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Talk about some of the most vivid flashbacks of Marine Corps Bootcamp. This is one for sure.
 
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Ooh Rah! - Back in my day the DI's waiting outside the hatch and once we were turned over to our Senior Drill Instructor they ran in yelling instructions and getting in recruits faces. It was one of the most intense days and pivotal moments in Bootcamp.

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Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, met the drill instructors responsible for transforming them into Marines July 25, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. A small group of drill instructors looked over the recruits during their in-processing, but these drill instructors will be with them every moment for the next 12 weeks. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 16, 2015. (Photos by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert)
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Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, learned how to use their legs and knees as weapons during martial arts training June 16, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. These techniques are part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which fuses hand-to-hand combat skills with character development, helping transform recruits into physically strong and morally sound Marines. Oscar Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 28, 2015. (Photos by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert)
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Coming to the Home Stretch

Well it seems retirement is coming (1 year away) and we (meaning my family) need to start the transition.

Ask-A-Marine has been a wonderful joy of mine and there have been a few times where I have had to slow down and even stop providing help. I wish I could continue helping individuals with questions and concerns about their future in the Marine Corps but its time to pull back on my investment into this website. You see it was never really been about making money here, it was about sharing information and helping individuals become United States Marines or better Marines. Which is why its hard to put this in writing, yet it has to be done so that we as a community can tranisition together. 1 year out may not seem like a long time but in reality time moves quickly, we are already in April and I could swear New Years was just yesterday. Did you know that Ask-A-Marine has been on Tumblr for 5 years?

With that said, here’s our plan moving forward for now til ? - Ask-A-Marine will continue to post related content, depending on feedback and support, questions/answers will open back up, (again depending on feedback and support) we’ll begin building a legit website.

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Outstanding imagery Marines.
 
With adrenaline pumping through their blood, recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, put their bayonet training to use Aug. 11, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits fight with pugil sticks, which represent rifles with attached bayonets, to simulate a close encounter with an enemy. Bayonet training is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into physically and morally sound warriors. Fox Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 24, 2014. (Photos by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple)
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Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, displayed teamwork during their initial drill evaluation Aug. 24, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Drillmasters evaluate each platoon and its drill instructor on their ability to perform close-order drill movements. Upon successful completion of the evaluation, recruits earned passage into the second phase of training. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 16, 2015. (Photos by Lance Cpl. Vanessa Austin)
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Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned and practiced the fundamentals of marksmanship July 27-31, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits spend a week learning and practicing marksmanship fundamentals before shooting live rounds the following week. The Marine Corps has a proud heritage of marksmanship and teaches recruits that every Marine is a rifleman. India Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 11, 2015. (Photos by Pfc. Aaron Bolser) 
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Sgt. Jeanette Ventura learns pistol handling techniques while deployed with the #15thMEU aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex. Get some, #Marine! (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elize McKelvey)

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It’s moving season and Uncle Sam’s got your back. We have all the info you need for a smooth transition from one place to another. Here are 4 things you (pr
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Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned to navigate and communicate in a simulated combat environment Oct. 7, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. During Basic Warrior Training, recruits hone newfound tactical skills by crawling under, jumping over and weaving their way through battlefield obstacles on a combat training course. These skills will be broadened after boot camp during follow-on training at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 31, 2014. (Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
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