FRIDAY FOTO (January 24, 2020)

January 24, 2020 at 12:10 am Leave a comment

Wet Work.

Hotel Company Crucible

(Marine Corps photo by Lance Corporal Christopher McMurry)

Marine Corps recruits participate in a Crucible event at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, on January 10, 2020. The Crucible is a 54-hour field training exercise that presents continuous physical and mental challenges. After successfully completing The Crucible, recruits are welcomed as members of the Corps and awarded the Marines’ eagle, globe and anchor emblem.

Luckily, as wet and uncomfortable as these recruits look, at least it wasn’t typical January weather that day. The high on January 10, 2020 at Parris Island was an unseasonable 72 degrees, with a low of 54. The average historical high temperature for January 10 in those parts is 60 degrees, with a much colder low of 39 degrees, according to AccuWeather. Maybe hot and wet in January is worse?

To see a short video clip of the Crucible, click here.

Entry filed under: amphibious warfare, FRIDAY FOTO, Lessons Learned, Marine Corps, National Security and Defense, Photos, Skills and Training, Special Operations, Traditions, U.S. Navy, Unconventional Warfare, Weaponry and Equipment, women in the military. Tags: , , , , , , , .

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