Its a bit longer than that Hal.May 31 2012 at 8:21 PM
Kevin H. (Login haywire1)
Response to Just Watched a 32-Minute Video of the 9-week Marine Recruit Training at Perris Island!
Coming from someone who's been there and done that, I can assure you it's a 12 week training course. There are 70 training days from Receiving to Graduation. It's been that way for several decades.
I stress fractured my hip there and got to spend an additional month or so at Medical Rehab Platoon, aka Jerry's Kids.
What videos and tv programs fail to convey is the sheer volume of mosquitoes and sand fleas that inhabit that god forsaken Parris island. Imagine standing at attention and having a sand flea climb deep into your ear canal and begin chomping on tissue, all the while, your Drill Instructor is begging for someone to so much as blink, as mosquitoes are buzzing and dining on your exposed skin. This distinction alone makes training at Parris Island more difficult than San Diego. Not to mention the heat, humidity and rotten smell at low tide.
1985-1989 I remember it all like it was yesterday.