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The new Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 11.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! The new Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 11. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Echo Company graduated April 12. Photo by Cpl. Brooke C. Woods.
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You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! The new Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 11.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! The new Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 11. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Echo Company graduated April 12. Photo by Cpl. Brooke C. Woods.
A drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego places pinwheels in a garden area during the Pinwheel Garden Event at MCRD San Diego, April 2.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! A drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego places pinwheels in a garden area during the Pinwheel Garden Event at MCRD San Diego, April 2. The Pinwheel Garden Event raised recognition to support the healthy development of children nationwide. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred.
The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 16.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 16. The ceremony was held to celebrate Marine Corps history using music, marching, and precision drill. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Pfc. Cristian Torres)
2018 Federal Utility Partnership Award on March 7, 2019, during a recent San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) Federal Energy Forum.
San Diego – Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego was presented with the 2018 Federal Utility Partnership Award on March 7, 2019, during a recent San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) Federal Energy Forum. Receiving the award for MCRD San Diego was Rick Hatcher, the Installation Energy Manager. The following points were highlighted regarding MCRD’s award presentation: • MCRD has partnered with SDG&E on multiple Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) projects beginning in 2009. • MCRD installed 3.6 megawatts (MW) of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems providing more than 30% of the base's energy load. • The most recent UESC project replaced more than 26,000 lights with high efficiency lighting resulting in a savings of 554 kilowatt hours (kWh). • MCRD has installed 160,000 square feet of synthetic turf, significantly decreasing the water requirement aboard the installation. • More than 90% of the non-tactical vehicle fleet are electric vehicles, hybrids, or fueled by E85, an ethanol fuel blend of 85% ethanol fuel and 15% gasoline. • The bus carrying Marines to the airport is powered by Compressed Natural Gas. • MCRD has reduced their millions of British Thermal Units (MBTU) by 41% (against a 2015 baseline) utilizing a transition from steam to gas. Criteria considered in selecting the awardee included: energy conservation and efficiency efforts, either over a prolonged period or significant activity in the previous year; engagement with SDG&E to assist in achieving energy conservation; demonstrated expertise in energy management; impact to the region from an energy management and sustainability perspective; demonstrated strong qualities of environmental stewardship; and the embracing of new energy technologies such as renewable generation, energy storage and electric vehicle infrastructure. To read more click here https://www.dvidshub.net/news/315119/mcrd-san-diego-receives-energy-award-sdge
The new Marines of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March, 14.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! The new Marines of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, reunited with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March, 14. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of lima Company officially graduated from recruit training March 15. (Photo by PFC Grace J. Kindred)
A recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, war-cries while conducting warm-ups during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 6.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! A recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, war-cries while conducting warm-ups during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 6. One of the purposes of MCMAP is to teach recruits how to defeat the enemy using hand-to-hand combat. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited form the Western Recruiting Region are trained aboard MCRD San Diego. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate May 4. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis.)
The new Marines of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 28.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! The new Marines of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 28. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Charlie Company will officially graduate from recruit training the next day. Photo by Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis.
The new Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 21.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! The new Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 21. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Kilo Company will officially graduate from recruit training the next day. Photo by Cpl. Christian M. Garcia
Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march as a company for the last time during their graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb 8.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march as a company for the last time during their graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb 8. Graduation takes place at the completion of a thirteen-week transformation including training in drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marine Corps customs and traditions. Annually more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained aboard MCRD San Diego. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez
Congratulations to the new Marines of Alpha Company for officially graduating from recruit training, Feb 1.
Congratulations to the new Marines of Alpha Company for officially graduating from recruit training, Feb 1. #USMC #MCRDSanDiego #Marines #Graduation Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis
Staff Sgt. Eduardo Rodriguez, drill instructor, with Instructional Training Company, Support Battalion, briefs the recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 23.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! Staff Sgt. Eduardo Rodriguez, drill instructor, with Instructional Training Company, Support Battalion, briefs the recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 23. One of the purposes of learning MCMAP is to teach recruits basic offensive and defensive techniques. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate April 12. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez
Marines with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march as a company for the last time during their graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan 18
Marines with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march as a company for the last time during their graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan 18. Graduation takes place at the completion of a thirteen-week transformation including training in drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marine Corps customs and traditions. Annually more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained aboard MCRD San Diego. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis.
A Marine with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, reunites with a loved one after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 11, 2019.
A Marine with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, reunites with a loved one after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 11, 2019. Graduation takes place at the completion of a thirteen-week transformation including training in drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marine Corps customs and traditions. Annually more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained aboard MCRD San Diego. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis
Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 7.
Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 7. Physical training is utilized to strengthen the body and develop a strong character embodying our core values through teamwork. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate March 1. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez.
Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, receive a brief during a Marines Corps Martial Arts Program Session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 3.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, receive a brief during a Marines Corps Martial Arts Program Session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 3. One of the purposes of learning MCMAP is to teach recruits basic offensive and defensive techniques. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Lima Company Is scheduled to graduate March 15. Photo by: Cpl. Christian M. Garcia
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MCRD/WRR Leaders

  Brigadier General Ryan P. Heritage
  Commanding General,
  Western Recruiting Region
  Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  San Diego, CA
 
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  Sergeant Major Devon A. Lee
  Sergeant Major, 
  Western Recruiting Region
  Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  San Diego, CA
 
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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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