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Echo Company finds mark during land navigation training February 23, 2015 — MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Out in the field, when navigational equipment fails, one must rely on the tools few thought they would ever need.  Land navigation skills still hold great value in today’s battlefield due to their ability to potentially save the lives of a Marine and his team.Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training MORE
Co. H knocks out Pugil Sticks I February 20, 2015 — Recruits learn different ways to gain confidence they lack in certain areas, early in recruit training. Sometimes that means gaining the confidence to go toe-to-toe with one another to battle fellow recruits.            Recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, battled each other using pugil sticks and newly learned bayonet MORE
Recruit with three degrees chooses enlisted route before OCS February 13, 2015 — Six months before his 28th birthday, Recruit Titus L. Pannell, Platoon 2106, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, made the decision to join the Marine Corps. However, at the time he was 274 pounds, working full time and going to school. His recruiter explained he would need to lose 74 pounds in five months before reaching the Marine Corps’ MORE
Recruits replicate hand-to-hand combat February 13, 2015 — With individual pride on the line, recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prepared to battle each other during Pugil Sticks III, Feb. 2. This event allowed recruits to apply different Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques they learned in recruit training.Pugil Sticks III consists of the Bayonet Assault Course and sparring MORE
Marine finds new opportunities in Marine Corps February 13, 2015 — Private Yasbad G. Ukbamichael, Platoon 1027, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, moved from Mekell, Ethiopia, to the United States to experience the opportunities America offers. However, the road to that new opportunity wasn’t simple for the 18-year-old Ukbamichael.Shortly after he was born, he moved to Asmara, Ethiopia, with his mother MORE
Company I snaps in to Grass Week February 11, 2015 —             The saying goes ‘Practice makes perfect,’ and through repition and reiteration, actions soon become second nature.            Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, spent time doing just that when they learned the fundamentals of weapons during Grass Week at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. MORE
Support Bn re-ignites camaraderie, esprit de corps, through competition February 9, 2015 — To some, esprit de corps is considered the lifeblood that’s helped keep the Marine Corps’ longstanding history and traditions alive.  To sustain this mentality, unit physical training functions are often used to help strengthen the bond between each Marine to help keep morale, spirits and camaraderie high.Marines of Support Battalion came together MORE
Guide, Honorman explains his ways January 30, 2015 —             When it comes to recruit training, just completing it is tough enough. But takes a special person to stand up and take the responsibility to lead his platoon.            Lance Cpl. James M. Cates, Platoon 3245, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, took charge of his platoon as soon as he got the chance early in recruit MORE
Depot opens VITA Tax Center January 30, 2015 —              The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be open to service members, veterans and their families at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, beginning Jan. 26. The center is located in Building 12 and offers tax preparations, free of charge.             The tax center is comprised of seven fully-trained Marines who have undergone MORE
Interval training prepares Delta Co. for challenges ahead January 30, 2015 — Marine Corps recruit training introduces recruits to a variety of exercises.  Each evolution of training serves a specific purpose and pushes recruits to the next level of their physical capabilities.  Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, performed interval training exercises at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. MORE

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