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Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Aug 10, 2012

A recent Marine Corps enlistee, or Poolee, takes part in the squad pushup challenge during Recruiting Station Albany’s Combined Pool Function at the Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet, N.Y., April 29. During the Pool Function, Poolees from around New York State competed in a field meet, testing their Marine Corps knowledge, physical strength, and ability to work as a member of a team. The Combined Pool Function is designed to build confidence, motivation, and teamwork in recent enlistees who are in the Delayed Entry Program. The DEP allows Poolees to enlist in the Marine Corps and wait for up to a year before shipping to Recruit Training so they are physically and mentally prepared for the rigors of Boot Camp.

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