Preparing Poolees to Earn the Title

Preparing Poolees to Earn the Title

SSgt Carolin Chavez, a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, screams commands to female poolees during a pool function at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Photo by Sgt Brune Bego.

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (Nov. 1, 2014) - Marine Corps Recruiting Station Jacksonville, Fla., held an all-women pool function at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Oct. 31, 2014. The Command of Recruiting Station Jacksonville, Florida, gathered all the female poolees from its recruiting sub-stations, in order to prepare them for future endeavors as they take on the challenge of becoming Marines. The function was also held in an effort to further evaluate the potential for assignment in previously closed combat arms Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) for women.

The poolees also had the chance to experience a little bit of what awaits for them at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The command invited two Parris Island Drill Instructors so they could have a glimpse of what they will face during recruit training. 

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