Body sparring brings fight out of recruits
Recruit Jason T. Johnson (left) and Recruit David E. Rogers, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, exchange punches during a body sparring exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, June 2. Rogers is Humboldt County, Calif., native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Francisco. Johnson is a Nacogdoches, Texas, native, and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Houston. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company F is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on June 12.