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Matt Buyten, motocross rider, Metal Mulisha Moto Team, prepares to perform a stunt during the Motocross Jam Fest at a temporary dirt track between Dunham Street and 13th Street aboard the Combat Center, March 7, 2015. Fifteen professional riders participated, three of which were freestyle riders. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released)

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Combat Center hosts first Motocross Jam Fest

7 Mar 2015 | Lance Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Marine Corps Community Services hosted the Motocross Jam Fest at a temporary dirt track between Dunham Street and 13th Street, March 7, 2015.

“One of the key things that Marines would like to see MCCS put together is sports competitions,” said Celina Laserna, special events manger, MCCS. “We have a lot of Marines here who are professional riders and we also have lot of resources on base. I think this was a great idea to put together.”

The event was free and open to Marines, sailors and their families. It included concession stands, motorcycle stunt performances by professional motocross riders, and a Los Angeles-based band, GrizFolk, performed rock music. Fifteen professional riders, three of which were freestyle riders, participated in the festivities. The freestyle riders from the Metal Mulisha Moto Team performed a series of stunts on a 13 foot ramp and afterward, all of the riders went through a designated stunt course.

“I think it’s really cool that the base has events like this,” said Lance Cpl. Cordaryl Robertson, food service specialist, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. “It gives Marines the opportunity to get out, mingle and experience something new.”

This event was the first of its kind to be held aboard base, said Laserna. In the future MCCS hopes to coordinate similar events and continue to provide a variety of activities for Combat Center patrons.

“MCCS supports the Marine Corps,” Laserna said. “Events like this are our way of showing support and we always want to provide recreational activities for the Marines, sailors and their families.”

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