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Making Marine Security Guards

Get an inside look at how the Marine Corps trains its security guards to guard more than 175 embassies around the world. As a forward-deployed force, the United...
Marine Corps Drill Instructors Boot Camp Preparation

Marine Corps Terminology and Acronyms for Recruits

The United States Marine Corps has a rich history. Born on November 10, 1775, the Continental Marines were founded to serve aboard naval ships as marksmen and security forces. They were infantry...

What Can You Bring to Marine Boot Camp?

Many future recruits ask us what you can bring to Marine Boot Camp. The answer is that the Marine Corps will issue you everything you need, including underwear and running shoes (which...
Recruits from Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct pull-ups during an inventory physical fitness test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

How to do Pull Ups: The Ultimate Guide

This pull up workout guide is assembled from all the knowledge I’ve gained through twenty years of working out, including four years in the Marine Corps. I’ll go over...
Recruits from Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, hold up their money valuable bags during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

Marine Boot Camp Pay

How much does a Marine get paid in boot camp?The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) pays Marine recruits as an E-1 with less than 4 months of service. Many will graduate boot...

Marine Obstacle Course Crushed by OCS Instructor

Watch this Marine Instructor from Officer Candidate's School in Quantico, Virgina, crush the Marine Corps Obstacle Course.
A Marine Corps recruit does pull-ups during a physical fitness test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA.

Marine Corps Strength Training

When it comes to Marine Corps Strength Training, I never knew where to start. I wanted to be strong enough for boot camp but didn't have the resources. There are many recruits who have...

Making Marines – A Drill Instructor Story

Making Marines, a Drill Instructor Story is a documentary that gives you a sneak peak on what goes on in Marine Boot Camp. When I deployed to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in...
New recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, receive a Uniform Code of Military Justice brief at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

USMC Recruit Training – Recruit Receiving

When you arrive to USMC Recruit Training, the first thing you'll experience is the yellow footprints. Every single enlisted Marine that served in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 13 years has stepped on...
Marine Corps rank structure - a Sergeant Drill Instructor instructs his recruits.

What to Bring to Marine Corps Recruit Training

U.S. Marine Boot Camp is the Longest and Most Difficult of the Services When I shipped out to Marine boot camp, I noticed a lot of recruits brought way too much stuff. They obviously hadn't...