– [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!