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MCRD San Diego, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot is one of two training site for Marine Corps recruits.
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MCRD San Diego | The Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is located right next to San Diego Airport. It’s only ten minutes from downtown. The base’s main mission is to train enlisted male Marine recruits from west of the Mississippi. It also houses the Marine Corps Recruiter School and

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A U.S. Marine Corps recruit participates in a daytime movement simulator during basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
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Marine Corps Boot Camp Schedule (Updated for 2022)

Marine Corps Boot Camp consists of four main phases. Every single enlisted Marine that serves on active duty has to go through this rigorous training, and only those who make it through earn the title United States Marine. Think you have what it takes? Let’s

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Recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island do pull ups as part of the Initial Strength Test.
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Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test

The Marine Combat Fitness Test is a semi-annual physical fitness test of the Marine Corps. The purpose of the CFT as compared to the PFT is to test a Marine’s physical readiness across a broad selection of combat-related tasks, like sprinting, carrying ammo, throwing a

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