I think I'm gonna join the Marines. I was in the Air Force a couple years ago. I know AF basic and MC basic are two entirely different animals, but I like to think MC basic isn't going to be as stressful for me since I've already dealt with the screaming TI's during the AF basic. (not to say MC basic won't be very stressful) Still, I've got a couple concerns. I've heard DI's aren't allowed to swear or hit recruits. The swearing happens, I can deal with it. The hitting, does it happen and how bad would you have to mess up for that to happen? There's a video on youtube where a recruit gets mobbed by four very angry DI's. How do you deal with that? It sounds a bit like all he's doing is screaming 'Yes, sir!' over and over. Physically, I can push out 50 pushups in a sitting, 80-100 situps in one go, and I can run a mile in 11-12 minutes. Are these acceptable numbers going into the USMC? Are there any other suggestions anyone can give to avoid the ire of a DI? Or even share your boot camp experience. Help a young man settle some butterflies.