Friday, April 11, 2014

Marine Corps Family Day

Kissy Missy gives Pfc. Robert Ranzenberger a major hug on Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Thursday was Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, the day before graduation. Members of newly-minted Marines' families get the chance to see their sons for the first time in three months. The new Marines also get their first liberty in three months, and they get to spend it with their families.

Kissy Missy, left, and Robert's mother react when they get their first view of their son after three months of Marine boot camp.

The newly minted Marines of Hotel Co., Platoon 2173, practice their graduation drill the day before graduation.

Drill instructor Sgt. Jorge Castelanos, left, stands next to Pfc. Ranzenberger and other members of Platoon 2173 during the graduation drill.
The drill instructors of Hotel Co. are introduced during a family day presentation.
A commercial jet takes off from San Diego International Airport, which is adjacent to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, as Hotel Co. recruits practice on the parade deck for their graduation.

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