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Aug

2014

Bench press competition returns to Combat Center

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

1st Lt. Chad Carlson, motor transportation officer, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, won the Bench Press Competition hosted by Semper Fit, High Intensity Tactical Training program and GNC at the East Gym, Aug. 28, 2014.




20

Aug

2014

Meritorious promotion: A cut above the rest

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

To be evaluated by a board of your superiors on knowledge, drill, physical fitness and military appearance is no easy task, but the opportunity for accelerated advancement to the next level of leadership is well worth the ordeal for those who are willing to endure the test. Meritorious promotion boards afford Marines that chance.




28

Jul

2014

Polish Armed Forces observe Marine Corps’ fire support team

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Polish Army leaders visited the Combat Center during Integrated Training Exercise 4-14 to observe Marine Corps fire support teams and how they incorporate advanced calls for fire and train, from July 26 to July 28, 2014.




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Jul

2014

1st LEB conducts security classes alongside K-9 Division during ITX

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Provost Marshal’s Office K-9 Division conducted a class on vehicle searches for members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, July 25, 2014. The Engineer Company of MWSS 374 has been receiving classes on various forms of flight line security from 1st Law Enforcement Battalion to better prepare air stations for security while deployed.




23

Jun

2014

Louisiana native serves as Marine infantryman, chaplain assistant

Lance Cpl. Paul Martinez, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Cpl. Christian D. Martinez is a rifleman with 7th Marine Regiment. His former battalion was, the now deactivated, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, where he deployed twice with the unit’s sniper platoon.




21

Jun

2014

I Am Second movement visits the Combat Center

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

The crowd’s heads bow as the guest speaker leads a prayer. He speaks upon the Bible, religion and how he came to faith while he served as a Navy SEAL. Chief Petty Officer Remi Adeleke, reservist, SEAL Team 17, gave a testimonial for the "I Am Second" movement at the Combat Center’s Protestant Chapel, May 21, 2014.




20

Jun

2014

Mixed-martial arts fights heat up Combat Center

Lance Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Fighters entered the cage as equals, but would leave as one winner and one loser. A crowd of several hundred Marines, sailors and family members watched as the fighters touched gloves, and almost immediately, the faster of the two seized the opportunity to strike, beating down his opponent as the crowd roared. His arm was held high by the announcer as he is declared the victor. The next pair of fighters prepare for their bout, declaring Summer Fight Night had returned in full swing.




18

Jun

2014

‘Phantoms’ welcome new commanding officer

Lance Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

The winds of change could be felt sweeping across a formation of Marines with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3. Before their eyes, they witnessed the induction of a new commanding officer and the commencement of a new location to continue their operations, but their mission of maintaining a combat-ready, expeditionary aviation force capable of swift deployment to the Marine Air Ground Task Force fleet, remained the same.




12

Jun

2014

Base facilities give opportunities for fun under sun

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twetynine Palms Calif.

Whether the children have been released for summer vacation, a Marine has just gotten off duty or the platoon has been dismissed for liberty, the need to find something fun and interesting to do during off-duty hours is always prevalent. As the summer begins heating up the Combat Center, programs are starting for service members and families to




12

Jun

2014

101 Days of Summer: Base gyms, national park create opportunities for rock climbing

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twetynine Palms Calif.

A climber hangs on by his fingertips, tirelessly clinging to a small part of the mountain face. Using every limb, the climber inches his way up, methodically placing his feet and hands for each advance. Every grip brings him higher until he reaches the top. With ease, the climber slowly lets go, allowing the retractable rope clipped to his harness





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