Photo Gallery: From Day One, Marine Corps’ core values emphasized to Parris Island recruits

Rct. Harrison Fritz, Platoon 3045, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, shows he has his “green monster” before beginning a core values class March 25, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The green monsters, nicknamed for their green camouflage binder, contain course material for each class recruits receive in training. Fritz, 21, from Woodbridge, Va., 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. 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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