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Emily Pettaway, the dean of academics for St. Louis Catholic High School of Lake Charles, Louisiana, takes a video of Kayla Jackson, an Algebra I teacher at Ponchatoula High School of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, firing an M16A4 service rifle during an Educators Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 12, 2022. - Emily Pettaway, the dean of academics for St. Louis Catholic High School of Lake Charles, Louisiana, takes a video of Kayla Jackson, an Algebra I teacher at Ponchatoula High School of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, firing an M16A4 service rifle during an Educators Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 12, 2022. Marine Corps Recruiting Command provides educators workshops as an opportunity for teachers, principals, counselors, coaches and media to experience the basic training process first-hand. The workshops are one of many ways for the attendees to learn about the multitude of opportunities the Marine Corps can provide to young men and women within their communities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Danielle Prentice)

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Fidel Chidandali, a canvassing recruiter at Recruiting Substation Gastonia, Recruiting Station Charlotte, congratulates younger brother, Pfc. Ushindi Phanuel, for graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on Oct. 29, 2021. Chidandali and Phanuel are the first two people in their family to become United States Marines. As a teenager, Chidandali decided he wanted to become a United States Marine after his first encounter with a Marine Corps Security Guard at the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dana Beesley) - U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Fidel Chidandali, a canvassing recruiter at Recruiting Substation Gastonia, Recruiting Station Charlotte, congratulates younger brother, Pfc. Ushindi Phanuel, for graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on Oct. 29, 2021. Chidandali and Phanuel are the first two people in their family to become United States Marines. As a teenager, Chidandali decided he wanted to become a United States Marine after his first encounter with a Marine Corps Security Guard at the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dana Beesley)

SSgt. Mardia Timoney, 6th Marine Corps District, Musician Technical Assistant, SSgt. Christian Guin, drum major, Parris Island Marine Corps Band, and Lance Cpl. Wolfgang Lynn, guitarist, Marine Forces Reserve Band, educate attendees of the Florida Music Education Association, Professional Development Conference about the Marine Corps Music Program in Tampa, Florida, Jan. 5 2022. The FMEA is one of the largest music education professional development event In the United States. (Photo by Sgt. Erin Morejon) - SSgt. Mardia Timoney, 6th Marine Corps District, Musician Technical Assistant, SSgt. Christian Guin, drum major, Parris Island Marine Corps Band, and Lance Cpl. Wolfgang Lynn, guitarist, Marine Forces Reserve Band, educate attendees of the Florida Music Education Association, Professional Development Conference about the Marine Corps Music Program in Tampa, Florida, Jan. 5 2022. The FMEA is one of the largest music education professional development event In the United States. (Photo by Sgt. Erin Morejon)

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Ponte Vedra, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1077, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, September 20, 2019.Pfc. Oliver earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 82 other recruits during a series of training events designed to test recruits’ basic Marine Corps skills.These training events covered customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, marksmanship, physical fitness, military history, and a variety of other subjects.“Being able to notice how much you can push past your limits and improve,” said Oliver.After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Oliver will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina. - Private First Class Christopher L. Oliver Jr. completed Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1077, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Sept. 20, 2019. Oliver was recruited by SSgt. Roosevelt Glenn from Recruiting Substation Ponte Vedra. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin R. Ramsay)

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