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    Career Profile: Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic

    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 Teach Discipline & Lead By Example

    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.

    Coast Guard Basic Training Requirements

    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.

    Marine Basic Training Week 1: Recruit Arrival

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

    Marine Basic Training Week 7: Grass Week

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

    Marine Basic Training Week 6: Rappelling

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

    Marine Basic Training Week 3: Bayonet Assault

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

    Marine Basic Training Week 2: Morning Routine

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

    Marine Basic Training Week 1: Drill Instructor

    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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    FUTURES Magazine

    FUTURES Magazine

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