This is the ultimate proving ground for those who are driven by purpose, guided by values and aspire to earn the title reserved only for the Few.
A finish line. And a starting point.
For twelve arduous weeks you are known and treated as a recruit. It is only after every demand has been met that a senior drill instructor will stand eye to eye and address you, and your platoon, as a Marine.
Endure the training. Witness the transformation.
Those who desire our title must first endure our training, and undergo an everlasting change that is external, internal and undeniable. The transformation will not happen overnight, but will last a lifetime.
A commitment upheld with conviction
We Make Marines. We win our nation's battles. We develop quality citizens. And we continue to stand strong as America's expeditionary force in readiness.
A DIFFERENCE THE WORLD WILL NOTICE
Standing up against tyranny and injustice are Marines: elite warriors who courageously and honorably face down the threats of our time.
Find the willpower you never knew you had, the strength you never knew you needed, bonds that will never break, and a lifelong desire to serve a purpose far greater than self.
Update: Search and rescue efforts for downed F/A-18 pilot have expanded to a greater radius and include more rescue assets with the increase in daylight. Read more at http://www.iiimef.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/1023665/search-area-and-assets-increase-for-missing-fa-18-pilot
LIVE: Dec. 7, 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Oahu; the U.S. military and the State of Hawaii host the 75th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration to honor the courage and sacrifices of Pacific Theater veterans. #PearlHarbor75 #PearlHarborRemembranceDay
Search and rescue effort underway for Marine F/A-18 pilot who ejected from their jet off the coast of Japan today at 6:40 pm JST. Please keep pilot, their family, and the unit in your prayers. Read full details here: http://www.iiimef.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/1022134/search-and-rescue-effort-underway-for-marine-fa-18-pilot/