U.S. Marines – United States Marine Corps

How Do I Contact a Recruit

During the first two weeks of recruit training, recruits will send home a letter stating they?ve made it to MCRD San Diego or Parris Island and will provide an address for which to receive mail.

Here is an example of an address for recruit mail from MCRD San Diego:

Recruit John E. Doe
1st BN, Alpha Co. PLT _ _ _ _
36001 Midway Ave
San Diego, CA 92140 – (plus platoon #)


If a message is required to notify a recruit of an emergency situation at any time during recruit training, please contact your local American Red Cross or please visit the American Red Cross Emergency Communication Services web page, to have an official message sent to either MCRD San Diego or Parris Island. In order to process the message quickly, please provide the recruit’s name, social security number, company and platoon.

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