MCRD – San Diego – 1 of 2 Nationwide

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MCRD - San DiegoHave you ever peered out the right side of a plane during take-off or landing at Lindbergh Field and watched Marines march in formation? It is a unique opportunity to see Marines in training.

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego (MCRD) is one of only two places in the country where new recruits are trained to become a Marine. The other is in Parris Island, South Carolina.

MCRD – San Diego has been training new recruits since 1923. Each year, over 21,000 recruits endure a grueling three months of training. San Diego is home to all of the recruits west of the Mississippi River, as well as the states of Wisconsin and Michigan, and the areas surrounding Chicago and New Orleans.

To learn more about the Marines in San Diego, you can visit the Command Museum at MCRD – San Diego.  I visited the museum this past weekend and will write about it in a future post.

MCRD – San Diego information from Wikipedia

Official Web Site for MCRD – San Diego – Note, the site tends to be slow

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