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February 20, 2016 - 3:39pm

Photos: Basic training for Marine recruits about to enter basic training

posted by Howard B. Owens in marine corps, military, batavia, news.

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A group of Marine recruits about to enter boot camp were given some tips and pointers that will help them survive the grueling weeks at Parris Island, S.C.. The NCOs from the Batavia recruitment office conduct the basic training course the third Saturday of each month for new recruits. Potential recruits are invited to attend and observe and can participate in some drills, but can't fully participate until they pass their military physical. The training covers such basics as standing at attention, parade rest and turning, as well as classes and lectures on Marine life and history.

The local staff includes SSgt. Stephen Porter, Sgt. Joseph Dazey, Sgt. Derek Yevtich and Sgt. Matthew Page. 

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Ed Hartgrove
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Here's another tip for those recruits.

Never, and I do mean NEVER, let a DI catch you spelling Parris Island with just one "r". Otherwise, you'll be "hangin' from the racks" 'till the sun comes up.

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God bless them and keep they safe. Thank you to each and everyone of them for stepping up as Americans.

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Semper Fi! Little brothers and sisters......you are about to embark on the adventure of a life time. God Speed!

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Well played (edited), Howard/Billie
:)

Howard B. Owens
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You could just e-mail corrections.

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Yeah, I know. This was where I was logged on at the time, and figured it wasn't a matter of life & death.

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