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Week 11: The Crucible Planks Course (00:46)

During The Crucible, the final part of Marine Corps Basic Recruit Training, recruits complete a plank exercise.

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During The Crucible, the final part of Marine Corps Basic Recruit Training, recruits must complete a plank exercise. The purpose of the exercise is to combine teamwork and team trust to quickly create a plan and execute it successfully. The Crucible is used to test every skill and value the Marines have learned during their training.

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