High school students got an up-close look at what it's like to be a US Marine. Many want to be a part of the Marines, but it's not an easy task to make the cut.
"Everyone wants to be Marine ready, but they are not even ready to meet the bare minimum standards and enlist," said Sgt. Leonel Cuellar, a Marine recruiter.
That is why on Saturday recruiters were working with prospects that want to join the Marines. They were preparing them physically for boot camp. Running, lifting and even carrying your teammates were part of the days routine.
Despite the heat, the teens were happy to get the physical training.
"It is really great," high school student Jesus Salinas said. "They get you ready. They push you to your limits. You find out what you need to improve on, and you're improving on it."
"The recruiters here will motivate you, inspire you and tell you not to quit," high school student Richelle de la Paz said.
The training program takes place once a month. 40 students signed up for this one.
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