MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO

Introvert Learns to Lead From the Front

Story by LCpl Anthony Leite on 12/13/2016 "I used to be an angry little boy," said Private First Class Justin P. Rainey. "I gained confidence and learned a new way of dealing with problems. I learned to step up and be mature." The Jacksonville, Fla., native left his comfort zone
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MARINE TAKES PRIDE IN FAMILY AND COUNTRY

Story by LCpl Kailey Maraglia on 11/18/2016 Goin explained where he comes from as a small town that runs off the land and resources. He said people in his town would take one of two paths: working the mills or joining the military. "I've been saying I wanted to join
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Lesollen Completes Recruit Training After 14 Months

Story by LCpl Anthony Leite on 11/04/2016 PERSEVERANCE "I had to focus," said Private First Class Richard A. Lesollen. "If I kicked myself down or gave up, I would just imagine all the people I'm quitting on." After spending 14 months at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, the Lakewood,
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New Marine Fights Through Constant Set Backs

Story by LCpl Kailey Maraglia on 10/24/2016 As an infant, Moore was involved in a tragic accident and grew up dealing with a constant series of unfortunate events. With time, he learned that maturity made dealing with pain and stress easier on him, and people around him, especially when it
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Answering the call: Traverse City native earns the title United States Marine

Story by Cpl Immanuel Johnson on 10/25/2016 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich -- Traverse City native, Pfc. Anne E. Lyman, graduated recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, on Oct. 14. She was the company honor graduate and achieved the highest physical fitness and combat fitness scores in
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GOLF COMPANY RECRUIT CLEANS UP HIS ACT

Story by LCpl Kailey Maraglia on 12/09/2016 The golf company Marine was very laid back and care free prior to recruit training. He didn't face many challenges simply because he failed to challenge himself. "I came [to recruit training] because I didn't have the drive to be good in school
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