Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

 

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command

Twentynine Palms, California
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Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry, U.S. Marine Corps Director of Intelligence, (right) attends Larry Stratton's, former Deputy Director of Marine Corps Community Services, retirement ceremony at the Frontline Restaurant aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 29, 2018. Stratton, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant, was Henry's drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., in 1981. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston L. Morris)
A Bond Unbroken
Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry, U.S. Marine Corps Director of Intelligence, (right) attends Larry Stratton's, former Deputy Director of Marine Corps Community Services, retirement ceremony at the Frontline Restaurant aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 29, 2018. Stratton, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant, was Henry's drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., in 1981. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston L. Morris)
Lance Cpl. Michael Anthony Alvarez-Gomez, motor transport operator, Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, started waiting tables and working as a cashier for his family’s restaurant at the age of eight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
What I’ve Learned: Michael Anthony Alvarez-Gomez
Lance Cpl. Michael Anthony Alvarez-Gomez, motor transport operator, Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, started waiting tables and working as a cashier for his family’s restaurant at the age of eight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
Marines from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department battle each other in a tug-of-war match at the inaugural Tug-of-War Competition hosted by the Desert Refuge for Peace Officers and Military Personnel in Joshua Tree, Calif., April 14, 2018. The event also included a barbecue lunch, live music, giveaways and inter-faith prayer services. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dave Flores)
Marines, sheriffs, LAPD compete for glory in Tug-of-War
Marines from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department battle each other in a tug-of-war match at the inaugural Tug-of-War Competition hosted by the Desert Refuge for Peace Officers and Military Personnel in Joshua Tree, Calif., April 14, 2018. The event also included a barbecue lunch, live music, giveaways and inter-faith prayer services. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dave Flores)
A mother helps her children play a carnival game at the Child Abuse Awareness and Military Child Appreciation Carnival aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 12, 2018. The event was held to provide available resources to community members and hold a small fair for children. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston L. Morris)
7th Marines hosts resource fair for child abuse awareness
A mother helps her children play a carnival game at the Child Abuse Awareness and Military Child Appreciation Carnival aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 12, 2018. The event was held to provide available resources to community members and hold a small fair for children. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston L. Morris)
Capt. Candace Wimbish, chief, Mojave Branch Veterinary Services, U.S. Army Public Health Command, Fort Hood, Texas, serves as the installation veterinarian for the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. On March 16, 2018, Wimbish helped save a motorcyclist's life after a car accident on Highway 62. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale)
In the blink of an eye: soldier’s quick response saves a life
Capt. Candace Wimbish, chief, Mojave Branch Veterinary Services, U.S. Army Public Health Command, Fort Hood, Texas, serves as the installation veterinarian for the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. On March 16, 2018, Wimbish helped save a motorcyclist's life after a car accident on Highway 62. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale)
Lillian Benavidez, 6, daughter of Staff Sgt. Guadalupe Benavidez, career planner, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, explores a Polaris MRZR D4 that was on display during the 4th Annual Earth Day Extravaganza aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 13, 2018. The purpose of the extravaganza is to bring families together and educate them on how to be better stewards of the Earth’s resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
Kicking off Spring with the 4th Annual Earth Day Extravaganza
Lillian Benavidez, 6, daughter of Staff Sgt. Guadalupe Benavidez, career planner, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, explores a Polaris MRZR D4 that was on display during the 4th Annual Earth Day Extravaganza aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 13, 2018. The purpose of the extravaganza is to bring families together and educate them on how to be better stewards of the Earth’s resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
A Marine is covered in colored powder during the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response annual Colorful Consent Run held aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 6, 2018. The goal of the 5k color fun run was to have everyone gather to spread awareness while still having fun. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Christian Lopez)
SAPR hosts annual Colorful Consent Fun Run
A Marine is covered in colored powder during the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response annual Colorful Consent Run held aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 6, 2018. The goal of the 5k color fun run was to have everyone gather to spread awareness while still having fun. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Christian Lopez)
aj. General William F. Mullen III, commanding general, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, participates in the Inns of the Corps ground breaking ceremony aboard the Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 5, 2018. The newest addition to the installation will have twice the rooms and up-to-date amenities for Marines changing duty stations and families visiting during the holidays, saving military families time and money previously spent on hotels in town. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
Combat Center hosts ground breaking ceremony
Maj. General William F. Mullen III, commanding general, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, participates in the Inns of the Corps ground breaking ceremony aboard the Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 5, 2018. The newest addition to the installation will have twice the rooms and up-to-date amenities for Marines changing duty stations and families visiting during the holidays, saving military families time and money previously spent on hotels in town. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
Lt. Col. Roy Miner, advanced individual training officer-in-charge, Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group, putts in on the 9th hole at the first-ever True Grit Tournament at the Desert Winds Golf Course aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 6, 2018. The tournament was held to raise money for MCLOG’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball while also building relations between the host unit and other units on base. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston L. Morris)
“True Grit” tournament hosted aboard Combat Center
Lt. Col. Roy Miner, advanced individual training officer-in-charge, Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group, putts in on the 9th hole at the first-ever True Grit Tournament at the Desert Winds Golf Course aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 6, 2018. The tournament was held to raise money for MCLOG’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball while also building relations between the host unit and other units on base. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston L. Morris)
Sara Nepple, wife of Cpl. Caleb Nepple, gunner, Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, receives instruction on how to fire the M16A4 service rifle from her husband during the unit’s Jane Wayne Spouse Appreciation Day aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 3, 2018. The purpose of the event is to build resiliency in spiritual well being, the will to fight and a strong home life for the 1st Tanks Marines and their families. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
1st Tanks hosts Jane Wayne Day
Sara Nepple, wife of Cpl. Caleb Nepple, gunner, Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, receives instruction on how to fire the M16A4 service rifle from her husband during the unit’s Jane Wayne Spouse Appreciation Day aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 3, 2018. The purpose of the event is to build resiliency in spiritual well being, the will to fight and a strong home life for the 1st Tanks Marines and their families. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
Father Michael McCullough, founder of the Desert Refuge for Peace Officers and Military Personnel, talks about the nonprofit organization's mission during a tour of the Joshua Tree, Calif., property March 7, 2018. McCullough is a Catholic priest and Los Angeles Police Department chaplain. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kelly O'Sullivan)
Desert Refuge offers respite to military, law enforcement personnel
Father Michael McCullough, founder of the Desert Refuge for Peace Officers and Military Personnel, talks about the nonprofit organization's mission during a tour of the Joshua Tree, Calif., property March 7, 2018. McCullough is a Catholic priest and Los Angeles Police Department chaplain. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kelly O'Sullivan)
Sgt. Nathan J. Wepking, company master gunner, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, lifts his son, Joshua Parker Wepking, off of a light armored vehicle during the 18th Annual Car Show and Street Fair, which was hosted by the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce in Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 31, 2018.  The annual event is used to bring the community of Twentynine Palms and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, located in Twentynine Palms, together as well as support local businesses. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
City of Twentynine Palms holds annual Car Show
Sgt. Nathan J. Wepking, company master gunner, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, lifts his son, Joshua Parker Wepking, off of a light armored vehicle during the 18th Annual Car Show and Street Fair, which was hosted by the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce in Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 31, 2018. The annual event is used to bring the community of Twentynine Palms and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, located in Twentynine Palms, together as well as support local businesses. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
Pfc. Gage Haga, transmissions system operator, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, stationed out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., watches while Cpl. Ryan Griffing, rifleman, 1/4, calls in a 9-line during Command Post Exercise 2 at the Battle Simulation Center aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 29, 2018. CPX-2 is a is a two-part training event that focuses on training battalion staff and is a part of TALONEX 2-18, a pre-deployment training event that coincides with Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaac Cantrell)
TALONEX 2-18 brings realism to simulated training
Pfc. Gage Haga, transmissions system operator, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, stationed out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., watches while Cpl. Ryan Griffing, rifleman, 1/4, calls in a 9-line during Command Post Exercise 2 at the Battle Simulation Center aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 29, 2018. CPX-2 is a is a two-part training event that focuses on training battalion staff and is a part of TALONEX 2-18, a pre-deployment training event that coincides with Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaac Cantrell)
Marines with 7th Marine Regiment instruct veterans with the Desert Cities Mitchell Paige Medal of Honor Chapter, 1st Marine Division Association on the M16A4 service rifle, during an Alumni Day hosted by 7th Marine Regiment aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 28, 2018. The day was hosted to cultivate and strengthen relationships between active-duty Marines and those who served. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
1st MarDiv veterans visit Combat Center for Alumni Day
Marines with 7th Marine Regiment instruct veterans with the Desert Cities Mitchell Paige Medal of Honor Chapter, 1st Marine Division Association on the M16A4 service rifle, during an Alumni Day hosted by 7th Marine Regiment aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 28, 2018. The day was hosted to cultivate and strengthen relationships between active-duty Marines and those who served. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
Marines of 7th Marine Regiment stand in formation for a post and relief ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 29, 2018. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Edward G. Zapata Jr. relinquished his post to Sgt. Maj. Anthony J. Pompos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale)
7th Marine Regiment welcomes new sergeant major
Marines of 7th Marine Regiment stand in formation for a post and relief ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 29, 2018. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Edward G. Zapata Jr. relinquished his post to Sgt. Maj. Anthony J. Pompos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale)
Students with the Desert Hot Springs High School Public Safety Academy pose with their teacher, Colleen Morgan, on a tank at the Exercise Support Division tactical vehicle lot at the culmination of their tour of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 22, 2018. The students are considering careers in the military or law enforcement. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kelly O'Sullivan)
DHS Public Safety Academy visits Combat Center
Students with the Desert Hot Springs High School Public Safety Academy pose with their teacher, Colleen Morgan, on a tank at the Exercise Support Division tactical vehicle lot at the culmination of their tour of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 22, 2018. The students are considering careers in the military or law enforcement. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kelly O'Sullivan)
Heather Miner, president, Officers’ Spouses’ Club, left, speaks to a guest during the Havana Nights Gala & Benefit Auction hosted by Smith’s Ranch in Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 24, 2018. Havana Nights is an annual benefit auction hosted by the Officers’ Spouses’ Club to raise money for their Scholarship Grant Program, which provides community members with grants to continue their education. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston L. Morris)
Officers’ Spouses’ Club hosts Havana Nights
Heather Miner, president, Officers’ Spouses’ Club, left, speaks to a guest during the Havana Nights Gala & Benefit Auction hosted by Smith’s Ranch in Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 24, 2018. Havana Nights is an annual benefit auction hosted by the Officers’ Spouses’ Club to raise money for their Scholarship Grant Program, which provides community members with grants to continue their education. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston L. Morris)
Cpl. Santiago Dominguez IV, platoon sergeant, motor transportation company, 7th Marine Regiment, learned cadence from his step-father while mowing the lawn prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps. Dominguez joined the Marines to keep his family tradition going and to make his family proud. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale)
What I've Learned: Santiago Dominguez IV
Cpl. Santiago Dominguez IV, platoon sergeant, motor transportation company, 7th Marine Regiment, learned cadence from his step-father while mowing the lawn prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps. Dominguez joined the Marines to keep his family tradition going and to make his family proud. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale)
Marines with Alpha Company, Headquarters Battalion participate in a 6 mile company hike aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 23, 2018. The Marines regularly conduct company level physical training events in order to maintain physical readiness for upcoming field operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
Alpha Company conducts hike, qual
Marines with Alpha Company, Headquarters Battalion participate in a 6 mile company hike aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 23, 2018. The Marines regularly conduct company level physical training events in order to maintain physical readiness for upcoming field operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
Piper Wetherill, daughter of Capt. Sean Wetherill, logistics officer, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, participates in an Easter egg hunt during a spring family day at Victory Field aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 24, 2018. The unit family readiness officer hosts events like spring family day to enhance camaraderie, bring spouses together to form positive relationships and create activities for the children. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale)
First Team celebrates Easter early
Piper Wetherill, daughter of Capt. Sean Wetherill, logistics officer, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, participates in an Easter egg hunt during a spring family day at Victory Field aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 24, 2018. The unit family readiness officer hosts events like spring family day to enhance camaraderie, bring spouses together to form positive relationships and create activities for the children. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale)
Mark Geletko, retired Marine Corps Sergeants Major, grew up in housing projects surrounded by a large family presence. He developed a strong passion for sports and physical activities at a young age which followed him into his adult years. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
What I've Learned: Mark Geletko
Mark Geletko, retired Marine Corps Sergeants Major, grew up in housing projects surrounded by a large family presence. He developed a strong passion for sports and physical activities at a young age which followed him into his adult years. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
A Marine speaks to Steve Markland, police recruiter, Recruiting Unit, San Diego Police Department, about job opportunities with the department during the Education & Career Fair aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 21, 2018. The Education & Career Fair is a tool for Marines looking to further their education, develop new skills and explore new career fields. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
Career Fair held aboard the Combat Center
A Marine speaks to Steve Markland, police recruiter, Recruiting Unit, San Diego Police Department, about job opportunities with the department during the Education & Career Fair aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 21, 2018. The Education & Career Fair is a tool for Marines looking to further their education, develop new skills and explore new career fields. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)
David Pittelkow, Special Operations Forces Liaison Officer, Corps Solutions, is a retired Navy SEAL captain and former Marine Corps infantry officer. Pittelkow has maintained his ties to the military through his current line of work, which involves coordinating the integration of special forces into exercises that take place aboard the Combat Center and Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. William Chockey)
What I’ve Learned: David Pittelkow
David Pittelkow, Special Operations Forces Liaison Officer, Corps Solutions, is a retired Navy SEAL captain and former Marine Corps infantry officer. Pittelkow has maintained his ties to the military through his current line of work, which involves coordinating the integration of special forces into exercises that take place aboard the Combat Center and Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. William Chockey)
Marines from the Mountain Leaders Section, Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., await awards for their participation in the Mountain Troops Winter Challenge 2018, Chamrousse, France, March 15, 2018. "Team America", one of six international teams participating in the competition of mountain infantry skills and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt. Eric M. LaClair)
Let it Snow
Marines from the Mountain Leaders Section, Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., await awards for their participation in the Mountain Troops Winter Challenge 2018, Chamrousse, France, March 15, 2018. "Team America", one of six international teams participating in the competition of mountain infantry skills and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt. Eric M. LaClair)
Capt. David Murray, Fabrication Lab OIC, MCAGCC, launches the OPTERRA Unmanned Aerial System aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 15, 2018. The Fabrication Lab is a facility for Marines and authorized civilians to innovate and experiment to overcome the common obstacles the Marine Corps provides. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devin J. Andrews)
Primed for the Future
Capt. David Murray, Fabrication Lab OIC, MCAGCC, launches the OPTERRA Unmanned Aerial System aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 15, 2018. The Fabrication Lab is a facility for Marines and authorized civilians to innovate and experiment to overcome the common obstacles the Marine Corps provides. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devin J. Andrews)
Marines from Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., prepare to compete in the First Annual International Mountain Warfare Training Patrol Competition at the Chiemgau Arena in Ruhpolding, Germany. The competition is a challenging international competition that focuses on the mountain infantry's capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Karen Anne Holliday)
Mountain Marines Compete in Germany
Marines from Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., prepare to compete in the First Annual International Mountain Warfare Training Patrol Competition at the Chiemgau Arena in Ruhpolding, Germany. The competition is a challenging international competition that focuses on the mountain infantry's capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Karen Anne Holliday)
MAGTFTC Mission


Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC):
  Manage the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Program (MAGTFTP) and conduct service level Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) combined arms training to enhance the combat readiness of the operating forces and support the Marine Corps’ responsibilities to national security.

MCAGCC Mission

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC):
Provide a standard of excellence in managing facilities, services and support to the operating forces, and families in order to ensure readiness of the tenant and resident commands aboard the Combat Center.