Marine recruits build esprit de corps during competition

Marine recruits build esprit de corps during competition
Marine recruits build esprit de corps during competition
Marine recruits build esprit de corps during competition
Marine recruits build esprit de corps during competition
Marine recruits build esprit de corps during competition
Marine recruits build esprit de corps during competition

Recruit James Morgan, Platoon 1040, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, leads his team during the tug-of-war event of the company's field meet June 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Morgan, a 22-year-old from Gainesville, Fla., and his fellow recruits represented their platoon during the event. The field meet, typically held near the end of training, aims to develop recruits' teamwork, unit cohesion and competitive spirit. Photo by Cpl Octavia Davis.

Recruit José Cruz, Platoon 1046, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, lifts a 30-pound ammunition can above his head during the company's field meet June 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Cruz, a 19-year-old from Asheboro, N.C. Photo by Cpl Octavia Davis.

Drill instructors of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, observe their recruits as they perform pullups during the company's field meet. Photo by Cpl Octavia Davis.

Recruit Marcus Slaton, Platoon 1041, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, attempts to pull his chin above a bar during the company's field meet. Photo by Cpl Octavia Davis.

Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, perform crunches during the company's field meet. Photo by Cpl Octavia Davis.

Drill instructors of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, review and tally scores for their platoons before announcing the winner of the field meet. Photo by Cpl Octavia Davis.

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