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  • golf tournament

    6th Annual Sgt Lucas T. Pyeatt Memorial Golf Tournament

    The MCRD Museum Foundation is proud to announce that the 6th Annual Sgt Lucas T. Pyeatt Memorial Golf Tourament will be held on Saturday, 4 May 2024 at the Oaks North Golf Course, located at 12602 Oaks N Dr. San Diego, CA 92128.

  • Marine Family


    MCRD San Diego graduations are open to the public!
    Click below to visit the Depot's website to learn more.

  • Code Talkers Platoon

    Grad Photos and Grad Books

    The MCRD Museum Foundation maintains a collection of platoon photos, composite photos, and platoon books. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Recruit Gear

    Show Your Pride

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

List of Photo Topics

Below is a list of topics and themes of photos in the MCRD Museum Reference Center Photographic Collection.  The MCRD Museum Reference Center does not have individual boot camp photos of recruits who trained at MCRDSD, group platoon photos, or any other group photos of recruit training, or schools, such as infantry training regiment, or DI School.  

Accessing Photos


If you live in the San Diego area, we strongly recommend that you visit the MCRD Museum Reference Center in person to view the digitized collections and select the images you want.  The reason for this is because some collections have several hundred images.  It is to your benefit to look at the images yourself so you can select exactly the photo or photos you want.  Otherwise, the Museum Historian will have to guess at  which image or images she thinks you would like.  You must provide your own storage media such as a disc or flash drive to copy images onto.  Appointments to visit the MCRD Museum Reference Center are strongly recommended to save you time.


If you live outside the San Diego area or are unable to visit the MCRD Museum Reference Center in person, contact the Museum Historian to request that a digitized photograph be transferred to you, free of cost, via an online file transfer service. Please make your digitized photo requests as specific as possible. This helps you get the best photo to fit your request.

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Photo Collections

  • African-American Marines
  • Animals
  •     Mascots
  •     Military Working Dogs
  •     Sgt Reckless
  • Bands
  • Boxer Rebellion
  • Cemeteries, U.S.M.C.
  • Chaplains, USN
  • Chesty Puller
  • China Marines
  • Commandants, U.S.M.C.
  • Commanding Generals, MCRD, SD
  • Corpsmen, USN
  • Female Marines
  • Gulf War
  • Hollywood Actors & Movies
  • John Philip Sousa
  • Korean War, U.S.M.C. Participation In
  • Latin America
  • Lebanon, 1958 & 1982-1984
  • Marine Barracks
  • Marine Corps Bases
  • Marine Corps Camps
  • Marine Corps Detachments
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
  • Marksmen, U.S.M.C.
  • Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Military Operations Other Than War
  • Motorcycle Marines
  • Mounted Marines
  • Navajo Code Talkers
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Operation Restore Hope (Somalia)
  • Operation Urgent Fury
  • Panama-California Exposition 1915
  • Para Marines
  • Posts & Stations, Misc U.S.M.C.
  • Raiders, U.S.M.C.
  • Reconnaissance Marines
  • Recruit Training
  • Recruiters & Recruiting
  • Recruiting Posters
  • Rifle Ranges
  • Scout/Snipers, U.S.M.C.
  • Sergeants Major U.S.M.C.
  • Spanish-American War
  • Sports
  • United States Army
  • Vietnam War, U.S.M.C. Participation In
  • World War I, U.S.M.C. Participation In
  • World War II, U.S.M.C. Parcitipation In