Communication Strategy and Operations
Communication Strategy & Operations conducts media escorts, produces digital and print coverage of base events and training, provides internal base support with graphics, photo and video services. Communication Strategy & operations combines the former Public Affairs and Combat Camera offices.

Communications Strategy & Operations


The mission of MAGTFTC/MCAGCC COMMSTRAT is to support the warfighter and ground support element with photographic, videographic, reprographic and written content to support the unit’s training for current and future conflicts and to develop products that highlight the Marine Corps and broaden our social media presence and media relations. COMMSTRAT advises commanders and staff on communication strategy matters, most importantly in crisis communication. COMMSTRAT develops and integrates communication plans, communicates with internal, domestic and foreign audiences. COMMSTRAT produces written and visual information products in order to build understanding, credibility and trust with audiences critical to mission success through the timely release of truthful and accurate information.

Scheduling a Media Escort

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

The media request form is available via download, email (, or by directly contacting COMMSTRAT at (760) 830-6817.

Installation Access

All media visits to the Combat Center must be pre-approved and conducted by the COMMSTRAT 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, COMMSTRAT 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


COMMSTRAT 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.

Hours: Monday - Friday from 0800 - 1030  1300 - 1600

           *ATTENTION: The COMMSTRAT Studio will be Closing at 1430 due to COVID-19.

Comm Strat Contacts

OIC  (760) 830-5310
Deputy OIC (760) 830-6477
SNCOIC (760) 830-5476
Front Desk (760) 830-6817
Webmaster email


Communication Strategy & Operations
Bldg 1654
Box 788104, MAGTFTC
Twentynine Palms, CA 92278

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms