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The Receiving Phase begins as the new recruits are on the bus en route to the Depot. They are greeted by a drill instructor, who acquaints them with the Uniform Code of Military Justice, to which they are now subject.

Disembarking from the bus, they line up on the famous "yellow footprints", which is their first formation and they learn how to stand at attention.
http://www.recruitparents.com/bootcamp/yellow.asp
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The recruits are given the opportunity to phone their next of kin and inform them of their safe arrival, then are searched for contraband. They are issued utility and physical training uniforms and toiletries.
http://www.recruitparents.com/bootcamp/first-phone.asp


From here, they receive their first military haircut, where they are left essentially bald.
http://www.recruitparents.com/bootcamp/haircut.asp

The remainder of receiving involves:
completing paperwork
issuing an M16A4 service rifle
receiving vaccines and medical tests
storing civilian belongings (under the eye of drill instructors set aside specifically for receiving).
This takes approximately three days and ends with the Initial Strength Test (IST). The IST is a shortened form of the PFT to assess if a recruit is physically fit enough to begin training.

At this point, recruits experience meeting their permanent Drill Instructors. They also meet their Company Commander, usually a captain, who orders their Drill Instructors to train them to become Marines and has them recite the Drill Instructor’s Creed.
http://www.recruitparents.com/bootcamp/dicreed.asp

At this point, recruit training truly begins.

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An overview of receiving week:
Receiving Phase begins as new recruits are on the bus en route to the Depot.

-- They are greeted by a drill instructor, who acquaints them with the Uniform Code of Military Justice, to which they are now subject.
-- Disembarking from the bus, they line up on the famous "yellow footprints", which is their first formation where they learn how to stand at attention.
-- The recruits are given the opportunity to phone their next of kin to inform them of their safe arrival
-- They are searched for contraband. They are issued utility and physical training uniforms and toiletries.
-- They store civilian belongings
 Receiving week is your recruit's first stop is at Recruit Receiving, where new recruits spend the first few days of their recruit training experience, all under the eye of drill instructors set aside specifically for receiving aspects. During this week they will be up the entire first night, and all of the next day. During this day and a half,
-- Males receive their first military haircut, where they are left essentially bald
-- Complete paperwork processing
-- Set up Pay
-- Set up Initial gear
-- Full medical and dental screenings

The remainder of Receiving Week is comprised of academic classes, being issued an M16A4 service rifle, receiving vaccines and medical tests, and ends with the Initial Strength Test (IST). The IST is a shortened form of the PFT to assess if a recruit is physically fit enough to begin training.

At this point, recruits experience "Black Friday", where they meet their permanent Drill Instructors. They also meet their Company Commander, usually a captain, who orders their Drill Instructors to train them to become Marines and has them recite the Drill Instructor’s Creed.
At this point recruit training truly begins

Finally, as you wonder what they are doing and how they are doing, see the link from a former recruit’s point of view:
http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/pia20141003/forum/topics/they-...

The Transformation - Week 1 - Receiving

Video by Cpl. Angelica Annastas | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego 
Date Taken: 02.13.2017 | Date Posted: 02.21.2017 15:10

Video of a peek at what new recruits experience upon arriving for training.

Continue to view video:

http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2017/02/the_transformation_week_1_...

The Transformation Week 2

Video by Lance Cpl. Kailey Maraglia | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego 
Date Taken: 02.17.2017 | Date Posted: 02.27.2017 12:07

During week two, recruits meet their drill instructors for the first time, learn Marine Corps Core Values and are introduced to the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

Continue to view video:

http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2017/02/the_transformation_week_2.htm

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