MCRDSD Lima Company’s Crucible

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, low crawl as a team in order to simulate a real life combat situation during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, low crawl as a team in order to simulate a real life combat situation during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, low crawl as a team in order to simulate a real life combat situation during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Miranda Femenella with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, waits in line to take part in pugil sticks during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. Femenella was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Francisco. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Miranda Femenella with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, waits in line to take part in pugil sticks during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. Femenella was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Francisco. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crawls through a tunnel of water that is part of the improvised explosive device course during the Crucible on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crawls through a tunnel of water that is part of the improvised explosive device course during the Crucible on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, spar each other to stimulate hand-to-hand combat during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, spar each other to stimulate hand-to-hand combat during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, attempt to accomplish an obstacle that requires critical thinking and team work during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, attempt to accomplish an obstacle that requires critical thinking and team work during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Teia Chutaro with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to face her opponent in the ultimate battle of pugil sticks during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Teia Chutaro with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to face her opponent in the ultimate battle of pugil sticks during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, sight in while conducting buddy rushes as part of an obstacle that requires them to work as a team during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, sight in while conducting buddy rushes as part of an obstacle that requires them to work as a team during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, corrects the deficiencies found in recruits  who are attempting to conduct a low crawl during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, corrects the deficiencies found in recruits who are attempting to conduct a low crawl during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

.S. Marine Corps  Sgt. Stephanie Jordi, a drill instructor with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, walks recruits to the next obstacle during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. Jordi was one of three female Marines to graduate Drill Instructor school at MCRD San Diego. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Stephanie Jordi, a drill instructor with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, walks recruits to the next obstacle during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. Jordi was one of three female Marines to graduate Drill Instructor school at MCRD San Diego. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to face his opponent in the ultimate battle of pugil sticks during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to face his opponent in the ultimate battle of pugil sticks during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, low crawl as a team in order to simulate a real life combat situation during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, low crawl as a team in order to simulate a real life combat situation during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Isaiah Johnson, a drill instructor with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, instructs a recruit on how to properly conduct a low crawl during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Isaiah Johnson, a drill instructor with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, instructs a recruit on how to properly conduct a low crawl during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Katey Hogan with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, posts security while the other recruits from her team attempt an obstacle during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. Hogan is from Fair Oaks, California, she was recruited out of Recruiting Station Sacramento. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Katey Hogan with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, posts security while the other recruits from her team attempt an obstacle during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. Hogan is from Fair Oaks, California, she was recruited out of Recruiting Station Sacramento. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Leslie Cook with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, holds her eagle, globe, and anchor after finishing the rigorous hike up the Reaper during the Reaper during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. After receiving her EGA, Cook is now a United States Marine. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Leslie Cook with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, holds her eagle, globe, and anchor after finishing the rigorous hike up the Reaper during the Reaper during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. After receiving her EGA, Cook is now a United States Marine. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct buddy rushes as part of an obstacle that requires critical thinking and team work during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct buddy rushes as part of an obstacle that requires critical thinking and team work during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Stephanie Jordi, a drill instructor with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, explains the biggest impact she wanted to make on these future Marines, was for them to be strong leaders. “The Marine Corps needs strong leaders and if there is one thing they can leave here with, it’s knowing the importance of the leadership role in the Marine Corps,” says Jordi during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. Jordi was one of three female Marines to graduate drill instructor school at MCRD San Diego. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Stephanie Jordi, a drill instructor with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, explains the biggest impact she wanted to make on these future Marines, was for them to be strong leaders. “The Marine Corps needs strong leaders and if there is one thing they can leave here with, it’s knowing the importance of the leadership role in the Marine Corps,” says Jordi during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. Jordi was one of three female Marines to graduate drill instructor school at MCRD San Diego. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, give brand new Marines their first Eagle, Globe, and Anchor after finishing the rigorous hike up the Reaper during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, give brand new Marines their first Eagle, Globe, and Anchor after finishing the rigorous hike up the Reaper during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

A U.S. Marine with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, holds his first Eagle, Globe, and Anchor after finishing the rigorous hike up the Reaper during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
A U.S. Marine with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, holds his first Eagle, Globe, and Anchor after finishing the rigorous hike up the Reaper during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, listen to instructions from their drill instructor in order to understand how to execute their current obstacle during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, listen to instructions from their drill instructor in order to understand how to execute their current obstacle during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct buddy rushes as part of an obstacle that requires critical thinking and team work during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct buddy rushes as part of an obstacle that requires critical thinking and team work during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stand at attention during the reading of a citation while undertaking the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Every obstacle in the Crucible is named after an unsung hero, and before recruits execute an obstacle, they read the citation in honor of that hero at the Crucible.  Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. Jordi was one of three female Marines to graduate drill instructor school at MCRD San Diego. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stand at attention during the reading of a citation while undertaking the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Every obstacle in the Crucible is named after an unsung hero, and before recruits execute an obstacle, they read the citation in honor of that hero at the Crucible.
Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. Jordi was one of three female Marines to graduate drill instructor school at MCRD San Diego. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

A U.S. Marine with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, cannot hold back his emotions after receiving his first Eagle, Globe, and Anchor after finishing the rigorous hike up the Reaper during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
A U.S. Marine with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, cannot hold back his emotions after receiving his first Eagle, Globe, and Anchor after finishing the rigorous hike up the Reaper during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

A U.S. Marine Corps senior drill instructor with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, gives brand new Marines their first Eagle, Globe, and Anchor after finishing the rigorous hike up the Reaper during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
A U.S. Marine Corps senior drill instructor with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, gives brand new Marines their first Eagle, Globe, and Anchor after finishing the rigorous hike up the Reaper during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (April 27, 2021) Lt. Marcus Marrero, an instructor pilot assigned to the "Wise Owls" of Training Squadron (VT) 31 aboard Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, briefs pilots before a T-44C Pegasus formation flight April 27, 2021. VT-31 conducts intermediate and advanced multi-engine flight training for the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and select international military partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Michelle Tucker/Released)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (April 27, 2021) Lt. Marcus Marrero, an instructor pilot assigned to the “Wise Owls” of Training Squadron (VT) 31 aboard Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, briefs pilots before a T-44C Pegasus formation flight April 27, 2021. VT-31 conducts intermediate and advanced multi-engine flight training for the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and select international military partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Michelle Tucker/Released)

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