Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

 

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

"Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command"

Twentynine Palms, California
Sgt. Maj. Charles McDew, sergeant major, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, assumed leadership of "Darkside" in January of 2016 and has served in the Marine Corps for more than 20 years. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/ Released)
What I’ve Learned: Charles McDew
Sgt. Maj. Charles McDew, sergeant major, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, assumed leadership of "Darkside" in January of 2016 and has served in the Marine Corps for more than 20 years. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/ Released)
Marines with the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group bow their heads during the invocation as part of the unit’s change of command ceremony at the Dunham Amphitheater aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 29, 2016. During the ceremony, Col. Craig Wonson, outgoing commanding officer, relinquished command to Col. Tim Barrick, oncoming commanding officer. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
MCTOG welcomes new commander
Marines with the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group bow their heads during the invocation as part of the unit’s change of command ceremony at the Dunham Amphitheater aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 29, 2016. During the ceremony, Col. Craig Wonson, outgoing commanding officer, relinquished command to Col. Tim Barrick, oncoming commanding officer. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
A squad of Marines with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, practice dry runs before their night time live-fire exercises as part of Tactical Small-Unit Leadership Course aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 18, 2016. The purpose of the course was to focus on the training of small-unit leadership within “Darkside.” (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
‘Darkside’ Marines dominate TSULC
A squad of Marines with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, practice dry runs before their night time live-fire exercises as part of Tactical Small-Unit Leadership Course aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 18, 2016. The purpose of the course was to focus on the training of small-unit leadership within “Darkside.” (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
2nd Lt. Zachary Standeford, platoon commander, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, focused on athletics as much as he did academics while in high school and college, pushing himself to do better as a student and as a team captain. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
What I've Learned: Zachary Standeford
2nd Lt. Zachary Standeford, platoon commander, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, focused on athletics as much as he did academics while in high school and college, pushing himself to do better as a student and as a team captain. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
The honor graduates of Tactical Marine Air Ground Task Force Integration Course 2-16 present their awards during the graduation ceremony aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 23, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alysa Jesse/Released)
MCTOG congratulates TMIC 2-16 graduates
The honor graduates of Tactical Marine Air Ground Task Force Integration Course 2-16 present their awards during the graduation ceremony aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 23, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alysa Jesse/Released)
Colonel Scott D. Leonard, outgoing commanding officer, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, relinquishes command to Col. James E. Donnellan, oncoming commanding officer, MCMWTC, during the change of command ceremony at the expeditionary airfield, July 22, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
MCMWTC welcomes new commander
Colonel Scott D. Leonard, outgoing commanding officer, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, relinquishes command to Col. James E. Donnellan, oncoming commanding officer, MCMWTC, during the change of command ceremony at the expeditionary airfield, July 22, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
Lance Cpl. Troy Yakin, landing support specialist, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, is credited with saving the life of Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Ralph Duron, senior enlisted leader, 21 Area Branch Clinic, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, on June 29, 2016. Duron was caught in a riptide with a dislocated shoulder while surfing at Del Mar Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., when Yakin responded to his cries for help. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
My brother’s keeper: ‘First Team’ Marine saves drowning sailor
Lance Cpl. Troy Yakin, landing support specialist, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, is credited with saving the life of Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Ralph Duron, senior enlisted leader, 21 Area Branch Clinic, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, on June 29, 2016. Duron was caught in a riptide with a dislocated shoulder while surfing at Del Mar Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., when Yakin responded to his cries for help. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
Sgt. Charles Santamaria, former Combat Center Public Affairs Chief, talks about what led him to the Marine Corps and how it has shaped him into who he is today.
What I've Learned: Charles Santamaria
Sgt. Charles Santamaria, former Combat Center Public Affairs Chief, talks about what led him to the Marine Corps and how it has shaped him into who he is today.
Cpl. Andrew Greenfield, squad leader, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, runs to cover during immediate action practical application exercise held as part of the Tactical Small Unit Leaders’ Course aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 14, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
TSULC begins with buddy rushes
Cpl. Andrew Greenfield, squad leader, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, runs to cover during immediate action practical application exercise held as part of the Tactical Small Unit Leaders’ Course aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 14, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Sgt. Ryan King, section chief, K Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, conducts a deadlift and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 14, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi
Artilleryman strives to push physical limits
Sgt. Ryan King, section chief, K Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, conducts a deadlift and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 14, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi
Lance Cpl. Daniel Orosco, light armored vehicle mechanic, Exercise Support Division, enjoys spending time surrounded by nature or doing his hobbies hunting, fishing and carpentering. When he was 14, he built his own muzzle-loaded weapon after receiving the pieces as a Christmas present. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
What I've Learned: Daniel Orosco
Lance Cpl. Daniel Orosco, light armored vehicle mechanic, Exercise Support Division, enjoys spending time surrounded by nature or doing his hobbies hunting, fishing and carpentering. When he was 14, he built his own muzzle-loaded weapon after receiving the pieces as a Christmas present. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
A deputy sheriff with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team clears a building in the military operations in urban terrain facility at Range 800 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 12, 2016. The Combat Center’s Special Reaction Team hosted the cross-training to provide SBCSD with insight of the Marine Corps’ tactics capabilities. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
Combat Center SRT welcomes local law enforcement
A deputy sheriff with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team clears a building in the military operations in urban terrain facility at Range 800 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 12, 2016. The Combat Center’s Special Reaction Team hosted the cross-training to provide SBCSD with insight of the Marine Corps’ tactics capabilities. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
Britoramirez has played soccer his whole life. His father taught him all he knows about the sport he is very passionate about.
What I've Learned: Francisco Britoramirez
Britoramirez has played soccer his whole life. His father taught him all he knows about the sport he is very passionate about.
Master Sgt. Wally Robinson, communications chief, Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School, and his son Tristan, 5, watch a firework display during the Twentynine Palms Independence Day Celebration at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 4, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
Marines join Morongo Basin community for Independence Day celebrations
Master Sgt. Wally Robinson, communications chief, Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School, and his son Tristan, 5, watch a firework display during the Twentynine Palms Independence Day Celebration at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 4, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
Cpl. Crystal M. Guerrero, small arms repair technician, Headquarters Battalion, developed her love of weapons and desire to work in the armory from her father who was a Marine and taught her. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
What I’ve Learned: Crystal M. Guerrero
Cpl. Crystal M. Guerrero, small arms repair technician, Headquarters Battalion, developed her love of weapons and desire to work in the armory from her father who was a Marine and taught her. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
Combat Center families and Vacation Bible School volunteers sing during the Vacation Bible School at the Protestant Chapel aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. The Vacation Bible School is a weeklong event used to strengthen children’s faith.
Combat Center children sing, pray during VBS
Combat Center families and Vacation Bible School volunteers sing during the Vacation Bible School at the Protestant Chapel aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. The Vacation Bible School is a weeklong event used to strengthen children’s faith.
Mrs. Claus reads a book to children at the Armed Services YMCA’s first Christmas You Missed event held at building 1707 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 25, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
ASYMCA hosts Christmas You Missed
Mrs. Claus reads a book to children at the Armed Services YMCA’s first Christmas You Missed event held at building 1707 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 25, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
Sesame Street characters dance and sing during the USO Sesame Street Experience for Military Families held at the Sunset Cinema, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 22, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Combat Center families spend day with Sesame Street
Sesame Street characters dance and sing during the USO Sesame Street Experience for Military Families held at the Sunset Cinema, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 22, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Marines of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, exit an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Aircraft Group 39 as part of a Marine Air Ground Task Force Integration Exercise at the Chocolate Mountain Training Area, Yuma Ariz., June 22, 2016. This integration training tested the ground combat element and air combat element ability to work together to perform the insert of troops in defense of a territory. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
‘Darkside’, MAG-39 exercise MAGTF integration
Marines of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, exit an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Aircraft Group 39 as part of a Marine Air Ground Task Force Integration Exercise at the Chocolate Mountain Training Area, Yuma Ariz., June 22, 2016. This integration training tested the ground combat element and air combat element ability to work together to perform the insert of troops in defense of a territory. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Lt. Col. Speros C. Koumparakis, outgoing commanding officer, passes the Communication Training Battalion’s colors to Lt. Col. Barian A. Woodward, oncoming commanding officer, during the battalion’s change of command ceremony at Sunset Cinema aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 21, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
CTB bids farewell to CO, welcomes new
Lt. Col. Speros C. Koumparakis, outgoing commanding officer, passes the Communication Training Battalion’s colors to Lt. Col. Barian A. Woodward, oncoming commanding officer, during the battalion’s change of command ceremony at Sunset Cinema aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 21, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
Cpl. Jon Crump, coyote instructor, Tactical Training Exercise Control Group, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, enjoys baseball, weight-lifting and pushing himself out of his comfort zone.
What I've Learned: Jon Crump
Cpl. Jon Crump, coyote instructor, Tactical Training Exercise Control Group, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, enjoys baseball, weight-lifting and pushing himself out of his comfort zone.
Lt. Col. Lee Rush, outgoing commanding officer, 1st Tank Battalion, addresses the audience during the battalion’s change of command at the tank ramp, June 22, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Steel on Target; Tanks welcome new CO
Lt. Col. Lee Rush, outgoing commanding officer, 1st Tank Battalion, addresses the audience during the battalion’s change of command at the tank ramp, June 22, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
The 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment color guard march with the national and Marine Corps colors during the battalion’s change of command ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, June 21, 2016. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. David Hart relinquished command of the battalion to Lt. Col. Erick Clark. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
‘First Team’ welcomes new CO
The 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment color guard march with the national and Marine Corps colors during the battalion’s change of command ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, June 21, 2016. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. David Hart relinquished command of the battalion to Lt. Col. Erick Clark. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Cpl. Johnathan Tomaino, light armored vehicle crewman, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, escorts Jenna Hurd, 5, as she explores a light armored vehicle during the Joshua Tree Community Days Summer Splash at the Joshua Tree Community Center in Joshua Tree, Calif., June 18, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
Marines bond with community during Summer Splash
Cpl. Johnathan Tomaino, light armored vehicle crewman, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, escorts Jenna Hurd, 5, as she explores a light armored vehicle during the Joshua Tree Community Days Summer Splash at the Joshua Tree Community Center in Joshua Tree, Calif., June 18, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
A sailor hangs the dog tag of a fallen corpsman on a battlefield cross to honor the ultimate sacrifice the corpsman made as part of the 118th Hospital Corpsman Ball at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula Calif., June 17, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
Navy Hospital Corpsman celebrate 118th Birthday
A sailor hangs the dog tag of a fallen corpsman on a battlefield cross to honor the ultimate sacrifice the corpsman made as part of the 118th Hospital Corpsman Ball at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula Calif., June 17, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
A Marine with Communications Training Battalion, Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School, runs with the national colors during the battalion’s Sunset Run aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 17, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
CTB hosts commander's last fun run
A Marine with Communications Training Battalion, Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School, runs with the national colors during the battalion’s Sunset Run aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 17, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
Gunnery Sgt. Ira Heide works hard to balance his duties as a Marine and his obligations as a single parent. He has served as a Marine for 16 years and as a father for seven to his son, Jessen.
The Single Military Father: A balance of nobility
Gunnery Sgt. Ira Heide works hard to balance his duties as a Marine and his obligations as a single parent. He has served as a Marine for 16 years and as a father for seven to his son, Jessen.
Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, provide indirect fire with a M777 Howitzer during the final exercise of Integrated Training Exercise 3-16 in the Blacktop Training Area aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 1, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
2nd MarDiv finishes ITX 3-16
Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, provide indirect fire with a M777 Howitzer during the final exercise of Integrated Training Exercise 3-16 in the Blacktop Training Area aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 1, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
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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.

 

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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.

 

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