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Company K learns MCMAP chokeholds July 25, 2014 —   Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned knife techniques and chokes with counters during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program class at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 21.     While in recruit training, recruits are taught MCMAP because it builds the foundation for hand-to-hand combat that they will expand on MORE
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Charlie Company receives combat care training July 24, 2014 — Combat care training provides knowledge of how to apply combat first aid during volatile or life threatening situations. Knowing these skills could mean the difference between life or death in the combat environment.  Recruits of Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned various methods of treating casualties with hands-on training during MORE
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CFT test recruits combat endurance July 24, 2014 — Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conducted their first Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 17. The event consists of an 880-yard run, timed 30-pound ammunition can lifts and a maneuver under fire drill.  The CFT is a training requirement for all recruits as well as an annual requirement all MORE
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Drill instructors set the tone for recruit training at pick up July 24, 2014 — Expressions of nervousness and tension blanketed the faces of recruits as they were brought into the squad bay that will be their home for the next 12 weeks.  Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conducted pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 18.  Pick up is the first official training day for recruits, and it MORE
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Swim qualification more than a graduation requirement July 24, 2014 — Every recruit has his own story and reason for joining the Marine Corps, and for some, that reason is to receive the unique swim training given in recruit training.  Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conducted swim qualification at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 19, moving one recruit closer to conquering his fear MORE
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Recruit recovers from torn ACL to become Marine July 18, 2014 — When he felt a tweak in his knee during a training exercise, Lance Cpl. Calvin J. Gutierrez, Platoon 2101, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, had no idea the severity of the injury.  For eight days he tried to push through the swelling and pain. But when his drill instructors noticed him limping through training, they made an appointment MORE
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Youngest of seven siblings intends to earn BA in USMC July 18, 2014 — For many, the confidence chamber, where recruits are exposed to chlorobenzylidene malonitrile, a non-lethal tear gas, is a horribly terrifying experience.   But for Recruit Esteban AldereteGonzalez, Platoon 3201, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, it was just another challenge in his goal of becoming a United States Marine.  “A lot of MORE
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Recruits tear through confidence chamber July 18, 2014 — As recruits enter the chamber and the doors shut, the hazy smoke fills up the room. They know there is only one way out, conquering the gas.  Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conquered the confidence chamber at Edson Range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 14.  The purpose of the chamber event is to ensure MORE
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Taking down an opponent using MCMAP techniques July 18, 2014 — When it comes to recruit training, having fun isn’t what many would expect to occur while learning techniques for hand-to-hand combat. But that is exactly what happened for many recruits from Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion.  Recruits of Company K learned unarmed manipulations as part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training MORE
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Recruits begin training Marine Corps way July 18, 2014 —   It doesn’t matter how good of shape recruits are in when they arrive to the depot. There is always room to improve.    Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, realized that when they began their series of interval sprints during a physical training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 15.    “When recruits MORE
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