Marine Recruit Graduation | 2nd Battalion Fox Company Platoons 2121-2127 | MCRD San Diego, CA
In 1921, the MCRDSD was formally commissioned and in 1923, it became the primary recruiting center for the west coast. During World War II, the flow of recruits into the base surged, with 18,000 recruits arriving in one month. In 1948, the base was formally named Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and was home to the Recruit Training Regiment.
The 2nd Recruit training Battalion is one of the three Battalions under the Regiment, whose main mission is to train new United States Marine Corps recruits, specifically males recruited from west of the Mississippi River, but also from some areas east of the river, such as Wisconsin, Michigan, the Chicago metropolitan area and New Orleans. Recruit training includes a thirteen-week process during which the recruit becomes cut off from the civilian world and must adapt to a Marine Corps lifestyle. The Second Recruit Training Battalion is comprised of Four Training Companies: Echo, Fox, Golf, and Hotel. Those Photographed below are of Fox.
Unlike training at Parris Island, recruits must leave the depot to conduct field training. Three weeks of the recruit’s training is spent at Edson Range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, where recruits fire on the rifle range, conduct field training and undergo the Crucible. At the conclusion, recruits return to MCRD San Diego for graduation.
Below are images of 2nd Recruit Training Battalion Fox Company, Platoons 2121-2127. These Marines went into boot camp on November 4th, 2019 and graduated in January 31st, 2020.
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