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    Fox Company Haircuts

    Fox Company Haircuts

    11.24.2021 | Photo by Cpl. Grace Kindred
    U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Damon M. Brown, with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, receives a haircut at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San...
    Charlie Company PT

    Charlie Company PT

    11.23.2021 | Photo by Cpl. Grace Kindred
    A U.S. Marine Corps Chief Drill Instructor with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, leads warmups at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San...

    Recent Videos

    Log Drills

    Log Drills

    11.09.2021 | Video by Cpl. Grace Kindred
    U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with 2nd Recruit Training Battalion work together to carry logs during log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San...
    Cpl. Ricky Quiroz

    Cpl. Ricky Quiroz

    10.26.2021 | Video by Cpl. Anthony Pio
    U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ricky Quiroz at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego explains why he enlisted in the Marine Corps Oct. 26, 2021. Marines...
    Delta Company Close Order Drill

    Delta Company Close Order Drill

    10.24.2021 | Courtesy Video
    U.S. Marine Corps recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego participate in close order drill. Close order drill is an event specifically...

    Recent News Stories

    Introduction to MCMAP

    08.30.2021 | Story by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin
    The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) was adopted in the early 2000’s and replaced the Linear Infighting Neural Override Engagement system. Recruits are trained in the basics of unarmed combat, edged weapons, weapons of opportunity, and rifle and bayonet techniques throughout recruit training. MCMAP consists of three components: mental discipline, character discipline, and physical discipline. Each discipline is divided into blocks...

    Pfc. Middleswart Funeral

    06.08.2021 | Story by Lance Cpl. Zachary Beatty
    Private First Class Middleswarts remains were finally buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery after nearly 80 years of remaining unidentified following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Pfc. Jay Anthony Villarreal

    04.29.2021 | Story by Lance Cpl. Grace Kindred
    Pfc. Villarreal graduated from recruit training as the honorman for platoon 2125, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. While missing his 2-year-old daughter, Villarreal faced another unique challenge in recruit training- getting selected as guide for most of his time on MCRD.

    Recent Publications

    The Chevron - 06.29.2012

    The Chevron - 06.29.2012

    Boot Camp guides set the bar high on Final PFT Recruits meet depot obstacle course MCMAP training gives recruits combat skills CFT...
    The Chevron - 06.22.2012

    The Chevron - 06.22.2012

    Recruits go to great 'heights' to gain confidence; Co. M gets first-term marriage class; Course obstacles no problem for recruits; Fathers,...
    The Chevron - 06.15.2012

    The Chevron - 06.15.2012

    Company I recruits earn MCMAP tan belt Recruit Training Team Week helps create quality citizens Top recruit graduates earn Chesty Puller...
    The Chevron - 06.01.2012

    The Chevron - 06.01.2012

    Co. E prepares for Crucible with sustainment hike Corps history improtant in training new Marines Recruits learn basics of marksmanship Marine...
    The Chevron - 05.11.2012

    The Chevron - 05.11.2012

    Co. B gains knowledge on IED Lane patrol; Co. E recruits tests their physical abilities; Co. H swims through training week four; Co. A recruits...
    The Chevron - 05.11.2012

    The Chevron - 05.11.2012

    Co. B gains Knowledge on IED Lane patrol Co. E recruits tests their physical abilities Co. H swims though training week four Barbershop Legend...
    The Chevron - 05.04.2012

    The Chevron - 05.04.2012

    Co. L learns Corps' history; Co. D passes inspection, prepares for 2nd phase; Senior drill instructors' mentorship critical in transformation...
    The Chevron - 05.04.2012

    The Chevron - 05.04.2012

    Co. L learns Corps' history Co. D passes inspection, prepares for 2nd Phase Senior drill instructors' mentorship critical in transformation...