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Community Engagement


Community Engagement

Government & External Affairs

MAGTFTC, MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California
Community Engagement

The mission of Community Engagement is to foster a positive and proactive military and civilian relationship between the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and local and national communities. Community Engagement strives to raise the public’s awareness of the Marine Corps through direct interaction of military personnel in the community.

Special Requests
The Community Engagement Section assists in facilitating requests for military participation or involvement in community events. However, there are certain restrictions regarding military support of various events. Acceptable requests will be in support of events that are open to the public and are of community-wide interest. The U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy have restrictions governing the support of events at sites owned or leased by religious, political and special-interest organizations, or for organizations that may discredit the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition, service members cannot officially participate in beauty pageants or serve as escorts for events of a similar nature. Requests for participation for holidays, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day will be considered on the basis of first-come- first-served, participant availability, and unit operational commitments.

All Community Engagement requests must be officially submitted via DD Form 2536 no less than 90 days prior to the event. Any requests that do not meet this timeline may not be approved. Please submit signed request forms to the email address or fax number provided below.

For more information, contact the Combat Center Community Engagement Officer, Government and External Affairs, by calling Commercial: (760) 830-5651 DSN: 230-5651, Fax (760) 830-5474 or via email at PLMS-MCAGCC-COMMUNITY_RELATIONS@usmc.mil.

Funeral Honors
All requests for funeral honors must be referred to the Military Funeral Honors Section in Quantico, Virginia, for approval. The Combat Center or its tenant commands may only perform this service with approval from the Military Funeral Honors Section.

The family of the bereaved should ask the funeral home to call the Military Funeral Honors Section at (703) 432-9524 or toll-free at (866) 826-3628, or e-mail funeral.honors@usmc.mil for assistance.

Note: Funeral honors may include burial detail, pall bearers, rifle salute, bugler, flag folding and flag presentation.

Marines helped restore the Gateway Parcel during the Mojave Desert Land Trust Earth Day Restoration in Joshua Tree, California.
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Lion, Daren, interacts with community members during the Joshua Tree Community Days Summer Splash at the Joshua Tree Community Center in Joshua Tree, California.
The San Bernardino Board of Supervisors attended a tour aboard the base. The tour was hosted by Government and External Affairs.
Marines volunteered for an Earth Day cleanup co-sponsored by Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs and the city of Twentynine Palms. The group picked up enough trash and debris to fill a 60 cubic yard dumpster.
Marines with the Headquarters Battalion Color Guard prepare to present the colors during the opening program of the Moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall at Mission Springs Park in Desert Hot Springs, California.
Capt. Jason Samuel, defense counsel, Legal Services Support Team, Headquarters Battalion, serves as the guest speaker at a memorial dedication ceremony for the Boy Scouts of America in Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Joshua Tree, California.
The Combat Center Color Guard Present the National and Marine Corps Colors prior to the King of the Hammers Race in Johnson Valley, California.
Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal answered Painted Hills Middle School students question during a career day in Desert Hot Springs, California.
Marines from Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., execute a rifle salute during a Memorial Day service at the Twentynine Palms cemetery, Twentynine Palms, Ca., May 30, 2017. The annual service was held to honor America's fallen servicemembers.
Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion participate in the 67th annual Grubstake Days Parade along California Highway 62 in Yucca Valley, Calif., May 27, 2017. The town holds the annual Grubstake Days festival to commemorate the mining heritage of the Yucca Valley community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Connor Hancock)
Marines present the national colors during the 15th Banque Nationale de Paris Paribas Open’s “Salute to Heroes,” in Indian Wells, California.
Marines conduct a demo with Military Working Dogs at Condor Elementary School during Red Ribbon Week, a week of drug prevention education and advocacy to help the youth stay drug free.
The Combat Center Color Guard leads the parade during the 67th annual Grubstake Days Parade along California Highway 62 in Yucca Valley, California.
Marines explain the mechanics of a Light Armored Vehicle to a Twentynine Palms resident during the 17th annual Car Show & Street Fair in Twentynine Palms, California.

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Director (760) 830-8734
Deputy Director (760) 830-3765
Community Liaison (760) 830-5651
School Liaison (760) 830-1574
Tours/Operations Officer
(760) 830-3735
Administrative Officer
(760) 830-8734
Resource Management Group
(760) 830-3737
Range Sustainability Program Manager (760) 830-8477

All numbers: DSN 230