27 Aug '13, 3pm

#Marines keep cool under pressure.

It is appropriate that a river as defining as the mighty Mississippi determines the path for those who aspire to defend our great nation. Reside east of her, and your passage begins at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina, where sand fleas await in open swamps. West, and your journey takes you to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the unforgiving hills of Southern California, where aching muscles and burning lungs become as familiar as the landscape. All female recruits, regardless of their geography, train at Parris Island. Regardless of which Marine Corps Recruit Depot you reach, the path ahead is equally intense. Those who prevail after 12 demanding weeks will emerge completely transformed, prepared to defend our nation and each other.

Full article: http://www.marines.com/becoming-a-marine/recruit-training...

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