• 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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S DealSarah is an accomplished fixed wing and rotary wing aviator.  Before graduating from Kent State University in 1992 with a major in Aerospace Flight Technology, Sarah had already earned her Private and Commercial Pilot Licenses along with her Instrument, Multi-engine and Certified Flight Instructor ratings. 

Sarah’s love for aviation was rivaled by her desire to be a Marine.  In 1991, Sarah joined the Marine Corps and completed Officer Candidates School — notwithstanding the fact that at that time women were not permitted to serve as Marine Corps aviators.  In early 1993, the Secretary of Defense announced that women would be permitted to fly combat roles.  Soon thereafter, Sarah was competitively selected for flight school.  On 21 April 1995, then First Lieutenant Sarah Deal was winged as a Naval Aviator, thereby becoming the First Female Marine Corps Aviator.

Sarah’s 28-year military career in both the active and reserve components included multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as two deployments to Okinawa, Japan.  Sarah chose helicopters in flight school and flew the CH-53E Super Sea Stallion.  Sarah’s service includes key leadership billets with: multiple aviation squadrons and Marine Air Groups; Marine Corps Recruiting Command; The Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) School, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operations Training Group Pacific; the MCAS Miramar Air Show; Marine Forces Pacific; and, NATO ISAF Headquarters in Afghanistan.  

Sarah’s volunteer service includes work with the American Youth Soccer Organization and leadership positions with the Boy Scouts of America.  Her experience includes working with Boys Scouts and Girls Scouts in Afghanistan.  

Sarah is married to Philip Burrow, a retired U.S. Navy Officer and F-14 pilot.  They have three sons: one a Cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy; another son is attending college in San Diego as well as enlisting in the Marine Corps Reserve; and, their youngest will be finishing high school soon.

museum education

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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research reference

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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support the regiment

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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