Charlie Company Crucible

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. The crucible was a 54-hour field training exercise that presented continuous physical and mental challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. The crucible was a 54-hour field training exercise that presented continuous physical and mental challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. The crucible was a 54-hour field training exercise that presented continuous physical and mental challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits used old equipment to simulate a combat zone for training purposes. Throughout the Crucible recruits had to work together and pull their own weight in order to succeed and earn the title of “Marine.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits used old equipment to simulate a combat zone for training purposes. Throughout the Crucible recruits had to work together and pull their own weight in order to succeed and earn the title of “Marine.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participates in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits low crawled through water to simulate terrain they may face in the future. The crucible was a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training which will finalize the transformation from recruit to Marine.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participates in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits low crawled through water to simulate terrain they may face in the future. The crucible was a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training which will finalize the transformation from recruit to Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Throughout this course recruits fired blanks to simulate a combat zone. The crucible was a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training which will finalize the transformation from recruit to Marine.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Throughout this course recruits fired blanks to simulate a combat zone. The crucible was a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training which will finalize the transformation from recruit to Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participates in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits low crawled through water to simulate terrain they may face in the future. The crucible was a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training which will finalize the transformation from recruit to Marine.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participates in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits low crawled through water to simulate terrain they may face in the future. The crucible was a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training which will finalize the transformation from recruit to Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, run up a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits carried ammunition cans up the hill to simulate a resupply. The crucible was a 54-hour field training exercise that presented continuous physical and mental challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits had to low crawl with their gear to ensure their proficiency in a combat zone. The crucible was a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training which will finalize the transformation from recruit to Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. The crucible was a 54-hour field training exercise that presented continuous physical and mental challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. The crucible was a 54-hour field training exercise that presented continuous physical and mental challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, run up a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits carried ammunition cans up the hill to simulate a resupply. The crucible was a 54-hour field training exercise that presented continuous physical and mental challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, run up a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits carried ammunition cans up the hill to simulate a resupply. The crucible was a 54-hour field training exercise that presented continuous physical and mental challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, run up a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits carried ammunition cans up the hill to simulate a resupply. The crucible was a 54-hour field training exercise that presented continuous physical and mental challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021. Recruits had to low crawl with their gear to ensure their proficiency in a combat zone. The crucible was a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training which will finalize the transformation from recruit to Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

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