Maria Daume, was born in a Russian prison and brought to Long Island, N.Y., at the age of 4 when she and her twin brother were adopted.
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She Was Born In A Russian Prison And Became A US Marine. The Infantry Is Next
Maria Daume was born in a prison in Siberia, Russia, and now she’s a United States Marine headed to the School of Infantry.
Pfc. Amanda H. Issa prepares for a graduation ceremony Sept. 30, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C.
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This Little Girl From Mosul Grew Up To Be A US Marine
She’s ready to take the fight wherever the Marine Corps sends her.
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon marches in front of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial on their way to perform for the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington April 12, 2014.
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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know The Marine Corps?
Do you remember your boot camp knowledge? Take the quiz to find out.
Sergeant Preston T. Brown, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, instructs a recruit to respond louder during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 18.
Joining the Military
These Are The First Words Out Of Your Drill Instructor’s Mouth
These are the first words you’ll ever hear your senior drill instructor say during Marine Corps boot camp.
Rct. Stetson G. Sap, Platoon 2040, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, writes a letter during his free time.
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‘Get Me The F**k Off This Island,’ Reads Letter From Parris Island Marine
If there were a Pulitzer category for letters home from disgruntled Marine Corps recruits, this one would take the prize.
Col. Christopher Nash, Lora Smith-Merriweather, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brett Cordsen, Ian Gilbert and Ricardo Reyes stand around the citation honoring Cpl. Larry Harris at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California on May 19.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: This Marine Gave His Life Carrying One Of His Wounded Men To Safety
A new generation of Marines will have the opportunity to learn of Cpl. Larry D. Harris’ selfless sacrifice.
A screenshot from a Department of Defense Facebook video shows a Marine Corps drill instructor correcting a recruit during an initial drill inspection.
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Drill Instructors Terrorize Recruits During Initial Drill Video
Watch drill instructors mercilessly lay into would-be Marines in this video of initial drill.
A drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina walks through the squad bay.
Joining the Military
The No Sh*t Truth About What It’s Like To Be A Drill Instructor
Marine Corps drill instructors yell so loud that they spit up blood and occasionally crap their pants.
A U.S. Marine Corps recruit yells to fellow recruits during The Crucible at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., Dec. 3, 2015.
Joining the Military
The Crucible Is Where Marines Are Made, And Here’s How
A drill instructor walks us through the Crucible, the last training event recruits must pass before becoming Marines.
A Marine Corps recruit fires his M16-A4, during firing week.
Joining the Military
This Is How Marines Learn To Shoot
A USMC drill instructor explains how recruits learn to shoot like Marines.
Pfc. Connor Burke, Platoon 1097, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, bellows the Marines’ Hymn after receiving his Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem during a ceremony Dec. 14, 2013, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Joining the Military
How To Survive The First 4 Weeks Of Marine Boot Camp
A drill instructor walks us through the first four weeks of Marine Corps boot camp.
Drill instructor Sgt. Donald Miller corrects a recruit March 25, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors like Miller, a 28-year-old from Nacogdoches, Texas, guide new recruits through in-processing and teach them how to act before they begin the official training curriculum.
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Marine Corps May Require Higher Test Scores To Get Into Boot Camp
As the Corps pushes to develop a more mature force, top brass may opt to raise the bar to get into boot camp.