WATCH: Training The New Guy On How To Open The Door At The White House


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It was training day today at the White House. A Marine is always stationed at the door to the West Wing when the President is inside working, day or night, rain or shine.

Thousands of Marines apply to be White House sentries, but only four stand guard at one time. This working detail is considered an honor as the sentries represent themselves, their country, and their president.

When you're stationed there, you're in charge of opening and closing the door. Not only are you trained to stay still with, "no twitching," you also have to learn the art of working that door.

Today, CSpan captured one Marine teaching the new guy how to do it properly. It's kind of a dance move isn't it?

Check it out...