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Simple advice for a new military recruit
Here is some simple advice for a new military recruit to fortify themselves before reporting to basic training.
Can you survive Marine basic training?
It’s no secret that USMC recruits go through the most challenging basic training of any branch of the U.S. military….
This recruit lost over 100 pounds to join the Marine Corps
In September 2022, a DoD study revealed that just 23% of Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 qualified…
6 tips from a Marine infantryman to prepare yourself for boot camp
It’s time to focus on the PFT, also known as the Physical Fitness Test. That’s lots of running and crunches….
17 photos that show how high schoolers are turned into badass Marine infantrymen
Marine Corps infantrymen are certified badasses capable of destroying enemy positions and forces with high levels of violence. But wait, Marines aren’t born out of forges in the ground like Uruk-hai. So how does the Marine Corps take sof…
8 types of recruits you’ll meet in Marine Corps boot camp
The Marine Corps is filled with individuals from all walks of life. Regardless of where you came from, every single person who bears the title of United States Marine started out at either the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California or t…
6 crazy things actually found in boot camp amnesty boxes
If you’ve never shipped out to boot camp, then you’ve probably never encountered the “last chance” moment all recruits experience.
5 terribly hilarious gifts to scuff up a basic trainee
One of the great mysteries of the civilian world is the need for people to send care packages to new troops going through Basic Training or Boot Camp. It’s not only counter-productive (the idea of isolated training is to transition a civ…
Thinking about joining the Navy? Here’s what boot camp is like
It’s fun to make fun of the Navy. All those uniforms. Using bells to tell times. But the truth is…
5 hilarious drill instructor episodes
Marine Drill Instructors are the most disciplined and intimidating individuals to ever wear a uniform. Their reputation is legendary and…
5 phrases that cause nostalgic flashbacks in Marines
There are times when sights, sounds or smells can cause flashbacks. Sometimes, these are disturbing experiences for those who live…
The 7 universally important things to know before any boot camp
Here are things a young person can know and do to prepare themselves mentally and physically for whatever boot camp they are about to enter.
The 7 people you meet in basic training
1. Baby-Faced Bryan
11 Things new soldiers complain about during basic training
Through the use of insults, strict discipline, sleep deprivation, and controlled explosions, Army drill sergeants turn recent high school grads and civilians looking for a new job into trained soldiers ready to serve in America’s wars. This transit…
4 of the funniest boot camp stories we’ve ever heard
Far from just marching around and being yelled at by sadistic drill sergeants, basic training can be the source of hilarious stories. Case in point comes from an awesome
6 types of recruits you’ll meet in Navy boot camp
Heading off to Navy boot camp can seem like a scary thing for any young man or woman who hasn’t left home before. Before you know it, you’re going to land at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and get picked up by a couple of sailors who are…