Four Marines charged in boot camp abuse scandal

It’s a slippery slope.. PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — The training of Marine recruits at Parris Island is supposed to be tough. But investigations have found it to be downright cruel. Drill instructors abusing, humiliating and hazing recruits — none of it permitted, according to Commanding Gen. Austin Renforth. “You put your hands on a young … Read more…

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The Making of a Navy SEAL by Brandon Webb

The Making of a Navy SEAL: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best Hardcover – August 25, 2015 by Brandon Webb (Author), John David Mann (Author), Marcus Luttrell (Foreword) Brandon Webb is a former U.S. Navy SEAL; his last assignment with the SEALs was Course Manager for the elite SEAL Sniper … Read more…

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“Backbone” USMC Leadership Traits – JJDIDTIEBUCKLE

by Cpl. Beddoe, 2013 JJDIDTIEBUCKLE is an acronym used by Marines representing their 14 leadership traits. Justice, Judgment, Dependability, Initiative, Decisiveness, Tact, Integrity, Endurance, Bearing, Unselfishness, Courage, Knowledge, Loyalty,& Enthusiasm. BACKBONE is a fantastic book (Julia Dye, Ph.D., 2011) about those leadership traits and includes fitting stories of iconic Leathernecks and others who signified those … Read more…

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UFC Fighters Train Like Elite Warriors

Watch the entire series! Good to go! Four UFC fighters traveled to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to test themselves against a rapid-fire version of The Crucible. After 12 weeks of intense training, the United States Marine Corps puts recruits through the ultimate trial — The Crucible. For 54 straight hours, their endurance, teamwork, and … Read more…

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Marines Sling Lead Downrange in Australia

Footage of Marines and Sailors with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, engage in a live-fire operation following the conclusion of Exercise Hamel 2012. Capitalizing on three weeks in the Australian bush, the Marines put their newfound woodland knowledge to the test as they engage enemy targets through … Read more…

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