“Out of a desire to keep graduations open and accessible for all families, due to COVID-19 masks are now required in all indoor settings while aboard MCRD, San Diego.  During the conduct of the graduation ceremony, while seated in the bleachers, all guests must wear masks. We ask that all guests visiting for family day and graduation arrive at the gate with a mask, but we will be providing masks to those requiring them.
We thank you for your continued cooperation and support.”

 

   

    

    

                

         

You voted, and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot Winner. The drill instructors designated numerous recruits as simulated casualties during this event forcing the remaining recruits to work through the chaos in order to succeed. The crucible is a 54-hour culminating event which ends with the remaining recruits receiving their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty) #MarineRecruit #recruits #wemakemarines #SemperFidelis #Marines #MCRDSD Finding purpose and your place in a common cause. What you truly long for is discovered by fighting for it. This is where the battle begins. Follow the link and start your journey and earn the title Marine. www.marines.com/WRRHQ
You voted, and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot Winner. A U.S. Marine Corps Private with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion holds his Eagle, Globe, and Anchor for the first time during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 2, 2021. After completing the Reaper, a ceremony was held where drill instructors presented their new Marines with the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. The crucible was a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training which will finalize the transformation from recruit to Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred) #MarineRecruit #recruits #wemakemarines #SemperFidelis #Marines #MCRDSD Finding purpose and your place in a common cause. What you truly long for is discovered by fighting for it. This is where the battle begins. Follow the link and start your journey and earn the title Marine. www.marines.com/WRRHQ
U.S. Marine Corps recruit Lucas Leis, a recruit with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion runs up a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 1, 2021. This hill is named “Basilone’s Hill,” after U.S. Marine GySgt John Basilone in honor of his bravery in Guadalcanal. Leis was recruited out of Burton, Kan. with Oklahoma City, Okla. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred) — with RS Oklahoma City Marines.
You voted, and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot Winner. Friends and family of the new Marines of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion wait for their Marines to arrive for the motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot, San Diego, Aug. 19, 2021. The loved ones bring homemade signs, platoon flags, and other celebratory items to encourage their Marines as they complete the final training event of the 13-week training. Friends and family are invited on base for the motivational run and graduation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gloria Lepko)
You voted, and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot Winner. U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Omar Bardalesramos, a drill instructor with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, commands recruits to curl a log during log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Aug. 2, 2021. The recruits completed as many reps as they could in the slotted time before moving on to the next station. (U.S. Marine Corps photo Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin) #MarineRecruit #recruits #wemakemarines #SemperFidelis #Marines #MCRDSD Finding purpose and your place in a common cause. What you truly long for is discovered by fighting for it. This is where the battle begins. Follow the link and start your journey and earn the title Marine. www.marines.com/WRRHQ
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Andrew Brand, a Senior Drill Instructor with the Recruit Training Regiment, motivates the families of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, during a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, July 29, 2021. Following the motivational run, the new Marines were granted on-base liberty to spend time with their families. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
Congratulations Hotel Company September 17, 2021
New U.S. Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, stand in formation during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Sept. 17, 2021. Marines stood in formation with their platoons while awaiting dismissal. Following graduation, Marines took the next step in training at the School of Infantry at Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
 
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Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Western Recruiting Region

   Brigadier General
   Jason L. Morris
   Commanding General,
   Western Recruiting Region
   Marine Corps Recruit Depot
                                    San Diego, CA

   CG's Bio

Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Western Recruiting Region

   Sergeant Major Abel T. Leal
   Sergeant Major,
   Western Recruiting Region
   Marine Corps Recruit Depot

   San Diego, CA
   SgtMaj's Bio

All visitors and graduation traffic 
Please enter the base through Gate 5 at the intersection of Washington Street and Pacific Highway. All visitors must have a valid driver's license, state issued identification card, or passport, and all drivers are required to have a valid driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance in their possession.

All vehicles and personnel are subject to search upon entry and firearms, weapons, knives greater than 3 inches, drugs and all drug paraphernalia are prohibited. Prohibited items will be seized and offenders may be cited and denied entry. Expect delays for security screening and please plan accordingly.

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The Crucible begins on T-55 Tuesday through T-56 Wednesday.

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