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Co. K crawls through CCX April 14, 2014 — To enter recruit training and leave as a United States Marine takes determination and strength. This involves finding the strength one doesn’t know that he has.  Recruits of Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conquered the Combat Conditioning Exercise aboard the depot, March 29.  According to Sgt. Gustavo I. Brown, drill instructor, MORE
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Recruits find personal motivation to increase strength, endurance April 14, 2014 — Although recruits of Company M already completed a strength and endurance course once before, they went through for a second time in recruit training to further increase their physical fitness levels aboard the depot, March 26.  The last time the recruits went through the strength and endurance training they didn’t know how difficult it would be. MORE
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IED course becomes Co. H eye opener April 14, 2014 — MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — One event Company H Marines faced during the Crucible, a 54-hour test of endurance where recruits must conquer more than 30 obstacles while they experience food and sleep deprivation, was the Improvised Explosive Device course where they were trained to locate and react to hidden explosive devices. MORE
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Twins carry brotherhood, legacy to Corps April 14, 2014 — Throughout recruit training, Marines of Platoon 2175, Company H, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, forged a bond that made them brothers throughout their Marine Corps career.  Nothing is more unique than the brotherhood of identical twins taking the challenge together to carry on a family legacy of serving in the Marine Corps.  Pfc. Brandon J. MORE
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Course teaches combat fundamentals April 14, 2014 — Marines stay combat efficient no matter what their military occupational specialty may be in the Corps.  Depot Marines attended a basic machine gunners course at the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer aboard the depot, March 24 to 27.  The course was designed to give a basic idea of how to break down the M240B machine gun, the functions of the MORE
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Co. A checks off on rifle qualifications April 14, 2014 — MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.--Recruits of Company A, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, set their aim down range for their rifle qualification at Edson Range, March 24.            Rifle qualification is one of the requirements that recruits must pass in order to graduate recruit training.            “One thing we try to teach the recruits MORE
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Marines take on Mammoth Mountain April 04, 2014 — MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. -- The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Single Marine Program helps Marines, sailors and coastguardsmen experience life and nature by planning recreational and social activities that offer service members the opportunity to participate and help their local communities.  Marines and sailors from San Diego ventured up to the Mammoth MORE
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Battle Color Detachment performs ceremony at depot April 04, 2014 — Each year friends, families and service members come together to enjoy a performance from the Marine Corps’ professional and elite.  The Battle Color Detachment performed their Battle Color Ceremony on Shepherd’s Field aboard the depot, March 15.  The Battle Color Ceremony features the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill Platoon, and MORE
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Corps honors MP personnel April 04, 2014 — Current and former service members came together to recognize military police personnel throughout the Marine Corps during the Jim Kallstrom and Security and Emergency Services Awards Banquet aboard the depot, March 12.  The awards were presented in honor of Jim Kallstrom, a former Vietnam Marine, who distinguished himself during a career of more MORE
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MIT students tour depot, leave impressed April 04, 2014 — Service members and students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited and toured the depot as part of their Security Studies Program, March 24.  According to the MIT website, the SSP is a graduate-level research and educational program based at the Center for International Studies at MIT. The senior research and teaching staff includes MORE
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