Alpha Company Rappel Tower – New Recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

A recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion rappels down the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Rappel training is designed to push Marines past their mental barriers and allow them to focus on tactical decision making. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
A recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion rappels down the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Rappel training is designed to push Marines past their mental barriers and allow them to focus on tactical decision making. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion wear protective gear on the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Recruits receive a safety brief before beginning their training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion wear protective gear on the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Recruits receive a safety brief before beginning their training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion receive a safety brief at the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Recruits receive a safety brief before beginning their training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion observe the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Rappel training was conducted to build confidence in Marines, and prepare them for any circumstance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

A recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion stares ahead at the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Rappel training is designed to push Marines past their mental barriers and allow them to focus on tactical decision making. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

A recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion rappels down the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Rappel training is designed to push Marines past their mental barriers and allow them to focus on tactical decision making. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion fast rope down rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Rappel training was conducted to build confidence in Marines, and prepare them for any circumstance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

An instructor ensures Marines’ safety ropes are secure at the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Drill instructors watched closely to ensure their Marines were conducting the training exercise safely and correctly. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

A drill instructor ensures a Marine’s safety rope is secure at the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Drill instructors watched closely to ensure their Marines were conducting the training exercise safely and correctly. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

A recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion ascends the stairs at the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Rappel training is designed to push Marines past their mental barriers and allow them to focus on tactical decision making. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

A recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion rappels down the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Rappel training is designed to push Marines past their mental barriers and allow them to focus on tactical decision making. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

Drill instructors with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion secure the ropes on the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Drill instructors watched closely to ensure their Marines were conducting the training exercise safely and correctly. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

A recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion fast ropes down rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Rappel training was conducted to build confidence in Marines, and prepare them for any circumstance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion rappel down the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Rappel training is designed to push Marines past their mental barriers and allow them to focus on tactical decision making. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

A recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion rappels down the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Rappel training was conducted to build confidence in Marines, and prepare them for any circumstance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

Drill instructors with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion secure the ropes on the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Drill instructors watched closely to ensure their Marines were conducting the training exercise safely and correctly. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

Pfc. Manny observes as Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, rappel down the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Dec. 13, 2019. Manny prioritizes safety during recruit training events, and keeps a close eye on every Marine participating. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

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