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A Marine Corps recruit died on his first training day at boot camp
Two recruits have died at Parris Island since June.
This photo of Marine recruits on their first day at boot camp is begging for a caption contest
"How's anyone gonna see my war face if I'm wearing a mask?"
Female Marine recruits will train at Recruit Depot San Diego for the first time ever starting next year
This is a big deal.
The Marines are nowhere near ready for gender-integrated boot camp, commandant says
'Nothing [about] the way we’re organized right now lends itself to integrated recruit training.'
She was born in a Russian prison and became a trailblazing infantry Marine
18-year-old Maria Daume’s path to the yellow footprints of Parris Island, South Carolina, which will culminate in her graduation on Jan. 13 before later heading off to the Marine Corps’ School of Infantry, began years ago in a prison in Siberia, Russia, where she was born.
No, hazing doesn’t teach discipline. It actually does the opposite
Hazing represents the opposite [of discipline]... it is the product of a lack of self-control and laziness.
The Marine Corps says its boot camp reforms have cut down on drill instructor misconduct
The Marines say new reforms led to a a 64% decrease in substantiated allegations of drill instructor misconduct at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
The student who disarmed a gunman during a Colorado high school shooting is now a US Marine
One of the high school students who helped take down and disarm a gunman during a school shooting earlier this year graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training on Sept. 20.
Semper Fro: Just how much hair can you show up to Marine Corps boot camp with?
The barbers at boot camp don't so much cut your hair as they do shear you like sheep, rushing countless recruits through those chairs in a matter of minutes, leaving behind only quietly muttered curse words, a couple of scraped scalps, and the remnants of once magnificent hairdos.
The next Marine Commandant says another gender-integrated boot camp class could happen in 2020
"Although the previous decision was made by leadership in support of training efficiency, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island will continue to assess the results of India Company's training and future opportunities that may permit this company training model."
He survived cancer and the Crucible. After 956 days as a recruit, he’s finally a Marine
"I owe it to the Marine Corps, because they got me through the cancer. They gave me the mindset that I can do anything, and I'm very thankful for that."
All Marines Will Have To Take And Pass A New Battle Skills Test Starting 2018
Before newly minted Marines even reach the fleet, they spend months being inundated with knowledge and transformed from soft civilians...
Read A Marine Vet’s Letter To Parris Island After His Recruit Son Bragged A DI Choked Him
Shortly after Platoon 3036’s graduation on May 15, 2015, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island received a letter from a...
The Marines Are Still Haunted By Their ‘Monster In The Closet’ As Abuse Trial Looms
John Stevens once “got a good shot” in the gut for a minor offense when he was a Marine Corps...
It’s Confirmed: Marine Corps Will Add 4th Phase To Boot Camp Starting Next Month
It’s official: The Marine Corps is adding a fourth phase to recruit training. In an Oct. 12 video, the service...
EXCLUSIVE: Marine Corps May Add Fourth Phase To Boot Camp
The Marine Corps is considering a plan to add a fourth phase to its recruit training regimen, multiple sources have...
Meet 19 Of America’s Newest Marines — And Naturalized US Citizens
For 19 young men and women, earning the title United States Marine was just one of their crowning achievements this...
Drill Instructor Chews Out Reporter For Making The Worst Rack He’s Ever Seen
Few things are more infantilizing than getting screamed at by a grown man because you failed to properly make your...
These Are The First Words Out Of Your Drill Instructor’s Mouth
“We will give every effort to train you, even after some of you have given up on yourselves.” If this...
The No Sh*t Truth About What It’s Like To Be A Drill Instructor
Welcome to Confessions Of, a weekly series where Task & Purpose’s James Clark solicits hilarious, embarrassing, and revealing stories from...
The Crucible Is Where Marines Are Made, And Here’s How
Marines’ graduation from boot camp marks the end to a gruelling, three-month journey. Through each phase, the recruits are challenged...
See What Happens When A Poolee Asks A Marine Drill Instructor, ‘What’s Up?’
There is a right way and a wrong way to talk to a Marine Corps drill instructor. Then there’s the...
How To Survive The First 4 Weeks Of Marine Boot Camp
“Get off my bus right now!” This is how Marine Corps recruit training, or boot camp, begins. Some guy you’ve...