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MCMWTC Sergeant Major Fouss 3-1-2018
Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Command photo May 2017.
Brig. Gen. William Mullen lll, commanding general,  Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, tours the newly-renovated multi-purpose building aboard the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Sept 8,2016.  The building includes a hall of history that showcases MCMWTC’s 65-year history.
SSgt.  Jonathon Campos, a “red hat" instructor, studies a climbing lane with a student during Assault Climbers Course 3-16 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Sept 8, 2016.  Instructors at MCMWTC undergo rigorous training to be qualified to teach mountain warfare tactics, techniques and procedures.
Lance Cpl. Javier Verdin Jr, supply administration specialist, receives his meritorious promotion warrant from Capt. Edwin Powers, Headquarters Company Commander, after being meritoriously promoted to lance corporal at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Sept 2, 2016.  The meritorious board consisted of a run up Mountain Leader's Loop, a functional fitness competition, and a question-and-answer session with a panel of staff non-commissioned officers
Capt. Edwin Powers, Headquarters Company Commander meritoriously promotes Cpl. Dakota Abrams, bulk fuel specialist, HQ Co.,   to the rank of corporal at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Sept 2, 2016.  The meritorious board consisted of a run up Mountain Leader's Loop, a functional fitness competition, and a question-and-answer session with Staff Non-Commissioned Officers
Cpl. Dakota Abrams and Lance Cpl. Javier Verdin Jr, salute for the first time after being meritoriously promoted aboard the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Sept 2, 2016.
A Marine with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiments, climbs a rock face while attending Assault Climbers Course 3-16 at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Sept 8, 2016.  The Assault Climber Course trains service members who work in ground combat arms military occupational specialties in mountain warfare tactics, techniques and procedures to serve effectively as force multipliers to their units during combat operations in complex, compartmentalized, and mountainous terrain.
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Col. Scott Leonard, incoming commanding officer, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, makes his remarks during a change of command ceremony hosted at Post 1, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, June 27, 2014. Leonard succeeded Col. John J. Carroll Jr.
Col. John J. Carroll Jr., outgoing commanding officer, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, speaks about the pride he has in the Marines he has worked with during a change of command ceremony hosted at Post 1, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, June 27, 2014. Before the change of command ceremony, Carroll and Leonard met each other as second Lieutenants with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment.
Col. John J. Carroll Jr., outgoing commanding officer, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center reports to MCAGCC, MAGTFTC Commanding General Maj. Gen. David H. Berger during a change of command ceremony hosted at Post 1, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, June 27, 2014.
A member of U.S. Special Forces readies his mount. U.S. forces train to be combat-ready on horseback, if necessary, as it was in Afghanistan.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Head and Staff Sgt. Benjamin Dible, traverse Mt. McKinley's ridgeline as part of the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Denali Team's summit effort.  A team of four Mountain Warfare Instructors summited Mt. McKinley on May 23, 2014.  
Photo by Capt. Seth Miller
Mountain Warfare Instructors from the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, Calif., reach the summit of Mt. McKinley May 23, 2014. Mt. McKinley is the highest point in North America at 20,230 feet above sea level.  Assigned to the Mountain Warfare Training Group, the team executed the 11-day expedition to validate high altitude-cold weather, small-unit mobility techniques, procedures and equipment.  Training expeditions increase Mountain Warfare Instructor proficiency, improving the execution of the Mountain Exercise and the MCMWTC Formal Schools, which contribute to the Marine Corps' ability to conduct military operations in any clime and place.  The Denali Team consisted of Capt.  Bryan Guiney, Staff Sgt. Jose Ramirez, Sgt. John Nelson, Capt. Seth Miller, Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Head, Staff Sgt. Benjamin Dible, Sgt. Dylan Hulburt and Sgt. Eric Masters.  
Photo by Capt. Bryan Guiney
MCMWTC Sergeant Major Steven P. Brunner
A Marine conducts assault climber training in the Big-Face area of the Leavitt Training Area at an elevation of more than 8,000 ft.  Marines train during the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Assault Climbers Course to establish safe climbing lanes for  Marines to maneuver over cliffs and steep-earth.
Col. J.J. Carroll, Jr., commanding officer, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, Calif., addresses the Marines of 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Logistics Group and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466  at the conclusion of Mountain Exercise 6-13.  Since the 1980s, thousands of Marines have met in the MCMWTC theater to receive instruction and conduct after-action reviews to improve operational capabilities.  The MCMWTC multi-purpose building that includes the base theater will undergo a renovation over the next year.
Marines are introduced to basic cliff assault techniques in the Leavitt Training Area.  Skills are developed progressively to ensure obstacles in the form of rock cliffs or steep-earth can be negotiated at night with tactical equipment.
Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 poised on the expeditionary airfield at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, Calif. prepares to conduct assault support for 1st Battalion, 5th Marines during Mountain Exercise 6-13.