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Co. B recruits train in hand-to-hand combat August 29, 2014 — Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program chokes and counter techniques at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Aug. 25. The purpose of MCMAP is to teach the basic fundamentals of hand-to-hand combat while instilling warrior ethos in recruits. “Recruits train to use it in MORE
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New Marine knows the meaning of brotherhood August 29, 2014 — As Pvt. Joel A. Lopez, Platoon 3263, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, made his way through each event of the Crucible, he knew he was getting one step closer to becoming a part of the Marine Corps’ brotherhood. Eighteen-year-old Lopez, a Houston native, joined the Corps to find a better way of life for himself and his brothers.  Lopez MORE
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Recruits face one last Pugil Stick bout before Crucible August 29, 2014 — Marines are trained to be ready for any situation. Part of being ready is having a back-up plan, as a bayonet attached to a rifle in case of weapons malfunctions or no ammunition. Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion learned confidence and combat readiness during Pugil Sticks III at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. MORE
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Teamwork helps recruits prevail during Crucible August 28, 2014 — Some obstacles can be performed individually, but certain tests are impossible without teamwork. Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, utilized just that for their biggest test in recruit training, the Crucible, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20.  The Crucible is a 54-hour exercise that tests the skills MORE
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Edson Range brings in 2nd female PMI in history August 27, 2014 — MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., - Marines are all trained to be riflemen from the beginning of recruit training, and it takes talented instructors to teach rifle fundamentals. One Marine at Edson Range holds the honor of being the second female to hold this important position, in the historically male dominant role.  Sgt. Erin M. Fay, MORE
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Company M pushes through fatigue for final CFT August 15, 2014 —   Fatigue can attack the body as well as the mind. The recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion were challenged by both forms of duress as they pushed themselves to their limits during a recruit training exercise.    Recruits of Company M finished their final Combat Fitness Test on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Aug. MORE
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From Africa to America and now a Marine August 15, 2014 —   Before he was born, Pvt. Arthur G. Whisnant, had already moved once. While his mother was pregnant with him, she moved from moved from Monrovia, Liberia, in order to protect her unborn child from the hazards of civil war.     She moved to Freetown, Sierra Leon, but soon found war had spread there as well, and soon after his birth, his family MORE
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World War II Marine Raiders reunite August 15, 2014 —   In the midst of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted an order creating a group of Marines to perform elite operations and employ unconventional warfare tactics similar to those used by modern-day special operations units. Volunteers made up four battalions of these elite operators and they came to be known as the Marine Raiders. MORE
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Recruits donate blood for a good cause August 15, 2014 —   On average, Naval Hospital San Diego collects about 2,860 pints of blood per year and without the selflessness of recruits, none of that would be possible.    Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, had the opportunity to donate blood during Team Week at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 8.     “The blood that we MORE
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Echo Company introduced to Marine Corps physical fitness August 15, 2014 —    Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, began their first Circuit Course event during forming week at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 11.    The purpose of the circuit course is to increase each recruit’s strength and endurance for upcoming events in recruit training, explained Sgt. Wing S. Ye, drill instructor, MORE
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