chanman20 Posted August 16, 2012 Report Share Posted August 16, 2012 so my brother is in marines bootcamp the last thing they do is whats called the THE CRUCIBLE its a 3 day event i almost feel bad for him lol respect for all of our soldiers both past and present Day 1 Reveille (2 am) Night movement (3 am) Recruits conduct a 6-mile hike to the Crucible site. Events 1-3 (5: 30 am - 6:30 pm) Event 1 ? 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. After the resupply course, teams negotiate the warrior stations below: Pfc Jenkins Pinnacle Teams cross two horizontal cable-supported logs. Pfc Garcia's Engagement Individuals demonstrate their knowledge of hand-to-hand combat skills, and then participate in a warrior case study of Pfc. Garcia. Lehew's Challenge Teams of two climb over an eight-foot high horizontal log. Corbin's Convoy Teams react to a simulated IED while on patrol. Event 2 ? Battle of Belleau Wood: Pugil Sticks/Body Sparring Leadership Reaction Course A three-hour event in which the teams perform six reaction course problems which test their ability to work as a team to solve problems. Some of the problems include: Using three wooden boards to cross a number of stumps without touching the ground. Negotiating a water hole using the same wooden board concept to get from point A to point B. Transporting a large container over a wall using the limited resources available. Once completing the events, the teams of two face off in a pugil stick bout. Event 3 ? Core Event and Warrior Stations A one-hour event which can hold a maximum of six teams working concurrently. Noonan's Casualty Evacuation The team will recover a downed pilot and another recruit ?shot? by a sniper and transport them over a mile of wooded terrain. Enhanced Obstacle Course the recruits carry a dummy casualty on a stretcher and ammunition cans from one end of a standard Marine Corps obstacle course to the other, going over all obstacles. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Strikes Station - Recruits are required to demonstrate and conduct five-minute MCMAP strikes. Core Values Station Recruits sit inside a hut and receive information on a particular core value from their drill instructor. Night Event (8 pm - 11 pm) - Five-mile night hike with a time limit of three hours. Sleep (midnight - 4 am) DAY 2 Reveille (4 am) Battle of Fallujah A one-hour event in which teams resupply water, ammunition and MREs through the Combat Assault Course. Following the completion of the Battle of Fallujah, recruits negotiate a bayonet assault course and the warrior stations below: -Perez's Passage: Teams cross a ?contaminated area? by swinging on ropes from ?safe spot? to ?safe spot.? -Kraft's Struggle: Teams climb a 10-foot wall and climb down the opposite side by a knotted rope. -John Quick Trail (Navigation Station): Basic map reading and grid coordinate plotting will be reviewed and evaluated. -Core Values Station: Recruits sit inside a hut and receive information on a particular core value from their drill instructor. Battle of Mariana Islands Combat Endurance Course: Teams have two hours to complete five events of a modified Confidence Course: -The Sky Scraper:Team retrieves a ?wounded? dummy from the top of an 18-foot tower. -Stairway to Heaven: Team members move two ammunition cans over the top of a 36-foot ladder obstacle. -Two-Line Bridge: Team members cross two 52-foot long ropes with their hands and feet suspended two feet and 10 feet off the ground as they carry ammunition cans and water re-supply cans. -The Weaver: Team members climb over and under 24 logs, 42 feet in length ascending to 14 feet as they carry ammunition and water re-supply cans. In addition to the Enhanced Confidence Course, teams go through a Combat Endurance Course. - Combat Endurance Course- Teams conduct a simulated patrol, negotiate the obstacles and report the number and types of obstacles to intelligence sources. - Battle of Khe Sanh (Unknown Distance Firing): Teams of four fire two magazines of five rounds each from simulated building structures at unknown distance targets in a time limit of 70 seconds. The number of targets hit and number of unused ammunition is then recorded. - Following Day's Defense, team members participate in a 250-meter casualty evacuation where members remove simulated casualties from a simulated danger area consisting of artillery simulators. Night Event (8 pm - 11 pm)- Night Infiltration Course -Teams re-supply water, ammunition and MREs at night in a simulated combat environment. The teams take their ammunition cans, water cans and simulated MREs through the Combat Assault Course with the added obstacle of darkness. DAY 3 Reveille (3 am) Nine-mile hike (4 am - 7 am) Recruits conduct a nine-mile hike from the Crucible site back to the battalion. Eagle Globe and Anchor Ceremony (7:30-8:00) New Marines will receive an Eagle Globe and Anchor from their Drill Instructor marking their transition from a recruit to a Marine. Warrior's Breakfast The new Marines are treated to a breakfast fit for only true warriors. It consists of all-you-can-eat steak, eggs and potatoes. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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