Held monthly, beginning at Personal & Professional Development (Bldg. 14), the Depot Welcome Aboard is an important mandatory attendance event for all newly reporting MCRD military personnel. Family members are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend. Presentations provide informative overviews of the various personal services programs, recreational opportunities, and the other support programs available aboard the Depot - as well as in the greater San Diego military and civilian community.
A bus tour of the Depot follows, which includes stops at the Boathouse/Marina, Camping Connection, Recreation Center, Fitness Center, Museum, and Library, among others. After the bus tour attendees are treated to a complimentary lunch at the Recreation Center and they are also provided an opportunity to meet with representatives and gather additional information from the various Depot offices and other support agencies at the "Info Expo."
Regular participants are; Education & Career Services, Military Family Housing Office, TMO, New Parent Support Program, Personal Financial Management, Family Advocacy, Chaplain, Marine Corps Family Team Building/L.I.N.K.S., Depot Library, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, the USO, the Armed Services YMCA, Tickets & Tours, and Marine Corps Exchange to name a few.