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    Week 6: Rappelling

    Marine Corps recruits rappel down a wall during Recruit Training. 

    Week 8: Firing Week

    During Recruit Training, Marine recruits learn how to fire weapons at the rifle range.

    Week 1: Receiving Recruit View

    Upon arrival, Marine recruits receive their first instruction from a drill instructor at Parris Island, S.C.

    A Military Working Dog Handler

    Cpl. Christopher Vogt works as a canine handler and trains his dog, Kepie, to help protect the president of the United States.

    Roles in the Corps: Infantry O...

    Capt. Kutilek explains why he wanted to go into the infantry when he joined the Marine Corps.

    The Marine Sentries

    Four Marines are always on guard at the West Wing of the White House.

    Marine Aviation Hot Refueling

    Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael J. Wulf, a bulk fuel specialist, describes how "hot refueling" works.

    Week 7: Grass Week Recruit Vie...

    Recruits learn the basics of weapons safety and marksmanship during grass week.

    Week 6: Rappelling Recruit Vie...

    Recruits learn rappelling to prepare them to deploy from helicopters, navigate difficult terrain and gain access to buildings.

    Week 3: Bayonet Assault Course...

    Recruits take on the Bayonet Assault Course and learn how to channel their intensity toward an enemy.

    Week 2: In the Barracks Drill...

    Drill instructors demand that recruits move quickly, be thorough and move as a unit.

    Week 1: Receiving Drill Instru...

    Drill instructors guide recruits through receiving, as the recruits begin their transformation into United States Marines.

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