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Communications Strategy & Operations


Communications Strategy & Operations

Government & External Affairs

MAGTFTC, MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, CA
Communications Strategy & Operations

The primary mission of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center’s Communication Strategy and Operations, formerly known as Public Affairs and Combat Camera, is to highlight the training done with Marines and Sailors of the installation, as well as the units training, to audiences across the nation and world.

We broadcast our digital media through many assets, such as the Observation Post newspaper, DVIDSHUB and our social media pages.

Scheduling a Media Escort

To schedule a media escort, the media outlet must submit an official media request form to Comm Strat no later than two weeks prior to the desired escort date.

The media request form is available via download, email (smbplmscombatcenterpao@usmc.mil), or by directly contacting Comm Strat at (760) 830-3763.

Installation Access

All media visits to the Combat Center must be pre-approved and conducted by the Comm Strat Office. If a request for a media escort has not been approved, access to the installation will not be granted.

Once the escort has been approved, Comm Strat will meet media personnel at the main visitor’s center (Adobe Road entrance) at the pre-determined time. Media will need to bring a valid government-issued I.D. card.

If media chooses to bring their own vehicles aboard the installation they must present current vehicle insurance, valid driver’s license and vehicle registration.

Note: A police background check will be performed on all visitors entering the installation. Non-government vehicles are not permitted in training areas.

Come Prepared

Everyone visiting the Combat Center is advised to bring the following:

  • Water: The heat can be extreme and guests may do a lot of walking/hiking. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Food: Bring non-perishable meals and snacks. Food will not be provided.
  • Appropriate attire: Wear jeans or sturdy trousers and boots or other comfortable clothes suitable for hiking. Wear a broad-brimmed hat and dress in layers as it can be cold in the morning and very hot by afternoon.Open-toed shoes or shorts are not allowed during media escorts.
  • Protectants: Bring sunscreen and insect repellent. The sun in the Hi-Desert can be particularly intense, and the Combat Center is home to many insects and pests.

Training and Operations

Base Support


Comm Strate provides a full range of digital and traditional graphic design and reproduction capabilities. This includes black and white high volume reproduction, color reproduction, booklet making, binding, handbills, paper drilling, and lamination for field products.


OIC (760) 830-5310

Deputy OIC (760) 830-6477

SNCOIC (760) 830-5476

Base Support (760) 830-6205

Operations Support (760) 830-6213

Graphics/Reproduction (760) 830-6747

Front Desk (760) 830-6817

Mailing Address
Communications Strategy & Operations
Bldg 1654
Box 788104, MAGTFTC
Twentynine Palms, CA 92278