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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)

 

Maj. Gen. David H. Berger, MCAGCC commanding general, center, poses with Marines and a sailor at the PGA West clubhouse in La Quinta after a Toys for Tots dinner hosted by club members.
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Maj. Gen. David H. Berger, MCAGCC commanding general, center, poses with Marines and a sailor at the PGA West clubhouse in La Quinta after a Toys for Tots dinner hosted by club members.
Maj. Gen. David H. Berger, MCAGCC commanding general, center, and other service members receive applause during a Professional Golf Association West dinner at the PGA West clubhouse in La Quinta.
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Maj. Gen. David H. Berger, MCAGCC commanding general, center, and other service members receive applause during a Professional Golf Association West dinner at the PGA West clubhouse in La Quinta.
Pvt. Josh Hurley of the Marine Corps Communication-Electronic School works with Stina Jacobson of Joshua Tree to clean up a cache of broken glass and rusted cans at Section 33 in Joshua Tree.
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Pvt. Josh Hurley of the Marine Corps Communication-Electronic School works with Stina Jacobson of Joshua Tree to clean up a cache of broken glass and rusted cans at Section 33 in Joshua Tree.
Sgt. Jason Syvrud of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, fills a Dumpster with debris collected during a cleanup in Wonder Valley.
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Sgt. Jason Syvrud of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, fills a Dumpster with debris collected during a cleanup in Wonder Valley.
Marines with the Wounded Warrior Battalion participate in a cleanup at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in Morongo Valley.
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Marines with the Wounded Warrior Battalion participate in a cleanup at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in Morongo Valley.
A 1st Tank Battalion color guard represents MCAGCC at the Veterans Day celebration at Veterans Park in Twentynine Palms.
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A 1st Tank Battalion color guard represents MCAGCC at the Veterans Day celebration at Veterans Park in Twentynine Palms.
A Morongo Basin-area high school student learns the art of fighting fires during a Job Shadow visit. The program pairs local students with Marines, sailors and civilian employees who work in their field of interest.
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A Morongo Basin-area high school student learns the art of fighting fires during a Job Shadow visit. The program pairs local students with Marines, sailors and civilian employees who work in their field of interest.
Two Morongo Unified School District seniors learn firing techniques from Provost Marshal's Office Marines during the Combat Center's annual Job Shadow day. The program pairs local students with Marines, sailors and civilian employees who work in their field of interest.
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Two Morongo Unified School District seniors learn firing techniques from Provost Marshal's Office Marines during the Combat Center's annual Job Shadow day. The program pairs local students with Marines, sailors and civilian employees who work in their field of interest.
A color guard comprised of sailors from Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital aboard the Combat Center follows vehicles from 3rd Light Armored Vehicle Battalion as they make their way down Palm Canyon Drive during the Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade.
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A color guard comprised of sailors from Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital aboard the Combat Center follows vehicles from 3rd Light Armored Vehicle Battalion as they make their way down Palm Canyon Drive during the Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade.
Command personnel regularly represent the Combat Center at community events like the annual Pioneer Days Parade in Twentynine Palms.
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Command personnel regularly represent the Combat Center at community events like the annual Pioneer Days Parade in Twentynine Palms.
Combat Center Marines march in the annual Pioneer Days Parade in Twentynine Palms. Marines and sailors of all ranks regularly participate in community events in both the high and low deserts.
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Combat Center Marines march in the annual Pioneer Days Parade in Twentynine Palms. Marines and sailors of all ranks regularly participate in community events in both the high and low deserts.
Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion drive a Light Armored Vehicle down Adobe Road during the 77th annual Pioneer Days Parade.
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Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion drive a Light Armored Vehicle down Adobe Road during the 77th annual Pioneer Days Parade.
Cpl. Jose Rivera of the Combat Center Provost Marshal's Office chats with Condor Elementary School students during Red Ribbon Week activities at the school.
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Cpl. Jose Rivera of the Combat Center Provost Marshal's Office chats with Condor Elementary School students during Red Ribbon Week activities at the school.
Combat Center Provost Marshal's Office Marines, civilians and military working dogs participate in Red Ribbon Week activities with students from Condor Elementary School.
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Combat Center Provost Marshal's Office Marines, civilians and military working dogs participate in Red Ribbon Week activities with students from Condor Elementary School.
Marines from the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School stand watch during an Oasis Elementary School candlelight vigil honoring the victims of the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
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Marines from the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School stand watch during an Oasis Elementary School candlelight vigil honoring the victims of the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Marines from 1st Tank Battalion shake hands with students after a 9/11 memorial service at Palm Vista Elementary School in Twentynine Palms.
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Marines from 1st Tank Battalion shake hands with students after a 9/11 memorial service at Palm Vista Elementary School in Twentynine Palms.
A Combat Center Marine and Joshua Tree Elementary School student navigate the monkey bars during an Adopt-A-School activity. Under the program, Marines and sailors visit local schools, participating in reading, physical fitness and other activities.
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A Combat Center Marine and Joshua Tree Elementary School student navigate the monkey bars during an Adopt-A-School activity. Under the program, Marines and sailors visit local schools, participating in reading, physical fitness and other activities.
Joshua Tree Elementary School students line up to inspect tactical vehicles brought to their campus by Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 for a static display. Combat Center personnel set up static displays at a variety of community events throughout the year.
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Joshua Tree Elementary School students line up to inspect tactical vehicles brought to their campus by Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 for a static display. Combat Center personnel set up static displays at a variety of community events throughout the year.
Retired Marine Dwight Garner and his grandson, Maverick Burkleo, talk to Combat Logistics Battalion 7 Marines about their 7-ton vehicle during the Veterans Day celebration in Twentynine Palms. Combat Center personnel set up static displays at a variety of community events throughout the year.
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Retired Marine Dwight Garner and his grandson, Maverick Burkleo, talk to Combat Logistics Battalion 7 Marines about their 7-ton vehicle during the Veterans Day celebration in Twentynine Palms. Combat Center personnel set up static displays at a variety of community events throughout the year.
Volunteers Meredith Plummer, left, and Marsha Cole top off Pfc. James Coleman's plate with cranberry sauce during Roughley Manor Bed and Breakfast's annual Thanksgiving dinner for Combat Center personnel.
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Volunteers Meredith Plummer, left, and Marsha Cole top off Pfc. James Coleman's plate with cranberry sauce during Roughley Manor Bed and Breakfast's annual Thanksgiving dinner for Combat Center personnel.
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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

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