United States: Basic Training, United States Marine Corps, 2016

Now, I was never a US Marine, but back in early 1989, I was a Marine recruit at MCRD for 3 months, and I was in Casualty Company for one additional month. And then I got a general discharge. Anyway, we did a lot of tough exercises, as you will see these recent recruits doing in this documentary. What we did not have, thank God, is these Drill Instructors jumping around like ballerinas on crack. What I had was DIs who chased me around and barked at me, but they were men and acted like men, not like these cartoon monkeys you’ll see here. Whenever you see some poor kid getting surrounded by three or four DIs who are yelling his ears off, yeah, that was me multiple times per day, because I was just that lovable. Ah, the memories. To quote that memorable line, it was the best of times, and it was the worst of times.

Seriously, what is that pansy move where they skip back and forth between the lines, in coordination, while the fresh meet is standing at attention? I’ll tell you what that is; that’s a fucking joke.

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YT description: Welcome to the United States Marine Corps Recruit Training at the Marine Recruit Depot, San Diego. MCRD San Diego’s main mission is the initial training of enlisted male recruits living west of the Mississippi River. Over 21,000 recruits are trained each year. The Depot also is the home to the Marine Corps’ Recruiter School and Western Recruiting Region’s Drill Instructors School.

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Credit to Sgt. John Lamb, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego – Combat Camera.

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Title: 2016 Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego (YT link) Uploaded by Foxtrot Alpha.

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