• Marine Family

    MARINE GRADUATIONS OPEN TO PUBLIC

    MCRD San Diego graduations are now open to the public with no guest limit restrictions. Click below to visit the Depot's website to learn more. Please note that per the DoD, masks must be worn indoors while aboard MCRD San Diego. 

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  • Founding Fathers

    Our Mission

    Learn more about our mission to provide an educational setting for Marines & recruits, support the Command, and serve as a bridge to the local community.

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  • Museum and Foundaton Programs

    Our Programs

    The MCRD Command Museum provides free programming to school groups and scouting groups which teach Core Values in a historic setting. We also serve active duty, veterans, and families through outreach programs that strengthen our local community.

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  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

    Please view our calendar to see what programs and events are around the corner. 

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  • MCRD Museum Docents

    Get Involved

    Help preserve and perpetuate Marine Corps history. Become a member, volunteer, or donate today. If you enjoy Marine Corps history, you will be forever moved by this experience!

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  • Code Talkers Platoon

    Grad Photos and Grad Books

    Looking to purchase a copy of your yearbook or platoon photo? Check out our inventory to see if we have a copy of yours.

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  • Recruit Gear

    Show Your Pride

    Shop for your USMC gear here! All proceeds directly support the Museum and its programs for Marines and veterans.

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rossMr. Bob Ross is currently serving as the Foundation Board Immediate Past President. He has been a member of the Foundation for 6 years and has served as a Board member since 2014. Bob is Marine Vietnam veteran and retired as a MSgt Telecommunications Chief. 

In his civilian positions, Bob was the Site Development Manager for PacTel Cellular (now Verizon Wireless), installed and turned up the first 5 Cell sites in San Diego County. Bob continued his career in Cellular as the VP of Operations for JNB Telecom, JNB designed and built over 9,000 cell sites and 7 switching facilities across the country for AT&T, NEXTEL, SPINT, T-Mobile, and Verizon.   After his retirement in 2011, he joined the Center for Municipal Solutions where he was the Telecommunications Consultant for the Western US.

Bob enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1967 and after training and initial stateside assignments was assigned to 1st FSR in Vietnam where he was immediately sent to the 26th Marines in Khe Sahn in January 1968.  After returning from Vietnam, Bob held varied communications and other billets rising to the rank of MSgt.  Of note in his career was his expertise in the development, design, and construction of SCIFs and MILCON Communications projects for the Marine Corps and Navy.

Bob earned an MBA/M in Telecommunications. In addition to his volunteer work with the Foundation, Bob, volunteers his time as President of the Camp Pendleton Junior and Men’s Golf Association. He is also a former Planning Commissioner – City of Oceanside, and former Chairman Telecommunications Commission, City of Oceanside.

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MCRD Museum Education Program

The MCRD Museum offers free tours, classes, and curricula.  Staff can also travel to local schools and classrooms.  Explore our free programming...

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MCRD Museum Reference Center

Photographs, maps, manuscripts, and more are in the MCRD Museum Reference Center. No cost!  Access by appointment.  Explore our Reference Center materials...

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Join the Support Regiment

The MCRD Museum Foundation depends upon membership fees, grants, and donations to conduct its business of supporting the MCRD Command Museum, the Marines and Sailors of MCRD, San Diego, and the Western Recruiting Region.

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sponsors and donors

Sponsors & Donors

The MCRD Museum Foundation established a Sponsors and Donors Wall to honor and recognize Marines and organizations, especially those with a connection to MCRD San Diego, and recognizes donors and supporters at various levels of giving.

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Our Impact
 

Over the past 8 years the MCRD Museum Foundation has contributed over 1 million dollars to the Command Museum. We've recently announced a number of new Museum programs and technological upgrades.

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veteran outreach

Veteran Outreach & Increased
Community Engagement

VOICE is the MCRD Command Museum's latest program supported by the Foundation, which is aimed at bringing together Marines, veterans, and the community together at a familiar place, the Depot where Marines are born.

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This not an official USMC website. THIS IS A NON-FEDERAL ENTITY. IT IS NOT PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OR ANY OF ITS COMPONENTS, AND IT HAS NO GOVERNMENTAL STATUS.

MCRD Museum Foundation
Building 26 Post Office Box 400085
San Diego, CA 92140-0085

Federal Tax ID: 33-0290006 

 

MCRD Museum Foundation 990

Museum Hours of Operation:

Mon 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Tue-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Family Day Thu 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

Sat 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Foundation Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM-4:00PM

Friday, 8:00AM-3:00PM

Telephone: 1-619-524-4426

Gift Shop: 1-619-524-0663

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