I know that there's somebody here that knows me. Ahh! Mayra: It's actually motivating, just being able to see him be there. Once you embrace the suck and you look to your left and your right and you see the guys actually doing it, it just makes you want to push even harder. The Crucible The Crucible is a test which every recruit must pass to become a Marine. Starting at 2:30 a.m. they gear up and begin the final test, a grueling 9.7-mile climb up a 700 ft. mountain called, “The Reaper.”. Drill instructor: I don't know why you're smiling when you're struggling with a simple obstacle. Drill instructor: Hey, Squad Leader!Recruit: Aye, sir! You just stand there looking at me confused! Drill instructor: Fox, you're breaking down. Drill instructor: It only takes 40 seconds to bleed out! Very excited. And they're punished as a group. We met another pair of siblings in Hotel Company. All recruits face off again in one-on-one body sparring. This 4th stage allowed for an additional week after the Crucible. Mayra: I joined the Marine Corps with my older brother because of financial need. Following is a transcript of the video.Recruit: Ahhhhh! Drill instructor: You should probably scream a lot louder. During breaks for chow, recruits are tasked with posting security. After pushing through the last nine miles of the Crucible, the 54-hour culminating event of training, recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, arrived at the Iwo Jima flag raising statue August 29, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Events 1-3 (5: 30 am - 6:30 pm) Event 1 â Battle of Hue City A one-hour event in which the teams resupply water, ammunition and MREs through a course which consists of trenches, wire fences and walls. Relevance. Drill instructor: 'Cause he's not OK, 'cause half his leg just got blown off! The Crucible Recruits: Yes, sir. Narrator: The recruits move into the woods. You're freaking out! Recruit: Two! Narrator: And they soon get a chance to redeem themselves. Narrator: When the sun comes up, the events of day one begin. Recruit: Aye, sir. Recruit: Yeah, we got some sun, but no heat. Recruit: Aye, sir! After one final trip to the head, the recruits form up outside to officially begin the Crucible. Narrator: The Crucible occurs in week 11 of the Marine Corps' 13-week boot camp. Let's go!Narrator: Their drill instructor orders them to do burpees. Narrator: By now, these recruits have worked up an appetite. So we went both together. Recruit: Three! Drill instructor: Fox, you're breaking down. →. When you finally hit the Reaper, you are exhausted. And while I had the smarts for college, I never had the motivation. Miller captured the events in a riveting story that is now considered a modern classic in the theater. Recruit: He saved the lives of at least two fellow Marines. Ahhh! Copyright © 2021. At the end of the weeks of Boot Camp comes the final test of physical and mental endurance. Recruits: Aye, sir! © 2000–2021 The Veterans Site and GreaterGood. Qiokata: I think this is a way to just kind of keep them on their toes and keep them cognizant of their actions or the other person's actions. Rek T. Lv 4. Those who have been through it never forget it. Drill instructor: Let's go, you gotta save his life! Drill instructor: Let's go! Very stressful, thinking about how the day was going to go. We're not getting you bused out there. Line it up! The Crucible includes food and sleep deprivation, long marches, combat assault courses, leadership â¦ Drill instructor: Hotel Company? Dunham covered the grenade with his helmet and body. Two columns! Narrator: Meanwhile, Mayra attempts to negotiate one of the most intimidating obstacles on Parris Island, the 30-foot-tall Stairway to Heaven. After the Crucible, Marines will have two weeks remaining of boot camp. Please support The Veterans Site by adding us to your ad blocker’s whitelist – ads help us to provide food and supplies to veterans. Drill instructor: Now I know that if you ever need to help anybody, you can't even help! Narrator: As day two winds down, all that stands between these recruits and officially becoming Marines is a 9-mile hike back to the parade deck. Recruit: Aye, sir. 'Cause at this point, they already know what's right and what's wrong. You're not communicating. Recruit: Ahhh! Recruit: My leg! A native of Arab, Alabama, Eudy was diagnosed with Lymphoma when he went through recruit training for the first time in 2016; after nearly one thousand days in recruit training and on medical hold, he achieved his dream of becoming a US Marine. [birds chirping] [combat sounds] [recruits screaming] Narrator: Simulated casualties play a big part in one of the most challenging Crucible events, the Battle of Hue City, named after one of the bloodiest battles of Vietnam where an estimated 10,000 people died, including more than 100 Marines. Cimino: For the recruits, it's what they've been battling for for these past 12 weeks. Narrator: Typically, a single MRE counts as one meal. And the career I want to follow is pediatrician, so obviously I have to go to medical school for that. Most are silent as the bus comes to a stop. Drill instructor: All of you crawl faster now! Recruits: Yes, sir. They're incredibly happy. You are facing forward. Recruits: Two! They are run though gauntlets of exercises, long marches and runs, learn how to fight to win, and to never give in, give up, or quit. And then automatically you're going to movement under fire, right? Marinesâ graduation from boot camp marks the end to a gruelling, three-month journey. Narrator: There's a saying in the Corps that every Marine is first and foremost a rifleman. Something in the way it is done shapes them differently, both inwardly and outwardly. (MARINES)? It's 15 burpees.Recruits: Aye, ma'am. Lazaro: It has been very exciting pushing through since the beginning of boot camp to the end. [recruits singing] Narrator: For Hotel Company, the Crucible has come to an end. Stay aligned. 6 Answers. It's the best pudding you will ever taste in your life. Liberty is the Sunday after the crucible and during that time Marines are allowed to rent a phone and call home. After the Crucible comes to a close, the recruits will exit from the field at 0400 and proudly march back to their training grounds where they will receive the beloved Eagle, Globe, and Anchor in a ceremony from the same drill instructors that made their lives hell for the past three months. Recruit: Aye, sir. You may get a sense of why they proudly say, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.”. Drill instructor: Yeah, you're still doing the same thing. Drill instructor: You trying to embarrass me, Miller?Recruit: No, sir. Narrator: Fortunately, they'll soon have a chance to blow off steam... when they step inside a structure known as the Octagon. Upon completing the crucible, recruits become Marines after obtaining their Eagle, Globe and Anchor, circa 2006. Lazaro: We had to rush. Before they officially become United States Marines, all recruits must endure "The Crucible. He's bleeding out! Narrator: As the sun sets on day one of the Crucible, these recruits are in for a long night -- and an even longer day ahead. Recruits hike for miles wearing 50 pounds of gear, face off in hand-to-hand combat, and more. But somehow, the Marines is the one thing I always had motivation for. Dunham immediately alerted his fellow Marines to the threat. They really are “Fratres Aeterni” (Brothers Forever). It is absolutely amazing to see these men and women who have fought so hard for what they want and to finally see them achieving it. Now they're going to be receiving essentially field rations, right? Drill instructor: Get into the wire now! But when one finishes boot camp in the Corps, he or she calls himself or herself, a Marine. Do you remember him?" Narrator: And before the event begins, the squad leader educates the group on its historical significance. Narrator: Where they perform a series of planks and other exercises intended to motivate them to avoid returning there. You just helped him slow the bleeding. And they asked me to bring him over. This video gives you just a small taste of that as each of these recruits are given their “Eagle, Globe and Anchor” (EGA) during the final ceremony of The Crucible. Answer Save. Recruit: Cpl. Recruit: Aye, sir. Mayra: We started this together. My leg! Some of the it sounds downright scary, and contemplating what happens after boot camp (Marine Recruit Training, to be exact) is almost too much to bear. The Crucible ends with John Proctor marching off to a martyr's death. Narrator: Each Crucible event is inspired by an actual occurrence in Marine Corps history. The Crucible During Marine Corps Recruit Training. They really do become part of a long and noble history, they become Marines body, blood and soul. Narrator: The day before, recruits from the gender-integrated Hotel Company assemble in front of their barracks for a briefing. After the resupply course, teams negotiate the warrior stations below: Pfc Jenkins Pinnacle Lazaro: My sister and me are here doing the Crucible together. Their lives are in your hands, Fox! Narrator: They square away their racks and ready their gear, which weighs about 50 pounds. You will see in their muddied, sweat-soaked faces of each of these young men a deep and abiding sense of accomplishment. Recruits: Aye, sir! Recruits: Aye, sir.Narrator: And his fellow recruits have to drag him, inch by inch, to safety. You're not making the right choices! You came from this direction.Recruit: Aye, sir. Drill instructor: We all understand what that means, right? Instructor: Go, go, go, go. Through each phase, the recruits are challenged and pushed by â¦ I've tried to work on myself, like - more thn just physical. Favourite answer. Narrator: All while slowly moving the casualties. Instructor: All right. This was a time when paranoia, hysteria, and deceit gripped the Puritan towns of New England. By refusing to lie and confess to witchcraft, he sacrifices his life in the name of truth. “Semper Fidelis” (Always Faithful) is not just a motto, its a lifetime commitment. Marines have to wait until they are given liberty in order to call home. That title is who and what they are. LCpl. Go away. Instructor: So, you're gonna stay tight to this tree line. When recruits fail to negotiate the obstacle...Drill Instructor: 15 burpees! If a failure is not sent home, he might be recycled to the company that's next in line for the Crucible. Narrator: During the Crucible, recruits combine the skills they've learned on the firing range with movement in a simulated squad attack. After The Crucible, the newly minted Marines will graduate with the rest of their recruit company. We usually don't see each other often, but we always get, like, a glimpse of each other. Attention! That's my mom, and that's my dad. Instructor: Go ahead and send them in. Marcus Gada: "Embrace the suck" couldn't have been more true here. I was going to college. Loudspeakers play sounds of gunfire and explosions to create a more realistic combat environment, [explosion] along with simulated mortar explosions that occur when a spark plug ignites a combination of propane and oxygen triggered by the push of this button. All recruits are trained for possible chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks, circa 2006. It serves as the final test you must complete in order to officially and finally earn the title of United States Marine. Cimino: They're so happy to be indoors at that point. The final stage of the Crucible is a 9-mile hike from the training grounds to the Iwo Jima flag raising statue at Peatross Parade Deck. Three more days before becoming a Marine. Pick it up. They've seen it all before. It's just now we're adding a couple of more factors in there to make it more difficult. Narrator: So she had to pay alongside them. Drill instructor: You're being too slow. If this is the case family may or may not get notified depending on the injury. And so I went to the recruiting station and I told them in the phone call, "I have a brother. It begins for most in the middle of the night. Recruits: Aye, sir! Hold the bar! I needed the money. It is a time for them to successfully transition from being recruits to Marines. Narrator: This group begins with an enhanced obstacle course. Drill instructor: Embarrassing. So everyone get a count for your own team. Just break him in half! Cimino: So, a lot of times they could get frustrated because they're cold, they're uncomfortable. Recruit: Move! And happy to be here with my sister, having a once-in-a-lifetime moment.Recruit: I've seen a lot of improvement in myself. And some of them will crack a smile, and then you'll crack a smile, and it just keeps you going, sir. Narrator: Their first task: a long hike in the cold darkness. Help! He passed away two years ago, and it's been hard on her. Narrator: The Crucible occurs in week 11 of the Marine Corps' 13-week boot camp. Although female recruits have trained at Parris Island since 1949, gender-integrated companies didn't emerge until 2019. Recruits: Aye, sir! Move! Recruit: Aye, sir! Recruits: Yes, sir! Recruits: Aye, sir! Recruit: Good morning, sir. Cimino: So, the obstacle courses out there. Then, a sharp, crisp, lean and intimidating Marine Drill Instructor (DI) boards and starts shouting orders to them and they suddenly know that they “aren’t in Kansas anymore.”. Recruits: Hotel Company, sir. Producer: Are you proud of her?Lazaro: Yes, she has accomplished, maybe surpassed me. He's going through this with me. Drill instructor: Winner! Recruits conduct a 6-mile hike to the Crucible site. Where are you even going? Narrator: It turns out that having a sibling in training at Parris Island isn't that uncommon. Thanks to a passing storm, what began as dirt quickly turned to mud. Grab her! At some point, you are going to be face-to-face with somebody through all these conditions, and you're still going to have to be aggressive enough to win. A new future for our family. Recruits: Jump away! And he doesn't know what's happening! All rights reserved.For reprint rights. Recruit: All gear should be on. Recruit: Aye, sir. Combat training, combat care. Rate the video if you enjoyed and if you're new be sure to subscribe! Owned and operated by CharityUSA.com, LLC. The shouting and the orders come at them in a stream of stern commands. Above: A Marine recruit works through the Day Movement portion of the Crucible on Sept. 25, 2015. The Crucible is no walk in the park unless your idea of a walk in the park takes place over 54-hours and includes food and sleep deprivation (only four hours of sleep per night)and approximately 40 miles of marching. The Crucible was an Imperial campaign conducted by the Heralds of the Storm Space Marine Chapter against the Black Legion Traitor Legion upon an unnamed death world. Recruits: Aye, sir! He knows the pain I'm going through. And they get steak and eggs. Mayra: My hip is starting to hurt, and I had trouble keeping the weapon off the sand. A soldier doesn’t call him or herself an Army; an Airmen doesn’t call him or herself an Air Force; a sailor doesn’t call him or herself a Navy. You're going to walk out there just like you're going to walk back. I hope you enjoy the video, a lot of people have requested this so here it is! Narrator: He's playing the role of a wounded Marine during a simulated casualty evacuation. Miami. Cimino: It's approximately 6 miles in length, so nothing too arduous for the beginning, but just enough that they understand, like, hey, you're on your own. Fruit punch. He's already bleeding out! Drill instructor: Penalty box. All were anxious about what’s going to happen next. Wow. They will march at the central parade grounds in dress uniform for the first time. Look, it's not that hard, correct?Recruit: Aye, sir.Recruit: I'm just gonna think about all good stuff right now. James Cimino: It's not a comfortable thing to carry someone on your back and drag them through the mud. Recruits: Yes, sir. Thank you. Step, together. Narrator: To navigate a series of obstacles as a team. You sweat more in training so you bleed less in combat. I'm her older brother, so, I see she has grown to become a very strong woman and Marine. Just had a couple quick questions for you Marines 1) What is the day after the Crucible like, after the warrior breakfast do you just go about like any other training day, or is there down time? Hurry up. Recruit: These are spicy.Recruit: It's jalapeño. You can't do anything! But one last step remains: Each recruit receives their Eagle Globe and Anchor emblem, symbolizing that they have officially become United States Marines. Narrator: Insider spent four days at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, to chronicle one company taking on the challenge -- the last step before officially becoming Marines. Recruit: Yes, ma'am. I finally did it." And he's got a tourniquet on! This 54-hour â¦ [explosion] The goal of the event is for each fire team to maneuver across the area with all casualties and gear intact. Drill instructor: Execute the dadgum training. But theyâand youâmust get through recruit training and the Crucible first. Narrator: Recruits who stay healthy and who don't have to tend to casualties are free to negotiate the course, as long as they don't do anything that catches their drill instructor's attention. You go back a week and do it again. Recruit: What is that?Recruit: It's supposed to be Santa Fe rice and beans, but I literally don't taste the rice.Cimino: They're used to going to the chow hall, getting three square meals a day. Sunny. Narrator: Recruits don their desert utility uniforms, known as desert cammies. Lazaro: Tonight, I'm going to basically pray a little bit for strength. 'Cause I literally just saw you do that. Drill instructor: Hit it, guys! But I've never heard of a third phase recruit being sent back to start over from the beginning. Recruits: Ready, step. But it's the last part. -Injury can happen at any point during the crucible just as it can during any part of training. 1 decade ago. Currently, Marines earn their eagle, globe and anchor after completing the Crucible during the 11th week of recruit training. Pepsi. Recruit: I don't got no grip! During this 54-hour event, your platoon is split into squads, each led by one of your drill instructors, and each recruit must take a crack at being squad leader. So it was really hard this morning. Narrator: Drill instructors designate recruits as casualties if they fail to conceal themselves during their approach. Recruits: Move out. Cisneros, let's go. Go right here. This video reveals something of why Marines are different. Now you want to freaking roll your eyes at me? 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