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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.

Recent Marine Corps Recruit Training Articles

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 purpose of the Combat Fitness Test is to test physical fitness in regards to operational needs. During combat, Marines must be able to sprint short distances, carry ammunition, and even each other if wounded. The CFT is designed to test your ability to do

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