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Marine boot camp training is famous for being tough, where only the best succeed. But as tough as boot camp is, there is one moment in boot camp that is the make-or-break challenge. The ultimate test called the "Crucible." Once the Crucible begins, the recruits are faced with fifty-four grueling hours with little sleep, little food, and a series of events that will tax them physically and mentally to the extreme. The recruit platoon will be tested as individuals -- and can only survive as a team. It is the ...

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Marine boot camp training is famous for being tough, where only the best succeed. But as tough as boot camp is, there is one moment in boot camp that is the make-or-break challenge. The ultimate test called the "Crucible." Once the Crucible begins, the recruits are faced with fifty-four grueling hours with little sleep, little food, and a series of events that will tax them physically and mentally to the extreme. The recruit platoon will be tested as individuals -- and can only survive as a team. It is the ultimate test that molds a recruit into a Marine and one that also reinforces the core values of the United States Marines: honor, courage, and commitment.

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Woulfe, a captain in the Marine Corps and previously the assistant director of the Drill Instructor School at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, follows a squad of 12 recruits and their drill instructor through 54 hours of the Crucible Event, in which they hike 40 miles while completing combat exercises with only one meal per day and a few hours of sleep. The recruits learn about heroic acts of Marine legends and discover how to work as a team. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780891416579
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/14/1998
  • Pages: 183
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.83 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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