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    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.

Our Programs & Impact

Over the past two years, the Museum has expanded its reach by growing and expanding its outreach programs. We think you'll find that we're much more than a cultural institution, but also a cultural home for our Marine Corps family.

The Museum's programs enhance its overall mission to do three things:

1) Educate recruits and Marines
2) Support the recruiting effort, and
3) Serve as a bridge to the community.

Therefore, our program focus areas include education, military/veteran support, and community outreach.

We believe that the phrase "once a Marine, always a Marine" should be more than just a slogan, and put community building at the heart of all of our programs.

For more information or to get involved, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For the education program/scouting, please contact our Educator, Joan Schwarz-Wetter at (619) 524-6038. Thank you!

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The Education Program provides free field trips, classes, and workshops to K-12 students. The program teaches US history, and the Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.




The Veteran Outreach & Increased Community Engagement (VOICE) Program provides regular opportunities for Marines, veterans, families, and the public to support one another.




Marines, Sailors, and families stationed on the Depot and WRR maintain a high level of performance in a stressful environment. Depot and WRR Support Programs provide resources and relief to our active duty & families.


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The MCRD Museum Reference Center welcomes all researchers.  There is no charge to use the collections. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment if you would like to conduct research at the Reference Center.  



The MCRD Museum offers free resources and opportunities for Boy Scouts. Prospective Eagle Scouts are encouraged to contact the museum with ideas for projects that would benefit both the Scout and the Museum.


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The MCRD Museum offers free resources and opportunities for Girl Scouts. In addition to guided tours, the MCRD Museum offers three badge or award workshops. Classes and volunteer opportunities are also available.