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Depot Duties Through the Eyes of a DI

The sounds of their cadence roll through the halls and across the grounds of the depot. Up to 65 Marines go to Drill Instructor School each cycle. During this training...

Combatant Diver Course

The Marines makes one final gear check before leaning back and receiving the thumbs up from their partners to plunge into the warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico. The...

Combat conditioning

Recruits fireman carry each other back and forth as they wait for their drill instructor to blow the whistle signifying a station change. The fireman carry is used to transport...

Every Marine a rifleman, but is every Marine a swimmer?

Many aren’t, until they’re steeped, stirred and strained in the refining water of the 53 Area Pool. That’s where Lance Cpl. Christopher D. Manella and his expert squad of instructors...

Core Values

Generations of Americans have given special meaning to the title United States Marine. These same men and women live by a set of enduring Core Values which form the bedrock...

Weekly Training Schedule

Week 1 Intro to Physical Training Intro to Core Values Intro to the M-16A2 Service Rifle Intro to Circuit Course Obstacle Course I Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Week 2...

US Marine Training

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and Parris Island are the birthplaces of basically trained Marines. It is here where America’s young men are transformed into Marines. It is believed...

The Crucible

Crucible helps recruits become part of well-oiled war machine There are many reasons well-rounded Marines make the Corps what it is today. However, all the traits that make effective warriors...

New Drill Instructor Leads

From the maintenance management field to the drill field, a depot drill instructor decided to make Marines instead of just working alongside them. Staff Sgt. Sergio M. Santoro, drill instructor,...

Why Do Marines Drill?

Gunnery Sgt. Michael S. Pevehouse takes his hat off to his platoon after they successfully completed a difficult drill maneuver. Why do Marines drill? There are perhaps no other services...