A Journey Through Marine Corps Boot Camp – Week 1

A Journey Through Marine Corps Boot Camp – Week 1


– [Voiceover] You are now aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Paris Island, South Carolina. And you have just taken the first step in becoming a member of the world’s finest fighting force, the United States Marine Corps. – All of you get in right now! – Yes sir. (drill instructor shouts) – Recruit Ramona Lopez. All my life I’ve been like the middle child, always told I can’t do this, I can’t do that. Well, today I’m here to prove that I can. It’s gonna be rough, but major key: listen to every rule they say, because if you don’t, be prepared to get yelled at. – Recruit Joshua Hickman! Um, it’s little more intense than I expected it to be, but so far it’s right on track. Uh, mostly here for myself. Um, challenge myself, uh, prove I can, I have what it takes to become a United States Marine. (hair clipper buzzes) – Recruit Bawhon Mohammed. After watching the videos, it’s like, it’s the same thing. You’re actually feeling everything that you see in the video. It’s all true. – Recruit Danisha Smith. Um, the end goal is to be a better person, mentally, emotionally, and physically. (recruits yell) – [Voiceover] One of you begins– – What was going through my mind when we were doing the IST is just to get through it because I knew that it was painful but I didn’t want to do it for three more weeks, just, that I wanted to finish it in 13 weeks so, I just kept going and, um, just endured the pain. – [Voiceover] Go! (recruits yell count) – [Voiceover] This, this is a no joke. (recruits murmur) Everything’s serious. – Tired. Exhausted. It’s actually really hard. – [Recruit On Left] Where’s everybody going? – Sit up straight and look at me! My name is Staff Sergeant Hoober and I am your senior drill instructor. – These recruits are entrusted to my care. – These recruits are entrusted to my care! (drill instructors and recruits yell) – I know they’re doing it just to get us ready to be Marines, and they have to be tough, and we just have to stay loud, get louder, do what we’re told, not fail in their eyes. – 26, 27, 28. (recruits yell)
– [Drill Instructor] 29! 30! (recruits yell) – [Drill Instructor] 31, 32, 33!

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    dumbconscript

    2:12 that's one ugly lady with facial scars. No wonder she joined the marines. She'd not make it in the corporate world.

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    Jan Shegers

    What amazes me is how the marines claim to be the hardest and best unit but they have f*cking different standards for females vs males! How lame is this? Seriously, you want females to join and be real marines, then make them pass the same stuff!

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    xXxGamesTearxXx

    why would you join the marines only for the pride being a marine is a shitty job marines enters naval invasions first than infranty follows when the beach is clear i rather join the infanrty than marines no disrespect

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    Jack roper

    what is this?  Coed?  not the Marine corps I went through in 1971.  it was a whole different world back then.  a lot harder and meaner.  1st marine division 0311

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    MelMelMusic

    Women aren’t ruining it….someday I’m gonna be a marine and anyone who says anything bad about any military branch will be sorry. I want to do it for my country and family, I believe I can, women or not…does it matter? We are all humans. The greatest marines are usually the people who act the weakest but inside they are willing to risky there lives. Like for example the one guy who saw a Gernade lit and on the floor. He was a weak one they thought but he laid on it and told everyone to move, he ended up exploding and dying. They do it for a reason, or else we wouldn’t have a safe country.

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    Devorah Epstein

    if you're a female who's considering joining, I was in the army for three years, the best thing would be to join the air force.

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    Amber l

    Private smith is small and petite. Later she talked on camera again and she looked roughed up. Later she went to reconditioning…

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    Douglas Smith

    September 1985

    After the 10-mile force march (rifles and backpacks), being the platoon scribe (3069, 3rd & I, Parris Island), I was tasked with assigning the security watch for the evening. I searched the squadbay to fill my roster. Blood-filled blisters, stress fractures and shin splints affected the entire platoon.

    I called for volunteers, having the compassion to NOT assign recruits who were next in line. I received four recruits to fill the first four hours of the watch. I did the last four hours of the watch. THIS IS THE COMMITMENT THE MARINES ARE LOOKING FOR!

    If you can't complete a five-mile marathon, do not enlist in the Marine Corps.

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    Amber l

    If the initial strength is "painful" to get through, why are you in the toughest branch of the military if you can barely handle just that?

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    Katie McLaughlin

    The worst thing about being a man in the marine corps is shaving your hair… While women do not have to…

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    • Neptune •

    I'll join the marines one day, it'll be something I reckon.
    Too bad they lower the standards for women, I want to go the same standard as the men.

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    Wayne DeLoach

    The Secretary stated that the training bar will not be lowered. I notice one standard that is different. The men lose their hair, the women do not. Is there a medical reason or have they lowered the bar?

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    Mark McIntosh

    In 1969 the court system was the best recruiting place. 2 years in Marine Corp or 4 in jail. No joke. Some of the people were so fat they couldn't do 1 pull up. One guy has 2 kids and false teeth. One kid was missing his trigger finger at the first knuckle. At least 35 percent were drafted 20 percent court ordered. It was not what I expected. In the end almost all graduated.

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    vincent allen

    I don't want my team to be compromised in a long combat situation because of some BULL SHIT female pride .

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    Bruno Horn

    I like how they announce about the "world's finest fighting force", probably this is said at all baracks around the world.

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    INCOMUDRO JJPG IV

    A former woman Marine many years ago once told when she was in boot camp one day she was in the barracks alone showering before a doctor's appointment, and there was a another woman recruit in the barracks evidently on light duty who was not out training with the platoon.. when this girl went back to her rack after showering she saw this other woman recruit laying naked on her bed. She told me she said "Come on" . She said she nodded her head and told her "No". The lesbo got up and left. She should have reported her. This is clearly why Homosexuals still must be disallowed from serving in the military. Many are lesbians, and they sure can't wait for shower time everyday. Does this sound like a country God will bless?

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    Robert Cruz

    I enlisted in the Army in 1966. They do the same thing today. This is exactly what I went thru. I felt at that time the Army was my family. Yes once a Marine always a Marine. Oh yes on the 8th day God made the Marines. Army guy here. God bless are Military.

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