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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
Recruits learn rifle fundamentals during Grass Week October 23, 2014 — Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned rifle fundamentals during Grass Week at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 15. The purpose of Grass Week is to teach recruits the basic fundamentals of marksmanship and learn the functions of the rifle such as how to load, unload and fire the M16-A4 service MORE
Guatemalan native joins Marine Corps brotherhood October 23, 2014 — The death of a father, a constant move from state to state and school to school would be enough to make any child question a sense of belonging or family security. Fortunately, one recruit was able to find a sense of himself, belonging and security in the type of brotherhood the Marine Corps offers.  Private Axel L. Franco, Platoon 1034, Bravo MORE
Recruits check off MCMAP test October 22, 2014 — Recruits of Company E, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, sparred their way through the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct. 8.The MCMAP test was given to ensure they retained all of the techniques they learned during recruit training.“Recruits begin the process of learning MCMAP techniques during the MORE
Fitness challenges recruits to improve physically and mentally October 22, 2014 — Many professional athletes need both strength and endurance for peak performance and do not solely focus on one muscle. Instead they work multiple muscle groups to improve these attributes.Recruit training is no different. Through 13 weeks of training, recruits receive various types of physical challenges designed to improve cardiovascular and MORE
Marine overcomes challenges of troubled neighborhood October 17, 2014 — Pvt. Damon K. Meeks, Platoon 3250, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, fought and overcame the challenges of growing up in a troubled neighborhood and chose to become part of a different brotherhood.Meeks was born and raised in the west side of Chicago.  The house where he lived in, with his three brothers and four sisters, was located MORE
Recruits get knowledge about rules and regulations of hazing October 17, 2014 —             The Marine Corps is known as a brotherhood, one  to which no other can compare. Entrance into many of these brotherhoods may involve some kind of rite of passage but recruits learn entrance to the Corps’ brotherhood is all about pride, professionalism and traditions.             Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, MORE

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