Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

 

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

"Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command"

Twentynine Palms, California
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Chad E. Craven, commanding officer, Delta Company, Communication Training Battalion, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col.  Russell “Bones” Cook, squadron commander, 563 Operations Support Squadron, and Master Gunnery Sgt. Jerry Romero, senior enlisted advisor, Company D, CTB, stand at the position of attention for the reading of Craven’s letter of appreciation from President Barack Obama  during Craven’s retirement ceremony at the base theater April 20, 2016. Craven retired after 24-years of honorable service. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/Released)
Maj. Craven retires aboard Combat Center
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Chad E. Craven, commanding officer, Delta Company, Communication Training Battalion, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Russell “Bones” Cook, squadron commander, 563 Operations Support Squadron, and Master Gunnery Sgt. Jerry Romero, senior enlisted advisor, Company D, CTB, stand at the position of attention for the reading of Craven’s letter of appreciation from President Barack Obama during Craven’s retirement ceremony at the base theater April 20, 2016. Craven retired after 24-years of honorable service. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/Released)
Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School Marines lead Combat Center children in marching and drill movements during the beginning of the Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills annual Combined Arms Exercise for Kids at Felix Field April 20, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
LINKS holds annual CAX for Kids
Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School Marines lead Combat Center children in marching and drill movements during the beginning of the Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills annual Combined Arms Exercise for Kids at Felix Field April 20, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
John Soto, vendor, Norotos Inc., demonstrates how to attach the night vision mounting equipment at the Officers’ Club during the Tactical and Technology Day Expo April 19, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Dave Flores/Released)
Marines peer into future at tech expo
John Soto, vendor, Norotos Inc., demonstrates how to attach the night vision mounting equipment at the Officers’ Club during the Tactical and Technology Day Expo April 19, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Dave Flores/Released)
Combat Center patrons run through the Desert Winds Golf Course during the annual Earth Day 5K Fun Run April 15, 2016. The Combat Center strives to serve as a good steward of the environment and Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs held the run in observance of Earth Day. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/Released)
NREA hosts Earth Day 5K Fun Run
Combat Center patrons run through the Desert Winds Golf Course during the annual Earth Day 5K Fun Run April 15, 2016. The Combat Center strives to serve as a good steward of the environment and Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs held the run in observance of Earth Day. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/Released)
Col. Andrew R. Kennedy, director, Tactical Training and Exercise Control Group, retired after 30-years of honorable service April 15, 2016. Upon retirement, Kennedy is most looking forward to snow when he returns to his home state of New York. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
What I’ve Learned: Andrew R. Kennedy
Col. Andrew R. Kennedy, director, Tactical Training and Exercise Control Group, retired after 30-years of honorable service April 15, 2016. Upon retirement, Kennedy is most looking forward to snow when he returns to his home state of New York. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
Cpl. Jimmy Carter, rifleman, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, pushes his teammate Pfc. James Swain, motor technician operator, 2/7, during the Substance Abuse Program’s Scavenger Hunt April 15, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Dave Flores/Released)
Substance Abuse Program's Scavenger Hunt
Cpl. Jimmy Carter, rifleman, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, pushes his teammate Pfc. James Swain, motor technician operator, 2/7, during the Substance Abuse Program’s Scavenger Hunt April 15, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Dave Flores/Released)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 24 off load from a CH-53 ‘Super Stallion’ at Del Valle Field aboard the Combat Center, as part of a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation exercise in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-16 April 15, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
NEO exercise held aboard Combat Center
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 24 off load from a CH-53 ‘Super Stallion’ at Del Valle Field aboard the Combat Center, as part of a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation exercise in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-16 April 15, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Lt. Col. Timothy Pochop, director, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, presents Don Tolbert, first place winner, a trophy for winning the Annual Earth Day Road Bike Criterium with a time of 25 minutes, 11 seconds. The criterium was one of five events Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs organized in celebration of Earth Day.  (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Combat Center bikers ride for Earth Day
Lt. Col. Timothy Pochop, director, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, presents Don Tolbert, first place winner, a trophy for winning the Annual Earth Day Road Bike Criterium with a time of 25 minutes, 11 seconds. The criterium was one of five events Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs organized in celebration of Earth Day. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Cpl. Carlos Morris, staff driver, Headquarters Battalion, vaults over an obstacle during a High Intensity Tactical Training event held by Sgt. Maj. Avery Crespin, Headquarters Battalion Sergeant Major, and the HITT staff at Del Valle field April 15, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Sgt. Maj., HITT staff train battalion
Cpl. Carlos Morris, staff driver, Headquarters Battalion, vaults over an obstacle during a High Intensity Tactical Training event held by Sgt. Maj. Avery Crespin, Headquarters Battalion Sergeant Major, and the HITT staff at Del Valle field April 15, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Maj. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta, Combat Center Commanding General, awards Col. Andrew R. Kennedy, former director of Tactical Training and Exercise Control Group, the Legion of Merit during Kennedy’s retirement ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field April 15, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
Fair winds, following seas: ‘Coyote’ director retires aboard Combat Center
Maj. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta, Combat Center Commanding General, awards Col. Andrew R. Kennedy, former director of Tactical Training and Exercise Control Group, the Legion of Merit during Kennedy’s retirement ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field April 15, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
Winners of the Annual Earth Day Mountain Bike Ride held near Range 100 aboard the Combat Center proudly display their awards April 13, 2016. The eight-mile bike ride began and ended at Range 100. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/Released)
Annual Earth Day Mountain Bike Ride
Winners of the Annual Earth Day Mountain Bike Ride held near Range 100 aboard the Combat Center proudly display their awards April 13, 2016. The eight-mile bike ride began and ended at Range 100. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/Released)
Capt. Joseph Teirab, deputy staff judge advocate, SJA, believes it’s important to give back to the community. He ushers at his church on Sunday’s and teaches a political science course every Tuesday night. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/Released)
What I’ve Learned: Joseph Teirab
Capt. Joseph Teirab, deputy staff judge advocate, SJA, believes it’s important to give back to the community. He ushers at his church on Sunday’s and teaches a political science course every Tuesday night. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/Released)
Maj. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta, Combat Center Commanding General, congratulates Ricky Brennan, contract surveillance representative, Public Works Division, for achieving the Federal Length of Service Award at the Combat Center’s Public Works Division, April 6, 2016. Brennan was awarded for 40 years of government service. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Connor Hancock/Released)
PWD employee awarded for 40 years of service
Maj. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta, Combat Center Commanding General, congratulates Ricky Brennan, contract surveillance representative, Public Works Division, for achieving the Federal Length of Service Award at the Combat Center’s Public Works Division, April 6, 2016. Brennan was awarded for 40 years of government service. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Connor Hancock/Released)
Col. Jay Wylie, assistant chief of staff, G-4 Installations and Logistics and Lt. Col. Frank Marilao, assistant chief of staff, Marine Corps Community Services, conduct the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Child Development Center aboard the Combat Center April 13, 2016. The development center, also known as ‘Stepping Stones’, is a 37,000-square-foot facility. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Connor Hancock/Released)
Combat Center opens new Child Development Center
Col. Jay Wylie, assistant chief of staff, G-4 Installations and Logistics and Lt. Col. Frank Marilao, assistant chief of staff, Marine Corps Community Services, conduct the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Child Development Center aboard the Combat Center April 13, 2016. The development center, also known as ‘Stepping Stones’, is a 37,000-square-foot facility. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Connor Hancock/Released)
Girls Scouts of Troop 1744 cover up pipe used for new borrows for ambassador tortoises Thelma and Louise at the Combat Center’s Archeology and Paleontology Curation Center April 12, 2016. The troop visited the installation to earn their Wildlife Habitat Badges which are earned through education on native wild animals and how they live. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
NREA teaches girl scouts about desert tortoise
Girls Scouts of Troop 1744 cover up pipe used for new borrows for ambassador tortoises Thelma and Louise at the Combat Center’s Archeology and Paleontology Curation Center April 12, 2016. The troop visited the installation to earn their Wildlife Habitat Badges which are earned through education on native wild animals and how they live. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Marines wait for ammunition during the Western Regional Combat Match April 7, 2016. Marines fired buckshot, slug, 5.56mm, and 9mm rounds during the competition. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Connor Hancock/Released)
Three-gun showdown at Western Regional Combat Match
Marines wait for ammunition during the Western Regional Combat Match April 7, 2016. Marines fired buckshot, slug, 5.56mm, and 9mm rounds during the competition. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Connor Hancock/Released)
An M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle with Mobile Assault Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, drives to breach a berm in the Blacktop training area as an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank with Company B, 1st Tank Battalion, provides security during the offensive portion of 7th Marine Regiment’s Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise aboard the Combat Center April 6, 2016. CALFEX served as the kinetic portion of Desert Scimitar 16, an annual 1st Marine Division training evolution. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/ Released)
Preparing to March: 7th Marines conduct CALFEX
An M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle with Mobile Assault Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, drives to breach a berm in the Blacktop training area as an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank with Company B, 1st Tank Battalion, provides security during the offensive portion of 7th Marine Regiment’s Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise aboard the Combat Center April 6, 2016. CALFEX served as the kinetic portion of Desert Scimitar 16, an annual 1st Marine Division training evolution. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/ Released)
Footprints created by military children at the Combat Center Armed Services YMCA are displayed during the 6th Annual Veteran’s Expo at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio, Calif., April 2, 2016. The children traced their active duty parent’s boot and used their feet to paint their prints in the center. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
Marines honored at Veteran's Expo
Footprints created by military children at the Combat Center Armed Services YMCA are displayed during the 6th Annual Veteran’s Expo at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio, Calif., April 2, 2016. The children traced their active duty parent’s boot and used their feet to paint their prints in the center. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
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