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Beginning 22 October 2021, all Marines graduating from Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego will once again be authorized “boot leave,” and will be given the opportunity to take 10 days of leave following their graduation from Recruit Training.
Recruits will be given the opportunity to make all travel arrangements during the training cycle, and will have them completed prior to their graduation from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Travel plans may be coordinated to enable Marines to depart the Depot with their family following graduation and travel to their leave location together. Marines will travel with their follow-on orders which state the date that they are required to report to the School of Infantry to continue their Marine Corps training.
“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.”
“For guests to MCRD San Diego that intend to park a recreation vehicle or “tailgate” on family or graduation day, please refer to the following map and utilize the highlighted lot.
Conducting these activities surrounding the parade deck has become a safety hazard and guests will be asked to move their vehicles if they are found outside of the designated lot. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.”
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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November 04, 2021
Brigadier General Jason L. Morris, Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Western Recruiting Region
Sergeant Major Abel T. Leal, Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Western Recruiting Region