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Recruits with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, face their fears and participate in Confidence Course II at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 13.

Photos by: Lance Cpl. Anthony Leite
Scream back at me.

Recruits from Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, were introduced to their drill instructors who will be responsible for transforming them into the next generation of Marines.

(Photos by: Cpl. Angelica I. Annastas)
Semper Fidelis everyone! Take a look at our first video for our Transformation series, which will give you a peek at what our new recruits experience upon arriving for training...
Enjoy!

(Video edited by: Cpl. Angelica I. Annastas)
"When we were there you couldn't think about the coming days," said George M. Cattelona, Iwo Jima veteran "We had to take it day by day to survive."

Cattelona was among the 19 Iwo Jima veterans and their families to visit Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, today, to remember the coming 72nd Anniversary of the historical battle.

Photos by: Lance Cpl. Anthony Leite
FINISH HIM!

Recruits from Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, battle each other during Pugil Sticks II at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 9.

Photos by: Lance Cpl. Anthony Leite
"HELLO, THIS IS RECRUIT (LAST NAME)...I HAVE ARRIVED SAFELY AT MCRD SAN DIEGO. THE NEXT TIME I CONTACT YOU WILL BE BY POSTAL MAIL SO EXPECT A LETTER IN TWO TO THREE WEEKS...

I LOVE YOU, GOODBYE!!!!!"

DO YOU REMEMBER THE INITIAL PHONE CALL YOU MADE?

(Photo by: Cpl. Angelica I. Annastas)
WILL YOU BE CORPORAL SMEDLEY BUTLER'S VALENTINE??

Happy Valentine's Day and Semper Fidelis everyone!
#MCRDSD #USMC #recruits #wemakemarines #SemperFidelis

Photos by: Cpl. Angelica I. Annastas
DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR BLACK FRIDAY?
ZERO, FREEZE!

Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, were introduced to their drill instructors who will be responsible for transforming them into the next generation of Marines.

Photos by: Lance Cpl. Anthony Leite
The Victims’ Legal Counsel Organization has been around for less than five years. Its third annual course of training was conducted just last week, focusing on assisting male sexual assault victims.

“We are victim driven, and we work to make sure the victim’s goals are achieved,” said Col. Katherine M. McDonald, director, Victims’ Legal Counsel Organization. “We provide our clients with...
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THE LONG AWAITED DAY!

After thirteen weeks of training, the new Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, are finally able to depart from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and enjoy a 10-day break before continuing their training at the School of Infantry at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Photos by: Lance Cpl. Anthony Leite
For 13 weeks, recruits are separated from their loved ones. Echo Company saw their marines for the first time in a long time just in time for Valentine’s Day. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 10. What did you miss most about your Marine?
LEFT RIGHT LAYOOO

Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a motivational run today at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The run serves as the last physical training event before graduation. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 10.

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DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU STEPPED ON THE YELLOW FOOTPRINTS?