Twins, Astrid and Ashly Mendoza, are striving to join the Marine Corps reserves at Recruiting Substation Temple Terrace in Temple Terrace, Florida, Sept. 29, 2020. Astrid was the first to speak to a recruiter and soon after discovered a passion for the Marine Corps. A few months later, Ashly noticed a confidence boost in her sister and decided to check out what the Marines had to offer.
Astrid has successfully joined the Marine Delayed Entry Program and is awaiting to tackle recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Astrid aspires to complete a four-year degree while serving her country.
Ashly is working on joining the DEP so she can do the same. They both plan to look into active service once they complete their degrees with the financial assistance of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Jorge A. Rosales and Sgt. Calvin Shamoon)