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    Matthew Turley: Keeping the Ar...

    Matthew Turley says he was terrified when he first got to boot camp, but quickly discovered that training and working in the Army is fun.

    Drill Sergeants: Behind the Sc...

    Drill Sergeants aren't just trying to scare new recruits- it's all about leading by example.

    Inside Navy Boot Camp

    Take a step-by-step tour of Navy Boot Camp at Great Lakes Recruit Training Depot to discover how recruits transform into Sailors.

    Getting Paid to Work Out

    Seaman Recruit Cliff Boon talks about passing his fitness test during the fourth week of Coast Guard Basic Training.

    Arrival at Basic Training

    Seaman Recruit Cliff Boon shares how he felt when his bus pulled into Coast Guard Basic Training at Cape May, N.J.

    Week 1: Receiving Recruit View

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

    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.

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