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US MARINE CORPS BOOT CAMP EXPERIENCE | Real Talk

July 29, 2019



what's up guys it's Owen here and welcome back to my channel make sure you I subscribe like and leave a comment below and share with your friends like seriously subscribe and sure like why will it choose so without any further ado let's get to the video with my experience it was Marine Corps boot camp I have two words to sum it up and that is terrible health it was so bad I hated every moment of it I dreaded every moment of it I hated my kill hat my kill hat so instructors I love my senior jeweler though like she was amazing like I'm so glad I got her to give you guys a rundown of rancor recruit training it's 13 weeks and it's totally of training intense training and that the first week is your receiving week is the week where the receiving solicitors receive you and they prep you for training they get you all your your ties and stuff your hair products your your uniform you can't get your paperwork done your inventory done and then you take your ISP which is your initial strength test and if you fail you can drop back down to PCP which is for is which is formed also with FRC or my piece the female or male wedding Institute's for the people who are broken who got hurt during training the heel and they get ready to go back into training and PCP is for people who need to train to go to training over after training I was one of those people that failed is T and the IFC consists of four punches at 50 seconds left I'm hey and I think it's five pull-ups for male but it's 15 seconds for females for some time hey and then you do a mile and a half run and the minimum requirement for that is 15 minutes and 30 seconds I obviously did not reach the requirement for the mile and have fun and I got drop into PCB but I was able to get a 13 minute and 30 second mile mile and Hat time during my two weeks there and PCB and I won that's a trainee I picked up the next company series and I was off the company mighty Oscar and I needed every moment in it because I her silly rumors that buddy Oscar rates the most people but they are so intense that so many females break and I was just so afraid of that happening and I was just so afraid because like I don't I could not for like like me like I hated working at the time I like get into every single moment in it but now I love working out and so it's something I can't do it because they dress my knees and bring a corporate country I was being it since the beginning since to being a trainee I was hurting a lot and my is neat in my last piece first and then I gradually each one tense and my left knee and it started hurting in my right knee and no one would listen to me even if I tell them that like I was in pain they would have listened to me even if I told the corpsman the Navy corpsman that washes over us during training events they'll heal just tell me oh just stretch it out to stretch that all you need you to stretch strap there's nothing wrong with you but like lord knows that everything was all on me holy crap as training progress I it came to the rifle range and that's when I failed my PST anything else guys I was pretty good in the beginning I was pretty good I like exercising keeping up with a platoon but then as I gradually got like I said getting there I was going getting worse or the pain between my boat and my knees working wish it was and I hated it I was in so much pain and notables to me I'll get pressure to not go to medical I'll like out there me telling you that is nothing wrong with me and all I need to do is stretch it so I filled my CFC I got dropped back into PCP and I requested to go to medical because it was PCP it's not actual training I went to medical as in there like one you have possible stress reactions in both knees and you have gravels and potholes and the soft cap back fat Castellini cap that's why your any cushy knee pain and I was just so shocked and I was just like are you kidding me right however this much pain I told someone I told people not someone I told people people at a higher range than me that I was in pain as anything and do anything about it you need care it would be like all wanna go to mouth will hop I don't know just kind of like brush it off pressure me see I think making me think that I can't go to medical making me think that if I go to middle school I was going to drop back to do training and I wasn't something that I understood because I did not want to stands out I was more than I already what all I wanted to do was complete my 30 makes it be over with but I was already held back two weeks because I feel my is T and female graduate every every two weeks because they come in every two weeks so I was like I was already just motivated because I feel the PST and now I have to already late another two weeks before I graduate and it wasn't terrible and then telling me that I'm gonna have to probably stay another four to eat meat free meal so that I could go back into training like that it disjoined me I was like I don't want to be here anymore and I told him that I'm thinking is option to go home and I said yeah I said yes yes yes like I was so just motivated I didn't have the heart or the strength to do it anymore and when they told me that was I have to have minimal pain after have my 99.9% no pain I push through I do my sensible therapy I'm gonna fake being painless and I'll tell them that I was not in pain at all so I can go home back there and that's what I did at fat for it to fix on us later I live in Washington now and Seattle area I used to live in Los Angeles California I moved here because if there's there opportunities here but my knees my knee Tina isn't getting any better as going back to the same state that it was in when all of the excruciating pain and training and what she told me what might my provider told me she says that it's probably not going to go away forever that is always going to be there I always want to be hurry in both knees that sucks you know not that the brain corporal queue and then you get discharged and the levy was no volition we leave you is no benefit even though there's a reason why that you got her in the first place I only join the Marine Corps so that I can support my family you know and say I thought hey it's a good way to support my country support my family you know because it's like I always tell people I like to provide for people and that doesn't happen it isn't – well my husband's providing for both of us actually because I can't work right now because my knees I still totally shot it got better when I came back a lot of significant better but then as the cold runs in here because it rains all the time and it snows occasionally and like it goes the Bell freezing point occasionally to my knees there in excruciating pain 24/7 and and it's it is the problem but with my experience bootcamp things one is where you do the most knowledge we sit in the classrooms and Presley at Alice my favorite friendly city in the classroom and eating child was my favorite I get to stuff my face all the time but throughout this course of Marine Corps boot camp training recruit training I lost 20 pounds I was almost other weight because of the amount of intense training that we get and even though I ate so much I still didn't feel full I always felt hungry deep inside and I just kept losing the weight and physically originally my husband was actually a lot of money for Asami he said that Alex owed sick it's so skinny he was so pretty but obviously I see I went first and I was like that I'm a little more chunky right now like I gained like 10 pounds I'm like 130 now but like before that I was like 120 oh yeah but my funniest moment of Marine Corps boot camp training was actual were in the rifle range and these racks their bunk beds and a bottom rack and then my friend long giant was at the top rack by the way to get into Washington into the mess with your name so it was the bottom rack I was at the bottom mask and shows at the top rack and there's other building nickel she's not the talk back to on the right hand on the right side and there was a girl named Robinson on the box on the bottom side next to me like y'all became Marines and so proud of them and reinforce the the Marine Corps the John chapters left went off deck and when they go off deck we're a last room around and like do stuff that we need to prepare for the next day but the Dylan chapter came back on death quicker than usual and manju gowda was out of her rack and she freaked out pushing over and crawled into my rack and things if we get caught in the same act together we're screwed like we get MVP like like nog additional punishment okay holy crap but and that's like that's a big thing for crew too because Isis that's the liberties in your whole brain core training when you become routine you're gonna be Justin Bua freaky and a few sticker on your forehead and they know look at you like wow yeah I had defeated boot camp that's something I'm looking to get so the oh crap I am NOT gonna do this and I climbed up onto the top of the rack and then there's the other recruit her name is box shop she's a ring to now she popped out nowhere and tried to crawl under our rack she crawled under a rock and then Mondragon literally I just put put one of my sheets on top of her to make it look like she's made to look invisible by the way that doesn't work guys it's a white sheet and you're not transparent oh yeah Nicole all of us we tried so hard laughs laughs it was so funny like we died that day it was to Larry it was pretty lit for Marine Corps boot camp training so yeah that was one of my funniest moment and honestly guys if I had the choice to go back if I wasn't married if I had no one to care for if I assume since myself I would go back honestly I would go back and become a Marine but giving the second chances of my knees and me me and my husband thinking about learning fattening soon me going back to me joining any military branch is nearly impossible for me right now especially because the knee pain is always going to be there and it's never going to go away but for those people who want to join the Marine Corps it's probably going to be one of the best experiences I realize we get using so much knowledge so much experience and it's like it's just it's just a really good experience you get to encounter all these easy gets into the gas chamber which I needed by love at the same time and we get to do the O course get the common confidence corners you get to shoot you like Flynn you did MCMAP with max arts dance for main core martial arts program and crab hook I got thirsty MCMAP stands for rancor martial arts program and you have so call L all these like these fun activities you also get to like frickin multiplies rappel off the calories you get to rappel off the tower and so fun you can do all these fun things and when they get experience you're getting paid to do these things and if you think about it it's totally worth it because you get the experience he gets knowledge you get the common core you get honor on the tradition of what it's like to become a marine so if anyone's out there probably you stumbled upon this video because you want to join the Marine Corps my advice to you is to always stretch even if you don't want to stretch you have to stretch especially if you're a female you don't want to come home broken like me you don't want to have to be in excruciating pain for the rest of your life because they're hurt so much you'll also want to always stay motivated if the motivation is out there your heart and your your heart your physical standards your emotional state is not going to be there and like you're just going to like end up killing yourself and that's what happens like in the military they could choose to do things where you watch to yourself but you can't you like you have to gather carry on the motivation of you know not kill yourself you have to carry on the motivation of you want to keep striving and moving forward so also if you're starting to think about joining the Marine Corps start drinking a lot well water using so much water there this is about 32 ounces and we would drink 10 to 12 of these a day a Thomas retreat is because it's so human and MCRD Cara's Island for those females where you are going to MCIT Chris Allen South Carolina and for those males from that around the east side of the Mississippi River are going to enjoy be present and special Jenny oh yeah mph San Diego California and pretty human too but it's not as human as Parris Island Wow looks like they will still make you drink till 10 to 12 canteens of water a day and they you want to start getting the habit now of drinking that much water a day so in your body knows how to how to regulate the water because the first couple of weeks we're just like oh crap I need to go pee and go puke go pee but as your body regulates this water circulates to see your body if it retains the water at much longer and so you don't have to go pee all the time you can just go pee when they have head calls like Ted calls back and calls so yeah guys that was my experience with Marine Corps boot camp training and some advice to you guys if you guys are thinking about joining the Marine Corps make sure you guys like subscribe and leave a comment below and see you next time bye guys

39 Comments

  • Reply Its me Jasmine Dude July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Pack light

  • Reply The Marine Belle July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your injuries. I hope that you are doing better now and I am sending comfort your way! 💕 KEEP YOUR CHIN UP!!!

  • Reply soph r. July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I’m sorry you had a bad experience but if you go into basic training without any physical or mental preparation then it’s a given that you’ll hurt something. Your body wasn’t used to the harsh physical training. Future reference for anyone wanting to go into the USMC, TRAIN. Yep it’s harsh and sucks but it’s what you’re signing up for. Nothing will ever be easy as a Marine. EVER. Period. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  • Reply Max Phillip July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Keep your head up high. What cannot kill you can make you stronger. Your experience had made you understand those depth that you wouldn't understand if you had never experienced them.

  • Reply Hazelnut Bae July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I’m heavily considering joining the marines but I’m looking for REAL feedback before I enlist. I’ve been told not to join because the rape stats were so high, and that they’re sexist and that’s it’s not for women but when I talk to recruiters all they tell me are the great things 😓

  • Reply npr386 July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Definitely not the BoA Kwon I'm familiar with… As far as MCRD; sucks to suck.

  • Reply Stephanie Ricks July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Talking to a marine corps recruiter next month really stoked!

  • Reply Maddy Quezada July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Your story made me teary eyed. You went so far & made a hard decision that benefitted you in the best way at that moment, thank you for sharing your story. I have knowledge that Its not the easiest thing to talk about but it was very enlightening so thank you. Thank you for using your story to help us know before joining, and giving us the best tip you could ever give to anyone and that is to "STRETCH" and stay motivated. Because by god those are going to be important during any physical activity. thank you.

  • Reply Raven Madison July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I’m a girl and I ship out next month I need a lot of advices ;-;

  • Reply taheelur1 July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    You fucked yourself. Stop trying to blame the Marine Corps. You could have gotten a pension or could have been fully healed, but you lied just to go home a couple weeks early. Boot camp is not hard at all. It just sucks. Everybody is always hungry in boot camp and everyone gets out looking like they were just liberated from Auschwitz.

  • Reply Sosaman OTF July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Why tf would you join the Marine Corpes for benefits, you don’t join the Marines, unless you want to be a fucking Marine!

  • Reply nik nak July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Woman & girls do not belong in the military. They are incapable of fighting in combat & they are a huge distraction. Send them into battle first so we can get rid of them !

  • Reply michyswah July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Jesus christ you just sound like a complainer all around. You're like the kind of person that sends back food at a restaurant to get a free meal. I can just hear your whiny voice screeching "can I talk to a manager"

  • Reply Claudia Rivera July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    It was 12 years ago that I went through this. I was there for 7 months. My hip got busted. I lost motivation. I finally told medical to send me home. I got all the way up to team week. It still bothers me to this day.

  • Reply Arthur C July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I had the same problem with one knee at boot camp plus I had cellulitus but I was in 3rd battalion and going to sick bay was a bad thing to do back in the 80s. I was on mess and maintenance and passed out putting juice in the chow hall, I had strep throat, I wokeup in the hospital. I was there a couple hours and right back to the platoon. I graduated and I’m so glad I stuck it out, it wasnt easy. I’m now a 100% P/T Disabled combat vet…and my back and knees are shot at age 47, I did six years, two months and twenty eight days and was medically discharged for PTSD & a TBI. Take care of yourself and file your disability claim with the VA, you are entitled to compensation, you earned it. Its too bad you didnt graduate but its still great that you tried, so many people today won’t serve our wonderful country. 👍

  • Reply Hirum Biffidum July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    If you hate it that much would you like to trade places ?

  • Reply jasmin rubio July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    quick question… for the 1 phone call do you really call home? is there anyway the marines know you didnt call, home? always been intrested

  • Reply james ark July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Be satisfied of what you are right now

  • Reply james ark July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    What do u do now

  • Reply james ark July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Wow story

  • Reply Alyssa July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    This video was really interesting to watch. I’m nervous because I’ve started delayed training for the marines and the recruiters want me to go through MEPS and go to boot camp next year during winter. Idk I’m nervous though because my mom is Air Force and she’s telling me that I should try enlisting in the Air Force instead. Idk which branch to choose honestly

  • Reply majorsmythe1 July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Some are not made for the Marines, no judgement its just fact. You have to physical, hard, and tough minded for the Corps. They have made the program even softer than what it used to be and hopefullyy this is not making the country soft because their is no softness in combat-only hell.

  • Reply Dwight Turner July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    There is a hell of a lot more to being a Marine than getting through boot camp. When they send you off to a combat zone, that is what separates the men/women from the boys/girls. The first time they issue you ammo prior to possible enemy engagement, you find ways to stuff extra ammo clips in pockets, down your bra (ladies), and anywhere you can. One of the biggest fears of combat is running out of ammo. Remember that nothing they can put you through in boot camp is worse than having bullets whizing by your ears.

  • Reply jellica ._. July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I remember you !!! We shipped together and you made my bun in bootcamp hope you been good 😊 (P.S. you’re not missing anything trust me….)

  • Reply 李博厚 July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I think i know Mondragon actually, she is in Japan right? An Asian looking girl too?

  • Reply Nguyenセナ July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Just a 13 year old passing by and randomly subscribing. .-.

  • Reply mrmark1999 July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    hey you are able to get va Compensation i have a similar issue bad knees same prob i spent 89 days in MRP I was offed One time to go home and i said no ask me later on after 3 mo i was ready to go home i eventually got dropped back to training day 1 I i eventually got out graduated enjoyed my time you can get 10 % for each knee 20 % total. 20%= $269.30 a month for the rest of your life and if you have further issues like arthritis surgery's etc it can go up and you will be elagble for VA health care if you have Questions DM Me hait.com is a great resource for filing a clame

  • Reply Henry Avery July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    You should have joined the Air Force. They love training training little girls to stay little girls

  • Reply Seargent AR-10 July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Semper Fi

  • Reply Dan Lewis July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Should have joined the Air Force. Much easier life and you could have a wonderful career. The jobs translate to the civilian world.

  • Reply LarieMya00* July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Can you explain graduation please.

  • Reply Eduardo Cardoso July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    good stuff! enjoyed your perspective

  • Reply entertain slayin game July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    damn… a mile and 1/2 run in 15 minutes? that's not even as long this video is😂

  • Reply Rock Steady July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Hey I wanna say although you may not be a marine you'll always have my personal respect for trying because your doing what few would even think about and as a recent graduate of marine corps boot camp I feel like you have inspired me to push myself so I thank you for the advice and I think you for trying and I hope you do good things in the future find me on instagram @SbCarter6

  • Reply Antwanette Valencia July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I'm honestly considering joining the marines, but I hardly know anything. Fear is a choice, and I know better. I'm not sure what to decide. Any advice for one who's considering joining without enough knowledge?

  • Reply Mornieluvya lastname July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Good luck to you and your family.

  • Reply Ronald McDonald July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    idk your exact injury, but the human body has amazing healing ability, especially when young. Severe injuries may take years to heal back to 90-99% Proper diagnosis and therapy is important, but most of it requires self-motivation and smart progress. Some pain involved as well, but knowing ok pain from bad pain is essential. Swimming pool therapy has great potential too.

    I also recommend reading the book "I Am Third" by Gayle Sayers and/or watch the movie Brian's Song with Billie D. Williams.

  • Reply Ronald McDonald July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I get the injury issue; it should have been addressed more seriously early on. One thing that might help anyone in a future situation is to choose better words to describe the physical issue. "Pain" is not in itself a problem. Hard training is often painful and many youngsters are just whiners. An injury is something else. It needs to be described. "Something feels torn, ripped, pulled, etc." or simply, "something isn't right with my_whatever body part" Too many ppl think that all pain is bad. Most bootcamp pain is the kind to just suck it up. Those who have prepared physically should know when it is a different kind indicating actual injury. Part of being an adult is that kind of personal responsibility where mommy isn't gonna treat every oowee as an emergency. Not everyone is ready for that step right out of H.S., but these days there just isn't much room for the unprepared. Right or wrong that's the boot camp reality.

  • Reply Erus Townsend July 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    You got pain and they ignored you. I got hammer punched in the back of the neck by a maddog, popped a vert, was told by the navy boys "it is just a cyst you are fine" (with no actual checking) and told to go back to training. black belt threatened me prior to keep my mouth shut about what happened and not say anything. There is a difference between training and straight up abuse and most of the DIs are mentally fucked.

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