VETERAN'S DAY HOLIDAY HOURS NOW AVAILABLE - CLICK HERE
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.
SPECIAL GOOD FRIDAY SHOWING of The Pilgrim's Progress at the
Protestant Chapel (Building 1541) at 7 p.m. on April 19.
For the first time in history, John Bunyan's epic masterpiece, The Pilgrim's
Progress, hits the big screen! Journey with Christian as he travels from
the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. Experience the friends and
foes he meets along the way to the ultimate choice he must make to reach the
Inspire the next generation with this timeless story of faith and courage.
Don't miss your chance to see this epic tale come to life. All are invited
PWD is currently performing maintenance and change over on our air
conditioning systems and swamp coolers. We are currently in the transition
period so some buildings are in: No Heat, No Cool mode or Cooling Mode. All
buildings will have cooling online by 30APR. If your building has already
been changed over and you are having issues please contact the trouble desk
830-6271 or input a Maximo Service Request.
GRADUATE RECOGNITION CEREMONY - MUST REGISTER BY 1 MAY
The 16th annual Graduate Recognition Ceremony will be held on Thursday, 9
May at the Protestant Chapel aboard the Combat Center. This ceremony is
open to any active duty military, retiree, veteran, family member, or base
civilian employee who received/completed (or is on track to
receive/complete) a college degree or vocational/technical program between 1
September 2018 and 31 August 2019. Registration is required, and the
registration deadline is 1 May. Please call the Education Center at
830-6881 for additional details, including registration information.
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT RETREAT (MER) - MONTEREY, CA
05-07 APRIL 2019 | 1830 FRIDAY - NOON SUNDAY
VENUE: CASA MUNRAS GARDEN HOTEL AND SPA | 700 Munras Ave. Monterey CA
CONTACT CREDOSW@NAVY.MIL AND REGISTRATION INFO WILL FOLLOW
ALL LEGALLY MARRIED ACTIVE RESERVE AND GUARD SERVICE MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE
THIS EVENT IS: NO COST | NO CHILDCARE | NOT FAITH SPECIFIC | AMAZING
2019 EARTH DAY INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL
Annual Earth Day individual time trial (ITT) for the roadies
Out-and-back Mainside to Camp Wilson; Start/Finish Fifteenth and Dunham
17 April 2019 at 1100
Cost: A recyclable item
Contact 760.830.8480 for assistance if installation access is required
PROTESTANT CHAPEL HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:
0900 Contemporary Service
1100 Traditional Service
1300 Gospel Service
1600 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Noon Good Friday Service
1900 Special showing of The Pilgrim's Progress
0630 Easter Sunrise Service
0900 Contemporary Easter Service
1100 Traditional Easter Service
1300 Gospel Easter Service
1600 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Easter Service
COMMAND FINANCIAL SPECIALIST TRAINING, 6 - 10 MAY 2019
Command Financial Specialist (CFS) training will take place 6 - 10 May at
the Career Resource Office (CRO), Building 1526. This 40-hour course is
designed to train Marines and Sailors on becoming their unit's principal
source for financial education. Eligible individuals must be appointed by
their Commanding Officer and must be E6 and above or Officers who are
financially stable and have a minimum of one year remaining with the
Command. Per MCO 1700.37, a command should have one CFS for every 75
Marines or Sailors. For more information or to reserve a seat in the class,
please contact Ms. Kathleen Bourikas at 830-4032 or email at
CATHOLIC CHAPEL HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:
Sacred Paschal Triduum - April 18 (evening), 2019 through April 21, 2019
Thursday, 18 April
No 1130 Mass
1900 Mass of the Lord's Supper
2100 Adoration closing (Guadalupe Room)
Good Friday, 19 April
1130 The Passion of the Lord (Movie) St Francis Room
1400 The Seven Last Words' Reflections
1500 Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Holy Saturday, 20 April
2000 The Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday, 21 April
0930 Mass - The Resurrection of the Lord
1100-Easter Egg Hunt
No 1700 Mass
JOSHUA TREE 55 COMMUNITY CYCLING EVENT
Knotts Sky Park
27 April 2019 from 6am-12pm
Info and registration: 760.367.7562 or 29palms.org
PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - APRIL-MAY NONAVAILABILITY
Due to upcoming TAD and training requirements, the Personal Financial
Management Program (PFMP) will not be available for counseling or briefs
from 29 April to 16 May. For support during this time, please contact your
unit's designated Command Financial Specialist (CFS). For additional
information, please contact the PFMP Program Manager, Ms. Kathleen Bourikas,
at 830-4032 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next supervisor class will go on 7 May, the supervisor refresher will be
held on 14 May, and can only be attended by those on record of having had
the initial course. The next CDSO class with be on 28 May.
All classes will be held in building 1447 N, in our class room and start at
0730 sharp. Those wishing to attend will need to request a class seat prior
through myself at - Mr. Randy Palmer at email@example.com or
Warrick.Yeager@usmc.mil The request will require, name, rank and unit.
For those attending the CDSO class they will be required to bring a copy of
their appointment letter the first day of class as well as something to
write with. CDSO's should be an E4 or above, the class is currently a
one-day class and will be approximately 8 hours long.
Supervisor are determined by the command. The initial class is 4 hours long
and only needs to be attended once.
The Supervisor Refresher class is about 45 minutes long and only needs to be
attended once a year. If the member has missed more than two refresher
classes, they will be required to retake the initial class.
POTABLE WATER AND ROAD IMPACTS 19FEB19-JUNE19
Public Works Division will be conducting various partial road closures and
potable water outages between 19FEB19 and JUNE19.
There will be single lane traffic disruptions at each of these locations
during the duration
The impact of the individual water outages have not yet been determined.
Once the water impact locations and times are determined the affected units
notified. This maintenance series is part of a multi-year water valve
project that improves the safety and resiliency of our potable water
distribution system. Thank you for your continued support.
The below listed directives have been approved, signed, and posted to the
Combat Center Publications website.
LOI 18-19 - NON-COMBATANT EVACUATION OPERATION EXERCISE
CCO 5100.15L - SAFETY PROGRAM AND COMMANDING GENERAL'S SAFETY AWARDS PROGRAM
CCO 5230.3F - ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING SECRET INTERNET PROTOCOL ROUTER
NETWORK COMPUTER NETWORK CONNECTIVITY ABOARD THE COMBAT CENTER
The link for the Combat Center Policy Letters is
The link for the Combat Center Orders is
The link for the Combat Center Bulletins is
Please contact Mr. Ramon Vargas-Ortiz at (760) 830-7426 for any questions.
The use of MCAGCC dumpsters for off-base trash disposal is PROHIBITED.
Installation dumpsters are for waste generated aboard MCAGCC ONLY. To ensure
compliance with MCAGCC's Solid Waste program, the following MUST be adhered
to. - Solid waste will be collected and placed in their appropriate
containers to include: a) Solid waste, b) Recyclables, and c) Household
hazardous waste. - Disposal of liquids, pressurized containers (e.g. aerosol
cans) and hazardous material/waste in solid waste containers is prohibited.
- Disposal of ammunition and/or of Material Presenting Potential of an
Explosive Hazard (e.g., ordnance, range residue, trash, anything collected
on the range) is prohibited.
- MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) heaters must be deactivated before disposal as
non-hazardous solid waste.
- Bulk and/or metal items cannot be placed in dumpsters. NOTE: Contact base
recycling for information or service @ (760)830-5666.
- Parking of vehicles or placing any other objects in front of solid waste
receptacles is prohibited.
BE AN ECO WARRIOR! Ensure all recyclable materials are separated and placed
into the proper recycling dumpster. For service or questions, please
contact Mr. Stanley Bess, Base Recycling @ (760)830-5666.
PACIFIC MARINE CREDIT UNION IS NOW CALLED FRONTWAVE CREDIT UNION
FRONTWAVE is essentially the same Financial Institution, although the name
changed, the locations and services provided have not.
Existing ATM and Credit Cards will continue to be operational.
New ATM and Credit Cards reflecting the Frontwave banner will be issued as
the current cards dates expire.
For more information you can go to frontwavecu.com or call 800-736-4500.
CENTER SAFETY 'ALIVE@25/DIC COURSE' CHANGES
In an effort to improve service, the safety office will no longer be
conducting the Alive@25 Drivers Improvement Course (DIC) classes on a first
come, first serve basis. We are requesting that prior to the training,
Individuals either, come to the safety office
(Bldg. 1447) to sign up in person, or have a SNCO or Officer send an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com requesting the training.
Either of these options will guarantee a seat for the Alive@25 (DIC).
Due to the limited amount of seating available, please DO NOT send Marines
to the safety office the day of the training.
With proper arrangements, prior to a 72, 96 or holiday routine, Safety
Instructors are prepared to come to the units and conduct mass Alive@25
(DIC) training classes.
For any questions, please contact Mr. Bob Piirainen (Traffic Safety Mgr) at
either firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-830-6154.
TRICARE PRIME OR SELECT ENROLLMENT
An important change to the Tricare enrollment took effect on 1 January 2019.
A Service member MUST enroll his dependents in a Tricare program (Tricare
Prime/Select) within 90 days from the date of a Qualifying Life Event (QLE)
or during the annual "open season" (November - December) only.
Failure to enroll into one of the qualifying programs will result in the
automatic enrollment into Direct Care which only allows dependents to be
treated at a Military Hospital on space available.
A Service member got married Feb 2018 and failed to enrolled his wife in
DEERS until today.
His wife is now pregnant and unable to schedule an appointment for her
prenatal care because she is not enrolled in Tricare. She can only be seen
at the Naval Hospital on space available.
Please visit https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/Enroll to learn more
You may book your appointment by clicking on the following link:
You may reach our DEERS office by calling 760-830-5365
HOURS FOR PMO ADMINSTRATION OFFICE
The Provost Marshal's Office Administration section, BLDG 1408 office hours
have changed. The new hours are as follows:
Closed Friday-Sunday and Federal Holidays
NON FEDERAL ENTITY (NFE) STATUS RENEWAL
It's time for all existing private clubs and organizations (i.e., NFEs)
operating aboard the Combat Center to renew their NFE status. Examples of
NFEs include Scouts, Officers' Spouses Clubs, Petty Officers Associations,
Firefighters Associations, and Golf Associations. The reference is CCO
576.1D, and all documents must be submitted between 15-31 December 2018.
Contact Ms. Mary Ellen Barrena, MCCS Senior Management Analyst, at
email@example.com or 760-830-7263 with your name, organization name,
phone number, and email address to receive your NFE forms, instructions, and
submission details. Of note, newly formed organizations must submit
documents within 30 days of establishment at any time throughout the year.
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS (EA) - RANGE SUSTAINMENT BRANCH
Due to an extreme back log of unprocessed materials, The Range Sustainment
Branch will only be accepting Range Dunnage Turn Ins (i.e. ammo cans, brass
casings, links etc.) on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays (0630-1400) until
further notice. For more information please contact 760.830.0302 or
MEDICAL SHUTTLE SERVICE TO BALBOA, PT LOMA, AND NAVAL HOSPTIAL CAMP
MCAGCC provides medical shuttle services to Naval Medical Centers San Diego
(Balboa), Pt Loma, and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton for all Marines and
Sailors each weekday (not including holiday 96s and 72s). We ask that
requests be submitted at least 48 hours prior scheduled appointments, and
that appointments be scheduled NET 0900. All shuttles depart from the
parking lot across from the MCAGCC base theatre; time depending on
appointment time(s). Submit requests by emailing cc.G4CCWP@usmc.mil, or
call 760-830-7361 to leave a voicemail (all calls are returned the same or
next business day).
DRUG EDUCATION FOR YOUTH PROGRAM
The Drug Education for Youth Program is looking for motivated and dedicated
adults who want to serve as mentors from May 2018-May 2019. DEFY meets one
Saturday a month except during Leadership Camp when attendance is required
for 6-days. Transportation, berthing and meals are provided during camp.
Everyone ages 18 and up are welcome to apply. If you are interested and
require more information, please contact LT Maureena Dimarzio at
760-830-2417 or a send an email to Maureena.firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The following represent time changes to the Personal Financial Management
Program's Wednesday weekly classes: Budget/Pre-Marriage Class (0800 -
0930). This class will continue to be held at the Education Center, building
1530, 6th Street. For more information, please contact Ms. Kathleen Bourikas
ROBERT E. BUSH NAVAL HOSPITAL CANCELLATION POLICY
The Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital requests that beneficiaries (military,
family members and retirees) cancel their appointments at least two hours
prior to the scheduled time. Ideally, you should cancel a day prior to the
appointment. Failure to cancel creates significant costs and is a disservice
to other beneficiaries.
From January 2018 to February 2018, there were over 206 no-show appointments
in your Patient Centered Medical Home Port. At an estimated cost of $93.41
per appointment, these wasted appointment slots cost the United States Navy
over $19,000. About 18 percent of no-shows from January to February were
repeat offenders. These appointments included appointments that were booked
earlier in the week and same day appointments, with over 76 wasted
appointments booked within 24 hours of being scheduled. Please be
considerate and take the time to cancel your appointment if you are not able
to keep it.
MARINE & FAMILY PROGRAMS, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
To report family abuse, including intimate partner and child abuse, call the
Marine & Family Programs' Family Advocacy Program (FAP) 24 hours per day at
760-362-9837. To report adult non-family sexual assault and receive victim
advocacy services call the Marine & Family Programs' Sexual Assault
Prevention and Response (SAPR) program 24 hours per day at 760-799-0273. To
request non-medical general counseling services and information about the
Marine Intercept Program (MIP), call the Marine & Family Programs' Community
Counseling Program (CCP) Monday - Friday from 0730-1630 at 760-830-7277. For
information about substance abuse services, call the Marine & Family
Programs' Substance Abuse Program (SAP) Monday - Friday from 0730-1630 at
COMMUNICATION STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS OFFICE APPOINTMENTS
Effective immediately, CommStrat (formerly known as Combat Camera and
Public Affairs) will operate on an appointment based schedule only. Walk-ins
are welcome but appointments will always take precedence. To schedule an
appointment please contact the front desk at extension 6817.
COMMUNICATION STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS OFFICE MAP PRINTING
CommStrat does not support the printing of maps. For OPFOR map support refer
to Marine NGA support team: Lloyd Hightower I MEF, Camp Pendleton, CA
760-763-2594 Email is preferred: Lloyd.email@example.com.
ROBERT E. BUSH NAVAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL BOARDS OFFICE MONTHLY LIMITED DUTY
MEETINGS Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital Medical Boards Office requests all
Command appointed Deployability/Limited Duty Coordinators or an alternate
command representative attend the monthly Limited Duty meetings held on the
second Tuesday of the month at the Naval Hospital. If you have any questions
or want additional information please contact the MTF Deployability
Coordinator, M. Denise Bulkley, at 830-2800 or by email to
WATER CONSERVATION HOTLINE
MCAGCC is committed to water conservation and reducing water waste. In
support of this effort, a Water Conservation Hotline is available to
facilitate your assistance in this important effort. The number is:
760-830-SAVE (7283). Use this number to report water waste situations such
as a broken water pipe, a malfunctioning irrigation sprinkler, or water
running down the street. When reporting water waste, please leave a detailed
message stating the address/building numbers, time of occurrence, and the
day of the week (you can do this anonymously). Please also use this number
if you have any suggestions or ideas to help the Combat Center to conserve
water. We all must do our part to conserve our most precious resource, and
even more so during any drought emergency. Thank you for assisting in
MCAGCC's Water Conservation efforts.
GUIDANCE FOR DISCHARGING OF FIREARMS IN THE MORONGO BASIN
The Morongo Basin area consists of two incorporated cities of Yucca Valley
and 29 Palms and the unincorporated county areas of Morongo Valley, Landers,
Joshua Tree, Wonder Valley, Johnson Valley and surrounding Bureau of Land
Management (BLM) land. For details, see appropriate state, county, city, and
federal statutes. The detailed map of San Bernardino County shooting areas
can be found at
.pdf. The following is provided as general guidelines regarding shooting
. At no time can you discharge a firearm within Joshua Tree National
. Night shooting in all areas is prohibited unless specifically stated
on the map.
. Do not use a firearm or a bow within the county if within 150 yards
of any train, aircraft, domestic livestock, building, tent, motorhome, house
trailer, or any place where someone lives. Simply, do not shoot around
someone else's stuff or on someone else's property if you do not have
. BLM does not have designated target shooting sites; however,
recreational shooting opportunities are available at several public shooting
. Shooting is strictly prohibited in developed recreation sites (camp
grounds) and other areas indicated on the map.
. CA Penal Code classifies a violation of the above as a misdemeanor
so do not do it.
. If you are not sure about where you are or if you are allowed to
shoot, contact San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department or visit the above
When in doubt, call and ask for help.
SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
Connect with the Combat Center online! The installation's social media sites
are the best ways to receive the latest information on what's happening on
base. In the event of an emergency aboard the Combat Center, the most
current updates regarding an incident will be disseminated through the
installation's social media pages. Please follow
www.facebook.com/thecombatcenter and www.twitter.com/combatcenterpao to
receive the latest date information in the event of an emergency.
Official Web site: www.29palms.marines.mil
Official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thecombatcenter
Community Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1091092554277910/
Flickr photo sharing: www.flickr.com/photos/thecombatcenter
Observation Post online: www.hidesertstar.com/observation_post/front/
MCCS Website: www.mccs29palms.com
MCCS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/MCCS29Palms
MCAGCC Main side Map
Front Desk: 760-830-6817