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Recruits take pride in their final PFT performance September 26, 2014 — Two weeks prior to graduation recruits are given their final physical fitness test. The test includes a timed three mile run, a maximum set of pull-ups and a timed maximum set of crunches. Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, pushed themselves to their limits for their final physical fitness test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, MORE
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Mike Company runs through Bayonet Assault Course September 26, 2014 — Mike Company recruits were taught how to utilize their rifles with bayonets in the event they run out of ammunition in a combat zone at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Sept. 24. They learned that even without ammunition, their M-16 A4 service rifle can serve as a defensive tool and offensive weapon. Drill instructors demonstrated how MORE
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Hotel Company overcomes Confidence Course obstacles September 23, 2014 — The Marine Corps is often referred to as the “world’s finest fighting force,” and training the Marines who make that true starts early in recruit training. Recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conquered their fears, such as heights, during the Confidence Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 15.  The Confidence MORE
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Co. K strikes Bayonet Assault Course one more time September 23, 2014 —   The Crucible is the final training event in recruit training, where recruits push through obstacles they experienced before, just a little harder.    As part of their final training event, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, took on the Bayonet Assault Course during the Crucible at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., MORE
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Co. C gets practical application test September 23, 2014 — Dozens of test dummies with various injuries were laid across a large room in preparation for recruits to have their combat care skills evaluated as part of a practical examination test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Sept. 16. Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, were also tested on the assembly and MORE
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College athletes put to Marine Corps test September 23, 2014 — Leadership doesn’t always come from one person taking charge, but rather one team using each other’s ideas and working together to accomplish a mission. Althletes from San Diego State University’s womens’ swim and dive team learned leadership and team work through sweat and adversity at SDSU, Sept. 12. Captain Peter G. Estridge, officer selection MORE
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Recruit uses Marine Corps to follow dream September 19, 2014 — As Pvt. Alfonso A. Medinaarellano, Platoon 3223, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, made his way through each event of the Crucible, he knew he was one step closer to becoming a part of the Marine Corps’ brotherhood. Twenty-two-year-old Medinaarellano, a Guerro, Mexico, native, joined the Marine Corps to follow his dreams and help MORE
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Charlie Company complete Final Drill September 19, 2014 — Moments prior to one of Charlie Company’s final tests, recruits looked nervous. Hours of drill practice had finally led up to one final evaluation and many recruits were worried about the possibility of creating an error for their team. Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conducted Final Drill at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., MORE
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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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