Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Watch it here: 200 potential Marine Corps officers from across the Midwest live two days of hell in Iowa April 23-24

Johnstown, Iowa's Camp Dodge will host 200 Marine Corps officer hopefuls from throughout the Midwest April 23-24 for a grueling two days designed to see if they even stand a chance of surviving the toughest leadership course in the country: Marine Corps Officer Candidates School (OCS).


We'll post webcasts right here so can feel the pain alongside these young men and women as they meet drill instructors, and endure physical fitness tests, land navigation, obstacle courses and what is likely these candidates' first experience with eating the field rations known as Meals-Ready-to-Eat.


Dubbed "OCS Preparatory Weekend," the annual event replicates the type of training and level of anxiety - thanks to drill instructors imported from OCS in Quantico, Va. - that these college students can expect to face in the near future. Candidates hail from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.


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