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Combat Conditioning Exercise trains recruits minds, bodies

By Lance Cpl. Benjamin E. Woodle | Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego | June 06, 2013

San Diego --

A drill instructor’s presence can be stressful for most recruits. That stress level can become greatly multiplied when in the face of an enemy during combat. The physical and mental toll taken during such a fight is tremendous, which is why recruits must train and prepare for it. The Combat Conditioning Exercise is one of the few training events that can simulate that physically and mentally exhausting and stressful environment.

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