Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

 

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

"Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command"

Twentynine Palms, California
The Combat Center is renowned as the Marine Corps’ premiere training facility. While meeting the needs of visiting units, the installation also utilizes a significant amount of resources while also dedicating to resources to conserving energy, while maintaining the training standards. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
Combat Center leads Corps in environmental management
The Combat Center is renowned as the Marine Corps’ premiere training facility. While meeting the needs of visiting units, the installation also utilizes a significant amount of resources while also dedicating to resources to conserving energy, while maintaining the training standards. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
Gunnery Sgt. Antonio Soto, company gunnery sergeant, Company B, Communication Training Battalion, Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School, has been in the Marine Corps for 17 years and he has participated in nearly 20 volunteer events in the local community. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
What I’ve Learned: Antonio Soto
Gunnery Sgt. Antonio Soto, company gunnery sergeant, Company B, Communication Training Battalion, Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School, has been in the Marine Corps for 17 years and he has participated in nearly 20 volunteer events in the local community. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion team displays the first place trophy and medals at the conclusion of the Amazing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Race held aboard the Combat Center April 29, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Amazing SAPR Race returns to Combat Center
3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion team displays the first place trophy and medals at the conclusion of the Amazing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Race held aboard the Combat Center April 29, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Staff Sgt. Joshua Gerland, physical security chief, Provost Marshal’s Office, helps a Combat Center patron dispose of their prescription medications during the PMO Prescription Drug Take Back held at the base exchange parking lot April 30, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
PMO holds prescription drug take back
Staff Sgt. Joshua Gerland, physical security chief, Provost Marshal’s Office, helps a Combat Center patron dispose of their prescription medications during the PMO Prescription Drug Take Back held at the base exchange parking lot April 30, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)
Students take photos with friends and families after receiving scholarships during the annual Officers’ Spouses’ Club Scholarship and Grant Awards Reception at Quarters One May 3, 2016. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/Released)
OSC hosts scholarship, grants reception
Students take photos with friends and families after receiving scholarships during the annual Officers’ Spouses’ Club Scholarship and Grant Awards Reception at Quarters One May 3, 2016. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw/Released)
James Middleton, 7, attempts to hit a target with a ball to dunk his father, Lt. Col. Brian Middleton, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, during the battalion’s Family Day at Desert Winds Golf Course April 29, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
'Darkside' bonds over family day
James Middleton, 7, attempts to hit a target with a ball to dunk his father, Lt. Col. Brian Middleton, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, during the battalion’s Family Day at Desert Winds Golf Course April 29, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
Cyclists await the start of the Park-to-Park Bike Ride at Knott’s Sky Park in Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 30, 2016. The event was hosted as a joint effort between the Combat Center, the City of Twentynine Palms and the Joshua Tree National Park Service to celebrate Earth Day as well as the 100-year anniversary of the park. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
Combat Center joins community in Park-to-Park Bike Ride
Cyclists await the start of the Park-to-Park Bike Ride at Knott’s Sky Park in Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 30, 2016. The event was hosted as a joint effort between the Combat Center, the City of Twentynine Palms and the Joshua Tree National Park Service to celebrate Earth Day as well as the 100-year anniversary of the park. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)
Landon Gerasimovich, 5, son of Petty Officer 3rd Class Mike Gerasimovich, Physical Therapist, Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital, plays kickball with the other children at the Healthy Kids Day hosted by the Armed Services YMCA at Felix Field aboard the Combat Center April 30, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
Healthier kids for a healthier tomorrow
Landon Gerasimovich, 5, son of Petty Officer 3rd Class Mike Gerasimovich, Physical Therapist, Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital, plays kickball with the other children at the Healthy Kids Day hosted by the Armed Services YMCA at Felix Field aboard the Combat Center April 30, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)
Ron Genet, facilities maintenance officer, Public Works Division, retired as a sergeant major after 26-years of honorable service in the Marine Corps. Genet credits his success in life to his experiences in the Marine Corps and the years of support from his wife Debbie. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lauren Kurkimilis/Released)
What I’ve Learned: Ron Genet
Ron Genet, facilities maintenance officer, Public Works Division, retired as a sergeant major after 26-years of honorable service in the Marine Corps. Genet credits his success in life to his experiences in the Marine Corps and the years of support from his wife Debbie. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lauren Kurkimilis/Released)
Congressman Paul Cook, California’s 8th District, thanks Combat Center Marines for their hard work during the Mojave Desert Land Trust Earth Day Restoration of the Gateway Parcel in Joshua Tree, Calif., April 23, 2016. Marines and civilians from the Joshua Tree area spent the day restoring and landscaping the 623-acre site. (Official Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Dave Flores/Released)
Restoring for the future, Marines help Mojave Desert Land Trust
Congressman Paul Cook, California’s 8th District, thanks Combat Center Marines for their hard work during the Mojave Desert Land Trust Earth Day Restoration of the Gateway Parcel in Joshua Tree, Calif., April 23, 2016. Marines and civilians from the Joshua Tree area spent the day restoring and landscaping the 623-acre site. (Official Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Dave Flores/Released)
Staff Sgt. Darrell Wills, data network specialist, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, greets his 2-month-old daughter, Katie, during the battalion’s homecoming at Del Valle Field April 23, 2016. 1/7 was deployed as part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command 16.1. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
‘First Team’ returns
Staff Sgt. Darrell Wills, data network specialist, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, greets his 2-month-old daughter, Katie, during the battalion’s homecoming at Del Valle Field April 23, 2016. 1/7 was deployed as part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command 16.1. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)
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)
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