Marine Corps Recruit Training
Marine Corps Recruit Training consists of close order drill, rifle marksmanship, Marine Corps Martial Arts instruction, and classroom instruction on history, customs and courtesies, and a demanding physical fitness regimen.
Recruits undergo rigorous testing on the obstacle course and classrooms, but its culminating event — the Crucible — is a 54 hour event where recruits encounter 32 obstacles over a course of 40 miles. During the three day period, recruits only get four hours of sleep and three meals.
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