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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

 

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

"The West Coast's Premier Expeditionary Training Base"

Recon Challenge

The Recon Challenge is a 30-mile endurance course where Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, California endure a myriad of challenges and tests in the basic fundamentals of being a Reconnaissance Marine. From hiking through roughly 30 miles of difficult terrain with 50+ pounds of gear, to a grueling 1,000 meter swim to shore, Marines are presented with a number of challenges along the way, including obstacle courses, weapons firing, and swim tactics.

Two-man teams complete the challenge wearing the name of a fallen Marine on their packs. Upon completion of the course, a single ID tag is hung on a combat cross in commemoration of past Marines who fell while serving this nation.

Those interested in participating in the 2010 Recon Challenge can use the contact information below.

For more information: recon_recruiting@usmc.mil • (760) 725-6876

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