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Recruits experience first Marine Corps inspection September 17, 2014 — Bearing is defined as the way one conducts and carries him or herself in a manner that reflects alertness, competence and control.   Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, displayed their bearing during their senior drill instructor’s inspection. Only 16 days into training, the recruits were also tested on Marine Corps MORE
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MCRD offers taste of recruit training September 12, 2014 —   Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego it scheduled to open its gates to the public Sept. 27, allowing people to get a small taste of recruit training during the 13th Annual Boot Camp Challenge as part of San Diego’s Fleet Week.    “The Boot Camp Challenge came along when we were looking for a way to feature the depot as part of Fleet Week,” said MORE
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Charlie Company learns importance of mentorship September 12, 2014 — Charlie Company recruits learned the importance of mentorship in the Marine Corps and the assistance it gives toward a young Marine’s professional development in the Corps.  Recruits of Company C took advantage of such advice during a mentorship class at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Sept. 1. Prior to recruit training, many recruits MORE
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Rifle combat optic scope helps create Marine marksmen September 12, 2014 — The Marine Corps is not only taking advantage of advancing technology on big ticket equipment such as tanks, aircraft and amphibious vehicles, but it is also taking advantage on personal equipment as well by transitioning the M16-A4 service rifle from iron sights to a rifle combat optic scope.   Traditionally, every Marine was trained using iron MORE
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Recruits train to lead during Crucible September 04, 2014 — MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF., -- Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, used teamwork and dependability to complete the Leadership Reaction Course, or 12 Stalls, during the Crucible at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 27.  The Crucible is a 54-hour test of endurance where recruits must MORE
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Recruits receive immunizations September 04, 2014 — Recruits join the Marine Corps from many different places in the United States and bring with them various strains of germs.  To combat that, they must have basic vaccinations that prevent them from spreading sickness and germs from one recruit to the next.  Delta Company recruits received their basic immunizations during their first few weeks of MORE
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India Company learns power of the leg September 04, 2014 — For many recruits learning the hand strikes of Marine Corps Martial Arts Program comes fairly easy. However, often times, learning to utilize legs as striking weapons proves to be a bit more challenging.  Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned various lower body strikes such as the front kick, round kick and vertical MORE
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Golf Company pushes through final PFT September 04, 2014 — Marines are required to complete a variety of tests throughout the year to maintain combat readiness, and these recruits conquered one of those tests, the physical fitness test, signifying one of the last things they will face during training. Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, completed their final PFT at Marine Corps MORE
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Golf Company conquers depot’s rappel tower September 04, 2014 — Recruits must overcome every obstacle, including their fear of heights, during recruit training to earn the right to claim the title Marine. Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conquered the rappel tower with confidence on training day 58 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 29. The purpose of the tower is for MORE
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Company A recruit passes on college football for Marine Corps September 04, 2014 — By age seven, Recruit Jacob C. Harter, only remembers seeing his father twice. What is more prevalent in his mind is the difficulty his single mother had taking care of him and his six siblings and the countless moves from home to home. Eventually, the struggle proved too much for his mother and she was forced to make the difficult decision to MORE
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