Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

 

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct crunches during an inventory physical fitness test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 16. Recruits will take a final PFT during week 10 of training and will be able to track any improvements made over time. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate June 10.
Co. L - Inventory PFT
Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct crunches during an inventory physical fitness test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 16. Recruits will take a final PFT during week 10 of training and will be able to track any improvements made over time. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate June 10.
A Marine from Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, hugs his loved ones after being released for liberty at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 19. After the Marines were released, they were allowed five hours of on-base liberty before graduation on Friday. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate May 20.
Co. C - Liberty Call
A Marine from Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, hugs his loved ones after being released for liberty at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 19. After the Marines were released, they were allowed five hours of on-base liberty before graduation on Friday. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate May 20.
A Marine from Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, greets his loved one after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 6. After graduation, all Marines are given 10 days of leave before taking the next step in training. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego.
Kilo Company graduation
A Marine from Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, greets his loved one after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 6. After graduation, all Marines are given 10 days of leave before taking the next step in training. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego.
Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare to begin their motivation run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 5.  Upon completion of the run, the Marines will spend the afternoon with their family, friends and loved ones during an on-base liberty.  Kilo Company graduated May 6.
Kilo Company motivation run
Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare to begin their motivation run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 5. Upon completion of the run, the Marines will spend the afternoon with their family, friends and loved ones during an on-base liberty. Kilo Company graduated May 6.
Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct smashes during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 27. If a recruit received more than five deficiency marks during the test, for either conducting the wrong technique or executing it incorrectly, he failed the test. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate May 20.
Co. C - MCMAP Test
Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct smashes during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 27. If a recruit received more than five deficiency marks during the test, for either conducting the wrong technique or executing it incorrectly, he failed the test. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate May 20.
Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct dips during a strength and endurance course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 20. The course focuses on the individual efforts of the recruits and is designed to help them achieve a higher level of fitness. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Charlie Company is scheduled to May 20.
Co. C - Strength and Endurance Course
Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct dips during a strength and endurance course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 20. The course focuses on the individual efforts of the recruits and is designed to help them achieve a higher level of fitness. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Charlie Company is scheduled to May 20.
Service members from the San Diego area and Marines from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego participate in the opening ceremony of the San Diego Padres game at Petco Park, April 17. After the ceremony concluded, service members stayed to enjoy the game. The Padres went up against the Arizona Diamondbacks and lost 3-7.
50 Flags Military Opening Day
Service members from the San Diego area and Marines from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego participate in the opening ceremony of the San Diego Padres game at Petco Park, April 17. After the ceremony concluded, service members stayed to enjoy the game. The Padres went up against the Arizona Diamondbacks and lost 3-7.
Private Joseph A. Pratt, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, waits for his turn to climb an obstacle during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 12. Following recruit training, Pratt will report to the School of Infantry at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., and then to his military occupational specialty school to become a motor transportation operator. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate April 22.
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Private Joseph A. Pratt, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, waits for his turn to climb an obstacle during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 12. Following recruit training, Pratt will report to the School of Infantry at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., and then to his military occupational specialty school to become a motor transportation operator. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate April 22.
Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, hold their hands about their heads after finishing the 10-second gear strip during the Water Survival Basic Qualification at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 11. This qualification will be valid for the recruits for two years. Depending on their military occupational specialty, they may go through higher qualification levels. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate June 10.
Co. L - Swim Qualification
Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, hold their hands about their heads after finishing the 10-second gear strip during the Water Survival Basic Qualification at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 11. This qualification will be valid for the recruits for two years. Depending on their military occupational specialty, they may go through higher qualification levels. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate June 10.
A Marine from Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, is greeted by his loved ones with confetti after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 8. Following graduation, Marines are given 10 days of leave before taking the next step in training at the School of Infantry at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego.
Co. H - Graduation
A Marine from Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, is greeted by his loved ones with confetti after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 8. Following graduation, Marines are given 10 days of leave before taking the next step in training at the School of Infantry at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego.
A recruit of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conducts a straight thrust during Bayonet Assault Course I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 6. The recruits use plastic bayonets the first time they run through the course so they can focus more on the course itself and what it entails. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate June 17.
Co. B - Introduction to Bayonet Techniques
A recruit of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conducts a straight thrust during Bayonet Assault Course I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 6. The recruits use plastic bayonets the first time they run through the course so they can focus more on the course itself and what it entails. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate June 17.
Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct slashes during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program class at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 7. The recruits yell out the different steps of each technique to help them memorize the sequences. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate June 17.
Co. B - Introduction to Bayonet Techniques
Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct slashes during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program class at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 7. The recruits yell out the different steps of each technique to help them memorize the sequences. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate June 17.
Commanding General
Brigadier General James W. Bierman, Jr.
Commanding General,
Western Recruiting Region
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
San Diego, CA

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  Sergeant Major Alex M. Dobson
Sergeant Major, 
Western Recruiting Region
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
San Diego, CA

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