Mike and November Companies Receive Eagle, Globe and Anchor

Mike and November Companies Receive Eagle, Globe and Anchor
Mike and November Companies Receive Eagle, Globe and Anchor
Mike and November Companies Receive Eagle, Globe and Anchor
Mike and November Companies Receive Eagle, Globe and Anchor
Mike and November Companies Receive Eagle, Globe and Anchor
Mike and November Companies Receive Eagle, Globe and Anchor

Drill instructors present recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, their Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblems symbolizing their transformation into Marines on Parris Island, S.C. This was the first time drill instructors referred to them as Marines. Photo by Cpl Caitlin Brink.

Recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, yell cadence as they finish the last stretch of a nine-mile hike back from the Crucible and toward the title Marine. 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. Photo by Cpl Caitlin Brink.

Pvt Fabiola Alejandre, Platoon 4045, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, is overwhelmed with emotion after earning her Eagle, Globe and Anchor and the title Marine on Parris Island, S.C. The emblem is earned only by those who are imbued with the Marine Corps' core values and have proven themselves worthy of belonging to the few and the proud. Photo by Cpl Caitlin Brink.

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, salute the national colors during an emblem ceremony. The recruits worked for more than 12 weeks for this moment. Photo by Cpl Caitlin Brink.

Recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, repeat the oath of enlistment during an emblem ceremony. Repeating the oath is a custom that helps reaffirm their commitment to defending the nation. Photo by Cpl Caitlin Brink.

New Marines of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, help one another following an emblem ceremony. These young men have just officially joined the brotherhood that is the Marine Corps. The friendships made here are said to last a lifetime. Photo by Cpl Caitlin Brink.

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