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Family Day - Father hugging his son, a new Marine at Lima Company graduation, 2011 June 3

FAMILY DAY SCHEDULE

0600   Breakfast Buffet Begins The Bay View Restaurant
0730 - 0900   Marine Corps 101 Depot Theater
0930   Drill Instructors Brief Command Museum
1000   Motivational Run/Welcome Orientation Command Museum
1200   Liberty Formation Sheperd Field Parade Deck
1220 - 1700   Depot Liberty (1800 during DST) MCRD San Diego
1200 - 1630   Liberty Lunch Buffet The Bay View Restaurant

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FAMILY DAY
BREAKFAST BUFFET

The Bay View Restaurant
0600 - 0900
Optional event
Shuttle Stop

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BUFFET MENU
California fruit medley with fluffy scrambled eggs, golden brown home fries, sausage links and apple pancakes.

SIDES
Assorted fresh baked danishes, mini muffins, cinnamon-sugared donut holes, orange juice, fresh brewed coffee, hot tea & iced tea.

PRICING
Price includes gratuity. There is no sales tax on military installations. Most major credit cards are accepted.

Adults...$8.95
Kids...$4.95


MARINE CORPS 101

MCRD San Diego
Depot Theater
0730 - 0900

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Join us at the Depot Theatre for an overview of Marine Corps history, customs, and courtesies as well as an in-depth look at resources and benefits available to your Marine worldwide!

Download the Marine Corps 101 flyer (480 KB PDF)


DRILL INSTRUCTORS BRIEF

MCRD San Diego Command Museum
0930

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Here you will learn the do's and don'ts for the day from MCRD's Drill Instructors.

MOTIVATIONAL RUN/
WELCOME ORIENTATION

MCRD San Diego Command Museum
1000

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This is your first chance to see your new recruit. It is also the last time he will be together with his entire graduating company. To get the best photos remain in one place. The recruits will make two passes by your location.

LIBERTY FORMATION

Sheperd Field
Parade Deck
1200

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After this ceremony you can go over and give your recruit a big hug. Drill Instructors will direct you where to sit. You will be seated as close as possible to your recruit. Please do not walk on the Parade Deck. It is hallowed ground reserved for Marines. If you do, you'll get reprImanded over the loudspeakers.

Liberty Formation has replaced the Eagle Globe and Anchor [ EGA ] Ceremony of 2007. The EGA is now a private affair between recruits and their Drill Instructors. It happens at Camp Pendleton at the end of the "Crucible". Familes and friends may not attend this ceremony.

DEPOT LIBERTY

MCRD San Diego - New Marines cannot leave the Depot
1220 - 1700
(1220-1800 during DST)

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It's now that America's newest Marines get to enjoy some well deserved time off from training. They can spend it aboard the depot watching a movie, going bowling, checking their email or just visiting with familiy and friends. Marines are welcome to explore the depot and shop at any of its facilities.

Some of the favorite hangouts for new Marines and their families are the Exchange (mall), the Bay View Restaurant and the Recreation Center featuring Domino's Pizza, video games and bowling.

LIBERTY LUNCH BUFFET

The Bay View Restaurant
1200 - 1600

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Everyone is invited and encouraged to meet their new Marine's Drill Instructor. Say hello, take pictures or just give a heart felt thanks to the Drill Instructors for a job well done.

PRICING
Price includes gratuity. There is no sales tax on military installations. Indoor and outdoor dining available. Most major credit cards are accepted.

Adults...$13.95
Kids...$7.50


 

GRADUATION INFORMATION
619.725.6400

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GRADUATION EVENTS & WEEKEND TRAVEL GUIDE

Family Day

Graduation Day

Lodging (Billeting)

Ten Day Leave

Photos, Yearbooks & Videos

Shopping

Depot Shuttle

Contact Information

Top things to know about graduation

Graduation Dates


Family Day & Graduation Day Schedule of Events PDF. Click here to download.

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(628 KB PDF)

MCRD San Diego Graduation Guide

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(4.5 MB PDF)

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