Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

 

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Recruit David E. Rogers, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, waits for his turn at body sparring during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, June 2. Rogers is Humboldt County, Calif., native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Francisco. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company F is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on June 12.
Body sparring brings fight out of recruits
Recruit David E. Rogers, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, waits for his turn at body sparring during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, June 2. Rogers is Humboldt County, Calif., native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Francisco. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company F is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on June 12.
Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, listen to a museum docent share his knowledge of Vietnam during their museum visit at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 27. Sections of the tour include the Korean War, Waterhouse Room, Vietnam Gallery, World War II, Medals and Decorations and Modern Warfare. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company F is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on June 12.
Museum
Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, listen to a museum docent share his knowledge of Vietnam during their museum visit at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 27. Sections of the tour include the Korean War, Waterhouse Room, Vietnam Gallery, World War II, Medals and Decorations and Modern Warfare. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company F is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on June 12.
Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, take turns assessing and treating combat injuries on a training dummy at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 19. The group setting allowed recruits to help one another when a recruit had trouble treating a simulated injury. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company I is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on July 21.
Combat Care gives recruits ability to save lives
Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, take turns assessing and treating combat injuries on a training dummy at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 19. The group setting allowed recruits to help one another when a recruit had trouble treating a simulated injury. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company I is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on July 21.
Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stand with their issued M16-A4 Service Rifles during rifle issue at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., May 11. Recruits and their rifles will become inseparable and function as one throughout the remainder of recruit training. Today, all males recruited west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. India Company is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on July 31.
Rifle Issue
Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stand with their issued M16-A4 Service Rifles during rifle issue at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., May 11. Recruits and their rifles will become inseparable and function as one throughout the remainder of recruit training. Today, all males recruited west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. India Company is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on July 31.
Recruit John E. Martinez, Platoon 1029, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, throws the rear hand punch during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program lesson at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 22. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques were demonstrated by drill instructors in order to give recruits a visual of how to perform the move properly. Martinez is a Crown Point, Ind., native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Indianapolis. Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company B is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on July 10.
MCMAP teaches recruits how to throw a punch
Recruit John E. Martinez, Platoon 1029, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, throws the rear hand punch during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program lesson at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 22. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques were demonstrated by drill instructors in order to give recruits a visual of how to perform the move properly. Martinez is a Crown Point, Ind., native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Indianapolis. Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company B is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on July 10.
Recruits and drill instructors of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, hike along Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 28. The company started the hike at dusk and night quickly fell over them. During this training exercise, the recruits must resupply under the cover of darkness. The ammunition can resupply is designed to teach the recruits how to be tactical at night while practicing light and noise discipline. Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training approximately 16,000 recruits annually. Golf Company is scheduled to graduate May 8.
Resupply Hike
Recruits and drill instructors of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, hike along Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 28. The company started the hike at dusk and night quickly fell over them. During this training exercise, the recruits must resupply under the cover of darkness. The ammunition can resupply is designed to teach the recruits how to be tactical at night while practicing light and noise discipline. Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training approximately 16,000 recruits annually. Golf Company is scheduled to graduate May 8.
Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, sprint toward their opponent during pugil sticks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 23. Recruits competed in three bouts. Each played the role of offense, defense and took part in a free for all. The offense and defense bouts were fought two-on-one, which posed high risk or a bigger challenge than the last matches. Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on June 19.
Pugil Sticks
Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, sprint toward their opponent during pugil sticks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 23. Recruits competed in three bouts. Each played the role of offense, defense and took part in a free for all. The offense and defense bouts were fought two-on-one, which posed high risk or a bigger challenge than the last matches. Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on June 19.
Private First Class Mark-Louie H. Taocta, Platoon 1007, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, performs ammunition can lifts during the Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 9.  Taocta moved to the United States at the age of 15 not knowing any English or having an understanding of the American culture.  He quickly overcame this challenge and decided to join the Marine Corps after being inspired by his father who served in the Philippine Marine Corps.
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Private First Class Mark-Louie H. Taocta, Platoon 1007, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, performs ammunition can lifts during the Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 9. Taocta moved to the United States at the age of 15 not knowing any English or having an understanding of the American culture. He quickly overcame this challenge and decided to join the Marine Corps after being inspired by his father who served in the Philippine Marine Corps.
Private First Class William R. Potter, Platoon 2166, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, assists his fire team during the 12 Stalls event at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 31.In a simulated mission, the fire team was tasked with supplying a new tire to a platoon with a flat tire. The difficult part of completing the simulated resupply was a minefield between the team and the platoon. Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training over 16,000 recruits annually. Company H is scheduled to graduate from recruit training, April 10.
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Private First Class William R. Potter, Platoon 2166, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, assists his fire team during the 12 Stalls event at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 31.In a simulated mission, the fire team was tasked with supplying a new tire to a platoon with a flat tire. The difficult part of completing the simulated resupply was a minefield between the team and the platoon. Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training over 16,000 recruits annually. Company H is scheduled to graduate from recruit training, April 10.
Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, pratice holding their newly-issued rifles correctly during Rifle Issue at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 23. From the beginning of training, recruits familiarize themselves with the weapon and as training progresses; they will learn more about its functions and will undergo additional more advanced training.  A  Marine Corps belief is that all Marines regardless of gender, age or military occupational specialty are proficient in weapons handling and employment which makes ‘every Marine a rifleman.’ Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training over 16,000 recruits annually. Fox Company is scheduled to graduate June 12.
Rifle Issue
Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, pratice holding their newly-issued rifles correctly during Rifle Issue at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 23. From the beginning of training, recruits familiarize themselves with the weapon and as training progresses; they will learn more about its functions and will undergo additional more advanced training. A Marine Corps belief is that all Marines regardless of gender, age or military occupational specialty are proficient in weapons handling and employment which makes ‘every Marine a rifleman.’ Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training over 16,000 recruits annually. Fox Company is scheduled to graduate June 12.
A recruit of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, descends the tower by leaning back and walking straight down during the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 20. The rappel tower consists of a 15-foot fast rope rappel station a 60-foot side wall rappel station, and a 60-foot center hole (hell hole) rappel station.
Rappel tower
A recruit of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, descends the tower by leaning back and walking straight down during the rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 20. The rappel tower consists of a 15-foot fast rope rappel station a 60-foot side wall rappel station, and a 60-foot center hole (hell hole) rappel station.
Marines of Support Battalion run with a log while some wait to rotate back in during the log race at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 21.  Each team used their physical and mental strength to push their minds past the exhaustion and pain of carrying the 150 to 200 pound logs.
log race
Marines of Support Battalion run with a log while some wait to rotate back in during the log race at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 21. Each team used their physical and mental strength to push their minds past the exhaustion and pain of carrying the 150 to 200 pound logs.
Recruit Jesus Garcia, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, practices his prone position while snapping in during Grass Week at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 14. Recruits sight in on white drums with targets painted on them, simulating the actual targets that recruits will see at various firing lines. During this time, instructors will correct recruits on their positions and give them tips on how they can be more comfortable. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate June 5. Garcia is a native of Fresno, Calif., and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Francisco.
Grass Week
Recruit Jesus Garcia, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, practices his prone position while snapping in during Grass Week at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 14. Recruits sight in on white drums with targets painted on them, simulating the actual targets that recruits will see at various firing lines. During this time, instructors will correct recruits on their positions and give them tips on how they can be more comfortable. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate June 5. Garcia is a native of Fresno, Calif., and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Francisco.
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 James K. Porterfield
Sergeant Major, 
Western Recruiting Region
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
San Diego, CA

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