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G-5 Government and External Affairs

 

G-5 Government and External Affairs

MAGTFTC, MCAGCC

Twentynine Palms, California
Community Relations

MISSION
The mission of Community Relations is to foster a positive and proactive military and civilian relationship between the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and local and national communities. Community Relations strives to raise the public’s awareness of the Marine Corps through direct interaction of military personnel in the community.

SPECIAL REQUESTS
Community Relations Section assists in facilitating requests for military participation or involvement in community events. However, there are certain restrictions regarding military support of various events. Acceptable requests will be in support of events that are open to the public and are of community-wide interest. The U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy have restrictions governing the support of events at sites owned or leased by religious, political and special-interest organizations, or for organizations that may discredit the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition, service members cannot officially participate in beauty pageants or serve as escorts for events of a similar nature. Requests for participation for holidays, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day will be considered on the basis of first-come- first-served, participant availability, and unit operational commitments.

All Community Relations requests must be officially submitted via DD Form 2536 no later than 90 days prior to the event. Please submit signed request forms to the email address or fax number provided below.

For more information, contact the Combat Center Community Relations Officer, G-5 Community Plans/Public Affairs, by calling Commercial: (760) 830-5651 DSN: 230-5651, Fax (760) 830-5474 or via email at SMBPLMSCOMBATCENTERPAO@usmc.mil.

FUNERAL HONORS
All requests for funeral honors must be referred to the Military Funeral Honors Section in Quantico, Virginia, for approval. The Combat Center or its tenant commands may only perform this service with approval from the Military Funeral Honors Section.

The family of the bereaved should ask the funeral home to call the Military Funeral Honors Section at 703-432-9524 or toll-free at 866-826-3628, or e-mail funeral.honors@usmc.mil for assistance.

(Note: Funeral honors may include burial detail, pall bearers, rifle salute, bugler, flag folding and flag presentation)

 

Marines helped restore the Gateway Parcel during the Mojave Desert Land Trust Earth Day Restoration in Joshua Tree, California.
Restoring for the future, Marines help Mojave Desert Land Trust
Marines helped restore the Gateway Parcel during the Mojave Desert Land Trust Earth Day Restoration in Joshua Tree, California.
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Lion, Daren, interacts with community members during the Joshua Tree Community Days Summer Splash at the Joshua Tree Community Center in Joshua Tree, California.
Marines bond with community during Summer Splash
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Lion, Daren, interacts with community members during the Joshua Tree Community Days Summer Splash at the Joshua Tree Community Center in Joshua Tree, California.
The San Bernardino Board of Supervisors attended a tour aboard the base. The tour was hosted by Government and External Affairs.
Combat Center hosts San Bernardino Board of Supervisors
The San Bernardino Board of Supervisors attended a tour aboard the base. The tour was hosted by Government and External Affairs.
Marines volunteered for  an Earth Day cleanup co-sponsored by Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs and the city of Twentynine Palms. The group picked up enough trash and debris to fill a 60 cubic yard dumpster.
Combat Center Marines help clean local community
Marines volunteered for an Earth Day cleanup co-sponsored by Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs and the city of Twentynine Palms. The group picked up enough trash and debris to fill a 60 cubic yard dumpster.
Marines with the Headquarters Battalion Color Guard prepare to present the colors during the opening program of the Moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall at Mission Springs Park in Desert Hot Springs, California.
Moving Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall makes way to Desert Hot Springs
Marines with the Headquarters Battalion Color Guard prepare to present the colors during the opening program of the Moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall at Mission Springs Park in Desert Hot Springs, California.
Capt. Jason Samuel, defense counsel, Legal Services Support Team, Headquarters Battalion, serves as the guest speaker at a memorial dedication ceremony for the Boy Scouts of America in Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Joshua Tree, California.
Combat Center helps Boy Scouts dedicate memorial
Capt. Jason Samuel, defense counsel, Legal Services Support Team, Headquarters Battalion, serves as the guest speaker at a memorial dedication ceremony for the Boy Scouts of America in Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Joshua Tree, California.
The Combat Center Color Guard Present the National and Marine Corps Colors prior to the King of the Hammers Race in Johnson Valley, California.
11th Annual KOH roars through Johnson Valley
The Combat Center Color Guard Present the National and Marine Corps Colors prior to the King of the Hammers Race in Johnson Valley, California.
Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal answered Painted Hills Middle School students question during a career day in Desert Hot Springs, California.
Combat Center EOD visits Painted Hills Middle School
Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal answered Painted Hills Middle School students question during a career day in Desert Hot Springs, California.
Marines from Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., execute a rifle salute during a Memorial Day service at the Twentynine Palms cemetery, Twentynine Palms, Ca., May 30, 2017. The annual service was held to honor America's fallen servicemembers.
Combat Center joins community in honoring fallen heroes
Marines from Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., execute a rifle salute during a Memorial Day service at the Twentynine Palms cemetery, Twentynine Palms, Ca., May 30, 2017. The annual service was held to honor America's fallen servicemembers.
Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion participate in the 67th annual Grubstake Days Parade along California Highway 62 in Yucca Valley, Calif., May 27, 2017. The town holds the annual Grubstake Days festival to commemorate the mining heritage of the Yucca Valley community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Connor Hancock)
Combat Center participates in annual Grubstake Days
Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion participate in the 67th annual Grubstake Days Parade along California Highway 62 in Yucca Valley, Calif., May 27, 2017. The town holds the annual Grubstake Days festival to commemorate the mining heritage of the Yucca Valley community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Connor Hancock)
Marines present the national colors during the 15th Banque Nationale de Paris Paribas Open’s “Salute to Heroes,” in Indian Wells, California.
BNP Paribas Open honors Combat Center Marines
Marines present the national colors during the 15th Banque Nationale de Paris Paribas Open’s “Salute to Heroes,” in Indian Wells, California.
Marines conduct a demo with Military Working Dogs at Condor Elementary School during Red Ribbon Week, a week of drug prevention education and advocacy to help the youth stay drug free.
K-9 leaves positive impact during Red Ribbon Week
Marines conduct a demo with Military Working Dogs at Condor Elementary School during Red Ribbon Week, a week of drug prevention education and advocacy to help the youth stay drug free.
The Combat Center Color Guard leads the parade during the 67th annual Grubstake Days Parade along California Highway 62 in Yucca Valley, California.
Combat Center participates in annual Grubstake Days
The Combat Center Color Guard leads the parade during the 67th annual Grubstake Days Parade along California Highway 62 in Yucca Valley, California.
Marines explain the mechanics of a Light Armored Vehicle to a Twentynine Palms resident during the 17th annual Car Show & Street Fair in Twentynine Palms, California.
Combat Center Marines volunteer at annual car show
Marines explain the mechanics of a Light Armored Vehicle to a Twentynine Palms resident during the 17th annual Car Show & Street Fair in Twentynine Palms, California.
G-5 MEnu
Contacts
Public Affairs Officer (760) 830-5310
Deputy Public Affairs Officer (760) 830-5476
Media Chief (760) 830-3760
Observation Post (760) 830-6213
Commercial Ads (760) 365-3315
Newspaper Press Section (760) 830-3762
Broadcast Section (760) 830-3766
Resource Management Group (760) 830-3737

All numbers are in DSN 230