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Drill instructors push recruits through log drills January 28, 2015 — After a quick demonstration, recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, were given some warm-up exercises before organizing into groups of eight for log drill exercises at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 5.Company I drill instructors led their recruits on a quarter mile run, followed by log exercises such as log bicep MORE
ELDP tours depot, experiences recruit life January 23, 2015 — Department of Defense employees in the Executive Leadership Development Program spent the day as a recruit at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 6.“The purpose of the ELDP is to give leadership experience and a better understanding to DoD employees who may one day be deciding on doctrine that will affect training or functionality in a MORE
Leader's journey to earning title, Marine January 23, 2015 — Some say leaders are born.  Those in the Corps know they are forged through adversity, chaos and the underlining willingness to sacrifice for the betterment of others.Private First Class Angel S. Ortiz, Platoon 2121, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, took on the difficult task of squad leader throughout recruit training at Marine Corps MORE
Recruits feel effects of Confidence Chamber January 12, 2015 — “GAS, GAS, GAS,” is screamed by the instructors as recruits rush to put on their masks and file into the chamber, unsure about what is going to happen.Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, endured the effects of the Confidence Chamber at Edson Range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 8The chamber event teaches MORE
Great grandson of Navajo code talker carries on family tradition January 8, 2015 — Navajo code talkers used their language to assist Marines in every Marine assault from 1942 – 1945. Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Iwo Jima are to name a few. Now over 65 years later, their descendants are carrying on their tradition of military duty with the Marine Corps.Recruit Florentino A. Buck, Platoon 1050, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training MORE
Co. B finds their land navigation skills January 8, 2015 — In this day and age of smartphones and Global Positioning Systems, most people don’t know how to use a compass or map. For a Marine this knowledge must be second nature.            Armed with compasses and maps, recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, maneuvered through the Land Navigation Course at Edson Range aboard Marine MORE
Depot Marine deemed hero for saving women’s life January 5, 2015 — Heroes are often times everyday citizens who are in the right place at the right time who help others in need. In one such moment in time, a young Marine was in the right place at the right time to help a woman caught in quickly rising flood waters during a recent storm.Cpl. Jason Martin, military police officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, MORE
Co. L goes toe to toe in Pugil Sticks II December 29, 2014 — Early in recruit training, recruits are taught to overcome and adapt to situations they may not be used to facing. Sometimes that means gaining the confidence to go toe-to-toe with one another to battle it out with fellow recruits.Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, battles each other using pugil sticks and newly learned MORE
Nigeria native moves to America, becomes Marine December 24, 2014 — Traditionally, the Marine Corps’ brotherhood consists of Marines from many different backgrounds and cultures. For some it’s trading one brotherhood for another.Private First Class Kanayochukwu Onyejeli, Platoon 3235, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, began his life in a small village in Kaduna, Nigeria, Africa, and his family belonged MORE
Co. B plunges into water survival skills training December 24, 2014 — The roots of the Marine Corps’ history go deep in amphibious operations.  That hasn’t changed, and today’s modern Corps still requires proficient knowledge and skill execution of basic water skills.  To ensure recruits understand the importance of water survival skills, they are taught the basics here in recruit training.Recruits of Bravo Company, MORE

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