Training and Education Command

 

Training and Education Command

United States Marine Corps

Quantico, VA
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Yellow footprints: The initial step into recruit training May 3, 2012 — Every step recruits take during recruit training brings them closer to earning the title of United States Marine, but one of the first steps they take is upon the infamous yellow footprints at Receiving Company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. “This is just a stepping stone into recruit training,” said Sgt. Cory Marcus, senior drill MORE
Recruit learns meaning of responsibility May 3, 2012 — Among the many qualities instilled throughout recruit training, self-reliance and responsibility are stressed from the very beginning. Responsibility is one step toward becoming a man and is a trait of being morally and mentally accountable, a characteristic that every Marine must have. PFC Brandon Espinosa, Platoon 3255, Company L, 3rd Recruit MORE
Co. A recruits attack the obstacle course May 3, 2012 — As hands grab onto a log, a sweaty body in Marine pattern desert utilities follows, bringing the recruit over the log and combat boots into the dirt. Company A crushed the obstacle course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego early May 3, multiple times. This course consists of numerous physically challenging obstacles that at first glance MORE
Co. B gains knowledge on IED Lane patrol May 1, 2012 — A combat boot steps on a metal plate causing a large explosion of white smoke that fills the air. Recruits hit the deck and secure the perimeter while carrying fellow recruits that were hit with the white smoke to safety. Recruits take on this course during the Crucible, a 54-hour test while sleep and food deprived, and they must overcome numerous MORE
Co. H swims through training week four April 30, 2012 — Heads surface for air through the blue viciously moving water as recruits attempt to make it through 25 meters of shallow water in the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Swim Tank April 30. Company H began week four with Combat Water Survival. They must pass swim qualifications to move on to the next week of recruit training. “It’s not as common MORE
Recruits prepare to reach new heights April 23, 2012 — When recruits step on the yellow foot prints, they’re not sure of what challenges they’ll face. Recruit training requires them to overcome various mental and physical obstacles with fellow comrades. Week three aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Company H recruits took on low obstacles during the Confidence Course April 23. This course can MORE
Co. D passes inspection, prepares for 2nd phase April 20, 2012 — With one event on their mind a group of yelling drill instructors ran through Company D Platoons before one of their first big tests April 20 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. “This is their first Marine Corps inspection,” said 1st Sgt. Lucas Harold, Co. D first sergeant, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, about the impending Senior Drill MORE
Brothers complete recruit training together April 13, 2012 — Many say the bonds of brotherhood are forged in recruit training, but two recruits of Platoon 1041, Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, sought to strengthen what they already possessed. Christian Miervalle and Jesus Mier, took their first step together in expanding their family bonds and entered recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot MORE
Recruits D learns to carry injured April 11, 2012 — Recruits of Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, attended their fourth combat care class during week three of recruit training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego April 11. During Combat Care IV, recruits learn how to safely carry their injured comrades on the battlefield and how to make a stetcher with easily obtainable items. “It’s MORE
Company I recruits show determination on Confidence Course April 9, 2012 — Recruits of Company I, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, spent their morning “war crying” through the confidence course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego April 9. The confidence course is a series of obstacles that recruits use teamwork and determination to complete. “I think it is used to instill confidence, teamwork and dedication,” said MORE

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