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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, learned what the MORE
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Recruits get motivated for Crucible October 17, 2014 —   Many events have occurred since the birth of the Corps that have built and transformed it in to what it is today.  Marines learn from history, and it is something that is taught throughout recruit training, not only at the classroom, but at the museum as well.    Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned the roots of MORE
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Co. E fitted for uniforms October 16, 2014 — Two notable aspects of the Marine Corps are professionalism and appearance. Once recruits graduate and become Marines, they are held to the highest expectations when it comes to how they look.   Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, took the first step when they conducted their first uniform fitting at Marine Corps Recruit Depot MORE
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Co. A endures O-course once again October 14, 2014 — In many combat situations, Marines face physical and mental fatigue as well as confusion or “fog of war.” From the very early stages of recruit training, recruits are pushed through situations where they are uncomfortable, tired and drained, but it is only to prepare them for the future. Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, MORE
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Recruits overcome Crucible challenges October 14, 2014 — MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- After enduring 12 weeks of training, recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., were given the opportunity to take all of their knowledge and apply it in a small team, with minimal supervision from drill instructors, to overcome the challenges of MORE
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