Marine Corps Installations West

 

Marine Corps Installations West

Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is comprised of five Marine Corps bases and stations in Southwestern United States. We provide the installation and training infrastructure to enable Marine Corps air and ground forces to develop and sustain operational readiness. To this end, our primary mission is to support training, sustaining, and deploying the warfighter, and to provide their families with services that enrich their lives.



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FRAGO 01/2016: Advance to Contact, updates the latest Commandant's Planning Guidance to maintain the momentum the Corps gained the past year. It provides a refined course accounting for current operational tempo and the ever changing security environment.
Update to CMC Planning Guidance
CMC FRAGO FRAGO 01/2016: Advance to Contact, updates the latest Commandant's Planning Guidance to maintain the momentum the Corps gained the past year. It provides a refined course accounting for current operational tempo and the ever changing security environment.
Lance Cpl. David Wadleigh, a military working dog handler and Nicky, a military working dog with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, provide security during a simulated mass casualty drill during Steel Knight aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 12, 2015. Steel Knight prepares Marines and sailors with the 1st Marine Division and adjacent I Marine Expeditionary Force units with the skill sets necessary to operate as a fully capable Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins/RELEASED)
Paws on the ground: Steel Knight 2016
Lance Cpl. David Wadleigh, a military working dog handler and Nicky, a military working dog with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, provide security during a simulated mass casualty drill during Steel Knight aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 12, 2015. Steel Knight prepares Marines and sailors with the 1st Marine Division and adjacent I Marine Expeditionary Force units with the skill sets necessary to operate as a fully capable Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins/RELEASED)
An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 takes off from Red Beach on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 10. This is the first time that the F-35 conducted close air support missions in support of exercise Steel Knight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian Marion/Released)
F-35 refuels at Red Beach during exercise Steel Knight 16
An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 takes off from Red Beach on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 10. This is the first time that the F-35 conducted close air support missions in support of exercise Steel Knight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian Marion/Released)
Amphibious assault vehicles proceed to assault their objective after conducting an amphibious landing during Exercise Steel Knight aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 4, 2015. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps continue to combine efforts to revitalize, refine and strengthen fundamental amphibious capabilities, and reinforce the Navy and Marine Corps team. Steel Knight will test the Marine Air Ground-Task Force’s expeditionary capabilities through realistic, scenario-driven training.
Getting feet wet during opening of Steel Knight 2016
Amphibious assault vehicles proceed to assault their objective after conducting an amphibious landing during Exercise Steel Knight aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 4, 2015. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps continue to combine efforts to revitalize, refine and strengthen fundamental amphibious capabilities, and reinforce the Navy and Marine Corps team. Steel Knight will test the Marine Air Ground-Task Force’s expeditionary capabilities through realistic, scenario-driven training.
Marines Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton Marines conducted a foreign object debris walk on the flight line at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 8. Foreign object debris walks promote safety on the flight line by ensuring that the area is free of objects that might cause damage or injury to aircraft and personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Emmanuel Necoechea)
Air station Marines conduct FOD walk
Marines Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton Marines conducted a foreign object debris walk on the flight line at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 8. Foreign object debris walks promote safety on the flight line by ensuring that the area is free of objects that might cause damage or injury to aircraft and personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Emmanuel Necoechea)
The Wall of Fire erupts behind the Blue Angels static display during the 2015 MCAS Miramar Air Show aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Oct. 3. The Wall of Fire was the final performance for the Twilight Show during the air show. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Michele Hunt/Released)
Wall of Fire heats things up at 2015 MCAS Miramar Air Show
The Wall of Fire erupts behind the Blue Angels static display during the 2015 MCAS Miramar Air Show aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Oct. 3. The Wall of Fire was the final performance for the Twilight Show during the air show. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Michele Hunt/Released)
A Message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Gen. Robert B. Neller. 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
A Message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps
A Message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Gen. Robert B. Neller. 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Lance Cpl. Patrick Murphy, a rifleman assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, identifies a target through his rifle combat optic during a patrol as part of the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2015. The Marines and Sailors tested their abilities to conduct infantry operations for the title of super squad.
1st Marine Division holds the first super squad competition in 15 years
Lance Cpl. Patrick Murphy, a rifleman assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, identifies a target through his rifle combat optic during a patrol as part of the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2015. The Marines and Sailors tested their abilities to conduct infantry operations for the title of super squad.
Active duty members along with their spouses speak regarding the importance of the school liaison program. Its mission is to identify and coordinate community resources that reduce the impact surrounding the mobile military lifestyle of military school-aged children. Additionally, other initiatives facilitate support services that assist children/youth with relocation, life transitions and achieving academic success.
PCS "Positive Change of Schools" Video
Active duty members along with their spouses speak regarding the importance of the school liaison program. Its mission is to identify and coordinate community resources that reduce the impact surrounding the mobile military lifestyle of military school-aged children. Additionally, other initiatives facilitate support services that assist children/youth with relocation, life transitions and achieving academic success.
Two crew chiefs with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 466 look out the back door of a CH-53E Super Stallion en route to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 2. The air crew conducted night fast-rope training with Marines from Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.
No light, no problem: HMH-466 Wolfpack drops grunts into evening action
Two crew chiefs with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 466 look out the back door of a CH-53E Super Stallion en route to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 2. The air crew conducted night fast-rope training with Marines from Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.
The Camp Pendleton Fire Department, the San Diego County Environmental Health Department and the U.S. Army’s 9th Civil Support Team conducted a hazardous materials exercise at the Paige Fieldhouse here, June 15. The exercise was conducted in conjunction with Semper Durus, a full-scale base Force Protection exercise from June 15 – 19. Semper Durus is a regional command post exercise and is comprised of a series of field training scenarios designed to improve regional command and control, enhance interagency coordination, and improve installation capabilities to respond to, and recover from, a crisis event and validate the installation mission assurance all-hazard plan.
MCI-West, Camp Pendleton conducts Exercise Semper Durus 2015
The Camp Pendleton Fire Department, the San Diego County Environmental Health Department and the U.S. Army’s 9th Civil Support Team conducted a hazardous materials exercise at the Paige Fieldhouse here, June 15. The exercise was conducted in conjunction with Semper Durus, a full-scale base Force Protection exercise from June 15 – 19. Semper Durus is a regional command post exercise and is comprised of a series of field training scenarios designed to improve regional command and control, enhance interagency coordination, and improve installation capabilities to respond to, and recover from, a crisis event and validate the installation mission assurance all-hazard plan.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently became aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have compromised the personal information of current and former Federal employees.
 
OPM has begun notifying affected current and former federal employees and will continue through June 19, 2015 (or until complete).

Notifications will be sent by U.S. Postal Service via a letter or from the email sender opmcio@csid.com.

Learn more at: http://www.opm.gov/
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Cybersecurity Breach
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently became aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have compromised the personal information of current and former Federal employees. OPM has begun notifying affected current and former federal employees and will continue through June 19, 2015 (or until complete). Notifications will be sent by U.S. Postal Service via a letter or from the email sender opmcio@csid.com. Learn more at: http://www.opm.gov/
Visit the School Liaison page to learn more about educational resources in the region.
School Liaison Program
Visit the School Liaison page to learn more about educational resources in the region.
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Therapeutic Ocean Seminars for the Wounded Warriors

By Pfc. Emmanuel Necochea | January 27, 2016

Camp Pendleton hosted an OceanTherapy Seminar for Marines from Wounded Warrior Battalion-West at Del MORE
Heroes Dinner Served for Camp Pendleton Marines

By Pfc. Emmanuel Necoechea | January 22, 2016

Camp Pendleton, Calif. -- Camp Pendleton hosted the Food Industry Serving Heroes Foundation MORE
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
No place like home: Marines celebrate the holiday with San Diego families

By Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing | January 8, 2016

Employees at the Great Escape, a lounge space for enlisted service members E-5 and below, hosted “Home for the Holidays” aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Dec. 24 and 25. MORE
Brace for impact: Aviation Water Survival Training Center prepares pilots for worst-case scenarios

By Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson | December 8, 2015

Instructors circle the pool keeping a close eye on the students in the water. MORE
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
WTI Marines Conduct NEO Exercise at Kiwanis Park

By Pvt. George Melendez | October 17, 2015

YUMA, Ariz. - Marines participating in Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-16 converged on MORE
Former Drill Instructor & Recruit – Twenty Years in the Making

By Cpl. Travis Gershaneck | April 2, 2015

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. – Newly-promoted Master Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Draffen stood at MORE
Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow
K-9 Officers received awards for assistance during Dec. 2 terrorist shooting

By Laurie Pearson | February 3, 2016

MCLB Barstow's Marine Corps Police Department awarded Meritorious Conduct Medal, during the Inland Empire Police K-9 Association Dinner Jan.7, for assistance during the Dec. 2 terrorist shooting in San Bernardino. MORE
7th ESB Test Improved Ribbon Bridge

By Laurie Pearson | January 29, 2016

Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion,Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., test Improved Ribbon Bridge components with representatives from Marine Corps Systems Command, and Marine Corps Engineer School, at Production Plant Barstow's test pond aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow’s Yermo Annex, Calif., Jan. 25. MORE





 

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