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United States Marine Corps
San Diego, CA 92140
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego billeting is located at building 625 on Tripoli Avenue. Call 619-524-4401 for information and reservations. Priority is given to service members with PCS orders. Pets are not allowed, billeting will refer to local hotels. Lodging accommodations off base will be reimbursed by the finance office with a certificate of unavailability issued by installation lodging office.
Marine Corps Transient Billeting Quarters offers accommodations for mobile military/civilian population while on official government travel and temporary duty.
AUTHORIZED PATRONS PRIORITY STATUS
If no quarters are available at transient billeting, other temporary lodging may be secured at one of the two area Navy Lodge, 800-628-9466: Naval Station San Diego or Naval Air Station North Island. Additional lodging may be available at the Marine Corps Lodge at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, 858-271-7111.
Command Sponsored Dependents
Travel will be provided only for prior-authorized dependents; those entitled to travel to the service member's duty station at government expense, incident to the service member's PCS orders, those authorized by the appropriate authority to be at the service members duty station, and where dependents' residence lies in the vicinity of the service member's duty station and which entitles said service member to station allowances at the "with dependents" rate.
Non-Command Sponsored Dependents
Dependents of a service member residing with the service member without appropriate authority to be at his or her duty station.
If you get married before you PCS or during your PCS, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as you are given them. The military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse if you do not follow proper procedures. Enroll your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System to ensure she or he is eligible to receive military health insurance coverage.
Adding spouse to DEERS
When adding a spouse to DEERS, the sponsor must bring the following original documents for their spouse:
Adding Children to DEERS
When adding a child to DEERS, the following original documents are required:
The ID Card and DEERS office is located at:
MCRD San Diego Visitors Center
2200 W. Washington StreetBuilding 680San Diego, CA 92140Commercial: 619-524-8740 or 619-524-8741Fax: 619-524-8632
Make an appointment online by visiting the ID Card Office Locator and Make an Appointments webpage.