Marine Corps Recruit Training

Marine Boot Camp is the longest of all the United States Armed Forces, and considered to be the toughest. It consists of more than 70 “training days” in a period of 13 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.

It’s 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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Marine Boot Camp

How do I train for Marine boot camp?

How do you train for Marine boot camp? First, you’ll need to get your physical fitness in order. All Marine Corps recruits must pass an Initial Strength Test at their recruiter’s office and once they ship to boot camp before they are eligible to begin training.

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MCRD Parris Island is one of two Marine Corps Recruit Depots where Marine Corps recruits undergo basic training.
Marine Boot Camp

MCRD Parris Island

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is an 8,000-acre base located next to Beaufort, South Carolina. Male Marine Corps recruits from West of the Mississippi River, as well as female Marines, are trained here. Men and women are separated during training. Marine Corps Recruit Depot

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

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.
Marine Boot Camp

Marine Corps Boot Camp Schedule (Updated for 2020)

Marine Corps Boot Camp consist 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? How

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