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Recruits with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, analyze an obstacle during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California Oct. 2,
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. Recruits with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, analyze an obstacle during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California Oct. 2, 2019. The crucible is a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training that finalized the transformation from recruit to Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
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Recruits with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, analyze an obstacle during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California Oct. 2, 2019.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. Recruits with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, analyze an obstacle during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California Oct. 2, 2019. The crucible is a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training that finalized the transformation from recruit to Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, begin the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct. 1, 2019.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, begin the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct. 1, 2019. The course helped recruits build a combat mindset while loud noises were played over a speaker to simulate combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
Lance Cpl. Sean Blue, a Range Coach with Weapons and Field Training Battalion, corrects a recruits firing position during a table one live fire drill at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California Sept. 25, 2019.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. Lance Cpl. Sean Blue, a Range Coach with Weapons and Field Training Battalion, corrects a recruits firing position during a table one live fire drill at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California Sept. 25, 2019. Drill instructors and shooting coaches kept a close eye on each recruit to ensure their success and safety during the range. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, run over logs during field week at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California Sept. 13.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, run over logs during field week at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California Sept. 13. The purpose of field week was to train recruits on how to conduct themselves in a combat situation, and prepare them for the crucible. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
Pvt. Manny leads log drills with recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 9.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! Pvt. Manny leads log drills with recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 9. Manny is named after Sgt. Johnny R. Manuelito, one of the original Navajo Code Talkers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zack T. Beatty)
A recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to receive his Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, after the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California Aug. 29.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! A recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to receive his Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, after the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California Aug. 29. The Crucible is a 54 hour long event that tests the recruits on everything they have been taught throughout recruit training, pushing through sleep and food deprevation in order to earn the title of Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zack T. Beatty)
New Marines with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, sing along to their drill instructors' cadence during a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 29.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! New Marines with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, sing along to their drill instructors' cadence during a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 29. Hotel Company Marines are granted 10 days of leave after they graduate Aug. 30. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cristian G. Torres)
Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 19.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 19. Recruits must pull their weight and work together in order to complete the drills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
A Marine from Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, hugs his loved one after being released for liberty at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, August 15.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! A Marine from Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, hugs his loved one after being released for liberty at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, August 15. This is the first time families get to see their new Marines before they graduate August 16. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cristian G. Torres)
The new Marines of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 8.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! The new Marines of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 8. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of India Company will officially graduate from recruit training the next day. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesula Jeanluois)
The new Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 1.
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, conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 1. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Echo Company officially graduated from recruit training the next day. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis)
Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march during a final drill evaluation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 20.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march during a final drill evaluation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 20. Drill instructors call a cadence to their platoon to keep the recruits in step with each other while marching. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Hotel Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 30. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis)
New recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit training Battalion respond to a drill instructor during a Uniform Code of Military Justice brief at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 8.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! New recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit training Battalion respond to a drill instructor during a Uniform Code of Military Justice brief at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 8. At this point, the recruits are informed of the articles of the UCMJ that apply to them while they are in recruit training. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 4. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred.
Staff Sgt. Nicolas Campbell, drill master with 1st Recruit Training Battalion, inspects recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion during a final drill evaluation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 29.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! Staff Sgt. Nicolas Campbell, drill master with 1st Recruit Training Battalion, inspects recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion during a final drill evaluation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 29. During evaluations, drillmasters score the platoons based on their uniforms, bearing, movements, as well as the drill instructor’s cadence and sword control. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. India Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 9. Photo By: Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis
The new Marines of Charlie Company,1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 20
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! The new Marines of Charlie Company,1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 20. After nearly 13 weeks of training, the Marines of Charlie Company graduated from recruit training June 21. Photo by Lance Cpl. Zack T. Beatty
Fox Company Graduation

Congratulations Fox Graduation October 18, 2019

SSgt Dion C. Davis, a drill instructor with Receiving Company, Support Battalion, orders the new recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, off of the bus during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 22. Once the recruits stepped off the bus, they immediately began the transformation from civilian to Marine. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Golf Company is scheduled to graduate October 18.
(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Zack T. Beatty)

MCRD/WRR Leaders

   Brigadier General Ryan P. Heritage
   Commanding General,
   Western Recruiting Region
   Marine Corps Recruit Depot
   San Diego, CA

   CG's Bio

 

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

   San Diego, CA
   SGTMAJ's Bio

MCRD/WRR Visitor Access

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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Training Matrix

The Crucible begins on T56 (Wednesday) due to recent changes to improve the training schedule.

An updated Recruit Training Matrix will be available in the future. Click and download the PDF Matrix below.

What is Manny up to this week?

Be prepared to find out where Manny goes each week!
Pvt. Manny, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego mascot, observes recruits with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion during the crucible at Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 2, 2019. Throughout the Crucible recruits must work together and pull their own weight in order to succeed earn the title of Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)