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Recruits from Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct pull-ups during an inventory physical fitness test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Fitness

How to Do More Pull Ups: The Ultimate Guide

One of the subjects that frequently comes up when speaking to future Marines is, “how to do more pull ups?” Well, the answer is simple. Do more pull ups. But you’ve got to be smart about it. You’ve got to use the right technique and

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Marine Corps Enlistment Requirements - What standards need to be met.
Marine Boot Camp

Marine Corps Enlistment Requirements | The Hard Truth

There are multiple factors taken into consideration, and some of them can be ‘waivered’ meaning your recruiter can ask the Marine Corps to accept you anyway. Becoming a United States Marine means meeting high standards of moral, mental, and physical strength. You must pass an

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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

Marine Boot Camp Pay

A question we are often asked is, how much is Marine Boot Camp Pay? 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 camp as an E-2, but while training as

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