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You need to see this GoPro video of Marines in the jungle

Everyone remembers the 1980s war movies with their action-packed jungle sequences and grunt lifestyle. “Full Metal Jacket,” “Hamburger Hill,” “Apocalypse Now,” and others were products of the most recent conflict at the time — the Vietnam War.


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Today, movies like “Black Hawk Down,” “American Sniper,” and others represent the wars of this generation. It seems like the only jungle fighting Americans get into nowadays is in video games. But just because U.S. troops aren’t involved in a jungle conflict right now doesn’t mean its troops don’t train for it.

Armando Nava, a Marine and fitness enthusiast stationed in Okinawa, Japan, captured his jungle warfare training on his GoPro camera. The video, “Military Real Life FIRST PERSON SHOOTER | Jungle Warfare Experience,” is exactly what you’d expect.

It captures the aura of most first-person shooters — the instructional phase.

You need to see this GoPro video of Marines in the jungle
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Then it’s off to repelling off a cliff …

You need to see this GoPro video of Marines in the jungle
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… crawling through mud …

You need to see this GoPro video of Marines in the jungle
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… and grabbing some field chow.

You need to see this GoPro video of Marines in the jungle
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After chow, it’s off to crossing the jungle on this bridge made out of rope …

You need to see this GoPro video of Marines in the jungle
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… and back on this minimal version.

You need to see this GoPro video of Marines in the jungle
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There’s nothing like passing out in a woobie after a long day of training.

You need to see this GoPro video of Marines in the jungle
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But don’t be the first to fall asleep.

You need to see this GoPro video of Marines in the jungle
NavaTheBeast, YouTube

Nava’s video of Marines in the jungle captures the side of the Corps only some would understand. Surely if GoPros existed in the 1980s, the soundtrack would be “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N Roses, but the bangin’ electronic dance music paired with his footage perfectly represents modern times. We’re fans. Keep it up, Nava.

Watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6ag2tisV1k
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