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A recruit with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion participates in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, May 20, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. A recruit with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion participates in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, May 20, 2020. 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. Grace J. Kindred)
Congratulations Charlie Company

Congratulations Charlie Company May 29, 2020

A new recruit with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, receives his welcome brief on the bus during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, March 2, 2020. Once recruits stepped off the bus, they immediately began the transformation from civilian to Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

What is Manny up to this Month?

Be prepared to find out where Manny goes each month.!

Pfc. Manny, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego (MCRDSD) mascot, stands on top of an obstacle during the crucible at Marine Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 6, 2020. The crucible is a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training which will finalize the transformation from recruit to Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

Training Matrix

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

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GRADUATION & COVID-19 INFO

April 27, 2020 8:36 p.m.
MCRD San Diego continues to employ force health protection actions and safeguarding essential personnel to ensure we can accomplish our missions. This includes closing access to the installation for non-essential personnel and families to safeguard the health of recruits and training personnel. Public recruit graduation week events have been modified until the risk of COVID-19 has decreased nationally. Confirmed and high-risk potential patients of COVID-19 are currently in quarantine, and we are closely following all guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Nonessential personnel have been granted the authority to telework to ensure our mission of “Making Marines” can continue. As recruits arrive to the depot in the future, they will enter a staging period of 14 days during which they will be medically screened, monitored and provided classes to prepare and orient them to begin recruit training. All of this will occur before they step onto our iconic yellow footprints and make that memorable move toward earning the title Marine. Current planning and execution remain fluid as the situation continues to evolve.

The health and well-being of recruits, recruiting and training personnel, and their families remain our primary concern. We are keeping our personnel well informed regarding protective actions to minimize transmission, and the state-of-the art Navy medical testing capabilities are being used. Your recruits remain our top priority, and they are in good hands.

The Department of Defense has extended the travel ban until 30 June. This restriction will be reviewed every 15 days by DoD personnel.
Graduations will remain closed to the public until further notice. If you are holding onto a reservation or making travel arrangements with a future graduation in mind based on the initial travel ban, please understand that until there is a change in policy the public will not be allowed to attend. New Marines will continue to ship directly to the School of Infantry/Marine Combat Training after graduation.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the pandemic together. When a change is made to base access allowances, graduations, or leave for new Marines, it will be shared officially on this page and the depot website. 


We must all understand the importance of protecting the force and, as a Marine Corps, continue to be the “most ready when the nation is the least ready.”

Please be aware of the following:
- Graduation Events remain closed to the public.
- Graduating Marines will go directly to School of Infantry without leave.
- Graduation photos and video will be posted on this FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/mcrdsd/.

For the most current information on COVID-19 visit the following websites:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - https://www.coronavirus.gov 
What the U.S. Government is Doing - https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus
CDC.GOV https://cdc.gov/coronavirus
 

Follow Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and monitor https://www.mcrdsd.marines.mil/ for official information.

COVID-19 INFO

As part of the efforts to protect the health and welfare of the force, it is essential to support measures to reduce occupancy of various public spaces aboard Marine Corps Installations.  In furtherance of this goal, the Depot Command Museum, and MCCS facilities, inclusive of the gym and PX aboard this installation are closed to all non-permanent personnel until such time as health conditions permit wider use by visiting service members and the public. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your support as we work to balance our critical military training mission with our obligations to ensure the safety of all who transit through this installation.

Effective  Friday, March 20 at midnight, MCRD Gate Hours of Operation will shift to:
Gate 2 (Barnett Avenue) CLOSED
Gate 4 (Old Town Avenue) CLOSED
Gate 5 (Washington Street) 24/7

Effective Saturday, 21 March 2020 until further notice, all Marine Corps Community Services departments will be closed. Counseling services at Marine And Family Programs will be available via mobile contact. All information on closures is posted on:
www.mccsmcrd.com and on MCCS MCRD Facebook.

We continue to monitor CDC and Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center updates and prioritize the health of our recruits. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page, the CDC's information page, the NMCPHC information page, and the DOD information page, and the What the U.S. Government is Doing See below:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
What the U.S. Government is Doing
CDC.GOV
MED.NAVY.MIL
DEFENSE.GOV

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

   San Diego, CA
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MCRDSD/WRR PHOTOS
A recruit with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion participates in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, May 20, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. A recruit with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion participates in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, May 20, 2020. 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. Grace J. Kindred)
Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 13, 2020.
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, participate in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 13, 2020. The crucible is a 54- hour long culminating event at recruit training which will finalize the transformation from recruit to Marine. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate May 29. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
New Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, May 7, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. New Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, May 7, 2020. Following graduation on May 8, the new Marines will be transported to Camp Pendleton, Calif., to begin their next phase of training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brooke C. Woods)
A recruit with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion participates in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, April 28, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. A recruit with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion participates in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, April 28, 2020. 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)
A recruit with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion participates in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, April 21, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. A recruit with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion participates in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, April 21, 2020. The course consisted of different obstacles that simulated the type of terrain Marines may come across in combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Beat
Pfc. Manny, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego (MCRDSD) mascot, goes over quarantine plans with members of the Marine Band San Diego at MCRDSD, April 12, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. Pfc. Manny, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego (MCRDSD) mascot, goes over quarantine plans with members of the Marine Band San Diego at MCRDSD, April 12, 2020. MCRDSD has taken many extra precautions, including additional duties in order to keep the base safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
Recruits begin taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face masks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego (MCRDSD), April, 9, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. Recruits begin taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face masks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego (MCRDSD), April, 9, 2020. As of April 8, 2020, all personnel on MCRDSD are required to wear face masks in all plausible situations excluding physical training in order to reduce the risks of contracting COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl Zachary T. Beatty)
A recruit with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, low crawls during the Combat Conditioning Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, April 1, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. A recruit with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, low crawls during the Combat Conditioning Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, April 1, 2020. The course exposed recruits to the physical demands they could be faced with during a combat situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
A recruit with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion responds to a drill instructor during the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, March 24, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. A recruit with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion responds to a drill instructor during the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, March 24, 2020. The course consisted of different obstacles that simulated the type of terrain Marines may come across in combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
Drill instructors with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, begin the Senior Drill instructor Inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, March 19, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. Drill instructors with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, begin the Senior Drill instructor Inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, March 19, 2020. Throughout Recruit Training, recruits undergo numerous inspections culminating in their Battalion Commander inspection which takes place just prior to graduation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
Pfc. Manny, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego (MCRDSD) mascot, sits on the yellow footprints at MCRDSD, March 5, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. Pfc. Manny, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego (MCRDSD) mascot, sits on the yellow footprints at MCRDSD, March 5, 2020. The transformation from recruit to Marine begins once recruits step off the bus, and onto the yellow footprints. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 26, 2020.
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, participate in a crucible event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 26, 2020. Throughout the Crucible recruits had to work together and pull their own weight in order to succeed and earn the title of Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
Recruits with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 24, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. Recruits with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 24, 2020. Physical training is utilized to strengthen the body and develop a strong character embodying our core values through teamwork. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanne Wattier)
Remembering to Breathe
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Being thrown into an emergency can be frightening and confusing, especially when a person’s life is at risk. That is something U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas Zandate, a recruiter out of Recruiting Substation Pomona, Recruiting Station Riverside, 12th Marine Corps District, can tell you firsthand when he noticed a man in need of medical attention. On February 20, 2020, Zandate’s heroic actions saved a man’s life in a parking lot off of Rio Rancho Rd. in Pomona, Calif. That Thursday afternoon was like any other for the Marines at RSS Pomona, talking to individuals about the Marine Corps and discussing their goals and aspirations. Zandate was on his way back to the RSS to speak to Manuel Corrales, an individual that is aspiring to become a Marine. Corrales was waiting outside the office when Zandate arrived. “I went on to continue chest compressions,” said Zandate. “This had to be going on for maybe four or five minutes then about halfway through one of my repetitions the nurse starts checking his pulse and saying, ‘we’re losing him, his eyes are turning blue and black we might lose him, they’re going to call it.’ “By call it, she meant the first responders were going it call it, she said just stop and that they’re going to call it. I was about halfway through my compressions and in my head, I just knew I had to do 30, so I kept doing them, and towards the end, his mouth was moving and it sounded like a snore. That’s when I continued the chest compressions until the snore became a breath. I told him to focus on my voice and focus on your breathing, don’t worry about anything else.” “He was blue and his pupils were dilated but then all of a sudden, he was breathing,” said Corrales. “If Zandate wasn’t there, that man could have died. He was in the right place at the right time and his training kicked in.” Read the full story below. https://www.dvidshub.net/news/363891/remembering-breathe?fbclid=IwAR1IWbE57y
Sgt Kristopher Scheuer with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, encourages recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, during the Combat Conditioning Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Feb. 19, 2020.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner. Sgt Kristopher Scheuer with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, encourages recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, during the Combat Conditioning Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Feb. 19, 2020. Throughout the course, recruits rotated through different stations executing different Marine Corps Martial Arts techniques. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Maria A. Estrada)