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A snapshot of a recruiter's world

6/30/2011 By Lance Cpl. David Flynn , Marine Corps Recruiting Command

BOWIE, Md. — A mob of Washington Capitals fans adorned in red, white and blue file past a few Marines at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Mar. 3. The Marines are dressed in woodland Marine pattern trousers, boots and black long-sleeve shirts. Their pull-up bar stands ready to test anyone up to the challenge. Some ignore the calls of the Marines to get up on the bar and bust out 20 pull-ups, while others try to convince the Marines to give them gear without getting up on the bar. Like everything in the Marine Corps, however, the prizes are earned, never given.

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