SAN DIEGO – Some teachers from Arkansas are in California for a look at what it’s like to be a Marine recruit.
They’re attending the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego as part of an educator’s workshop.
The Little Rock School District, Lakeside, and Bauxite all have teachers participating.
The teachers are getting a first hand look at what recruits will go through once they start basic training.
The teachers will be put through their paces over the next few days as part of their own platoon.
The work involved includes some tough physical fitness events like an 880 meter run, 30 lb. ammo lift, and buddy lift.
The reason for this is so they can go back and let their own students, who may be interested in joining, know what it’s like.
“The teachers in the schools to reach out to those individuals that they see a lot of potential in and they can bring them over here to us,” says Staff Sergeant Govea, U.S. Marine Corps.
Our Stephanie Sharp is the only reporter traveling with the group to share their experience with the folks at home.