Marine Corps Recruit Training
Marine Corps Recruit Training is one of the most demanding and challenging military basic trainings in the world. It consists of more than 70 “training days” in a period of 13 weeks — you’re in the fire for 13 straight weeks.
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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