Mike Company Crucible

U.S. Marine recruit Vincent Quinones, a recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crests a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The recruits buddy rushed up the hill and proceeded to set security after arriving to the top. The hill, known as "Basilone's Hill" is named after Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone in honor of his actions during the battle of Guadalcanal which eventually earned him the Medal Of Honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine recruit Vincent Quinones, a recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crests a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The recruits buddy rushed up the hill and proceeded to set security after arriving to the top. The hill, known as "Basilone's Hill" is named after Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone in honor of his actions during the battle of Guadalcanal which eventually earned him the Medal Of Honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine recruit Vincent Quinones, a recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crests a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The recruits buddy rushed up the hill and proceeded to set security after arriving to the top. The hill, known as “Basilone’s Hill” is named after Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone in honor of his actions during the battle of Guadalcanal which eventually earned him the Medal Of Honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine recruit Yahir Floreshernandez, a recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conducts a patrol during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The crucible is the 54-hour culminating event of recruit training where recruits ultimately earn the title of United States Marine. Floreshernandez is from Roma, Texas and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Antonio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine recruit Yahir Floreshernandez, a recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conducts a patrol during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The crucible is the 54-hour culminating event of recruit training where recruits ultimately earn the title of United States Marine. Floreshernandez is from Roma, Texas and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Antonio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a mass casualty scenario during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The drill instructors designated numerous recruits as simulated casualties during this event forcing the remaining recruits to work through the chaos in order to succeed. The crucible is a 54-hour culminating event which ends with the remaining recruits receiving their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a mass casualty scenario during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The drill instructors designated numerous recruits as simulated casualties during this event forcing the remaining recruits to work through the chaos in order to succeed. The crucible is a 54-hour culminating event which ends with the remaining recruits receiving their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

A U.S. Marine recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, climbs "Basilone's Hill" during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The recruits had been given ammunition cans to resupply a friendly force at the top of the hill as part of this event. The crucible involves many physically and mentally demanding events the recruits must overcome in order to earn the title of United States Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
A U.S. Marine recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, climbs “Basilone’s Hill” during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The recruits had been given ammunition cans to resupply a friendly force at the top of the hill as part of this event. The crucible involves many physically and mentally demanding events the recruits must overcome in order to earn the title of United States Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct an ammunition resupply event during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. Throughout the crucible, recruits received a total of eight hours of sleep as well as minimal food while put through numerous physical events. After earning the title of United States Marine, the new Marines received a "warrior's breakfast" where they were able to eat and discuss the Marine Corps with their drill instructors as well as retired Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct an ammunition resupply event during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. Throughout the crucible, recruits received a total of eight hours of sleep as well as minimal food while put through numerous physical events. After earning the title of United States Marine, the new Marines received a “warrior’s breakfast” where they were able to eat and discuss the Marine Corps with their drill instructors as well as retired Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine recruit Antonio Eymert, a recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conducts an ammunition resupply event during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The crucible included many realistic training scenarios that recruits may face in a combat zone. Eymert is from Yucaipa, Calif., and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Diego. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine recruit Antonio Eymert, a recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conducts an ammunition resupply event during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The crucible included many realistic training scenarios that recruits may face in a combat zone. Eymert is from Yucaipa, Calif., and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Diego. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine recruit Vincent Quinones, a recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crests a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The recruits buddy rushed up the hill and proceeded to set security after arriving to the top. The hill, known as "Basilone's Hill" is named after Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone in honor of his actions during the battle of Guadalcanal which eventually earned him the Medal Of Honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine recruit Vincent Quinones, a recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crests a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The recruits buddy rushed up the hill and proceeded to set security after arriving to the top. The hill, known as “Basilone’s Hill” is named after Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone in honor of his actions during the battle of Guadalcanal which eventually earned him the Medal Of Honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a mass casualty scenario during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The drill instructors designated numerous recruits as simulated casualties during this event forcing the remaining recruits to work through the chaos in order to succeed. The crucible is a 54-hour culminating event which ends with the remaining recruits receiving their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a mass casualty scenario during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The drill instructors designated numerous recruits as simulated casualties during this event forcing the remaining recruits to work through the chaos in order to succeed. The crucible is a 54-hour culminating event which ends with the remaining recruits receiving their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine Cpl. Grace J. Kindred, a photographer with Communication Strategy and Operations (COMMSTRAT), Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, documents the crucible of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The photographers and Videographers of COMMSTRAT are responsible for documenting all training events from receiving to the crucible. Kindred is from Hondo, Texas and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Antonio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Grace J. Kindred, a photographer with Communication Strategy and Operations (COMMSTRAT), Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, documents the crucible of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The photographers and Videographers of COMMSTRAT are responsible for documenting all training events from receiving to the crucible. Kindred is from Hondo, Texas and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Antonio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

A U.S. Marine recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, acts as a simulated casualty during a mass casualty scenario at Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 15, 2021. In order to make the training as realistic as possible, the casualties were instructed to scream and call for help during the event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
A U.S. Marine recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, acts as a simulated casualty during a mass casualty scenario at Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 15, 2021. In order to make the training as realistic as possible, the casualties were instructed to scream and call for help during the event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct an ammunition resupply event during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. Throughout the crucible, recruits received a total of eight hours of sleep as well as minimal food while put through numerous physical events. After earning the title of United States Marine, the new Marines received a "warrior's breakfast" where they were able to eat and discuss the Marine Corps with their drill instructors as well as retired Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct an ammunition resupply event during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. Throughout the crucible, recruits received a total of eight hours of sleep as well as minimal food while put through numerous physical events. After earning the title of United States Marine, the new Marines received a “warrior’s breakfast” where they were able to eat and discuss the Marine Corps with their drill instructors as well as retired Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine Cpl. Grace J. Kindred, a photographer with Communication Strategy and Operations (COMMSTRAT), Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, documents the crucible of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The photographers and Videographers of COMMSTRAT are responsible for documenting all training events from receiving to the crucible. Kindred is from Hondo, Texas and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Antonio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Grace J. Kindred, a photographer with Communication Strategy and Operations (COMMSTRAT), Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, documents the crucible of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The photographers and Videographers of COMMSTRAT are responsible for documenting all training events from receiving to the crucible. Kindred is from Hondo, Texas and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Antonio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct an ammunition resupply event during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The crucible is a constant test of the recruits' mental and physical strength as they undergo strenuous tests throughout the entire 54-hour event. On Thursday of the crucible, the recruits will ascend the reaper and officially earn the title of United States Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct an ammunition resupply event during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The crucible included numerous realistic training scenarios that recruits overcame over the course of the 54-hour long culminating event. Drill instructors and Navy Corpsman were present at each event to ensure the safety of each recruit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct an ammunition resupply event during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The crucible is a constant test of the recruits' mental and physical strength as they undergo strenuous tests throughout the entire 54-hour event. On Thursday of the crucible, the recruits will ascend the reaper and officially earn the title of United States Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct an ammunition resupply event during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The crucible is a constant test of the recruits’ mental and physical strength as they undergo strenuous tests throughout the entire 54-hour event. On Thursday of the crucible, the recruits will ascend the reaper and officially earn the title of United States Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

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