Marines

A new U.S. Marine of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, is welcomed by a loved one following a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 7,
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in an obstacle challenge on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 29, 2021.
New U.S. Marines with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, stand at attention before giving the guidons to their drill instructors during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Dec. 22, 2021.
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Private First Class Luis A. Escobedo, a U.S. Marine with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, is welcomed by a loved one during liberty call at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Dec. 16, 2021. Escobedo was recruited from McAllen, Texas with Recruiting Substation McAllen, Texas. While in recruit training, Escobedo’s daughter was born Nov. 13, 2021. Escobedo was participating in field week when his daughter was born, and instead of hiking the final hike before the crucible, he was able to call home to his family. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Ian Kornegay with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conducts basic swim qualification at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 6, 2021.
U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Zach Volpe with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crawls through and obstacle during a bayonet assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Nov. 23, 2021.
A U.S. Marine Corps Private with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion receives his Eagle, Globe, and Anchor during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 2, 2021.
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Recruit Daniel Lopez Almanca executes the slide for life during the confidence course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Nov. 16, 2021. Drill instructors kept a close watch to ensure that the obstacles were being executed correctly and safely. Recruits became physically and mentally stronger by overcoming obstacles that require strength, balance, and determination. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cristian G. Torres)
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U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prepare for individual photos at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Oct. 20, 2021.
New U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, exit the buses during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Oct. 12, 2021.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, demonstrate exercises during log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Sept. 27, 2021
U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a mass casualty scenario during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021.
A U.S. Marine Corps Private with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion holds his Eagle, Globe, and Anchor for the first time during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 2, 2021.
U.S. Marine Corps recruit Lucas Leis, a recruit with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion runs up a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 1, 2021. T
Friends and family of the new Marines of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion wait for their Marines to arrive for the motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot, San Diego, Aug. 19, 2021.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Omar Bardalesramos, a drill instructor with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, commands recruits to curl a log during log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Aug. 2, 2021.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
New recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, July 13, 2021.