When recruits enter boot camp, they don’t get to see their families for at least three months.
This is the way the U.S. Marine Corps designed camp so that recruits can focus solely on training.
So, one recruit had quite the surprise when his mom showed up.
Leslie Guevara, an Collin College teacehr who is part of the August '22 Marine Educators' Workshop, got to reunite with her son who is currently in boot camp. After having been through the workshop, she has a better idea of what he’s been experiencing while at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
"It is hard, there's a lot of working out, a lot of yelling because it's the drill instructors,” Mark Guevara said. “A lot of that can be stressful. It's very stressful the first week. Everything is completely new. It's like you're walking into a different world."
Guevara is a month in on his training to become a Marine. He is 19 years old.