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MCRD San Diego - Family Day & Graduation


MCRD San Diego - Family Day & Graduation

This group is for discussions about general topics relating to Family Day & Graduation at MCRD San Diego, on the OpSEC Compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.



Members: 1031
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2016

Welcome to the MCRD San Diego Family Day & Graduation Group!

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Discussion Forum

Gifts for Graduation

Started by Txteacher1. Last reply by charliep Jul 23, 2016. 31 Replies

Wednesday night meet & greet

Started by lmctrouble (Lynda). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 2, 2016. 1 Reply

graduation day question

Started by lmctrouble (Lynda). Last reply by lmctrouble (Lynda) Jul 31, 2015. 2 Replies

Hotel recommendations for San Diego??

Started by Bensmom. Last reply by LazyK-Chyn Jul 23, 2015. 36 Replies

Graduation Lodging?

Started by Amy32. Last reply by x602xMarineMoM Jul 23, 2015. 4 Replies

What is it like?

Started by DanielleHxo. Last reply by Cher Kay Jul 8, 2015. 10 Replies

Graduation Transportation

Started by lindseys94. Last reply by coffeelove May 13, 2015. 15 Replies

Graduation Information

Started by darryqueen. Last reply by darryqueen May 13, 2015. 2 Replies

Leis from Hawaii

Started by brenda green. Last reply by 1~17smom (Julie) Feb 10, 2015. 6 Replies

So sad. Silly Prayer Request.

Started by TJ's Mom. Last reply by TJ's Mom Jan 20, 2015. 7 Replies

Clothes To Wear Home, Stay In Uniform

Started by Valerie. Last reply by Valerie Jan 4, 2015. 11 Replies

Graduation Day Etiquette

Started by courtney129. Last reply by Ladybug~Michelle Dec 19, 2014. 14 Replies

driving home with your marine after graduation?

Started by Cassi1025. Last reply by 1~proud MoM x 2 (Deb) Sep 26, 2014. 4 Replies

Year book & Video

Started by MamaMarine2014. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Sep 4, 2014. 6 Replies


Started by Harmony. Last reply by Harmony Aug 17, 2014. 5 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 14, 2015 at 3:00pm
Look through the column 'Occasions for Wear' from the link provided.
The season plays one part in which uniform is worn.
Comment by TigersGirl on March 14, 2015 at 9:54am

As far as I've seen, they always wear blues for graduation and service uniforms for family day. Also, they switch from winter uniforms (long sleeves) to summer (short sleeves) when the time changes, so you should see that change this week.

Comment by Chel71 on March 13, 2015 at 9:38pm

Those links don't really answer why they choose different uniforms for different platoons to graduate in?  In the last two weeks I've seen pictures of one platoon graduate in Service "C" uniforms and the next week another platoon graduate in Blue Dress "D"

Comment by LazyK-Chyn on March 13, 2015 at 9:16pm

Uniform changes depending on family day, or graduation day and winter or summer. The guy leading with the platoon guidon(flag) is the platoon guide. The guide is a leadership position chosen by the Senior DI. 

here is a link to the various USMC uniforms

and another link to the structure the training battalion

Comment by Chel71 on March 13, 2015 at 7:31pm

Question-  I've been following the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Facebook and love seeing all the pictures they post. I'm wondering though sometimes the boot camp graduation has guys in olive green pants, khaki shirts and olive green hats, other weeks it has guys in blue pants, khaki shirts and white hats, those groups are lead by someone in the dress blues carrying the squad flag. What's the difference? Why do different groups graduate in the different uniforms?

Comment by 1~littledrip (Jean) on August 29, 2014 at 12:49pm

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Comment by marinemama on August 7, 2014 at 1:52pm

Thanks so much for you words of encouragement and advice! 

Comment by 1~proud MoM x 2 (Deb) on August 6, 2014 at 7:40pm

We picked up fried chicken from the local deli and trimmings and iced down a collapsable cooler we had packed. That was easiest for us but there are plenty of on base options too.  

As for clothes, my sons both requested there jeans and tee shirts for the ride home.  They have belts so if the pants are too big, they can belt them :)  Or, retail therapy after family day and you get a feel for the size ALWAYS works for me! 

Deb (1~Proud MoM x 2)

MFN Recruit Board Moderator

Very Proud Momma of 2 active duty Marines (2012, 2013)

Comment by 1~iansdad (Jeff) on August 6, 2014 at 6:57pm

This was back in 2007, but we had a strip center across from our hotel, and just walked across the street. Some have gone shopping in the MCX on Family Day or right after graduation. Just know, for certain, that the clothes he wore to SD will be unwearable. They have been in a warehouse since the first day, unwashed and stinky. 

Comment by quiltlady on August 6, 2014 at 6:49pm
Now for what to say on the sign... I wish I could take a picnic but we are flying in from Texas Wednesday night. Is there a mall close to MCRD? Not knowing his current size or how much he has changed might be cause for shopping.

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