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Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

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MCMAP foundation starts early in recruit training July 23, 2015 — While some recruits comeinto basic training with little to no martial arts training, some come in withyears of experience. Nevertheless, regarless of skill level, all recruits startwith the basics.Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion,practiced punching, their basic warrior stance and their footwork during aMarine Corps MORE
Marine changes life through adversity July 22, 2015 —                  Unexpectedevents happen in life and it often takes a person being stronger than he hasever been to overcome them. One Marine used tragic events in his life tomotivate and guide him to become a better person.                PrivateAkeem A. White, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, experienced theunexpected leading him to MORE
Recruits surpass first CFT July 17, 2015 —            Marine Corpsrecruit training is difficult and many times recruits are put throughsituations that are unfamiliar to them. By completing these exercises, theylearn to push themselves to limits they never thought possible.Expanding their limits, recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd RecruitTraining Battalion, conducted their first Combat Fitness MORE
Recruit plans to pass on knowledge learned in losing more than 100 pounds July 8, 2015 — Athis heaviest, Recruit Simon C. Bell, Platoon 1031, Bravo Company, 1stRecruit Training Battalion, weighed 310 pounds. However, through a change indiet, exercise and motivation, Bell now weighs 184 pounds.Bell says his weight increased duringcollege when he played up to eight hours of video games a day and ate mostlymicrowavable food.“I played MORE
Co. G begins recruit training with rifle issue June 24, 2015 — The Rifleman’s Creed, a basic part of the Marine Corps doctrine, outlines the important relationship between a Marine and his rifle.  That relationship begins during the first training day of recruit training.Once recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, met their drill instructors, they were marched to the armory to have weapons MORE
Marine finds new level of physical, mental toughness June 19, 2015 — As the recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare to graduate June 19, only one of them will earn the title of Iron Man. The Iron Man title is awarded to the recruit with the best physical performance of the company. During training, recruits are given  physical fitness tests that are comprised of a maximum set of pull-ups, a MORE
Marine joins Corps in search of brotherhood June 12, 2015 — Growing up without a stable home could lead to a rough life.  For one Marine, the adversity of that situation forced him to make difficult decisions to better his life and himself.Private First Class Cody F. Shepard, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, used his struggles in life to push him to join the Marine Corps in pursuit of stability MORE
Body sparring brings fight out of recruits June 10, 2015 — During Fox Company’s first day of the Crucible, recruits were a little weary from the physical demands, but nevertheless  fought with speed and intensity in a body sparring exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, June 2.Before sparring, recruits warmed up with squats, jumping jacks and by throwing punches. After getting the blood flowing, MORE
Recruits motivated for Crucible through history June 3, 2015 —  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 Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, learned the roots of MORE
Combat Care gives recruits ability to save lives May 27, 2015 —  Two training dummies laid in front of Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,  during a combat care class at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 19. The dummies each had different simulated injuries that are commonly encountered in combat zones. Sgt. Nicholas Desimone, academic instructor, Instructional Training Company, MORE

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