Co. A - Receiving
Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Cardona, chief drill instructor, Receiving Company, Support Battalion, welcomes new recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, to the depot during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 23. Once the recruits step off the bus, they immediately begin the transformation from civilian to Marine. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 19.