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Isolation motivation from a US Marine Corps drill instructor

04 May 2020 14:24

Synopsis

It’s easy to lose motivation when you’re stuck at home. To keep you goal-oriented during these challenging times, US Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Lopez gives you some tough love, drill instructor style. Made famous in popular culture, US Marine Corps drill instructors specialise in putting aspiring Marines through the rigours of boot camp. Lopez is responsible for training recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island (South Carolina, USA), and she knows how to get people moving. Footage includes a direct-to-camera speech delivered by Lopez.

Teaser

"We're gonna get through this together. We're gonna be alright." Get some lockdown motivation from a US Marine Corps drill instructor.

Transcript

AUDIO DESCRIPTION SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH US Marine Corps Staff Sgt Lopez "I am Staff Sgt Lopez and I'm a drill instructor at US Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. I'm here to do what I do best: give you some encouragement and motivation, Marine Corps style. If you're feeling alone right now, millions of other people feel just like you do right now. And they get through it the same way you're gonna get through it: one day at a time. Stay strong. Think positive. And stay healthy. Stay at home until it's safe to venture out again. Remember, this isn't just about you. It's about everyone around you. The Marine Corps motto is Semper Fidelis, “Always Faithful”. That's not sometimes faithful, or faithful when it feels good. Today, I want you to be faithful for a friend. Check in on them. Make sure they're doing alright. Let them know you got their six. Remind them, this won't last forever. And you're gonna get through this together. We’re gonna be alright." END

Media tags

Reference
NATO809572
Date filming
01 Apr 2020 12:00
End date filming
01 Apr 2020 12:00
Location
US Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina
Country
United States
Usage rights
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Type
Master