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Virginia Sulick, staffing specialist, Combat Center Human Resources Office, answers questions for Linda Bunnell, supported employment manager, Desert Arc, during the ‘How to do Business with the Base’ event at Copper Mountain College May 5, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thomas Mudd/Released)

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Community learns about business with Combat Center

18 May 2016 | Cpl. Thomas Mudd Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Members of the Combat Center G5, Government and External Affairs Office coordinated with the Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley Chambers of Commerce, to hold a ‘How to do Business with the Base’ event at Copper Mountain College May 5, 2016.
The Government and External Affairs Office hosted the event to provide the surrounding communities an opportunity to learn about conducting business through various entities aboard the Combat Center.

"In working with the community, I am frequently asked about opportunities aboard the base," said Kristina Becker, External Affairs Director, Government and External Affairs Office. "This event allows community members to better understand how contracting, employment and marketing work at the Combat Center. Through partnerships between the local chambers of commerce and Copper Mountain College, we are able to provide the community the information that they need."

Ten different offices from the Combat Center to include the Human Resources Office, Single Marine Program and Marine Corps Community Services came out to provide community members with information on contracting with the base as well as volunteer, and advertising opportunities.

“Events like this help spread the word about different opportunities aboard the base,” said Donald Burton, volunteer coordinator, Marine Corps Community Services. “There are a lot of people who don’t realize the amount of opportunities the base provides.”

Attendees were able to network with the different base offices and were provided points of contact for additional information on conducting business with the installation.

“Coming to this event gave me a chance to get the word out about events that are held off base,” said Rick Millard, retired, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department. “Being able to work with the base is an amazing asset.”

For more information about conducting business with the base call 760-830-3765 or visit 29palms.marines.mil or mccs29palms.com.

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