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Marine Band San Diego play during a holiday concert in front of Pendleton Hall on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 8, 2018.
Marine Band San Diego play during a holiday concert in front of Pendleton Hall on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 8, 2018. Each year, the Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego/ Western Recruiting Region sponsors activities aboard the installation designed to highlight the holiday season. The main event for this year's holiday season was the 2018 Holiday Concert.
Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, swing across an obstacle during Confidence Course I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 4.
Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, swing across an obstacle during Confidence Course I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 4. 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. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Feb 1. Photo by: Cpl. Brooke C. Woods
Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, carry logs during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Nov. 26.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER!!! Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, carry logs during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Nov. 26. Recruits had to communicate and work as a team to get the log from one location to another. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained aboard MCRD San Diego. Hotel Company is scheduled to graduate Jan. 18. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Christian M. Garcia.
Recruits from Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, undergo an initial gear inspection during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Nov. 16.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER!!! Recruits from Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, undergo an initial gear inspection during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Nov. 16. The inspection ensures the recruits have all the gear they will need for the duration of training. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Golf Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 8. Photos by: Cpl. Brooke C. Woods
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, Nov 15.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER!!! 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, Nov 15. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Fox Company officially graduated from recruit Nov 16. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis
A primary marksmanship instructor with Edson Range, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, assists a recruit with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, with his sitting position during range week at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 5.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER!!! A primary marksmanship instructor with Edson Range, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, assists a recruit with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, with his sitting position during range week at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 5. The PMIs corrected the recruits’ shooting positions to improve their ability to accurately fire their weapons for qualification. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 7. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis)
Staff Sgt. Ian J. Jernigan, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Instructor, Instructional Training Company, Support Battalion, provides a brief to recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prior to beginning pugil sticks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct. 15.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER!!! Staff Sgt. Ian J. Jernigan, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Instructor, Instructional Training Company, Support Battalion, provides a brief to recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prior to beginning pugil sticks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct. 15. The Bayonet Assault Course evaluates recruits on their ability to perform various MCMCAP techniques with an M16-A4 Service Rifle. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Golf Company graduated Oct. 26. Photo by Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis
Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, carry a log during Log Drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct. 22.
Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, carry a log during Log Drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct. 22. Recruits must work together and use their strength to lift up the log without dropping it. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 14. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexander L. Gist)
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
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Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, swing across an obstacle during Confidence Course I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 4.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, swing across an obstacle during Confidence Course I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 4. 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. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Feb 1. Photo by: Cpl. Brooke C. Woods
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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