Under the Radar

9 Photos of Marines Hating Boot Camp

U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, challenge other platoons during pugil sticks Oct. 31, 2017, on Parris Island, S.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Jacob)

Once you graduate from Boot Camp, you get to spend the rest of your life reminding everyone that there's no such thing as an Ex-Marine. While you're there, though, things can get a bit rough.


 Does my girlfriend love me or my hair?

Meet Your Drill Instructor

You think your dad or your high school coach was a hardass? They're amateurs.

Crunches Before Dawn

At this point, you still wonder why the brass don't realize that a well-rested force would be the most effective fighting machine. 

Rappel Training

But my recruiter made ropes sound like no big deal.

 Obstacle Course

Nothing can prepare you for the feeling you get the first time you don't quite clear the top bar. 


Fact: pushups never get any easier.

Barbed Wire

It's really a whole lot easier to get tangled than your instructors claim it is.

Pugil Sticks

Yet another activity that looked like fun in the recruitment videos.

Gas Chamber

 That moment when you realize that you can actually die from this stuff.

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