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18 photos that capture the most intense moments of US Coast Guard boot camp

18 photos that capture the most intense moments of US Coast Guard boot camp

Coast Guard boot camp

Graham Flanagan/Business Insider

A Drill Instructor waits for recruits to fall in to position for a "smoke session," a disciplinary tool triggered by a messy barracks.

  • Before one can say they serve in the US Coast Guard, they must overcome myriad challenges of boot camp, located in Cape May, New Jersey.
  • There, recruits face physical and psychological tests meant to harden their resolve and prepare them for a future of service.
  • They must meet physical fitness requirements, pass a three-part swim test, and withstand eight weeks of yelling ... lots and lots of yelling.
  • Business Insider's Graham Flanagan spent four days embedded at Training Center Cape May to produce this video, an inside look at their arduous training.
  • Here are some of the more challenging moments of Coast Guard boot camp.

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