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Members of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Color Guard present the colors at the 17th annual Boot Camp Challenge aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, October 13.
TOP SHOT WINNER!!! You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! Members of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Color Guard present the colors at the 17th annual Boot Camp Challenge aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, October 13.
The new Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct 4.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! Which is your favorite? Vote now and see the winner Monday! The new Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct 4. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Hotel Company will officially graduated from recruit training Oct 5. Photo by: Cpl. Brooke C. Woods
The new Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct 4.
The new Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct 4. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Hotel Company will officially graduate from recruit training tomorrow.
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MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego hosted a Multi-Cultural day to celebrate the contributions of the different cultures in the United States and the military at the MCRD Command Museum, September 27, 2018. Marines and civilians set up booths and exhibits to display the numerous cultures of people who are serving in the military. “Some key parts of the event are to educate, promote resources, and unify our diverse workforce here at MCRD,” said Yesenia Rodriguez, equal employment opportunity specialist, MCRD San Diego. “We want everyone to come together, all the diverse individuals to come together as one.” The exhibits on display highlighted different groups, such as the African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American and Pacific Islander, National American Indian and Caribbean American heritages. “All of our representatives and resources are coming from the community as well as our work forces,” said Rodriguez. “They are volunteers who come out here and support the event, celebrate, and share their backgrounds so people can learn about different cultures.” There were speakers who talked about their experiences with different cultures. “My first taste of diversity was in the seventh grade when I went to an inner city school in downtown Louisville,” said Colonel Jim G. Gruny, Chief of Staff, MCRD San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region. “For the first time in my life I was the minority, I’m the guy who is a little uncomfortable about things, and I’ll tell you, when you are a seventh grader it is kind of a scary experience.” The main purpose of the event was to promote and educate the work forces on MCRD San Diego on diversity and celebrate the backgrounds of each culture. “The last time we had something like this was back in 2013,” said Rodriguez. “We are looking to try to continue on and have a multicultural event every year.”
Length of service awards aboard the MCRDSD October 4, 2018
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California – Mr. David A. Drzewiecki and Mr. Richard E. Myrick stand proudly with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Western Recruiting Region Chief of Staff, and their respective assistant chiefs of staff after receiving length of service awards aboard the depot October 4, 2018. The civilian workforce on MCRD San Diego is critically important to the operations that support the training of over 18,000 Marine recruits each year. Drzewiecki is the director of facilities at the depot and was received his award for 35 years of service to the federal government, and Myrick is the deputy director of administration and personnel and received his award for 30 years of service to the federal government. Photo by: MCRD San Diego Communication Strategy and Operations.
Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, climb an obstacle during a confidence course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 24.
Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, climb an obstacle during a confidence course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 24. Recruits traversed various obstacles simulating going through different combat environments. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 30. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis
Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, attend a chapel service at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 9.
Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, attend a chapel service at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 9. Chapel services are a way for recruits to receive spiritual support during recruit training. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanluois
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, Sept 7
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! 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, Sept 7. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Echo Company officially graduated from recruit training Sept 8. Photos by: Lance Cpl. Christian M. Garcia
The new Marines of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug 30.
The new Marines of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug 30. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Bravo Company officially graduated from recruit training Aug 31. #USMC #wemakemarines #SemperFidelis #MCRDSD #MarineRecruit Photos by: Cpl. Brooke C. Woods
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, Aug 16.
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, Aug 16. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Lima Company will officially graduate from recruit training tomorrow. Photos by: Lance Cpl. Christian M. Garcia
The new Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during family day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug 9th.
The new Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during family day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, today. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Fox Company will officially graduate from recruit training tomorrow. Photos by: Lance Cpl. Jesula JeanLouis
Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, swing across an obstacle during Confidence Course I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 30.
You voted, and we listened! Here is this week's top shot! Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, swing across an obstacle during Confidence Course I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 30. The confidence course challenges recruits to face their fears and overcome them. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Hotel Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 5. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Christian M. Garcia
Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, curl a log during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 23.
You voted, and we listened! Here is this week's winner Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, curl a log during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 23. 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. India Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 14. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Christian M. Garcia
Drill instructors with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, give a demonstration during Bayonet Assault Course III at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 17.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT WINNER!!! You voted, and we listened! Here is this week's top shot! Drill instructors with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, give a demonstration during Bayonet Assault Course III at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 17. Recruits were given a safety brief and protective gear prior to starting the event and implemented Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques throughout the event. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 31. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Christian M. Garcia
Sergeant Marco A. Casillas, drill instructor, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, corrects a recruit during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 29.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's top shot! Sergeant Marco A. Casillas, drill instructor, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, corrects a recruit during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 29. Throughout recruit training recruits are required to move quickly when ordered from a drill instructor at all times. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Delta Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 21. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez
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Members of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Color Guard present the colors at the 17th annual Boot Camp Challenge aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, October 13.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER!!! Members of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Color Guard present the colors at the 17th annual Boot Camp Challenge aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, October 13. MCRD San Diego hosted a three-mile obstacle race open to military and civilian communities. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Private First Class Maria Estrada)
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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