This is what 24 hours is really like for recruits at US Marine Corps boot camp
- Commericals make Marine Corps boot camp look like constant, adrenaline-pounding action.
- There is a lot of action, but it's sandwiched between hours and days of monotony and boredom.
- A Marine veteran shares her experience of what 24 hours is really like at the legendary Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina.
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Marine Corps boot camp is legendary. But is it anything like the movies show?
The commercials make it look like constant action, with obstacle courses, gladiator style fighting, jumping off high dives, and crawling through the dirt commanding most of the airtime.In reality, these things are sandwiched between hours and days of monotony and boredom.
I spent the summer of 2012 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, and here is a sample day that a recruit might experience in the first phase of training.