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Video: Sisters in Arms: Blood and Sweat

Jan. 7, 2019

Three sisters, one goal: Danielle, Nina, and Keilah Lear joined the Marine Corps together. They went to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island together. They completed the Crucible together. And on Jan. 4, these three sisters became Marines when they graduated with Platoon 4000, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion. Through blood and sweat, they serve this country together.

A Marine Corps recruit uses a weapons range.
Rifle Fire
Marine Corps recruit Danielle Lear, assigned to Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, fires a rifle during range week at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Nov. 26, 2018. For a week, recruits such as Lear, from Bucks County, Penn., learn and practice the fundamentals of marksmanship before shooting live ammunition during range week.
Photo By: Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal
VIRIN: 181126-M-JY586-065
A Marine Corps recruit conducts land navigation.
Checkpoint Walk
Marine Corps recruit Danielle Lear, assigned to Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, walks to her next checkpoint during the land navigation course at Elliot’s Beach at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Dec. 4, 2018. The land navigation course teaches recruits how to properly navigate unfamiliar terrain.
Photo By: Marine Corps Cpl. Vivien Alstad
VIRIN: 181204-M-VQ645-0002C
A Marine Corps recruit uses a weapons range.
Take Aim
Marine Corps recruit Nina Lear, assigned to Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, fires a rifle during range week at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Nov. 26, 2018. For a week, recruits such as Lear, from Bucks County, Penn., learn and practice the fundamentals of marksmanship before shooting live ammunition during range week.
Photo By: Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal
VIRIN: 181126-M-JY586-006