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U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Fabian Garcia sterilizes dental equipment allowing use of this equipment on future patients during the Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif. from October 24-28, 2016. ADALEX is being conducted to ensure that Sailors are able to maintain the ability to provide dental care in a deployed environment. Garcia is a dental technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)
1st Dental Battalion Conducts ADALEX
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Fabian Garcia sterilizes dental equipment allowing use of this equipment on future patients during the Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif. from October 24-28, 2016. ADALEX is being conducted to ensure that Sailors are able to maintain the ability to provide dental care in a deployed environment. Garcia is a dental technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)
U.S. Navy Seaman James Pytel prepares a dental filling during the Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., from October 24-28, 2016. The dental restorative material is used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of a missing tooth structure. ADALEX is being conducted to ensure that Sailors are able to maintain the ability to provide dental care in a deployed environment. Pytel is a dental hygienist with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)
1st Dental Battalion Conducts ADALEX
U.S. Navy Seaman James Pytel prepares a dental filling during the Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., from October 24-28, 2016. The dental restorative material is used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of a missing tooth structure. ADALEX is being conducted to ensure that Sailors are able to maintain the ability to provide dental care in a deployed environment. Pytel is a dental hygienist with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)
U.S. Navy Lt. Rodney Martin examines a patient who is set to get a tooth filling during the Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from October 24-28, 2016. The purpose of ADALEX is to familiarize the Sailors of 1st Dental Bn. with their expeditionary equipment and prepare them for operating in a deployed environment. Martin is a dental officer with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)
1st Dental Battalion Conducts ADALEX
U.S. Navy Lt. Rodney Martin examines a patient who is set to get a tooth filling during the Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from October 24-28, 2016. The purpose of ADALEX is to familiarize the Sailors of 1st Dental Bn. with their expeditionary equipment and prepare them for operating in a deployed environment. Martin is a dental officer with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)
Navy Chief Petty Officer Joaquin Barredo gives a motivational speech during the 2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
Navy Chief Petty Officer Joaquin Barredo gives a motivational speech during the 2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Julie Jansen
“I’m not walking for anybody in particular, but it’s really important to me that people are aware of the suicide rates in the military and the community.”
2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
Julie Jansen “I’m not walking for anybody in particular, but it’s really important to me that people are aware of the suicide rates in the military and the community.”
Marine Captain Kyle Zenor
“I think there is an issue. Just being here we can help everyone at least be aware of the problem so when the time comes they know what to do. They can help if they start to sense something is wrong.”
2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
Marine Captain Kyle Zenor “I think there is an issue. Just being here we can help everyone at least be aware of the problem so when the time comes they know what to do. They can help if they start to sense something is wrong.”
Marine Major Brian Cleveland and wife Tiana.
BRIAN: “After 20 years in the Marines Corps, I obviously don’t ever want to see a Sailor or Marine take their life. My family has always provided me support and I feel we should try to do the same for others.”
TIANA: “I had a good friend of mine commit suicide in high school. I’m here because of him.”
2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
Marine Major Brian Cleveland and wife Tiana. BRIAN: “After 20 years in the Marines Corps, I obviously don’t ever want to see a Sailor or Marine take their life. My family has always provided me support and I feel we should try to do the same for others.” TIANA: “I had a good friend of mine commit suicide in high school. I’m here because of him.”
Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Soli 
“I’m just trying to support putting an end to suicide. I just want people to know that everyone’s there for them and there’s support all around. In the service and in the civilian world there’s always an option.”
2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Soli “I’m just trying to support putting an end to suicide. I just want people to know that everyone’s there for them and there’s support all around. In the service and in the civilian world there’s always an option.”
Navy Lt. Andrew Francis
“We want to make sure we’re showing solidarity with those who are experiencing difficult times. We can let them know that people do care and their brothers- and sisters-in-arms stand with them.”
2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
Navy Lt. Andrew Francis “We want to make sure we’re showing solidarity with those who are experiencing difficult times. We can let them know that people do care and their brothers- and sisters-in-arms stand with them.”
Lorena Santodomingo
“I had a friend who committed suicide and it went straight to my heart. It feels good to see so many people out here showing support. It shows that they care and they know this touches a lot of people’s lives.”
2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
Lorena Santodomingo “I had a friend who committed suicide and it went straight to my heart. It feels good to see so many people out here showing support. It shows that they care and they know this touches a lot of people’s lives.”
Marines and Sailors follow the pace car at the start of the 2nd annual Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
Marines and Sailors follow the pace car at the start of the 2nd annual Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Marines and Sailors come together to show their support for those affected by suicide during the 2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif.,  Sept. 23, 2016. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
Marines and Sailors come together to show their support for those affected by suicide during the 2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
U.S. Navy Capt. Peter Ruocco and Master Chief Petty Officer Anna Wood listen to the guest speaker at the 2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016. Ruocco is the commanding officer of 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and Wood is the unit’s command master chief. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
U.S. Navy Capt. Peter Ruocco and Master Chief Petty Officer Anna Wood listen to the guest speaker at the 2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016. Ruocco is the commanding officer of 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and Wood is the unit’s command master chief. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Seaman Nicholas Burns prepares a patient for a dental x-ray during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Burns is a corpsman with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
1st Dental Battalion completes long awaited ADAL-X
Seaman Nicholas Burns prepares a patient for a dental x-ray during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Burns is a corpsman with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Lieutenants Eric Appelseis, left, and Matt Kanter, right,  treat patients during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Appelseis and Kanter are both dental officers with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
1st Dental Battalion completes long awaited ADAL-X
Lieutenants Eric Appelseis, left, and Matt Kanter, right, treat patients during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Appelseis and Kanter are both dental officers with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Lieutenant Matt Kanter, front, and Seaman Jeremy Fickle treat a patient during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Kanter is a dental officer and Fickle is a dental corpsman, both with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
1st Dental Battalion completes long awaited ADAL-X
Lieutenant Matt Kanter, front, and Seaman Jeremy Fickle treat a patient during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Kanter is a dental officer and Fickle is a dental corpsman, both with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Captain Peter Ruocco observes the patients being treated during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Ruocco is the commanding officer of 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
1st Dental Battalion completes long awaited ADAL-X
Captain Peter Ruocco observes the patients being treated during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Ruocco is the commanding officer of 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Brig. Gen. David A. Ottignon, the 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, spoke at the Staff Sergeant's Seminar aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Friday, Nov. 20. Newly selected and promoted staff sergeants gathered at this seminar to gain insight on expectations of a staff NCO from the senior enlisted and officers' perspective.
Pinning on the Rocker
Brig. Gen. David A. Ottignon, the 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, spoke at the Staff Sergeant's Seminar aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Friday, Nov. 20. Newly selected and promoted staff sergeants gathered at this seminar to gain insight on expectations of a staff NCO from the senior enlisted and officers' perspective.
Brig. Gen. David A. Ottignon, the 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, spoke at the Staff Sergeant's Seminar aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Friday, Nov. 20. Newly selected and promoted staff sergeants gathered at this seminar to gain insight on expectations of a staff NCO from the senior enlisted and officers' perspective.
Pinning on the Rocker
Brig. Gen. David A. Ottignon, the 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, spoke at the Staff Sergeant's Seminar aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Friday, Nov. 20. Newly selected and promoted staff sergeants gathered at this seminar to gain insight on expectations of a staff NCO from the senior enlisted and officers' perspective.
Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, the 1st Marine Logistics Group Sergeant Major, spoke at the Staff Sergeant's Seminar aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Friday, Nov. 20. Newly selected and promoted staff sergeants gathered at this seminar to gain insight on expectations of a staff NCO from the senior enlisted and officers' perspective.
Pinning on the Rocker
Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, the 1st Marine Logistics Group Sergeant Major, spoke at the Staff Sergeant's Seminar aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Friday, Nov. 20. Newly selected and promoted staff sergeants gathered at this seminar to gain insight on expectations of a staff NCO from the senior enlisted and officers' perspective.
Commanding Generals from each of the four Marine Logistics Groups came together at Camp Pendleton, Calif., for a Quad MLG Conference in an effort to plan for future organizational and logistics changes that will affect their units, Oct. 7, 2015. The four general officers discussed various topics and proposed plans that will help them stay on the same page while simultaneously operating within their specific operational capabilities and capacities.
Meeting of the Minds: 2015 Quad MLG Conference
Commanding Generals from each of the four Marine Logistics Groups came together at Camp Pendleton, Calif., for a Quad MLG Conference in an effort to plan for future organizational and logistics changes that will affect their units, Oct. 7, 2015. The four general officers discussed various topics and proposed plans that will help them stay on the same page while simultaneously operating within their specific operational capabilities and capacities.
Brigadier General David A. Ottignon, commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and Brig. General Charles G. Chiarotti, commanding general, 2nd MLG, discuss organizational details during a Quad MLG Conference where the commanding generals of the four Marine Logistics Groups came together in an effort to plan for future organization and logistic changes that will affect their units, aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., Oct. 7, 2015. The four general officers discussed various topics and proposed plans that will help them stay on the same page while simultaneously operating within their specific operational capabilities and capacities.
Meeting of the Minds: 2015 Quad MLG Conference
Brigadier General David A. Ottignon, commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and Brig. General Charles G. Chiarotti, commanding general, 2nd MLG, discuss organizational details during a Quad MLG Conference where the commanding generals of the four Marine Logistics Groups came together in an effort to plan for future organization and logistic changes that will affect their units, aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., Oct. 7, 2015. The four general officers discussed various topics and proposed plans that will help them stay on the same page while simultaneously operating within their specific operational capabilities and capacities.
Brigadier General David A. Ottignon, commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group, explains his thoughts during a Quad MLG Conference where the commanding generals of the four MLGs came together in an effort to plan for future organization and logistic changes that will affect their units, aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., Oct. 7, 2015. The four general officers discussed various topics and proposed plans that will help them stay on the same page while simultaneously operating within their specific operational capabilities and capacities.
Meeting of the Minds: 2015 Quad MLG Conference
Brigadier General David A. Ottignon, commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group, explains his thoughts during a Quad MLG Conference where the commanding generals of the four MLGs came together in an effort to plan for future organization and logistic changes that will affect their units, aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., Oct. 7, 2015. The four general officers discussed various topics and proposed plans that will help them stay on the same page while simultaneously operating within their specific operational capabilities and capacities.
Being a Marine is not a job but a way of life.  Give your all to be the best human being, teammate and Marine or Sailor possible.  The end result will be an unbeatable force ready to take on any mission, any place, and any time. When we do execute our missions and our lives in this way, we will take our proper place alongside the long line of Marines and Sailors who have preceded us.  Let's go!
A Message from the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps
Being a Marine is not a job but a way of life. Give your all to be the best human being, teammate and Marine or Sailor possible. The end result will be an unbeatable force ready to take on any mission, any place, and any time. When we do execute our missions and our lives in this way, we will take our proper place alongside the long line of Marines and Sailors who have preceded us. Let's go!
U.S. Marine Maj. General Vincent A. Coglinese, 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG), speaks to Marines, Sailors, family, and friends who attended the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy/Released)
1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command
U.S. Marine Maj. General Vincent A. Coglinese, 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG), speaks to Marines, Sailors, family, and friends who attended the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy/Released)
U.S. Marine Maj. General Vincent A. Coglinese, 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG), and Brig. Gen. David A Ottignon render honors to colors during the pass in review of the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command
U.S. Marine Maj. General Vincent A. Coglinese, 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG), and Brig. Gen. David A Ottignon render honors to colors during the pass in review of the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
U.S. Marine Maj. General Vincent A. Coglinese, 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG), passes the Group Colors to Brig. Gen. David A Ottignon during the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command
U.S. Marine Maj. General Vincent A. Coglinese, 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG), passes the Group Colors to Brig. Gen. David A Ottignon during the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. David A Ottignon 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) speaks to Marines, Sailors, family, and friends who attended during the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command
U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. David A Ottignon 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) speaks to Marines, Sailors, family, and friends who attended during the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
U.S. Marines of 1st Marine Logistics Group take part in the Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command
U.S. Marines of 1st Marine Logistics Group take part in the Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, receives the LTJG Weedon E. Osborne award from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Ton earns Prestigious Award
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, receives the LTJG Weedon E. Osborne award from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, receives the LTJG Weedon E. Osborne award from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Ton earns Prestigious Award
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, receives the LTJG Weedon E. Osborne award from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, receives the LTJG Weedon E. Osborne award from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Ton earns Prestigious Award
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, receives the LTJG Weedon E. Osborne award from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group, speaks during an award ceremony for Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The Weedon E. Osborne award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Ton earns Prestigious Award
Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group, speaks during an award ceremony for Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The Weedon E. Osborne award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, speaks after receiving the Weedon E. Osborne Award following a ceremony at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Ton earns Prestigious Award
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, speaks after receiving the Weedon E. Osborne Award following a ceremony at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Austin, a dental technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, organizes his team’s tasks at the start of the day at the 13 Area Dental Clinic, Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 23, 2014. Dental technicians provide much needed assistance to dentists by setting up and maintaining equipment, putting the patients at ease, preparing them for treatment and performing X-ray scans and administrative tasks. “As dental technicians, we need to take care of patients’ needs,” said Austin. “We work hand-in-hand with the dentists for eight hours a day to provide those needs and maintain combat readiness.”
Not all hellfire and cordon wires: 1st Dental Bn. sailor balances military discipline and job proficiency to succeed in career
Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Austin, a dental technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, organizes his team’s tasks at the start of the day at the 13 Area Dental Clinic, Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 23, 2014. Dental technicians provide much needed assistance to dentists by setting up and maintaining equipment, putting the patients at ease, preparing them for treatment and performing X-ray scans and administrative tasks. “As dental technicians, we need to take care of patients’ needs,” said Austin. “We work hand-in-hand with the dentists for eight hours a day to provide those needs and maintain combat readiness.”
Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Austin, a dental technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, stands in front the 13 Area Dental Clinic aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 23, 2014. Dental technicians provide much needed assistance to dentists by setting up and maintaining 
equipment, putting the patients at ease, preparing them for treatment and performing X-ray scans and administrative tasks. “As dental technicians, we need to take care of patients’ needs,” said Austin. “We work hand-in-hand with the dentists for eight hours a day to provide those needs and maintain combat readiness.”
Not all hellfire and cordon wires: 1st Dental Bn. sailor balances military discipline and job proficiency to succeed in career
Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Austin, a dental technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, stands in front the 13 Area Dental Clinic aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 23, 2014. Dental technicians provide much needed assistance to dentists by setting up and maintaining equipment, putting the patients at ease, preparing them for treatment and performing X-ray scans and administrative tasks. “As dental technicians, we need to take care of patients’ needs,” said Austin. “We work hand-in-hand with the dentists for eight hours a day to provide those needs and maintain combat readiness.”
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kim Hugo, a corpsman attached to 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, of Orange County, Calif., strived to expand the knowledge of his junior sailors by teaching them different medical procedures and sharing his past experiences. His dedication to mentoring his fellow sailors did not go unnoticed, and he recently received the DN Thomas A. Christensen Memorial Award for his efforts.
Voices Around the Group: Q&A with Petty Officer 2nd Class Kim Hugo
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kim Hugo, a corpsman attached to 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, of Orange County, Calif., strived to expand the knowledge of his junior sailors by teaching them different medical procedures and sharing his past experiences. His dedication to mentoring his fellow sailors did not go unnoticed, and he recently received the DN Thomas A. Christensen Memorial Award for his efforts.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael James Soliven, a biomedical technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, manually troubleshoots a dental delivery unit for a dental clinic in support of Exercise Desert Scimitar 2014 aboard Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 12, 2014. DS 14 is an annual exercise held by the 1st Marine Division, in which 1st MLG serves as their tactical logistics support.
Against all odds: Sailor provides better life for family
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael James Soliven, a biomedical technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, manually troubleshoots a dental delivery unit for a dental clinic in support of Exercise Desert Scimitar 2014 aboard Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 12, 2014. DS 14 is an annual exercise held by the 1st Marine Division, in which 1st MLG serves as their tactical logistics support.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael James Soliven, a biomedical technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, refers to a manual to troubleshoot a piece of dental equipment during Exercise Desert Scimitar 2014 aboard Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 12, 2014. DS 14 is an annual exercise held by the 1st Marine Division, in which 1st MLG serves as their tactical logistics support.
Against all odds: Sailor provides better life for family
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael James Soliven, a biomedical technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, refers to a manual to troubleshoot a piece of dental equipment during Exercise Desert Scimitar 2014 aboard Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 12, 2014. DS 14 is an annual exercise held by the 1st Marine Division, in which 1st MLG serves as their tactical logistics support.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, poses with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Mabus had lunch with a group of non-commissioned officers to discuss questions and concerns they had regarding the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy visits Camp Pendleton
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, poses with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Mabus had lunch with a group of non-commissioned officers to discuss questions and concerns they had regarding the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, has lunch with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Mabus met with a group of non-commissioned officers to 
discuss questions and concerns they had regarding the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy visits Camp Pendleton
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, has lunch with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Mabus met with a group of non-commissioned officers to discuss questions and concerns they had regarding the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus speaks to a group of Marines during lunch aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Mabus met with a group of non-commissioned officers and discussed questions and concerns they had regarding the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy visits Camp Pendleton
Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus speaks to a group of Marines during lunch aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Mabus met with a group of non-commissioned officers and discussed questions and concerns they had regarding the Marine Corps.
I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, sits with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Marines had an opportunity to ask and discuss questions they had about I MEF and the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy visits Camp Pendleton
I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, sits with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Marines had an opportunity to ask and discuss questions they had about I MEF and the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, listens to a Marine’s question during lunch aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan 10. Mabus met with a group of non-commissioned officers to allow them to ask question and concerns regarding the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy visits Camp Pendleton
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, listens to a Marine’s question during lunch aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan 10. Mabus met with a group of non-commissioned officers to allow them to ask question and concerns regarding the Marine Corps.
I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, has lunch with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. The Marines had 
an opportunity to ask and discuss questions they had about I MEF and the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy visits Camp Pendleton
I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, has lunch with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. The Marines had an opportunity to ask and discuss questions they had about I MEF and the Marine Corps.
Corporal Dylan Cook, a 21-year-old ammunition technician with Ammunition Company, 1st Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, poses for the camera with his wife, Julie, and mother, Dara, before leaving on a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Jan. 19, 2014. Cook is deploying with Combat Logistics Battalion 7, along with elements of 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Dental Battalion and 7th Engineer Support Battalion, to support I Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd) in assuming responsibilities as the logistics battalion for Regional Command (Southwest).
1st MLG supports Afghanistan retrograde
Corporal Dylan Cook, a 21-year-old ammunition technician with Ammunition Company, 1st Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, poses for the camera with his wife, Julie, and mother, Dara, before leaving on a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Jan. 19, 2014. Cook is deploying with Combat Logistics Battalion 7, along with elements of 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Dental Battalion and 7th Engineer Support Battalion, to support I Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd) in assuming responsibilities as the logistics battalion for Regional Command (Southwest).
First Lt. Ricky Mansyur, a supply officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 7, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, hugs his wife, Megan, before boarding a bus as part of his first step of traveling to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, from Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 Marines with CLB-7, along with elements of 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Dental Battalion and 7th Engineer Support Battalion, will support I Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd) in assuming responsibilities as the logistics battalion for Regional Command (Southwest). Mansyur is a native of New Jersey, N.J.
1st MLG supports Afghanistan retrograde
First Lt. Ricky Mansyur, a supply officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 7, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, hugs his wife, Megan, before boarding a bus as part of his first step of traveling to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, from Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 Marines with CLB-7, along with elements of 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Dental Battalion and 7th Engineer Support Battalion, will support I Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd) in assuming responsibilities as the logistics battalion for Regional Command (Southwest). Mansyur is a native of New Jersey, N.J.
Navy Captain William Norman, commanding officer, 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, meets and talks to dentists and corpsmen during a field exercise conducted by 1st Dental Bn., 1st MLG, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013. To prepare themselves to operate in a combat environment, the dentists and corpsmen brought crucial equipment to the field such as a field X-ray, a complete dental operatory and a sterilization machine.
Always at the ready: 1st Dental Bn. trains for expeditionary environment
Navy Captain William Norman, commanding officer, 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, meets and talks to dentists and corpsmen during a field exercise conducted by 1st Dental Bn., 1st MLG, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013. To prepare themselves to operate in a combat environment, the dentists and corpsmen brought crucial equipment to the field such as a field X-ray, a complete dental operatory and a sterilization machine.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ralph Villamor, left, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Raquel Patino, right, dental technicians with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, set up dental equipment during a field exercise conducted by 1st Dental Bn., 1st MLG, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013. To prepare themselves to operate in a combat environment, the dentists and corpsmen brought crucial equipment to the field such as a field X-ray, a complete dental operatory and a sterilization machine.
Always at the ready: 1st Dental Bn. trains for expeditionary environment
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ralph Villamor, left, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Raquel Patino, right, dental technicians with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, set up dental equipment during a field exercise conducted by 1st Dental Bn., 1st MLG, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013. To prepare themselves to operate in a combat environment, the dentists and corpsmen brought crucial equipment to the field such as a field X-ray, a complete dental operatory and a sterilization machine.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Melissa Irvin, an assistant career planner with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, smiles for a photo aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013. Irvin strives to help sailors make the right choices for career re-enlistments.
1st Dental Battalion sailor helps fellow sailors plan for success
Petty Officer 3rd Class Melissa Irvin, an assistant career planner with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, smiles for a photo aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013. Irvin strives to help sailors make the right choices for career re-enlistments.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mai Pham, a leading petty officer with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and a 25-year-old native of Houston, was nominated by her command to represent their unit for Women's Equality Day.
1st MLG recognizes Women's Equality Day
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mai Pham, a leading petty officer with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and a 25-year-old native of Houston, was nominated by her command to represent their unit for Women's Equality Day.
Commander William J. Lyons performs a dental procedure on a patient in Sri Lanka as part of Pacific Angel 2013 on Aug. 5, 2013. Pacific Angel is a joint-service operation that provides health service outreach and civic development programs to different countries around the world (Courtesy Photo)
Pacific Angel: 30-year active-duty dentist helps people all over the globe
Commander William J. Lyons performs a dental procedure on a patient in Sri Lanka as part of Pacific Angel 2013 on Aug. 5, 2013. Pacific Angel is a joint-service operation that provides health service outreach and civic development programs to different countries around the world (Courtesy Photo)
Brigadier Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, the commanding general of 1st Marine Logistics Group, shakes hands with sailors who are selected for promotion to Chief Petty Officer aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 2, 2013. Out of the 54 possible candidates, only 14 sailors were selected for promotion.
1st MLG sailors selected to pin on Chief
Brigadier Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, the commanding general of 1st Marine Logistics Group, shakes hands with sailors who are selected for promotion to Chief Petty Officer aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 2, 2013. Out of the 54 possible candidates, only 14 sailors were selected for promotion.
Brigadier Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, the commanding general of 1st Marine Logistics Group, addresses sailors who are selected for promotion to Chief Petty Officer aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 2, 2013. Out of the 54 possible candidates, only 14 sailors were selected for promotion.
1st MLG sailors selected to pin on Chief
Brigadier Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, the commanding general of 1st Marine Logistics Group, addresses sailors who are selected for promotion to Chief Petty Officer aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 2, 2013. Out of the 54 possible candidates, only 14 sailors were selected for promotion.
Top from left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Conley, Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Fallick, and Petty Officer 3rd Class 
Justin Redus. Bottom from left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Bryar, Petty Officer 3rd Class Albert Vu, all hospital corpsmen 
with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and the winning team of the Corpsman Cup Challenge, pose in front of their 
unit’s sign.
1st Dental Battalion places first in Corpsman Cup Challenge
Top from left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Conley, Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Fallick, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Redus. Bottom from left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Bryar, Petty Officer 3rd Class Albert Vu, all hospital corpsmen with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and the winning team of the Corpsman Cup Challenge, pose in front of their unit’s sign.
Navy Lt. Thomas V. Brislin, center, dentist and officer-in-charge with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, works 
alongside Vietnamese dental technicians from the East Meets West Non-Government Organization during Pacific Angel 2013. The NGO staff would often observe each dentist to learn new skills or to have discussions about techniques and materials.
1st Dental Bn. sailors provide dental care during Pacific Angel 2013
Navy Lt. Thomas V. Brislin, center, dentist and officer-in-charge with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, works alongside Vietnamese dental technicians from the East Meets West Non-Government Organization during Pacific Angel 2013. The NGO staff would often observe each dentist to learn new skills or to have discussions about techniques and materials.
From left to right: Corporal Max Tijerino, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Petty Officer 1st Class Lam D. Nguyen, Navy Lt. Thomas V. Brislin and Petty Officer 3rd Class Kirk Bishop, all from 1st Dental Battalion, 1st MLG, and Sgt. Nathan 
Hunt, 7th ESB, stand during the closing ceremony for Pacific Angel 2013. Pacific Angel provided humanitarian civic assistance and 
conducted civil-military operations to areas in need in the Pacific region.
1st Dental Bn. sailors provide dental care during Pacific Angel 2013
From left to right: Corporal Max Tijerino, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Petty Officer 1st Class Lam D. Nguyen, Navy Lt. Thomas V. Brislin and Petty Officer 3rd Class Kirk Bishop, all from 1st Dental Battalion, 1st MLG, and Sgt. Nathan Hunt, 7th ESB, stand during the closing ceremony for Pacific Angel 2013. Pacific Angel provided humanitarian civic assistance and conducted civil-military operations to areas in need in the Pacific region.
Sailors with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, prepare for the start of the 120th anniversary of the chief petty officer rating aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, April 1, 2013. The cake-cutting ceremony is part of a tradition where the eldest chief petty officer passes a piece of cake to the youngest to symbolize the passing of wisdom and tradition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Laura Gauna/Realeased)
Navy chiefs celebrate 120th birthday
Sailors with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, prepare for the start of the 120th anniversary of the chief petty officer rating aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, April 1, 2013. The cake-cutting ceremony is part of a tradition where the eldest chief petty officer passes a piece of cake to the youngest to symbolize the passing of wisdom and tradition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Laura Gauna/Realeased)
Master Chief Charlotte Osborn, command master chief, 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, passes a piece of cake to Chief Petty Officer Sandra Go-Lubiano, a senior enlisted leader with 1st Dn. Bn., during the cake-cutting ceremony for the 120th anniversary of the chief petty officer rating, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, April 1, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Laura Gauna/Released)
Navy chiefs celebrate 120th birthday
Master Chief Charlotte Osborn, command master chief, 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, passes a piece of cake to Chief Petty Officer Sandra Go-Lubiano, a senior enlisted leader with 1st Dn. Bn., during the cake-cutting ceremony for the 120th anniversary of the chief petty officer rating, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, April 1, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Laura Gauna/Released)
Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua J. Fallick, right, a mobile dental unit coordinator with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, demonstrates the MDU’s capabilities with the assistance of Navy Capt. David A. Lowrey, left, branch clinic director, 1st Dental Bn., 1st MLG, inside MDU-6 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., on June 7, 2013. The MDU is equipped with state-of-the-art dental equipment, two treatment rooms, sleeping quarters and an on-board computer to monitor the vehicle’s condition at all times. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez / Released)
Armed to the teeth: The Mobile Dental Unit
Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua J. Fallick, right, a mobile dental unit coordinator with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, demonstrates the MDU’s capabilities with the assistance of Navy Capt. David A. Lowrey, left, branch clinic director, 1st Dental Bn., 1st MLG, inside MDU-6 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., on June 7, 2013. The MDU is equipped with state-of-the-art dental equipment, two treatment rooms, sleeping quarters and an on-board computer to monitor the vehicle’s condition at all times. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez / Released)
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CAPT Peter A. Ruocco
Commanding Officer 1st Dental Battalion
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Captain Trent L. Outhouse
Executive Officer 1st Dental Battalion
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HMCM(FMF/SW) ANNA N. WOOD
Command Master Chief 1st Dental Battalion
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