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After completing the crucible’s physically and mentally demanding challenges over the course of 54-hours with limited food and sleep, the recruits will finally have the privilege to call themselves United States Marines.
211229-M-MI059-1009.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Christopher Madero

Jan 4, 2022
Camp Pendleton - A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carries his fellow recruit to the next challenge of an obstacle course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 29, 2021. This event was a segment of the crucible – the culminating event of recruit training. After completing the crucible’s physically and mentally demanding challenges over the course of 54-hours with limited food and sleep, the recruits will finally have the privilege to call themselves United States Marines. Bellow-Cope was recruited out of Dallas, Texas with Recruiting Station Killeen. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher A. Madero)


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