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Marine Corps Recruit Depot

 

Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Western Recruiting Region

San Diego, CA
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To Our Valued Family and Friends:
**Visitors without base access (valid military ID) must enter through Gate 5**

 
As a reminder to our valued family and friends:
"Please take precautions to prevent the spread of illness during flu season
by using these preventive actions while visiting MCRD San Diego:

-Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
-Wash your hands often with water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based
hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not
available."

MCRDSD is located just northwest of downtown San Diego and north of the San Diego International Airport, Lindbergh Field. Gate 5 (Washington St.) is the main visitor gate. 


Entering and Leaving the Depot
All visitor vehicles MUST enter through Gate 5 (Washington Street, exit off of highway 5 north or south). Vehicles and personnel are subject to search upon entry. Expect delay and plan accordingly. Speed limit throughout the base is 15-20 MPH. Please drive at 5 MPH when near marching troops and obey all traffic and speed signs.

Identification: Every person age sixteen and older is required to have a valid form of photo identification to gain access to the Depot. This ID must be kept on their person at all times. Acceptable forms of identification include: state issued identification cards, driver’s licenses, passports, military dependent identification cards, and school/work identification cards.

Driver’s License/Registration/Insurance: If you are driving a vehicle, ensure you have a driver’s license, vehicle registration card, and proof of insurance in your possession. Each of these items are required to be current and in a valid status. If you are unsure, contact your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles/Motor Vehicle Administration and they will assist you in determining the status of your driver’s license and registration.

Firearms/Weapons: All firearms and weapons are prohibited aboard MCRDSD.

Drugs: All controlled substances are prohibited aboard MCRDSD. Any person(s) found possessing a controlled substance or associated paraphernalia (i.e. smoking devices) will be found in violation of Federal law. A medical marijuana card does not authorize possession of marijuana aboard MCRDSD. Contraband will be seized and offenders may be cited and denied entry.

Base Map Gate 5 

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