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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-MI059-1011.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Christopher Madero

Jan 4, 2022
Camp Pendleton - U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Tyler Leggett, a recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, fires blank rounds during a simulated ambush 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. Leggett was recruited out of Los Angeles, Calif. with Recruiting Lancaster. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher A. Madero)


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