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The Marine Corps Band from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, provides the music for the launching ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42). First Lieutenant David L. Robins conducts the band

The Marine Corps Band from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Seattle State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Lockheed Shipbuilding Company Release Status: Rele... More

US Marine Colonel (Retired) Mitch Paige (left, saluting) World War ll Medal of Honor Recipient, is the Reviewing Officer during recruit graduation aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on March 24th, 2000

US Marine Colonel (Retired) Mitch Paige (left, saluting) World War ll ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Usmc Recruit Depot, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Loren J. Toddy, Usmc Rel... More

Members of the US Marine Corps (USMC) Silent Drill Platoon, performs during the Battle Colors Ceremony held at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California (CA)

Members of the US Marine Corps (USMC) Silent Drill Platoon, performs d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USMC Recruit Depot, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Roberto Torres, USMC Rel... More

Members of the US Marine Corps (USMC) Drum and Bugle Corps perform at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California (CA)

Members of the US Marine Corps (USMC) Drum and Bugle Corps perform at ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USMC Recruit Depot, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Roberto Torres, USMC Rel... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) First Sergeant (1SGT) Ricky S. Torres locks up with USMC Sergeant (SGT) Lionel Cepeda in the Bear Pit. The Bear Pit is a sparring pit located at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego used by the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Martial Arts Instructors (MAI) for the Green Belt Instructors Course

US Marine Corps (USMC) First Sergeant (1SGT) Ricky S. Torres locks up ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USMC Recruit Depot, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Robert D. Fleagle Jr., U... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) Annanias Rose, (left), Out-going SGM Headquarters and Service Battalion (H&SBN), passes the ceremonial sword to USMC Colonel (COL) Ana Smythe, Commander, H&SBN, during a Billet Change Ceremony, held at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California (CA)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) Annanias Rose, (left), Out...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USMC Recruit Depot, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Roberto Torres, USMC Rel... More

The US Marine Corps (USMC) Mounted Color Guard perform during the pass and review portion of the Headquarters and Service Battalion (H&SBN), Post and Relief Ceremony held at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California (CA)

The US Marine Corps (USMC) Mounted Color Guard perform during the pass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USMC Recruit Depot, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Roberto Torres, USMC Rel... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) Annanias Rose, (left), Out-going SGM Headquarters and Service Battalion (H&SBN), pictured during his Retirement Ceremony, held at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California (CA)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) Annanias Rose, (left), Out...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USMC Recruit Depot, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Roberto Torres, USMC Rel... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dave N. Kusinitz (left) and STAFF SGT. Maurice A. Smith receive trophies for competing in the Active Duty Military Novice Group at the 1ST Annual Muscle Madness Competition at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Aug. 28, 2004.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Jared M. Padulla) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dave N. Kusinitz (left) and STAFF SGT. Ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USMC Recruit Depot, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jared M. Padulla, USMC ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dave N. Kusinitz poses for the 1ST Annual Muscle Madness Competition at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Aug. 28, 2004.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Jared M. Padulla) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dave N. Kusinitz poses for the 1ST Annual...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USMC Recruit Depot, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jared M. Padulla, USMC ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dave N. Kusinitz poses for the 1ST Annual Muscle Madness Competition at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Aug. 28, 2004.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Jared M. Padulla) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dave N. Kusinitz poses for the 1ST Annual...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USMC Recruit Depot, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jared M. Padulla, USMC ... More

A U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard rifle team assigned to the Marine Corp Recruiting Depot, renders colors during the playing of the National Anthem.

A U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard rifle team assigned to the Marine Corp...

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 02, 2004) A U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard rifle team assigned to the Marine Corp Recruiting Depot, renders colors during the playing of the National Anthem at the Third Annual Boot Camp ... More

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter greets a drill instructor during a basic training graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter gree...

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 12, 2008) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter greets a drill instructor during a basic training graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Winter was the r... More

A Navy Corpsman helps a participant of the 2009 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon walk towards the finish.

A Navy Corpsman helps a participant of the 2009 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May. 31, 2009) A Navy Corpsman helps a participant of the 2009 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon walk towards the finish line at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif. Approximately 20,000 people ... More

Fitness Center offers Micro-Fit

Fitness Center offers Micro-Fit

Ron S. Rivera, fitness center supervisor, right, helps Petty Officer First Class David Mercil, travel coordinator, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Coronado, Calif., execute a test that calculates maxi... More

U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Gregory Walker, Drill Instructor

U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Gregory Walker, Drill Instructor

U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Gregory Walker, Drill Instructor with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, trains recruits aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., June 14, 2010. K Compa... More

A hospital corpsman assigned to the Branch Health Clinic at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego prepares a DNA marker from a recruit.

A hospital corpsman assigned to the Branch Health Clinic at Marine Cor...

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 28, 2010) A hospital corpsman assigned to the Branch Health Clinic at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego prepares a DNA marker from a recruit. The clinic staff cares for more than 20,000 recru... More

Hospitalman Emily D. Alabaster prepares a DNA marker from a recruit.

Hospitalman Emily D. Alabaster prepares a DNA marker from a recruit.

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 28, 2010) Hospitalman Emily D. Alabaster, assigned to the Branch Health Clinic at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, prepares a DNA marker from a recruit. The clinic staff cares for more than... More

Pvt. Eric Austin, Platoon 2161, Company H, takes time

Pvt. Eric Austin, Platoon 2161, Company H, takes time

Pvt. Eric Austin, Platoon 2161, Company H, takes time rolling sleeves for a fellow recruit after they had their Warrior’s Breakfast, Oct. 28. Austin is known in his platoon for being a team player by helping hi... More

Sailors assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego conduct the curl-up portion of the Navy Physical Readiness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

Sailors assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego conduct the curl-up...

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 10, 2010) Sailors assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego conduct the curl-up portion of the Navy Physical Readiness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Com... More

Navy Physical Readiness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Navy Physical Readiness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Sailors assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego conduct the curl-up portion of the Navy Physical Readiness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

Exceptional families get exceptional support

Exceptional families get exceptional support

Anna Nguyen, training and education outreach specialist for the Exceptional Family Member Program aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., briefs the Marines attending Recruiters School at the theat... More

Recruit Murad F. Eiland, Platoon 1034, Company B, confronts

Recruit Murad F. Eiland, Platoon 1034, Company B, confronts

Recruit Murad F. Eiland, Platoon 1034, Company B, confronts another task he and his teammates must complete during the Crucible. Becoming a Marine has been Eiland’s goal since the death of his mother in 2009.

USD hosts Marines at home game

USD hosts Marines at home game

Marines from Company L, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, watch as the University of San Diego Toreros prepare for their game against the Santa Clara University Broncos at the Jenny Craig Pavilion, Jan. 13. (Phot... More

Marines of Company B enjoy a well-deserved Warrior’s

Marines of Company B enjoy a well-deserved Warrior’s

Marines of Company B enjoy a well-deserved Warrior’s Breakfast. This is their first meal following 54 hours of food deprivation while on the Crucible.

Jaymie Helle, counselor at St. Francis High School,

Jaymie Helle, counselor at St. Francis High School,

Jaymie Helle, counselor at St. Francis High School, St. Francis, Minn., enthusiastically attacks a dummy with her rubber bayonet. The educators are offered the chance to go through the Bayonet Assault Course to... More

Running well into the twilight, the class finished

Running well into the twilight, the class finished

Running well into the twilight, the class finished with a set of sprints. Bonnie sends out a weekly e–mail to the class so the students can have more workouts as well as nutrition and health-related informatio... More

Texas boxer becomes U.S. Marine

Texas boxer becomes U.S. Marine

Pvt. Marco N. Paniagua, Platoon 2114, Company E, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, makes his way over the top of a simulated mine field obstacle during the 12-Stall portion of the Crucible, Jan. 19. Paniagua had ... More

Unique Re-up

Unique Re-up

Sgt. Juan L. Garcia, drill instructor, Receiving Company, Support Battalion (left), prepares to re-enlist while hanging from a rope on the obstacle course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Monda... More

San Diego, PGA Tour recognize local service members

San Diego, PGA Tour recognize local service members

Sgt. Joseph Barton, primary marksmanship instructor, C Range, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Edson Range, replaces the pin flying the American Flag, on the 14th hole Jan. 27. The caddies delivered the pi... More

Father, Daughter Dance

Father, Daughter Dance

First Sgt. Lance Harrell, company first sergeant, Company M, dances with his daughter, Logan, 9, at the Third Annual Father Daughter Dance, held at the Semper Fit Field House Jan. 28. The Family Readiness divi... More

Father/Daughter Dance

Father/Daughter Dance

First Sgt. Lance Harrell, company first sergeant, Company M, dances with his daughter, Logan, 9, at the Third Annual Father Daughter Dance, held at the Semper Fit Field House, Jan. 28. The Family Readiness Div... More

Recruits Jacob R. Brown, top, and Enrique G. Calderon,

Recruits Jacob R. Brown, top, and Enrique G. Calderon,

Recruits Jacob R. Brown, top, and Enrique G. Calderon, Platoon 3209, Company I, work together to bring a simulated casualty down the rope net to get medical attention during the Crucible.

Recruit Dylan K. Bolt, Platoon 3210, Company I, practices

Recruit Dylan K. Bolt, Platoon 3210, Company I, practices

Recruit Dylan K. Bolt, Platoon 3210, Company I, practices his Marine Corps Martial Arts moves after competing in the body sparing event during the Crucible, Feb. 1, at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendle... More

The 8th Marine Corps District shooters pose after receiving

The 8th Marine Corps District shooters pose after receiving

The 8th Marine Corps District shooters pose after receiving their awards. They proudly show off their award from coming in third for the pistol team match, ninth for the rifle team match, and fourth for the Gun... More

From left to right, Bluejacket Sailor of the Quarter

From left to right, Bluejacket Sailor of the Quarter

From left to right, Bluejacket Sailor of the Quarter Seaman Matthew Rol, Branch Medical Clinic recruit health corpsman; Marine of the Quarter Lance Cpl. Zachary Stewart, weapons field range coach; Junior Sailor... More

Bulgarian comes to America, goes Marine

Bulgarian comes to America, goes Marine

Pfc. Cvetomir V. Cvetkov, Platoon 1074, Company D, is a native of Bulgaria who came to America to earn some extra money and decided he wanted to stay. He joined the Marine Corps to be “One of the best."

A Company D recruit provides first aid for a fellow

A Company D recruit provides first aid for a fellow

A Company D recruit provides first aid for a fellow recruit after a simulated improvised explosive device goes off Feb. 22 during the Crucible at Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Whe... More

Daniel Casey, a counselor at Cesar Chavez High School

Daniel Casey, a counselor at Cesar Chavez High School

Daniel Casey, a counselor at Cesar Chavez High School in Laveen, Ariz., gets an ear full during his first few minutes on the famous yellow footprints of the depot’s Receiving Company, where all new recruits are... More

New father inspires honor platoon

New father inspires honor platoon

Pvt. Jonathan Dean prepares to begin the confidence course on the Crucible March 2. The Crucible is the culminating event of recruit training, testing recruits on various skills they’ve learned before they can ... More

Staff Sgt. Michael Riggs Jr. receives his campaign

Staff Sgt. Michael Riggs Jr. receives his campaign

Staff Sgt. Michael Riggs Jr. receives his campaign cover from Col. Robert Gates during the Drill Instructor School graduation ceremony for Class 2-11, March 23. Riggs was voted the best leader in the class by h... More

Master Sgt. Luis Aguilar, a former Marine Corps drill

Master Sgt. Luis Aguilar, a former Marine Corps drill

Master Sgt. Luis Aguilar, a former Marine Corps drill instructor, lead the football players through stretches and exercises during the morning warm-up session at Citrus Hill High School, April 2, during the Jun... More

Depot celebrates Month of the Military Child

Depot celebrates Month of the Military Child

Military children aboard the depot lined up to meet Lance Cpl. Belleau Wood, the depot mascot, during month of the military child April 4. The children were invited to interactive classes throughout spring brea... More

Band NCO puts ‘kill foot’ forward, goes Recon

Band NCO puts ‘kill foot’ forward, goes Recon

Sgt. Ryan Jones, a native of Penfield, N.Y., practices playing his French horn in one of the rehearsal rooms at the band hall aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Jones has been playing the French horn ... More

A Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion recruit

A Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion recruit

A Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion recruit does ammunition can lifts while his drill instructor motivates him during a Combat Fitness Test, April 14. The CFT is an annual training requirement for all M... More

Law Enforcement Detachment 106 captures a cocaine-laden

Law Enforcement Detachment 106 captures a cocaine-laden

Law Enforcement Detachment 106 captures a cocaine-laden Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in 2009. LEDET 106 recovered six tons of cocaine and four drug smugglers during the mission.

A Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival teaches

A Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival teaches

A Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival teaches the recruits of Company E how to tread water for five minutes as part of the Marine Corps Water Survival Training Program at the depot pool Monday, May 2.

Museum Historical Society honors drill instructors

Museum Historical Society honors drill instructors

Drill Instructors of the Year for Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, from left, Staff Sgt. Michael Saldana, drill master, 1st Battalion; Staff Sgt. Kristopher Consiglio, Company H drill instructor, 2nd Batta... More

Sgt. Maj. Kent bids MCRD farewell

Sgt. Maj. Kent bids MCRD farewell

Carlton W. Kent, sergeant major of the Marine Corps, shows off his poster with Marines at Shepards Field aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 27, during his farewell tour. The Army recruiting post... More

Retired Marine shares past

Retired Marine shares past

Retired Col. Timothy J. Geraghty signs copies of his book "Peacekeepers at War" after his professional miliitary education class at the Command Museum aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 29. Gera... More

Korean War Marines visit depot museum

Korean War Marines visit depot museum

Retired Marines from the Korean War visited the Command Museum aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego May 13 as part of their reunion of Hotel Company, 3rd battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. Approximately 30 ... More

Staff Sgt. Luis Arce, a Company L. drill instructor,

Staff Sgt. Luis Arce, a Company L. drill instructor,

Staff Sgt. Luis Arce, a Company L. drill instructor, begins inspecting Marine cadets for the four-man unarmed fancy drill team.

Titans represent MCRD in the Camp Pendleton Football League

Titans represent MCRD in the Camp Pendleton Football League

Cpl. Isaiah Peart, a fiscal clerk with S-4 for the Recruit Training Regiment, begins training for the upcoming football season May 16 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The Titans represent MCRD in the Ca... More

Wellness Expo promotes healthy living

Wellness Expo promotes healthy living

Like last year, the expo was a big hit because people look forward to the market place which promotes healthy lifestyles. The local farmers market was set up with fresh fruits and vegetables for sale. Out of al... More

Wives of drill instructors and Support Battalion are

Wives of drill instructors and Support Battalion are

Wives of drill instructors and Support Battalion are scored during Jane Wayne Day during numerous events. Second Battalion won for the second consecutive year and will displays the trophy in the battalion offic... More

The Federal Bureau of Investigation captured the hostile,

The Federal Bureau of Investigation captured the hostile,

The Federal Bureau of Investigation captured the hostile, Juan C. Toranzo, an actor with Headquarters Marine Corps. HQMC provided support for the annual exercise.

RTR Change of Command

RTR Change of Command

Recruit Training Regiment held a change of command ceremony for Col. Robert W. Gates on May 25, at Shepherd Field aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Col. Michael J. Lee took over for Gates as the comm... More

RTR Change of Command

RTR Change of Command

Recruit Training Regiment held a change of command ceremony for Col. Robert W. Gates on May 25, at Shepherd Field aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Col. Michael J. Lee took over for Gates as the comm... More

Jason, 10, peeks through the top of a light armored

Jason, 10, peeks through the top of a light armored

Jason, 10, peeks through the top of a light armored vehicle June 4 at Summer Fest aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The static displays provided guests to become familiar with the types of equipment ... More

Tucked in the corner of Ocean Beach, Calif., is a beach

Tucked in the corner of Ocean Beach, Calif., is a beach

Tucked in the corner of Ocean Beach, Calif., is a beach designated just for man’s best friend and his owner. On sunny days the beach is crowded with people and their pets playing in the sand and surf.

MCRD varsity soccer wins championship after 9-year slump

MCRD varsity soccer wins championship after 9-year slump

Marine Corps Recruit Depot's goalie, Adrian Mejia, blocks a penalty kick. The championship game between MCRD and Fleet Readiness Center ended in a tie, resulting in five players from each team taking penalty sh... More

JROTC visits Recruit Depot San Diego

JROTC visits Recruit Depot San Diego

Jesuit High School‘s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, New Orleans, La., visited Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego June 7 as part of their annual leadership camp. The 49 members of the JROTC were in att... More

Weapons and Field Training Battalion Celebrate a ground

Weapons and Field Training Battalion Celebrate a ground

Weapons and Field Training Battalion Celebrate a ground breaking ceremony June 7, aboard Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Edson Range has five military construction projects underway with an estimated cost o... More

Col. Michael R. Bowersox, assistant chief of staff,

Col. Michael R. Bowersox, assistant chief of staff,

Col. Michael R. Bowersox, assistant chief of staff, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, addresses the attendees of the National Recruiter Instructor and Recruiting Officer Conference, June 7, aboard Marine Corps R... More

12th Marine Corps District comes out on top during two round battle

12th Marine Corps District comes out on top during two round battle

Sgt. Maj. Wayne Pedersen, Support Battalion, spikes the ball past Sgt. Benedict Baclig June 7, during a volleyball game at the Field House aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The 12th Marine Corps Dist... More

Participants of Marine Corps Recruit Depot's Fitness

Participants of Marine Corps Recruit Depot's Fitness

Participants of Marine Corps Recruit Depot's Fitness Center's Zumba Fitness class follow the instruction of Claudia Hillard, a Zumba instructor, June 10. "Zumba is one of the hottest new workouts available," sa... More

Mess Night

Mess Night

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, enjoys a beverage with Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego officers durring the Commanding General's Officer Field Mess Night near the bay view... More

Zumba instructor, Claudia Hillard leads her class through

Zumba instructor, Claudia Hillard leads her class through

Zumba instructor, Claudia Hillard leads her class through dance moves at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego's Fitness Center, June 13. Zumba is a fun and easy way to stay fit for all fitness levels and ages.

Medical squared off against Finance in the commanding

Medical squared off against Finance in the commanding

Medical squared off against Finance in the commanding general’s cup volleyball league June 15 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s field house.

Members of the Single Marine Program barbecue plenty

Members of the Single Marine Program barbecue plenty

Members of the Single Marine Program barbecue plenty of food when Semper Fit Health Promotions held a martial arts and men's health fair, June 15 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego's Fieldhouse lawn. Local... More

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum Historical Society

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum Historical Society

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum Historical Society honored these Marines, June 17, at their annual Globe and Anchor Salute Gala.

Ernest Vega, a Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention

Ernest Vega, a Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention

Ernest Vega, a Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention trainer, examines a recruit from Company L. after a mile and half run. SMIP trainers are present during all physical events during recruit training and Marin... More

Lance Cpl. Jaimee Williams, an administrative clerk

Lance Cpl. Jaimee Williams, an administrative clerk

Lance Cpl. Jaimee Williams, an administrative clerk for 3rd Recruit Training Battalion takes off for second base after one of her teammates sent the ball into the field during the women's softball playoffs, June 21.

A cloud of tire smoke rises into the night after a

A cloud of tire smoke rises into the night after a

A cloud of tire smoke rises into the night after a racer gets done showing off for the crowd at Qualcomm Stadium where Race Legal was holding one of its racing events, June 24.

Safety stand down reminds Marines to stay safe

Safety stand down reminds Marines to stay safe

California Highway Patrol Community Outreach Officer F. Espiritu speaks to Marines and sailors aboard the depot during a summer safety stand down here June 28. Espiritu, a former Marine, warned the audience abo... More

Retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bill “Oorah” Paxton

Retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bill “Oorah” Paxton

Retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bill “Oorah” Paxton and several Marine volunteers from MCRD honored the veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima with their float designed for Coronado’s Independence Day parade, July 4.

Marines, sailors and civilians use the functional fitness

Marines, sailors and civilians use the functional fitness

Marines, sailors and civilians use the functional fitness center for a kettle bell class July 18 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Kettle bell workouts are just one example of how functional fitness ... More

Students in the Ethics in Law, Business and Management

Students in the Ethics in Law, Business and Management

Students in the Ethics in Law, Business and Management class listen and take notes during a lecture given by Professor Arturo Martinez-Caceres June 18 held in the education center classes aboard Marine Corps Re... More

Lance Cpl. Edwin Martinez, warehouse clerk, Service

Lance Cpl. Edwin Martinez, warehouse clerk, Service

Lance Cpl. Edwin Martinez, warehouse clerk, Service Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, keeps an eye on his grill during the Healthy Barbacue Cooking Class held outside the Bayview Restaurant aboard Ma... More

Cpl. Jessica Keogh, an administration specialist with

Cpl. Jessica Keogh, an administration specialist with

Cpl. Jessica Keogh, an administration specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and a Monroe, Conn., native, and Cpl. Yvonne Cantu, a supply administration specialist with Marine Aircraft Group 16 ... More

Former Marine Ana Y. Ruiz holds a pushup position,

Former Marine Ana Y. Ruiz holds a pushup position,

Former Marine Ana Y. Ruiz holds a pushup position, using her body weight to help tone her body during the Power Flex class at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego's Semper Fit. Ruiz is a frequent participant of... More

Sgt. Mark Peters, drill instructor, Company K, 3rd

Sgt. Mark Peters, drill instructor, Company K, 3rd

Sgt. Mark Peters, drill instructor, Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion and his younger sister, Sgt. Amanda Peters, drill instructor, Company N, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Parris Island, S.C. spend e... More

Marines of Company B that graduated from Marine Corps

Marines of Company B that graduated from Marine Corps

Marines of Company B that graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Jan. 6 enjoyed a free University of San Diego men's basketball game Jan. 5. For the fourth year in a row USD has shown their appreci... More

Depot Mascot promoted to Corporal

Depot Mascot promoted to Corporal

The depot mascot, Belleau Wood, was promoted to the rank of corporal by Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region’s commanding general and sergeant major Jan.6.

Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commanding general for the

Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commanding general for the

Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commanding general for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and Western Recruiting Region, presented Headquarters and Service Battalion with the prizes from the Commanding General’... More

Cpl. David Clark, administration clerk, 12th Marine

Cpl. David Clark, administration clerk, 12th Marine

Cpl. David Clark, administration clerk, 12th Marine Corps District, accompanies his daughter on the dance floor at the Father Daughter Dance in the Semper Fit Fieldhouse aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Di... More

Sgt. Jeremy W. Caddell, right, the Marine Wing Communication

Sgt. Jeremy W. Caddell, right, the Marine Wing Communication

Sgt. Jeremy W. Caddell, right, the Marine Wing Communication Squadron 38 deputy family readiness officer and Web City, Mo., native, stands with Gunnery Sgt. David W. Smith, left, the training chief of H&S Bn., ... More

Company H recruits use a rope to climb over a wall

Company H recruits use a rope to climb over a wall

Company H recruits use a rope to climb over a wall April 23 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. This is one of 12 obstacles that recruits had to complete while doing the Confidence Course during week t... More

Recruits of Company A clap their hands after each pushup

Recruits of Company A clap their hands after each pushup

Recruits of Company A clap their hands after each pushup during their warm-up exercise aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 10. The recruits listened for the blow of a whistle to know when to move t... More

U.S. Marines, with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron,

U.S. Marines, with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron,

U.S. Marines, with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, navigate the "Tough One" obstacle during a confidence course training evolution aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego Calif., June 1, 2012. The ... More

Recruits climb up the log ladder portion of the "A"

Recruits climb up the log ladder portion of the "A"

Recruits climb up the log ladder portion of the "A" frame obstacle during Confidence Course II June 26 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Confidence Course II allows recruits to run through the whole ... More

The Charger Girls, Marines and sailors from various

The Charger Girls, Marines and sailors from various

The Charger Girls, Marines and sailors from various units in Southern California, welcome the San Diego Chargers onto the field at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Aug. 9. The Chargers kicked off the pre-season ... More

Lt. Col. Joseph Murphy, the executive officer of

Lt. Col. Joseph Murphy, the executive officer of

Lt. Col. Joseph Murphy, the executive officer of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and a Belleview, Wash., native, speaks to the Marines of the H&HS motorcycle club before their ride through San Diego aboa... More

Civilian Employee Leadership Seminar Graduation Ceremony

Civilian Employee Leadership Seminar Graduation Ceremony

Civilian Employee Leadership Seminar Graduation aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 19, 2018

Marine Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, Commanding General of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region, slices the U.S. Marine Corps 237th birthday cake.

Marine Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, Commanding General of the Marine Corp...

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 05, 2012) Marine Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, Commanding General of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region, slices the U.S. Marine Corps 237th birthday cake duri... More

U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructors from Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructors from Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructors from Marine Corps Recruit Depots San Diego and Parris Island, S.C., physically train Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Chandler enlistees at the Arrowhead Meadows Park in Ch... More

Marine resilient despite adversity

Marine resilient despite adversity

Lance Cpl. Ryan Nicolai, Platoon 2151, Company G, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, demonstrated resilience and overcame adversity during his time in recruit training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. ... More

Students from Kesennuma High School on the Japanese

Students from Kesennuma High School on the Japanese

Students from Kesennuma High School on the Japanese island of Oshima view a display of the Asia-Pacific region in the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego command museum during their visit March 26. A handful o... More

Gunnery Sgt. Gary L. Robison, the enlisted conductor

Gunnery Sgt. Gary L. Robison, the enlisted conductor

Gunnery Sgt. Gary L. Robison, the enlisted conductor for Marine Band San Diego out of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, directs his Marines during a concert at Higley High School in Gilbert, Ariz., May 11, ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Wallace M. Mains, sergeant

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Wallace M. Mains, sergeant

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Wallace M. Mains, sergeant major of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Phoenix, addresses the Marines of R.S. Phoenix before leading the group on a motivational run at Luke Air Force Ba... More

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