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    Flame Out

    Sgt. Ofman Gomez leads Marines in a firefighting exercise held at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

    Aviation Supply

    Marines in Aviation Supply put in place the logistics and communications systems needed by aircrews.

    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.

    Training at the Rifle Range

    Marine Corps recruits at Parris Island, S.C., practice marksmanship during Recruit Training.

    Marine Corps Officer Candidat...

    Marine instructors at Officer Candidates School describe the training that prepares candidates to lead by example.

    Making a Drill Instructor

    At Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Sgt. Melissa Esquivel trains to become a Marine Corps drill instructor.

    Becoming a Marine Officer Can...

    Marine Officer Selection officers define the leadership potential and qualifications of an officer candidate.

    Life as a Marine: Travel

    Marines on assignment across the globe have an opportunity to travel and experience different cultures.

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    Futures Magazine

    Futures Magazine

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