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An Army National Guard recruit trains for an urban mission during a Basic Combat Training (BCT) exercise.

Who Needs a Front Door?
Army National Guard

An Army National Guard recruit trains for an urban mission during a Basic Combat Training (BCT) exercise.

Part of Basic Training involves simulations that give recruits an idea of what actual combat may be like. One of these activities includes an urban mission in which recruits clear out buildings to rescue a hostage.

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Members of the Army National Guard perform a sweep on a bus during a training exercise.

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Becoming a Marine Officer

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Marine officers are committed to serving the Marine Corps and the United States.

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Recent graduates of Basic Training look back on their experiences.

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Ship to Shore

Ship to Shore

Marines disembark from a landing craft and prepare to move inland for an exercise.

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On the Ropes

On the Ropes

Recruits participate in a ropes course, which helps them develop agility that can be useful in a combat situation.

  • Army
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Upon arrival, Marine recruits receive their first instruction from a drill instructor at Parris Island, S.C.

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Officer candidates arrive at the Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Naval Station Newport in Newport, R.I., to begin their training and education.

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Drill instructors guide recruits through receiving, as the recruits begin their transformation into United States Marines.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
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From Zero to Sixty

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Week 11: The Crucible Planks Course

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

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
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