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The Kilo Company Graduation Ceremony has been moved indoors to the base theater due to continued rain showers throughout the morning.

In order for the theater to accomodate the large crowds, graduation will be split into two ceremonies. Lead series (Platoons 3221, 3222, 3223) will begin first and will be immediately followed by Follow series (Platoons 3225, 3226, 3227). The timeline for todays adjusted ceremony is below.

0845 Lead Series families begin seating in depot theater
0900-0930 Lead Series graduation ceremony
0935 Follow Series families begin seating in depot theater
0945-1015 Follow Series graduation ceremony.

Please note: New Marines will still need to pick up their uniforms which will be available beginning at 1100. Once your Marine has their uniform, they will be permitted to leave the depot and begin their 10-day leave.

Thank you again to the Kilo Company families for your understanding.

Families and Friends – the following companies are on a modified training schedule and graduating one week early.

Class 26-22 (Co A): 26 Aug Grad
Class 27-22 (Co G): 2 Sep Grad
Class 28-22 (Co K): 9 Sep Grad
Class 29-22 (Co C): 16 Sep Grad

Dismissal Time:
Due to operational commitments, all new Marines will remain aboard the Depot after graduation until dismissed by their respective platoons from the Depot Theater. Dismissal time will vary but will be no later than 1500 on the graduation date.

MCCS facilities and Command Museum will be open for visitors while they wait for their new Marine’s dismissal.

Travel Arrangements:
It is recommended that you coordinate with your new Marine prior to making any travel arrangements if you plan to travel with them after graduation. For commercial airline flights out of San Diego International Airport (SAN), it is recommended to not book a departure time earlier than 1700 to allow ample time for travel to the airport and security screening.

For official graduation information:

MCRD San Diego has authorized personnel to be unmasked while aboard MCRD San Diego with the following exceptions:
All personnel/visitors must wear a mask while indoors at the Branch Medical Clinic and the Branch Dental Clinic.
All Recruits must wear masks during Phase 1 of Recruit Training.

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"We thank you for your continued cooperation and support.”

Marine Corps Recruit Depot is operating at Health Protection Condition

On Aug. 11, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Community Level for San Diego decreased to 'MEDIUM'. As of Aug. 11, all vaccinated personnel on Camp Pendleton are no longer required to wear a mask in indoor facilities.

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“For guests to MCRD San Diego that intend to park a recreation vehicle or “tailgate” on family or graduation day, please refer to the following map and utilize the highlighted lot.

Conducting these activities surrounding the parade deck has become a safety hazard and guests will be asked to move their vehicles if they are found outside of the designated lot. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.”

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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