WASHINGTON (Circa) — Joining the military is no small decision. A candidate is not only deciding to put his or her life on the line for the country, but he or she is also deciding which branch to join. Well, one branch is providing the opportunity to see just what it's like to walk in the shoes of a member.
The Making Marines exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps provides details on the entire process of becoming one of the few and the proud, beginning with first arrivals on a bus and ending with graduation.
According to the website, the exhibit "immerses visitors in the memorable experiences that forge recruits and officer candidates into privates and lieutenants." That immersion includes listening to the thoughts of recruits during their first ride, experiencing a barbershop where marines have their hair shaved, and even a personal drill instructor.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located in Triangle, Virginia. Admission to the museum and the exhibit is free.