SAN DIEGO, California (WXOW) - The young men and women who want to be part of the Marine Corps start out with 13 weeks of boot camp.
During the long days and nights, they are pushed to their mental and physical limits.
Towards the end of boot camp, one of the final physical tests is called "The Crucible". Its a three day ordeal with a hike up steep hills and an obstacle course.
News 19's Amy DuPont and Mark Bronson witnessed the ceremony for those who pass the test and receive the title of United States Marine.
Watch the story in the video player above.