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Dress isn't an issue for Family Day or for graduation. It's important to be comfortable. It's absolutely appropriate to wear jeans or shorts if that is what you want to wear. I think they do prefer that you stay on the conservative side, if for nothing else, the sake of your new Marine and the opinions of his or her peers and their parents but, again, it's not a fashion show so no need to dress up if you don't want to. Just try and wear a shirt that represents your Marine's battalion.

You'll also want to wear comfortable shoes since you will do a lot of walking on Family Day. The new Marines wear their Service Alphas and military guests are asked to wear their service equivalent or dress uniforms.

Be sure and check the weather before leaving home. As you can see in the photo above, it sometimes gets very cold and you'll want to dress warm if need be.

The photo above was taken in San Diego but it's a great example of a typical family. Each battalion has their own color. On this particular day 2nd Battalion was graduating. Their color is gold.
1st Recruit Training Battalion   Red
2nd Recruit Training Battalion   Gold
3rd Recruit Training Battalion   Navy Blue
4th Recruit Training Battalion   Maroon


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