Marine Corps Community Services | MCRD San Diego

MCCS Spotlight

    Back to School Brigade

    Sat, 6 Aug 2016; 1000-1600
    Jerry Coleman Center
    Partnership with Operation Homefront

    Backpack and school supply distribution for 1,000 DEERS enrolled military dependent children who will be in grades K-12 for 2016-2017 school year. Registration is currently full, but a waitlist is available at

    Eligibility: Active-duty (E1-E6) or post 9/11 wounded, ill or injured, all ranks

    Stock the Pantry

    Sat, 6 Aug 2016; 1000-1400
    Jerry Coleman Center Parking Lot
    Partnership with Coalition to Support America’s Heroes

    Free distribution of principle items to include non-perishable foods, household goods, and personal care items. No registration required. Supplies are limited. This event is open to active-duty service members, dependents, and reservists. Must present valid military ID.

    MCRD San Diego Bowling League

    Wednesday at 1630; starting 24 Aug
    Recreation Center Bowling Alley

    Teams must have minimum one authorized patron (CAC Card Holder), guests welcome
    4 bowlers per night
    All skill levels welcome, handicaps will be used
    One time entry fee of $80 (covers 4 bowlers for entire season)

    Deadline to enter: Fri, 19 Aug. For more information, call 619-524-4446.

    Boots to Business

    Tue-Wed, 26-27 Jul 2016; 0730-1600
    Bldg 14, Personal and Professional Development

    Presented by the Small Business Association, participants will formulate an awareness of business basics which will enhance future business planning efforts. Open to all authorized patrons: AD & Reserve service members, veterans, retirees, spouses and DoD/NAFi employees. For more information or to register call: Mina Threat 619-524-1283.

    Pups on Parade

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016; 0900-1100
    Jerry Coleman Center Lawn

    The Substance Abuse Counseling Center and Drug Demand Reduction present Pups on Parade to celebrate 101 Days of Summer as we recognize the Semper Fi working K9s in their fight against drugs. Smedley Butler (Depot mascot) will kick off the parade as the Grand Marshall. PMO working dog demonstrations beginning at 1030.

    The event is open to all authorized patrons. If you wish to bring your dog you must register with Mindy Martini at or call 619-524-4793

    Summer Reading Program

    Read for the Win!
    June 27 - August 6

    Ages preschool up to 15 welcome to participate
    Read books and earn prizes!

    Contact the Library at 619-524-1849 for more information.

    MilSpouse Career Connection Workshop

    Mon-Tue, 8-9 Aug 2016; 0900-1200
    Personal and Professional Development, Bldg 14

    Identify key skills and explore career pathways utilizing labor market data
    Create a "Pathway to Employment" through volunteerism and skill development
    Maximize your job search strategy with personal branding and social media
    Receive "TOP TIPS" in creating a competitive edge resume
    Discover effective job search strategies, networking techniques, and connect to local and national resources

    Registration required, contact Connie Vazquez at or 619-524-8640

    L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses

    Tue-Wed, 9-10 Aug 2016; 1700-2030
    Marine and Family Programs, Bldg 6E

    Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills
    Topics: History and Culture of the Marine Corps, Finances, Resources and Services available

    For more information or to register, call 619-718-3763/3764

    USAJobs Workshop

    Wed, 10 Aug 2016; 0900-1100
    Bldg 14, Personal and Professional Development

    Topics: Writing an Effective Resume, Navigating USAJobs, and Veterans' or Military Spouse Preference

    Open to all authorized patrons; space is limited to first 20 registrants. To register, call 619-524-5728

    Commanding General's Welcome Aboard

    Tue, 16 Aug 2016; 0830-1200
    Bldg 14, Personal and Professional Development

    Informational brief of programs aboard MCRD, Depot bus tour, followed by Info Expo at the Recreation Center. Mandatory for all newly joined AD personnel.

    Open to all personnel, service members, spouses, family members, and retirees new to MCRD San Diego. For more information or to register: Perlita Rodriguez 619-524-5732/5728