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Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

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Denver native earns the title Marine November 24, 2014 — Marines are known for being physical fit and being able to carry out the mission of the Marine Corps.Private First Class Justice T. Appiah, Platoon 2175, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, earned the title as the company ironman by completing an 18 minute three-mile run, 24 pull-ups and 167 crunches during a Physical Fitness Test at MORE
Mike Company uses training, confidence, on MCMAP test November 17, 2014 — Modern combat still requires the use of hand-to-hand techniques.  When the ammunition runs out, one needs to be prepared to fight an enemy combatant with any means necessary.  The basic level of training takes place at recruit training, where recruits take the first step of expanding their warrior knowledge.Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit MORE
Recruits learn what it means to be a Marine November 17, 2014 — As recruits go through recruit training, they learn to conduct themselves as Marines. They will develop in areas such as physical training, knowledge and teamwork. Customs and courtesies are topics taught in recruit training. These are the primary ways Marines show respect and acknowledge one another.For recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit MORE
Company F recruits begin journey to master rifles November 14, 2014 — The Rifleman’s Creed, which is basic part of the Marine Corps doctrine, outlines the important relationship between a Marine and his rifle.  That relationship begins during the first training day of recruit training.Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, began the journey to mastering their rifle during the Rifle Issue event MORE
Marine overcomes obstacles, joins Corps November 14, 2014 — With the creation of a Marine comes the forging of the skills and traits that have been carried throughout the life of the Corps.  Some of those traits include being able to make do with what they have and the ability to adapt and overcome.  Pfc. Michael R. Gama, Platoon 1074, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, displayed these traits MORE
Marine joins Corps to find stability and strength November 07, 2014 — Some individuals use past experiences to help steer the direction of their future.  For one Marine, he used what he had learned from being homeless to motivate him to be able to provide a future for him and his family.Private Justin C. Pasadava, Platoon 3214, India Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, spent his years under difficult MORE
Kilo Co. begins warrior transformation October 29, 2014 — The art of hand-to-hand combat is still relevant even in today’s advancement in modern warfare.  To acquire the skills needed to defend one’s self, one must first start with the basics.Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, went through their first Marine Corps Martial Arts Program class aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San MORE
India Company strides through PFT October 29, 2014 — The separation between those who achieve a goal and those who don’t isn’t entirely due to the abilities one has over the other.  The capability to continue on and push through when failure seems imminent is the crucial element used that few truly understand. Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, utilized their physical and MORE
Near death experience gives young man the drive to join USMC October 29, 2014 — Near death experiences can come in a variety of forms because death is not particular to one cause. It can come by old age, it can come by disease and it can even come by freak accident.For Recruit Kyle W. Bagley, Platoon 2109, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, it was the latter of the three that nearly took his life. He was a sophomore MORE
Pugil Sticks teach recruits a combat mindset October 29, 2014 — Prior to entering the pugil stick ring, recruits joked and made small talk with one another as they tried to settle their nerves while waiting for their turn to compete. But once they entered the ring, it was a different story.       Inside the arena there were no jokes or talking, just full on tactical aggression until a drill instructor deemed MORE

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