from Cape Coral, Fla. India Company is scheduled to graduate June 13, 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink/Released)

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Rct. Brock Willingham, Platoon 1024, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, responds to his drill instructor as he changes positions on a Confidence Course obstacle Feb. 25, 2014, on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. For this obstacle, recruits had to change positions twice as they slid across a horizontal rope that hovered over a shallow pond. Willingham, a 22-year-old from Augusta, Ga., is scheduled to graduate May 2, 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis/Released)

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Recruits of Platoon 1022, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, stand in formation during their initial drill evaluation Feb. 10, 2014, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. During the evaluation, recruits performed a series of precision drill movements and could only move when ordered. The platoons will be evaluated again a week before graduation. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate April 4, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis/Released)

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Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crawl through a simulated battlefield Jan. 24, 2014, as part of a combat training course on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. This course is part of Basic Warrior Training and develops recruits’ newly learned combat skills such as tactical communication and movement. While on Parris Island, recruits receive basic combat training skills that will be built upon throughout their Marine Corps careers. India Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 14, 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink/Released)

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Recruit Leon R. Agosto of Company I, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, practices the high block technique during the Bayonet Assault Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program is taught throughout Recruit training and focuses on instilling a warrior mindset and teaching close quarters combat skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jericho W. Crutcher/Released)

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Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, change positions above a small pond on the Confidence Course Nov. 7, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

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Rct. Andrew Hoesel, Platoon 1084, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, leads his team of recruits Oct. 24, 2013, during the Crucible at the combat training area on Parris Island, S.C. During this 54-hour culminating event, recruits such as Hoesel, an 18-year-old native of Depew, N.Y., must demonstrate that they have embraced the Marine Corps’ core values of honor, courage and commitment and the essence of their warrior ethos. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 1, 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)

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One Marine has been killed and 18 others were injured in a rollover crash during routine training at Camp Pendleton Marine Base. (Associated Press)

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Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr., testifies during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing to become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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A member of the Marines team participates in the Paralympic-style cycling event at the 2015 DOD Warrior Games at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, Sunday. The Games offer eight adaptive sports. (U.S. Marine Corps)

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In this Jan. 30, 1944, image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Mariner Raiders capture a Japanese stronghold at Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. From now on, an elite branch of the U.S. Marine Corps will officially be known as Raiders, similar to names like Army Green Berets and Navy SEALs. The Marines will rename several special operations units Marine Raiders at a ceremony on Friday, June 19, 2015. The move resurrects a moniker used by famous World War II units that carried out risky amphibious and guerrilla operations. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps, File)

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In this May 17, 2015, photo, smoke rises from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after making a hard landing near Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii. The fatal crash of the Marine Corps' new hybridized airplane-and-helicopter aircraft during a training exercise is renewing safety concerns about the machine. (Zane Dulin via AP)

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Debris rises as a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft makes a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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