Heaving 590 pounds onto his shoulders, Sgt. Ryan King repeated a motion he had practiced thousands of times. As the new guy on the block, the section chief for K Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th …
Whether in air, on land or sea, Marines are always looking for new and improved ways to train. Ripper Academy, 7th Marine Regiment’s latest training development, is a video streaming channel designed for Marines and sailors to view and share video content.
On a warm summer night friends and family, young and old gather to celebrate. The sounds of live music, excited chatter and laughter fill the air as children leap and bound with glow sticks in hand; a precursor to the spectacular fireworks display that will soon illuminate the desert sky.
A commute or long distance ride rarely seems more appealing in a car than on a motorcycle. But when the temps climb up and over the 100 degree mark, even some of the most hard core riders begin to miss the niceties of the four wheeled vehicle (air conditioning, cup holders filled with ice cold beverages, etc.)
Marines of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, and Marine Aircraft Group 39 conducted a Marine Air Ground Task Force Integration Exercise at the Chocolate Mountain Training Area in Yuma, Ariz., June 22.
When Gunnery Sgt. Ira Heide first enlisted in the Marine Corps he never imagined he would become a father. As he quickly rose through the ranks, his focus was on being an exemplary Marine and having children wasn’t ever in the cards. Everything changed at 4:01 a.m. the day before Halloween, when his son, Jessen, was born and he held him for the first time. Military careers change, as do family dynamics, but in the years to come, Heide would learn to master the craft of balancing the responsibilities of a Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and those of a single father.
As the main event begins, Gabriel Pena and Rudy Revillas closed the distance between them; the crowd gets louder, cheering on their favorite fighter of the match. As eyes focused on the octagon on Del Valle Field, fighters focused on one goal – victory.
Representatives of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs recognized students from Twentynine Palms and Condor Elementary Schools June 2 and 6, for their participation in the 2016 Earth Day Poster Contest.
Lt. Col. Dennis A. Sanchez relinquished command of Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, to Lt. Col. Michael Cable during a change of command ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, Wednesday.
Communication Training Battalion partnered with Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council to host the Classroom to Career Day aboard the Combat Center May 26. CTB and the Girl Scouts organized the event to enable youth toward professional development and foster community relationships.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. — Tactical Training Exercise Control Group conducts the Long Range Raid exercise at the Combat Ville training area as part of the 28-day Integrated Training Exercise held aboard the Combat Center three times each year.
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif., – Celebrations honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil War began the year after the war ended in 1866. Once known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was established as a federal holiday meant to unify the celebration as a national day of remembrance. On Monday, Combat Center leadership visited ceremonies throughout the community and dedicated their Memorial Day to the remembrance of America’s fallen heroes.
The Combat Center is the largest Marine Corps base in the world and is home to the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command. The installation’s mission is to conduct relevant live-fire combined arms training, urban operations and joint/coalition-level integration training that promote operational forces’ readiness.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment fired six Pilot Production M776 Chrome Tubes for the 155mm M777A2 Light-weight Towed Howitzer in the Lead Mountain Training Area aboard the Combat Center May 3.
Sgt. Maj. Darren E. Sullivan relieved Sgt. Maj. Chasen E. Getty as squadron sergeant major for Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 during the squadron’s relief and appointment ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, Thursday.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, ARIZ.—Col. James Adams relinquished command of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, to Col. James Wellons May 12, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.
Cyclists from the Combat Center and across the Morongo Basin gathered to complete a 50-mile ride through Joshua Tree National Park during the Park-to-Park Bike Ride at Knott’s Sky Park in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Saturday.
The Department of Defense released a department-wide strategy to improve the way it provides support to service members who experience retaliation and to align prevention and response efforts across the services.
JOSHUA TREE, Calif. – Congressman Paul Cook, California’s 8th District, visited Joshua Tree, Calif., Saturday, to show his appreciation to the more than 40 Combat Center Marines who pitched in to help restore Mojave Desert Land Trust’s newest project area landscape, Section 33, also known as the Gateway Parcel as part the MDLT Earth Day Restoration.
In support of the Department of Defense’s Sustainable Procurement Program, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs hosted the Combat Center’s first Sustainability Expo at the Frontline Restaurant, Tuesday.
The Combat Center is the largest combined arms live-fire training facility in the Marine Corps. As such, they have the responsibility of ensuring Marines remain the nation’s force in readiness while simultaneously ensuring access to secure, reliable energy and water.
With impaired vision, a Marine stumbles toward his vehicle, scrambling to find the seat as he falls into position. He searches frantically for the handles as he begins operating the vehicle, unknowingly crashing into the other drivers. His beer goggles slightly slide off his face as he tries to beat other racers on his tricycle to the finish line.
Girl Scout Troop 1744 visited the Combat Center’s Tortoise Research and Captive Rearing Sight and the Archeology and Paleontology Curation Center to learn about the native desert tortoise, Sunday and Tuesday.
Marines from installations across the western United States came to the Combat Center to test their combat shooting skills in the annual Western Regional Combat Match April 4-8. The match was held to enhance combat marksmanship abilities of individual Marines.
The Combat Center’s qualified recycling program, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Division, is committed to providing the installation with the best recycling program in the Department of Defense and Marine Corps. A recycling program that provides effective education to all of the installation’s population and develops effective and efficient measurable waste reduction practices to meet Federal, State and local waste reduction requirements. A recycling program that effectively conserves our environment and natural resources, extending the life of the base landfill by diverting identifiable recyclables and locating the best methods and markets for selling material to contribute to quality of life programs.
As the largest combined arms, live-fire training facility in the Marine Corps, the Combat Center has the responsibility of ensuring Marines remain a force in readiness. The installation does this by utilizing more than 1,100 square miles of training area to prepare forces up to a Marine Expeditionary Brigade-level for deployments.
Maj. Chad E. Craven relinquished command of Company D, Communication Training Battalion, Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School, to Capt. Dimitri Stephanoff during a change of command ceremony at the Combat Center theater, April 1. Within CTB, it is Delta Company’s task to oversee the training of commissioned Marine officers in the communication field.