7th Engineer Support Battalion

 

7th Engineer Support Battalion

Meritoriously promoted sergeants from 1st Marine Logistics Group discuss leadership and the new role they will have as sergeants of Marines during a lunch hosted for them by the commanding general aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 17, 2016. During the gathering the Marines had an opportunity to speak with their most senior leaders, to include the MLG commanding general, sergeant major, and command master chief. The four Marines promoted were Sgt. Olivia Berry, a combat engineer with Combat Logistics Battalion 5, Sgt. Lucas Ferreira, a combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Sgt. Jose Gaytan, an engineer equipment mechanic from Combat Logistics Battalion 11, and Sgt. Hector RiveraGuzman, a warehouse clerk with 1st Supply Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Carson Gramley/released)
MLG's newest Meritorious Sergeants meet for lunch and leadership discussion with their Commanding General
Meritoriously promoted sergeants from 1st Marine Logistics Group discuss leadership and the new role they will have as sergeants of Marines during a lunch hosted for them by the commanding general aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 17, 2016. During the gathering the Marines had an opportunity to speak with their most senior leaders, to include the MLG commanding general, sergeant major, and command master chief. The four Marines promoted were Sgt. Olivia Berry, a combat engineer with Combat Logistics Battalion 5, Sgt. Lucas Ferreira, a combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Sgt. Jose Gaytan, an engineer equipment mechanic from Combat Logistics Battalion 11, and Sgt. Hector RiveraGuzman, a warehouse clerk with 1st Supply Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Johnathan Howley is awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during an awards ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 22, 2016. Howley is a bulk fuel specialist with 7th Engineer Support Battalion. Ten Marines and Sailors with 1st Marine Logistics Group were recognized for their outstanding performance throughout the year. Awards ranged from a Certificate of Commendation, Marine of the year, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines and Sailors with 1st MLG are recognized for their hard work
U.S. Marine Sgt. Johnathan Howley is awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during an awards ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 22, 2016. Howley is a bulk fuel specialist with 7th Engineer Support Battalion. Ten Marines and Sailors with 1st Marine Logistics Group were recognized for their outstanding performance throughout the year. Awards ranged from a Certificate of Commendation, Marine of the year, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines and their families look at a line-up of show cars during a family day hosted by 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 23, 2016. Marines with 1st EOD Co. hosted the Viper Club of Southern California for the day as a part of their celebration which included food, family activities, and various show cars. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Family, Food, Cars; 1st EOD Co. hosts Viper Club of Southern California at family day
Marines and their families look at a line-up of show cars during a family day hosted by 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 23, 2016. Marines with 1st EOD Co. hosted the Viper Club of Southern California for the day as a part of their celebration which included food, family activities, and various show cars. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Marines and their families gather for food during a family day hosted by 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 23, 2016. Marines with 1st EOD Co. hosted the Viper Club of Southern California for the day as a part of their celebration, which included food, family activities, and a line-up of show cars. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Family, Food, Cars; 1st EOD Co. hosts Viper Club of Southern California at family day
Marines and their families gather for food during a family day hosted by 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 23, 2016. Marines with 1st EOD Co. hosted the Viper Club of Southern California for the day as a part of their celebration, which included food, family activities, and a line-up of show cars. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Marines and their families look at a line-up of show cars during a family day hosted by 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 23, 2016. Marines with 1st EOD Co. hosted the Viper Club of Southern California for the day as a part of their celebration, which included food, family activities, and various show cars. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Family, Food, Cars; 1st EOD Co. hosts Viper Club of Southern California at family day
Marines and their families look at a line-up of show cars during a family day hosted by 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 23, 2016. Marines with 1st EOD Co. hosted the Viper Club of Southern California for the day as a part of their celebration, which included food, family activities, and various show cars. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Juan Lopez directs drivers during a family day celebration aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 23, 2016. Lopez is the administration chief for 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. Marines with 1st EOD Co. hosted the Viper Club of Southern California for the day as a part of their celebration, which included food, family activities, and a line-up of show cars. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Family, Food, Cars; 1st EOD Co. hosts Viper Club of Southern California at family day
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Juan Lopez directs drivers during a family day celebration aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 23, 2016. Lopez is the administration chief for 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. Marines with 1st EOD Co. hosted the Viper Club of Southern California for the day as a part of their celebration, which included food, family activities, and a line-up of show cars. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Andy Weiss addresses Marines and their families during a family day hosted by 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 23, 2016. Weiss is the president of the Viper Club of Southern California. The Viper Club made a donation of over $4,000 to the EOD Warrior Foundation as a thank you to those who have given everything. The family day celebration included food, family activities, and a line-up of show cars. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Family, Food, Cars; 1st EOD Co. hosts Viper Club of Southern California at family day
Andy Weiss addresses Marines and their families during a family day hosted by 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 23, 2016. Weiss is the president of the Viper Club of Southern California. The Viper Club made a donation of over $4,000 to the EOD Warrior Foundation as a thank you to those who have given everything. The family day celebration included food, family activities, and a line-up of show cars. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez guides a concrete truck backward during a road improvement project with Joint Task Force North in El Centro, Calif., April 19, 2016. Rodriguez is the staff non-commissioned officer in charge of Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion. For the last two months, the Marines have been processing and leveling dirt to improve the road’s quality as well as constructing low-water crossings to maintain the integrity of the road during wet conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
New Roads; 7th ESB Marines participate in road improvement project with Joint Task Force North
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez guides a concrete truck backward during a road improvement project with Joint Task Force North in El Centro, Calif., April 19, 2016. Rodriguez is the staff non-commissioned officer in charge of Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion. For the last two months, the Marines have been processing and leveling dirt to improve the road’s quality as well as constructing low-water crossings to maintain the integrity of the road during wet conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S. Marine Col. Ladaniel Dayzie presents a Marine from 7th Engineer Support Battalion with a challenge coin in El Centro, Calif., April 19, 2016. Dayzie is the deputy commander of Joint Task Force North in El Centro. Marines with 7th ESB assisted in a road improvement project with JTF-N during the months of March and April. During the project, the Marines have been processing and leveling dirt to improve the road’s quality as well as constructing low-water crossings to maintain the integrity of the road during wet conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
New Roads; 7th ESB Marines participate in road improvement project with Joint Task Force North
U.S. Marine Col. Ladaniel Dayzie presents a Marine from 7th Engineer Support Battalion with a challenge coin in El Centro, Calif., April 19, 2016. Dayzie is the deputy commander of Joint Task Force North in El Centro. Marines with 7th ESB assisted in a road improvement project with JTF-N during the months of March and April. During the project, the Marines have been processing and leveling dirt to improve the road’s quality as well as constructing low-water crossings to maintain the integrity of the road during wet conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S. Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion assist in pouring out concrete during a road improvement project with Joint Task Force North in El Centro, Calif., April 19, 2016. For the last two months, the Marines have been processing and leveling dirt to improve the road’s quality as well as constructing low-water crossings to maintain the integrity of the road during wet conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
New Roads: 7th ESB Marines participate in road improvement project with Joint Task Force North
U.S. Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion assist in pouring out concrete during a road improvement project with Joint Task Force North in El Centro, Calif., April 19, 2016. For the last two months, the Marines have been processing and leveling dirt to improve the road’s quality as well as constructing low-water crossings to maintain the integrity of the road during wet conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S. Marine Corporals Cody Moore and James Stroeher use concrete edgers to refine the edge of a concrete slab during a road improvement project with Joint Task Force North in El Centro, Calif., April 19, 2016. Moore and Stroeher are with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Bridge Company. For the last two months, the Marines have been processing and leveling dirt to improve the road’s quality as well as constructing low-water crossings to maintain the integrity of the road during wet conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
New Roads: 7th ESB Marines participate in road improvement project with Joint Task Force North
U.S. Marine Corporals Cody Moore and James Stroeher use concrete edgers to refine the edge of a concrete slab during a road improvement project with Joint Task Force North in El Centro, Calif., April 19, 2016. Moore and Stroeher are with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Bridge Company. For the last two months, the Marines have been processing and leveling dirt to improve the road’s quality as well as constructing low-water crossings to maintain the integrity of the road during wet conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S. Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion assist in the pouring of concrete during a road improvement project with Joint Task Force North in El Centro, Calif., April 19, 2016. For the last two months, the Marines have been processing and leveling dirt to improve the road’s quality as well as constructing low-water crossings to maintain the integrity of the road during wet conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
New Roads: 7th ESB Marines participate in road improvement project with Joint Task Force North
U.S. Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion assist in the pouring of concrete during a road improvement project with Joint Task Force North in El Centro, Calif., April 19, 2016. For the last two months, the Marines have been processing and leveling dirt to improve the road’s quality as well as constructing low-water crossings to maintain the integrity of the road during wet conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Eric J. Penrod addresses non-commissioned officers from 7th Engineer Support Battalion at the opening of a new NCO lounge, known as Chapultepec’s, in their barracks building aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 15, 2016. Penrod is the commanding officer of 7th ESB. The newly opened lounge is dedicated to give the NCOs a place in the barracks to come together and unwind, forming stronger camaraderie in their ranks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Blowing off steam; 7th ESB opens new NCO lounge
U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Eric J. Penrod addresses non-commissioned officers from 7th Engineer Support Battalion at the opening of a new NCO lounge, known as Chapultepec’s, in their barracks building aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 15, 2016. Penrod is the commanding officer of 7th ESB. The newly opened lounge is dedicated to give the NCOs a place in the barracks to come together and unwind, forming stronger camaraderie in their ranks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Charles W. Weeks addresses non-commissioned officers from 7th Engineer Support Battalion at the opening of a new NCO lounge, known as Chapultepec’s, in their barracks building aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 15, 2016. Weeks is the sergeant major of 7th ESB. The newly opened lounge is dedicated to give the NCOs a place in the barracks to come together and unwind, forming stronger camaraderie in their ranks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Blowing off steam; 7th ESB opens new NCO lounge
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Charles W. Weeks addresses non-commissioned officers from 7th Engineer Support Battalion at the opening of a new NCO lounge, known as Chapultepec’s, in their barracks building aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 15, 2016. Weeks is the sergeant major of 7th ESB. The newly opened lounge is dedicated to give the NCOs a place in the barracks to come together and unwind, forming stronger camaraderie in their ranks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S. Marine non-commissioned officers and senior leaders from 7th Engineer Support Battalion participate in a cookout after the opening of their new NCO lounge, known as Chapultepec’s, in their barracks building aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 15, 2016. The newly opened lounge is dedicated to give the NCOs a place in the barracks to come together and unwind, forming stronger camaraderie in their ranks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Blowing off steam; 7th ESB opens new NCO lounge
U.S. Marine non-commissioned officers and senior leaders from 7th Engineer Support Battalion participate in a cookout after the opening of their new NCO lounge, known as Chapultepec’s, in their barracks building aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 15, 2016. The newly opened lounge is dedicated to give the NCOs a place in the barracks to come together and unwind, forming stronger camaraderie in their ranks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S .Marine non-commissioned officers and senior leaders from 7th Engineer Support Battalion explore the new NCO lounge, known as Chapultepec’s, in their barracks building aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 15, 2016. The newly opened lounge is dedicated to give the NCOs a place in the barracks to come together and unwind, forming stronger camaraderie in their ranks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Blowing off steam; 7th ESB opens new NCO lounge
U.S .Marine non-commissioned officers and senior leaders from 7th Engineer Support Battalion explore the new NCO lounge, known as Chapultepec’s, in their barracks building aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 15, 2016. The newly opened lounge is dedicated to give the NCOs a place in the barracks to come together and unwind, forming stronger camaraderie in their ranks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
U.S. Marine non-commissioned officers from 7th Engineer Support Battalion enter their new NCO lounge, known as Chapultepec’s, in their barracks building aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 15, 2016. The newly opened lounge is dedicated to give the NCOs a place in the barracks to come together and unwind, forming stronger camaraderie in their ranks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Blowing off steam; 7th ESB opens new NCO lounge
U.S. Marine non-commissioned officers from 7th Engineer Support Battalion enter their new NCO lounge, known as Chapultepec’s, in their barracks building aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 15, 2016. The newly opened lounge is dedicated to give the NCOs a place in the barracks to come together and unwind, forming stronger camaraderie in their ranks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and his family, pose for a picture with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and his family, pose for a picture with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, prepares to eat field rations with 1st Lt. Ernest Gaudio during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Gaudio is a platoon commander with Bravo Company, 7th ESB, 1st MLG. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, prepares to eat field rations with 1st Lt. Ernest Gaudio during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Gaudio is a platoon commander with Bravo Company, 7th ESB, 1st MLG. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, along with his brother and sister learn about TNT during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, along with his brother and sister learn about TNT during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, learns about the power of blasting caps during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, learns about the power of blasting caps during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, gets a safety brief before watching explosives detonate during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, gets a safety brief before watching explosives detonate during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, looks out of a bunker during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, looks out of a bunker during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, controls a Pacbot during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, controls a Pacbot during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, walks with Marines to a demolition site during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, walks with Marines to a demolition site during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, learns about explosive ordnance during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, learns about explosive ordnance during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, poses for a photo with heavy equipment operators during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish
Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, poses for a photo with heavy equipment operators during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. Marines with 7th ESB and Explosive Ordnance Disposal helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps, while the heavy equipment operators gave him the opportunity to ride the D7 dozer and the excavator, in which he dug a pit, built a berm, and broke several large tree trunks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew McGill turns on a small unit support vehicle (SUSV) during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. McGill, a heavy equipment operator with Alpha Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Taking on the mountain: 7th ESB Marines weather mountain warfare training alongside infantrymen
U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew McGill turns on a small unit support vehicle (SUSV) during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. McGill, a heavy equipment operator with Alpha Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
A field radio operator logs in a convoy movement during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. The Marine, a field radio operator with Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Taking on the mountain: 7th ESB Marines weather mountain warfare training alongside infantrymen
A field radio operator logs in a convoy movement during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. The Marine, a field radio operator with Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew McGill guides a small unit support vehicle (SUSV) during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. McGill, a heavy equipment operator with Alpha Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Taking on the mountain: 7th ESB Marines weather mountain warfare training alongside infantrymen
U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew McGill guides a small unit support vehicle (SUSV) during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. McGill, a heavy equipment operator with Alpha Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
U.S. Marine Cpl. William Banks opens a freezer within the expeditionary field kitchen during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. Banks, a food service specialist with Food Service Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was among 100 Marines with 1st MLG who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Taking on the mountain: 7th ESB Marines weather mountain warfare training alongside infantrymen
U.S. Marine Cpl. William Banks opens a freezer within the expeditionary field kitchen during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. Banks, a food service specialist with Food Service Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was among 100 Marines with 1st MLG who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew Sandal is treated for a back injury during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. Sandal, a heavy equipment operator with Alpha Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Taking on the mountain: 7th ESB Marines weather mountain warfare training alongside infantrymen
U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew Sandal is treated for a back injury during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. Sandal, a heavy equipment operator with Alpha Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
U.S. Marines Lt. Gen. David H. Berger and Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal learn about water purification during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. Berger is the commanding general and Kasal is the sergeant major of I Marine Expeditionary Force. Approximately 90 Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Taking on the mountain: 7th ESB Marines weather mountain warfare training alongside infantrymen
U.S. Marines Lt. Gen. David H. Berger and Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal learn about water purification during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. Berger is the commanding general and Kasal is the sergeant major of I Marine Expeditionary Force. Approximately 90 Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
U.S. Marines Lt. Gen. David H. Berger and Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal learn about the expeditionary field kitchen during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. Berger is the commanding general and Kasal is the sergeant major of I Marine Expeditionary Force. Approximately 90 Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Taking on the mountain: 7th ESB Marines weather mountain warfare training alongside infantrymen
U.S. Marines Lt. Gen. David H. Berger and Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal learn about the expeditionary field kitchen during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 17, 2016. Berger is the commanding general and Kasal is the sergeant major of I Marine Expeditionary Force. Approximately 90 Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines pose for a photo during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 16, 2016. The Marines, combat engineers with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, were among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. The Battalion integrated 18 combat engineers with the infantrymen conducting the exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Taking on the mountain: 7th ESB Marines weather mountain warfare training alongside infantrymen
Marines pose for a photo during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 16, 2016. The Marines, combat engineers with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, were among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. The Battalion integrated 18 combat engineers with the infantrymen conducting the exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines eat warm food during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 16, 2016. The Marines, combat engineers with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, were among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. The Battalion integrated 18 combat engineers with the infantrymen conducting the exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Taking on the mountain: 7th ESB Marines weather mountain warfare training alongside infantrymen
Marines eat warm food during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 16, 2016. The Marines, combat engineers with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, were among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. The Battalion integrated 18 combat engineers with the infantrymen conducting the exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines are served warm food during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 16, 2016. The Marines, combat engineers with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, were among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. The Battalion integrated 18 combat engineers with the infantrymen conducting the exercise (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Taking on the mountain: 7th ESB Marines weather mountain warfare training alongside infantrymen
Marines are served warm food during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 16, 2016. The Marines, combat engineers with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, were among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. The Battalion integrated 18 combat engineers with the infantrymen conducting the exercise (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Marines wait for lunch by their tents during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 16, 2016. The Marines, combat engineers with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, were among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. The Battalion integrated 18 combat engineers with the infantrymen conducting the exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Taking on the mountain: 7th ESB Marines weather mountain warfare training alongside infantrymen
Marines wait for lunch by their tents during a cold weather training exercise at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., March 16, 2016. The Marines, combat engineers with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, were among 90 Marines with 7th ESB who served as the logistics combat element in support of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during Mountain Exercise 6-16, Feb. 24- March 26, 2016. The Battalion integrated 18 combat engineers with the infantrymen conducting the exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Private First Class Daniel Bonilla and Lance Cpl. Tyler Schneider, both water support technicians with Utilities Platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, operate a tactical water purification system during a utilities exercise at Red Beach aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 21, 2016. Utilities Platoon conducted an eight-day field exercise which focused on their ability to provide clean water and stable power to a unit located in an environment without standard utility resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Providing the Necessities: Utilities Platoon tests support capabilities at Red Beach
Private First Class Daniel Bonilla and Lance Cpl. Tyler Schneider, both water support technicians with Utilities Platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, operate a tactical water purification system during a utilities exercise at Red Beach aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 21, 2016. Utilities Platoon conducted an eight-day field exercise which focused on their ability to provide clean water and stable power to a unit located in an environment without standard utility resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Marines with Utilities Platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, operate four tactical water purification systems during a utilities exercise at Red Beach aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 21, 2016. Utilities Platoon conducted an eight-day field exercise which focused on their ability to provide clean water and stable power to a unit located in an environment without standard utility resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Providing the Necessities: Utilities Platoon tests support capabilities at Red Beach
Marines with Utilities Platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, operate four tactical water purification systems during a utilities exercise at Red Beach aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 21, 2016. Utilities Platoon conducted an eight-day field exercise which focused on their ability to provide clean water and stable power to a unit located in an environment without standard utility resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Marines with Utilities Platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, operate four tactical water purification systems during a utilities exercise at Red Beach aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 21, 2016. Utilities Platoon conducted an eight-day field exercise which focused on their ability to provide clean water and stable power to a unit located in an environment without standard utility resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Providing the Necessities: Utilities Platoon tests support capabilities at Red Beach
Marines with Utilities Platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, operate four tactical water purification systems during a utilities exercise at Red Beach aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 21, 2016. Utilities Platoon conducted an eight-day field exercise which focused on their ability to provide clean water and stable power to a unit located in an environment without standard utility resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Marines with Utilities Platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, operate four tactical water purification systems during a utilities exercise at Red Beach aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 21, 2016. Utilities Platoon conducted an eight-day field exercise which focused on their ability to provide clean water and stable power to a unit located in an environment without standard utility resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Providing the Necessities: Utilities Platoon tests support capabilities at Red Beach
Marines with Utilities Platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, operate four tactical water purification systems during a utilities exercise at Red Beach aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 21, 2016. Utilities Platoon conducted an eight-day field exercise which focused on their ability to provide clean water and stable power to a unit located in an environment without standard utility resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Corporal Tyler Schneider, a water support technician with Utilities Platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, retrieves the required supplies to maintain a tactical water purification system during a utilities exercise at Red Beach aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 21, 2016. Utilities Platoon conducted an eight-day field exercise which focused on their ability to provide clean water and stable power to a unit located in an environment without standard utility resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Providing the Necessities: Utilities Platoon tests support capabilities at Red Beach
Corporal Tyler Schneider, a water support technician with Utilities Platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, retrieves the required supplies to maintain a tactical water purification system during a utilities exercise at Red Beach aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 21, 2016. Utilities Platoon conducted an eight-day field exercise which focused on their ability to provide clean water and stable power to a unit located in an environment without standard utility resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Sergeant Craig Matz, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician with 1st EOD Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, supervises a James E. Potter Junior High School student attempting to drive the ANDORS EOD robot during a visit to the school in Fallbrook, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016. During the visit, EOD Marines explained the various capabilities of military robots and performed a practical application of EOD’s bomb-detecting robots.
Fun with robots: EOD Marines mentor local students
Sergeant Craig Matz, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician with 1st EOD Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, supervises a James E. Potter Junior High School student attempting to drive the ANDORS EOD robot during a visit to the school in Fallbrook, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016. During the visit, EOD Marines explained the various capabilities of military robots and performed a practical application of EOD’s bomb-detecting robots.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians with 1st EOD Co., 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, showcase the mechanics of the ANDROS EOD robot to James E. Potter Junior High School students during a visit to the school in Fallbrook, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016. During the visit, EOD Marines explained the various capabilities of military robots and performed a practical application of EOD’s bomb-detecting robots.
Fun with robots: EOD Marines mentor local students
Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians with 1st EOD Co., 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, showcase the mechanics of the ANDROS EOD robot to James E. Potter Junior High School students during a visit to the school in Fallbrook, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016. During the visit, EOD Marines explained the various capabilities of military robots and performed a practical application of EOD’s bomb-detecting robots.
Sergeant Maj. Troy E. Black, the 1st Marine Logistics Group sergeant major, talks about leadership with meritoriously promoted sergeants during a lunch aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016. Four meritoriously promoted sergeants shared an afternoon with Brigadier Gen. David A. Ottignon, the 1st MLG commanding general, the MLG sergeant major, and Master Chief Petty Officer Harlan B. Patawaran, the 1st MLG command master chief. The gathering served as an ideal opportunity to draw on the leaders’ knowledge and experience through discussions of leadership, work ethic, family life, and what it means to be a sergeant of Marines. The four Marines promoted included Sgt. Casey Primeaux, a combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Sgt. Nadia Gonzalezdiez, a food service specialist with Food Service Company, Headquarters Regiment, Sgt. Ryan Langham, a communications maintenance technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 5, and Sgt. Tyrose Lawas, a warehouse clerk with Combat Logistics Regiment 15, all under 1st MLG
1st MLG leaders break bread with meritorious sergeants
Sergeant Maj. Troy E. Black, the 1st Marine Logistics Group sergeant major, talks about leadership with meritoriously promoted sergeants during a lunch aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016. Four meritoriously promoted sergeants shared an afternoon with Brigadier Gen. David A. Ottignon, the 1st MLG commanding general, the MLG sergeant major, and Master Chief Petty Officer Harlan B. Patawaran, the 1st MLG command master chief. The gathering served as an ideal opportunity to draw on the leaders’ knowledge and experience through discussions of leadership, work ethic, family life, and what it means to be a sergeant of Marines. The four Marines promoted included Sgt. Casey Primeaux, a combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Sgt. Nadia Gonzalezdiez, a food service specialist with Food Service Company, Headquarters Regiment, Sgt. Ryan Langham, a communications maintenance technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 5, and Sgt. Tyrose Lawas, a warehouse clerk with Combat Logistics Regiment 15, all under 1st MLG
Brigadier Gen. David A. Ottignon, the 1st Marine Logistics Group commanding general, Master Chief Petty Officer Harlan B. Patawaran, the command master chief of 1st MLG, and Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, the sergeant major of 1st MLG, share lunch with meritoriously promoted sergeants aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016. The gathering served as an ideal opportunity for the four meritoriously promoted sergeants to draw on the leaders’ knowledge and experience through discussions of leadership, work ethic, family life, and what it means to be a sergeant of Marines. The four Marines promoted included Sgt. Casey Primeaux, a combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Sgt. Nadia Gonzalezdiez, a food service specialist with Food Service Company, Headquarters Regiment, Sgt. Ryan Langham, a communications maintenance technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 5, and Sgt. Tyrose Lawas, a warehouse clerk with Combat Logistics Regiment 15, all under 1st MLG.
1st MLG leaders break bread with meritorious sergeants
Brigadier Gen. David A. Ottignon, the 1st Marine Logistics Group commanding general, Master Chief Petty Officer Harlan B. Patawaran, the command master chief of 1st MLG, and Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, the sergeant major of 1st MLG, share lunch with meritoriously promoted sergeants aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016. The gathering served as an ideal opportunity for the four meritoriously promoted sergeants to draw on the leaders’ knowledge and experience through discussions of leadership, work ethic, family life, and what it means to be a sergeant of Marines. The four Marines promoted included Sgt. Casey Primeaux, a combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Sgt. Nadia Gonzalezdiez, a food service specialist with Food Service Company, Headquarters Regiment, Sgt. Ryan Langham, a communications maintenance technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 5, and Sgt. Tyrose Lawas, a warehouse clerk with Combat Logistics Regiment 15, all under 1st MLG.
Sgt. Michel Garcia, a heavy equipment mechanic with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, has been a Marine for more than eight years. Garcia, a native of Newport News, Va., has aspirations of becoming a drill instructor and someday shaping new Marines.
A Marines Legacy
Sgt. Michel Garcia, a heavy equipment mechanic with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, has been a Marine for more than eight years. Garcia, a native of Newport News, Va., has aspirations of becoming a drill instructor and someday shaping new Marines.
Sgt. Michel Garcia, a heavy equipment mechanic with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, has been a Marine for more than eight years. Garcia, a native of Newport News, Va., has aspirations of becoming a drill instructor and someday shaping new Marines.
A Marines Legacy
Sgt. Michel Garcia, a heavy equipment mechanic with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, has been a Marine for more than eight years. Garcia, a native of Newport News, Va., has aspirations of becoming a drill instructor and someday shaping new Marines.
Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion from 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.
7th ESB Marines test Improved Ribbon Bridge
Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion from 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.
Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion from 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.
7th ESB Marines test Improved Ribbon Bridge
Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion from 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.
Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion from 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.
7th ESB Marines test Improved Ribbon Bridge
Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion from 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.
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!
Engineers from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division as well as members of British 54 Commando Squadron Royal Engineers move deck pieces into place on a medium girder bridge aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015. Marines from 7th ESB and 1st CEB are conducting various engineer training events alongside their British counterparts in coming weeks as part of annual large-scale exercise Black Alligator.
U.S. Marines and British Royal Engineers build Medium Girder Bridge as part of Exercise Black Alligator
Engineers from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division as well as members of British 54 Commando Squadron Royal Engineers move deck pieces into place on a medium girder bridge aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015. Marines from 7th ESB and 1st CEB are conducting various engineer training events alongside their British counterparts in coming weeks as part of annual large-scale exercise Black Alligator.
Engineers from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division work with members of British 54 Commando Squadron Royal Engineers to place a ramp on a medium girder bridge aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015. Marines from 7th ESB and 1st CEB are conducting various engineer training events alongside their British counterparts in coming weeks as part of annual large-scale exercise Black Alligator.
U.S. Marines and British Royal Engineers build Medium Girder Bridge as part of Exercise Black Alligator
Engineers from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division work with members of British 54 Commando Squadron Royal Engineers to place a ramp on a medium girder bridge aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015. Marines from 7th ESB and 1st CEB are conducting various engineer training events alongside their British counterparts in coming weeks as part of annual large-scale exercise Black Alligator.
Engineers from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group stabilize the end of a medium girder bridge aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015. Marines from 7th ESB and 1st Combat Engineer Battalion are conducting various engineer training events alongside British Royal Engineers from the 54 Commando Squadron in coming weeks as part of annual large-scale exercise Black Alligator.
U.S. Marines and British Royal Engineers build Medium Girder Bridge as part of Exercise Black Alligator
Engineers from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group stabilize the end of a medium girder bridge aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015. Marines from 7th ESB and 1st Combat Engineer Battalion are conducting various engineer training events alongside British Royal Engineers from the 54 Commando Squadron in coming weeks as part of annual large-scale exercise Black Alligator.
Cpl. James Stroeher, a combat engineer with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group uses a 20-ton jack to lift the end of a medium girder bridge so other engineers can form a stabilizing platform for the massive bridge aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015. Marines from 7th ESB and 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division are conducting various engineer training events alongside British Royal Engineers from the 54 Commando Squadron in coming weeks as part of annual large-scale exercise Black Alligator.
U.S. Marines and British Royal Engineers build Medium Girder Bridge as part of Exercise Black Alligator
Cpl. James Stroeher, a combat engineer with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group uses a 20-ton jack to lift the end of a medium girder bridge so other engineers can form a stabilizing platform for the massive bridge aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015. Marines from 7th ESB and 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division are conducting various engineer training events alongside British Royal Engineers from the 54 Commando Squadron in coming weeks as part of annual large-scale exercise Black Alligator.
Engineers from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division as well as members of British 54 Commando Squadron Royal Engineers stand atop a medium girder bridge they built aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015. Marines from 7th ESB and 1st CEB are conducting various engineer training events alongside their British counterparts in coming weeks as part of annual large-scale exercise Black Alligator.
U.S. Marines and British Royal Engineers build Medium Girder Bridge as part of Exercise Black Alligator
Engineers from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division as well as members of British 54 Commando Squadron Royal Engineers stand atop a medium girder bridge they built aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015. Marines from 7th ESB and 1st CEB are conducting various engineer training events alongside their British counterparts in coming weeks as part of annual large-scale exercise Black Alligator.
Corporal Seysha Lek, a motor transportation operator with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, explains the Humvees capabilities to onlookers during San Diego Fleet Week 2015 aboard Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Sept. 20, 2015. Thirty-seven Marines from 7th ESB presented static displays during the event to demonstrate the quality of military assets to the citizens of San Diego.
7th ESB Marines support San Diego Fleet Week
Corporal Seysha Lek, a motor transportation operator with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, explains the Humvees capabilities to onlookers during San Diego Fleet Week 2015 aboard Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Sept. 20, 2015. Thirty-seven Marines from 7th ESB presented static displays during the event to demonstrate the quality of military assets to the citizens of San Diego.
An explosive ordnance disposal Marine explains how a metal detector works to an onlooker during San Diego Fleet Week 2015 aboard Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Sept. 20, 2015. Thirty-seven Marines from 7th ESB presented static displays during the event to demonstrate the quality of military assets to the citizens of San Diego.
7th ESB Marines support San Diego Fleet Week
An explosive ordnance disposal Marine explains how a metal detector works to an onlooker during San Diego Fleet Week 2015 aboard Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Sept. 20, 2015. Thirty-seven Marines from 7th ESB presented static displays during the event to demonstrate the quality of military assets to the citizens of San Diego.
Lance Cpl. Matthew Ritter, a heavy equipment operator with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, shows a couple a weapons system during San Diego Fleet Week 2015 aboard Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Sept. 20, 2015. Thirty-seven Marines from 7th ESB presented static displays during the event to demonstrate the quality of military assets to the citizens of San Diego.
7th ESB Marines support San Diego Fleet Week
Lance Cpl. Matthew Ritter, a heavy equipment operator with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, shows a couple a weapons system during San Diego Fleet Week 2015 aboard Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Sept. 20, 2015. Thirty-seven Marines from 7th ESB presented static displays during the event to demonstrate the quality of military assets to the citizens of San Diego.
Marines from 1st Intelligence Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group present the national and Marine Corps colors during a ceremony where The Gary Sinise Foundation presented and newly built Smart home to retired Staff Sgt. Jason Ross and his family. Ross stepped was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011 while serving as an explosive ordnance disposal technician and lost both of his legs as a result. The new home has smart technology that will significantly reduce the difficulty of everyday tasks for Ross and allow him and his family to live more comfortably.
Gary Sinise Foundation dedicates new smart home to wounded Marine veteran
Marines from 1st Intelligence Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group present the national and Marine Corps colors during a ceremony where The Gary Sinise Foundation presented and newly built Smart home to retired Staff Sgt. Jason Ross and his family. Ross stepped was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011 while serving as an explosive ordnance disposal technician and lost both of his legs as a result. The new home has smart technology that will significantly reduce the difficulty of everyday tasks for Ross and allow him and his family to live more comfortably.
Members of The Gary Sinise foundation unveil a new home built and dedicated to retired Staff Sgt. Jason Ross and his family through the foundation’s Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment program. Ross was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011 while serving as an explosive ordnance disposal technician and lost both of his legs as a result. The new home has smart technology that will significantly reduce the difficulty of everyday tasks for Ross and allow him and his family to live more comfortably.
Gary Sinise Foundation dedicates new smart home to wounded Marine veteran
Members of The Gary Sinise foundation unveil a new home built and dedicated to retired Staff Sgt. Jason Ross and his family through the foundation’s Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment program. Ross was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011 while serving as an explosive ordnance disposal technician and lost both of his legs as a result. The new home has smart technology that will significantly reduce the difficulty of everyday tasks for Ross and allow him and his family to live more comfortably.
Retired Staff Sgt. Jason Ross hugs his two daughters, Jackie and Stacie, during a ceremony where a new home was presented to him and his family by The Gary Sinise Foundation and their Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment program dedicated to helping wounded veterans. Ross was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011 while serving as an explosive ordnance disposal technician and lost both of his legs as a result. The new home has smart technology that will significantly reduce the difficulty of everyday tasks for Ross and allow him and his family to live more comfortably.
Gary Sinise Foundation dedicates new smart home to wounded Marine veteran
Retired Staff Sgt. Jason Ross hugs his two daughters, Jackie and Stacie, during a ceremony where a new home was presented to him and his family by The Gary Sinise Foundation and their Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment program dedicated to helping wounded veterans. Ross was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011 while serving as an explosive ordnance disposal technician and lost both of his legs as a result. The new home has smart technology that will significantly reduce the difficulty of everyday tasks for Ross and allow him and his family to live more comfortably.
Marines from 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group look on as retired Staff Sgt. Jason Ross raises the national and Marine Corps colors in front of a new home dedicated to him and his family by The Gary Sinise Foundation. Ross was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011 while serving as an explosive ordnance disposal technician and lost both of his legs as a result. The new home has smart technology that will significantly reduce the difficulty of everyday tasks for Ross and allow him and his family to live more comfortably.
Gary Sinise Foundation dedicates new smart home to wounded Marine veteran
Marines from 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group look on as retired Staff Sgt. Jason Ross raises the national and Marine Corps colors in front of a new home dedicated to him and his family by The Gary Sinise Foundation. Ross was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011 while serving as an explosive ordnance disposal technician and lost both of his legs as a result. The new home has smart technology that will significantly reduce the difficulty of everyday tasks for Ross and allow him and his family to live more comfortably.
Marines with Bulk Fuel Co., 1st Marine Logistics Group, team up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to perform a beach unloading exercise using the Beach Termination Unit, in Coronado, Calif., Aug. 1-4, 2015. Approximately 30 Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, teamed up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to conduct a beach unloading exercise. What made the training unique was the use of the BTU, which allows Marines to transfer fuel from a ship out in the ocean to Marines on land.
Marines and Sailors team up to conduct Beach Terminating Unit training for first time
Marines with Bulk Fuel Co., 1st Marine Logistics Group, team up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to perform a beach unloading exercise using the Beach Termination Unit, in Coronado, Calif., Aug. 1-4, 2015. Approximately 30 Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, teamed up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to conduct a beach unloading exercise. What made the training unique was the use of the BTU, which allows Marines to transfer fuel from a ship out in the ocean to Marines on land.
Marines with Bulk Fuel Co., 1st Marine Logistics Group, team up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to perform a beach unloading exercise using the Beach Termination Unit, in Coronado, Calif., Aug. 1-4, 2015. Approximately 30 Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, teamed up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to conduct a beach unloading exercise. What made the training unique was the use of the BTU, which allows Marines to transfer fuel from a ship out in the ocean to Marines on land.
Marines and Sailors team up to conduct Beach Terminating Unit training for first time
Marines with Bulk Fuel Co., 1st Marine Logistics Group, team up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to perform a beach unloading exercise using the Beach Termination Unit, in Coronado, Calif., Aug. 1-4, 2015. Approximately 30 Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, teamed up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to conduct a beach unloading exercise. What made the training unique was the use of the BTU, which allows Marines to transfer fuel from a ship out in the ocean to Marines on land.
Marines with Bulk Fuel Co., 1st Marine Logistics Group, team up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to perform a beach unloading exercise using the Beach Termination Unit, in Coronado, Calif., Aug. 1-4, 2015. Approximately 30 Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, teamed up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to conduct a beach unloading exercise. What made the training unique was the use of the BTU, which allows Marines to transfer fuel from a ship out in the ocean to Marines on land.
Marines and Sailors team up to conduct Beach Terminating Unit training for first time
Marines with Bulk Fuel Co., 1st Marine Logistics Group, team up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to perform a beach unloading exercise using the Beach Termination Unit, in Coronado, Calif., Aug. 1-4, 2015. Approximately 30 Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, teamed up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 to conduct a beach unloading exercise. What made the training unique was the use of the BTU, which allows Marines to transfer fuel from a ship out in the ocean to Marines on land.
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. 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)
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, poses for a photo with his family aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
1st EOD Co., Make-A-Wish Foundation make a dream come true
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, poses for a photo with his family aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, poses for a photo with Marines of 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st EOD helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
1st EOD Co., Make-A-Wish Foundation make a dream come true
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, poses for a photo with Marines of 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st EOD helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, is pinned with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician badge by his mother Sarah Silverstein, before Marines of 1st EOD Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st EOD helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
1st EOD Co., Make-A-Wish Foundation make a dream come true
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, is pinned with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician badge by his mother Sarah Silverstein, before Marines of 1st EOD Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st EOD helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, operates the TALON Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Marines of 1st EOD Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st EOD helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
1st EOD Co., Make-A-Wish Foundation make a dream come true [
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, operates the TALON Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Marines of 1st EOD Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st EOD helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, operates the TALON Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Marines of 1st EOD Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st EOD helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
1st EOD Co., Make-A-Wish Foundation make a dream come true
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, operates the TALON Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Marines of 1st EOD Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st EOD helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, tours the Explosive Ordnance Disposal library with Marines of 1st EOD Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st EOD helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
1st EOD Co., Make-A-Wish Foundation make a dream come true
James Gallant, a young man diagnosed with brain cancer, tours the Explosive Ordnance Disposal library with Marines of 1st EOD Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015. Collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1st EOD helped James experience what being an EOD technician is like by giving him a tour through their library of ordnance and EOD tools, teaching him to operate the TALON bomb disposing robot and presenting him with his own desert utilities and EOD badge.
Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Thrane, platoon sergeant, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, gets called into a bouncy house by his daughter, Elleanna, at a family day celebration for Marines and Sailors of 7th ESB aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
7Th ESB hosts family day for Marines and their kids
Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Thrane, platoon sergeant, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, gets called into a bouncy house by his daughter, Elleanna, at a family day celebration for Marines and Sailors of 7th ESB aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
Haliyah, the daughter of Staff Sgt. Henry Hernandez, looks through the scope on a .50 caliber Special Application Scoped Rifle at a family day held by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
7Th ESB hosts family day for Marines and their kids
Haliyah, the daughter of Staff Sgt. Henry Hernandez, looks through the scope on a .50 caliber Special Application Scoped Rifle at a family day held by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
Sergeant Chantelle Imhoff, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, helps her daughter, Addison, climb a bouncy house rope ladder at a family day celebration for Marines and Sailors of 7th ESB aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
7Th ESB hosts family day for Marines and their kids
Sergeant Chantelle Imhoff, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, helps her daughter, Addison, climb a bouncy house rope ladder at a family day celebration for Marines and Sailors of 7th ESB aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
Sergeant Michael Obado, heavy equipment floor chief, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, watches as his little boy, Nozo, explores an armored truck at a family day celebration for Marines and Sailors of 7th ESB aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
7Th ESB hosts family day for Marines and their kids
Sergeant Michael Obado, heavy equipment floor chief, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, watches as his little boy, Nozo, explores an armored truck at a family day celebration for Marines and Sailors of 7th ESB aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
Haydn, the son of Staff Sgt. Henry Hernandez, looks out from the back of an armored truck at a family day held by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
7Th ESB hosts family day for Marines and their kids
Haydn, the son of Staff Sgt. Henry Hernandez, looks out from the back of an armored truck at a family day held by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) vehicle from Assault Craft Unit 5 unloads a U.S. Marine Humvee on Red Beach as part of an exercise along side Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2015. This exercise reinforces the Marine Corps' role as an amphibious force in readiness by maintaining capabilities through realistic training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
7th Engineer Support Battalion Bulk Fuel Company trains alongside Assault Craft Unit 5
U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) vehicle from Assault Craft Unit 5 unloads a U.S. Marine Humvee on Red Beach as part of an exercise along side Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2015. This exercise reinforces the Marine Corps' role as an amphibious force in readiness by maintaining capabilities through realistic training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) vehicle from Assault Craft Unit 5 is guided off of Red Beach as part of a training exercise alongside Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2015. This exercise reinforces the Marine Corps role as an amphibious force in readiness by maintaining capabilities through realistic training.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
7th Engineer Support Battalion Bulk Fuel Company trains alongside Assault Craft Unit 5
U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) vehicle from Assault Craft Unit 5 is guided off of Red Beach as part of a training exercise alongside Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2015. This exercise reinforces the Marine Corps role as an amphibious force in readiness by maintaining capabilities through realistic training.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
A U.S. Sailor with Assault Craft Unit 5 loads a U.S. Marine Humvee onto a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) as part of an exercise along side Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2015. This exercise reinforces the Marine Corps role as an amphibious force in readiness by maintaining capabilities through realistic training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
7th Engineer Support Battalion Bulk Fuel Company trains alongside Assault Craft Unit 5
A U.S. Sailor with Assault Craft Unit 5 loads a U.S. Marine Humvee onto a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) as part of an exercise along side Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2015. This exercise reinforces the Marine Corps role as an amphibious force in readiness by maintaining capabilities through realistic training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
A U.S. Sailor with Assault Craft Unit 5 loads a U.S. Marine Humvee onto a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) as part of an exercise along side Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2015. This exercise reinforces the Marine Corps' role as an amphibious force in readiness by maintaining capabilities through realistic training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
7th Engineer Support Battalion Bulk Fuel Company trains alongside Assault Craft Unit 5
A U.S. Sailor with Assault Craft Unit 5 loads a U.S. Marine Humvee onto a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) as part of an exercise along side Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2015. This exercise reinforces the Marine Corps' role as an amphibious force in readiness by maintaining capabilities through realistic training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
U.S. Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group,  roll out a berm liner on Camp Pendleton Calif., May 1, 2015. The berm liner is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
Beach unloading system training
U.S. Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, roll out a berm liner on Camp Pendleton Calif., May 1, 2015. The berm liner is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, roll out a berm liner on Camp Pendleton Calif., May 1, 2015. The berm liner is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel, which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
Beach unloading system training
U.S. Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, roll out a berm liner on Camp Pendleton Calif., May 1, 2015. The berm liner is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel, which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, roll out a berm liner on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 1, 2015. The berm liner is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel, which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
Beach unloading system training
U.S. Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, roll out a berm liner on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 1, 2015. The berm liner is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel, which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nelson Bernal and Sgt. Hyun Kim, bulk fuel specialists with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, hammer stakes into the ground to mark where the receiving hose will come in from off shore on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 1, 2015. The receiving hose is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel, which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
Beach unloading system training
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nelson Bernal and Sgt. Hyun Kim, bulk fuel specialists with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, hammer stakes into the ground to mark where the receiving hose will come in from off shore on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 1, 2015. The receiving hose is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel, which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nelson Bernal and Sgt. Hyun Kim, bulk fuel specialists with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, hammer stakes into the ground to mark where the receiving hose will come in from off shore on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 1, 2015. The receiving hose is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
Beach unloading system training
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nelson Bernal and Sgt. Hyun Kim, bulk fuel specialists with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, hammer stakes into the ground to mark where the receiving hose will come in from off shore on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 1, 2015. The receiving hose is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, roll out a bag liner on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 1, 2015. The bag liner is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
Beach unloading system training
U.S. Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, roll out a bag liner on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 1, 2015. The bag liner is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, roll out a 50,000 gallon bag on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 1, 2015. The 50,000 gallon bag is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel, which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
Beach unloading system training
U.S. Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, roll out a 50,000 gallon bag on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 1, 2015. The 50,000 gallon bag is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel, which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nelson Bernal, bulk fuel specialist with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, digs a trench to hold a portion of a suction hose on Camp Pendleton Calif., May 1, 2015. The suction hose is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel, which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
Beach unloading system training
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nelson Bernal, bulk fuel specialist with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, digs a trench to hold a portion of a suction hose on Camp Pendleton Calif., May 1, 2015. The suction hose is used as part of the Beach Unloading System used to house fuel, which is pumped from a ship off shore. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy, Combat Camera/Released)
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines conduct bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines conduct bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines conduct bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines conduct bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines conduct bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines conduct bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines conduct bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines conduct bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines conduct bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore
Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a bridge exercise at Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24. Marines built an Improved Ribbon Bridge and a Medium Girder Bridge.
Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, drive a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft onto the back of an Improved Ribbon Bridge during a training exercise on the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nev., March 17-21, 2014.  More than 60 Marines trained in moving heavy equipment, to include 7-tons and Humvees, across a flowing body of water using BEBs and an Improved Ribbon Bridge. The IRB is a multi-piece floating bridge that can function as a raft. The BEBs were used to push the raft against the current. Despite being accustomed to training in a bay with little to no current, these Marines managed to transport two 7-tons up the river at the same time.
Marines conduct land and water bridging exercise at Lake Elsinore
Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, drive a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft onto the back of an Improved Ribbon Bridge during a training exercise on the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nev., March 17-21, 2014. More than 60 Marines trained in moving heavy equipment, to include 7-tons and Humvees, across a flowing body of water using BEBs and an Improved Ribbon Bridge. The IRB is a multi-piece floating bridge that can function as a raft. The BEBs were used to push the raft against the current. Despite being accustomed to training in a bay with little to no current, these Marines managed to transport two 7-tons up the river at the same time.
Major Gen. Vincent Coglianese, left, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, shakes hands with a combat engineer Marine with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLG, during a visit to El Centro, California, Feb. 26, 2015.  Marines arrived during January, providing engineering support to construct an all-weather road in El Centro, California, along the United States-Mexico border to increase U.S. border patrol mobility and support the interdiction of transnational threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Thomas Gray/ Released)
Marines with 7th ESB, 1st MLG support JTF-N road project in El Centro, California
Major Gen. Vincent Coglianese, left, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, shakes hands with a combat engineer Marine with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLG, during a visit to El Centro, California, Feb. 26, 2015. Marines arrived during January, providing engineering support to construct an all-weather road in El Centro, California, along the United States-Mexico border to increase U.S. border patrol mobility and support the interdiction of transnational threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Thomas Gray/ Released)
Major Gen. Vincent Coglianese, left, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, talks with a combat engineer Marine with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLG, during a visit to El Centro, California, Feb. 26, 2015.  Marines arrived during January, providing engineering support to construct an all-weather road in El Centro, California, along the United States-Mexico border to increase U.S. border patrol mobility and support the interdiction of transnational threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Thomas Gray/ Released)
Marines with 7th ESB, 1st MLG support JTF-N road project in El Centro, California
Major Gen. Vincent Coglianese, left, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, talks with a combat engineer Marine with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLG, during a visit to El Centro, California, Feb. 26, 2015. Marines arrived during January, providing engineering support to construct an all-weather road in El Centro, California, along the United States-Mexico border to increase U.S. border patrol mobility and support the interdiction of transnational threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Thomas Gray/ Released)
Major Gen. Vincent Coglianese, left, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, talks with a combat engineer Marine with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLG, during a visit to El Centro, California, Feb. 26, 2015.  Marines arrived during January, providing engineering support to construct an all-weather road in El Centro, California, along the United States-Mexico border to increase U.S. border patrol mobility and support the interdiction of transnational threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Thomas Gray/ Released)
Marines with 7th ESB, 1st MLG support JTF-N road project in El Centro, California
Major Gen. Vincent Coglianese, left, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, talks with a combat engineer Marine with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLG, during a visit to El Centro, California, Feb. 26, 2015. Marines arrived during January, providing engineering support to construct an all-weather road in El Centro, California, along the United States-Mexico border to increase U.S. border patrol mobility and support the interdiction of transnational threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Thomas Gray/ Released)
Master Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Mendez, operations chief and the senior enlisted in his military occupational specialty, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, of Las Cruces, N.M., is coming up on his 25th year in the Marine Corps. He takes great pride in his job as a combat engineer and loves to be surrounded by Marines. From his days as a drill instructor to his present responsibility as the MOS’s senior Marine, Mendez has maintained his honor as a Marine and believes it’s every Marine’s duty to do the same.
Voices around the Group: Q&A with Master Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Mendez
Master Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Mendez, operations chief and the senior enlisted in his military occupational specialty, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, of Las Cruces, N.M., is coming up on his 25th year in the Marine Corps. He takes great pride in his job as a combat engineer and loves to be surrounded by Marines. From his days as a drill instructor to his present responsibility as the MOS’s senior Marine, Mendez has maintained his honor as a Marine and believes it’s every Marine’s duty to do the same.
Master Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Mendez, operations chief and the senior enlisted in his military occupational specialty, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, of Las Cruces, N.M., is coming up on his 25th year in the Marine Corps. He takes great pride in his job as a combat engineer and loves to be surrounded by Marines. From his days as a drill instructor to his present responsibility as the MOS’s senior Marine, Mendez has maintained his honor as a Marine and believes it’s every Marine’s duty to do the same.
Voices around the Group: Q&A with Master Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Mendez
Master Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Mendez, operations chief and the senior enlisted in his military occupational specialty, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, of Las Cruces, N.M., is coming up on his 25th year in the Marine Corps. He takes great pride in his job as a combat engineer and loves to be surrounded by Marines. From his days as a drill instructor to his present responsibility as the MOS’s senior Marine, Mendez has maintained his honor as a Marine and believes it’s every Marine’s duty to do the same.
Master Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Mendez, operations chief and the senior enlisted in his military occupational specialty, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, of Las Cruces, N.M., is coming up on his 25th year in the Marine Corps. He takes great pride in his job as a combat engineer and loves to be surrounded by Marines. From his days as a drill instructor to his present responsibility as the MOS’s senior Marine, Mendez has maintained his honor as a Marine and believes it’s every Marine’s duty to do the same.
Voices around the Group: Q&A with Master Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Mendez
Master Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Mendez, operations chief and the senior enlisted in his military occupational specialty, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, of Las Cruces, N.M., is coming up on his 25th year in the Marine Corps. He takes great pride in his job as a combat engineer and loves to be surrounded by Marines. From his days as a drill instructor to his present responsibility as the MOS’s senior Marine, Mendez has maintained his honor as a Marine and believes it’s every Marine’s duty to do the same.
Marines with 1st Marine Logistics Group and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force participate in a motor transportation conference aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2014. The event provided its participants with a overview of the logistics and motor transportation side of the Marine Corps, and how the processes apply in a forward environment, where 1st MLG complements IMEF’s expeditionary capabilities. In addition, the forum gave its participants a dynamic environment where they could communicate with each other freely and discuss current issues, improvements and solutions within the field of motor transport. “It’s important to keep everyone at all levels well-informed,” said 1st Lt. Dominic Svatos, motor transportation platoon commander with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLG, and a Kansas City, Mo., native. “The more junior NCOs can disseminate the information effectively to their platoons and the information can filter down to the lower levels, keeping them updated.”
1st MLG Marines participate in I MEF Motor Transportation Conference
Marines with 1st Marine Logistics Group and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force participate in a motor transportation conference aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2014. The event provided its participants with a overview of the logistics and motor transportation side of the Marine Corps, and how the processes apply in a forward environment, where 1st MLG complements IMEF’s expeditionary capabilities. In addition, the forum gave its participants a dynamic environment where they could communicate with each other freely and discuss current issues, improvements and solutions within the field of motor transport. “It’s important to keep everyone at all levels well-informed,” said 1st Lt. Dominic Svatos, motor transportation platoon commander with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLG, and a Kansas City, Mo., native. “The more junior NCOs can disseminate the information effectively to their platoons and the information can filter down to the lower levels, keeping them updated.”
Marines with 1st Marine Logistics Group and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force participate in a motor transportation conference aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2014. The event provided its participants with a overview of the logistics and motor transportation side of the Marine Corps, and how the processes apply in a forward environment, where 1st MLG complements IMEF’s expeditionary capabilities. In addition, the forum gave its participants a dynamic environment where they could communicate with each other freely and discuss current issues, improvements and solutions within the field of motor transport. “It’s important to keep everyone at all levels well-informed,” said 1st Lt. Dominic Svatos, motor transportation platoon commander with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLG, and a Kansas City, Mo., native. “The more junior NCOs can disseminate the information effectively to their platoons and the information can filter down to the lower levels, keeping them updated.”
1st MLG Marines participate in I MEF Motor Transportation Conference
Marines with 1st Marine Logistics Group and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force participate in a motor transportation conference aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2014. The event provided its participants with a overview of the logistics and motor transportation side of the Marine Corps, and how the processes apply in a forward environment, where 1st MLG complements IMEF’s expeditionary capabilities. In addition, the forum gave its participants a dynamic environment where they could communicate with each other freely and discuss current issues, improvements and solutions within the field of motor transport. “It’s important to keep everyone at all levels well-informed,” said 1st Lt. Dominic Svatos, motor transportation platoon commander with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLG, and a Kansas City, Mo., native. “The more junior NCOs can disseminate the information effectively to their platoons and the information can filter down to the lower levels, keeping them updated.”
Brigadier Gen. Vincent Coglianese, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, congratulates Col. James Maxwell during his retirement ceremony in New York City, June 26, 2014. Maxwell, a New York State trooper and Marine, served 32 in the Marine Corps. During his career he served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Marine retires after 32 years of service and continues to fight terrorism
Brigadier Gen. Vincent Coglianese, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, congratulates Col. James Maxwell during his retirement ceremony in New York City, June 26, 2014. Maxwell, a New York State trooper and Marine, served 32 in the Marine Corps. During his career he served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Photos of Col. James Maxwell, a New York State Trooper and Marine, line a wall in honor of Maxwell’s career during his retirement ceremony in New York City, June 26, 2014. Maxwell, a New York State trooper and Marine, served 32 in the Marine Corps. During his career he served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Marine retires after 32 years of service and continues to fight terrorism
Photos of Col. James Maxwell, a New York State Trooper and Marine, line a wall in honor of Maxwell’s career during his retirement ceremony in New York City, June 26, 2014. Maxwell, a New York State trooper and Marine, served 32 in the Marine Corps. During his career he served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Colonel James Maxwell, New York state trooper and Marine, attaches the pike on the American Flag during his retirement ceremony in New York City, June 26, 2014 Maxwell, a New York State trooper and Marine, served 32 in the Marine Corps. During his career he served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Marine retires after 32 years of service and continues to fight terrorism
Colonel James Maxwell, New York state trooper and Marine, attaches the pike on the American Flag during his retirement ceremony in New York City, June 26, 2014 Maxwell, a New York State trooper and Marine, served 32 in the Marine Corps. During his career he served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Brigadier Gen. Vincent Coglianese, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, gives Officer Joseph Maarleveld, of the New York Port Authority Police , his coin during a tour of the 9/11 Museum in New York, June 25, 2014. Brigadier Gen. Coglianese traveled to New York City to officiate Col. James Maxwell’s retirement ceremony. Maxwell, a New York State trooper and Marine, served 32 in the Marine Corps. During his career he served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Marine retires after 32 years of service and continues to fight terrorism
Brigadier Gen. Vincent Coglianese, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, gives Officer Joseph Maarleveld, of the New York Port Authority Police , his coin during a tour of the 9/11 Museum in New York, June 25, 2014. Brigadier Gen. Coglianese traveled to New York City to officiate Col. James Maxwell’s retirement ceremony. Maxwell, a New York State trooper and Marine, served 32 in the Marine Corps. During his career he served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Brigadier Gen. Vincent Coglianese, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, looks out at the 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial fountain before going on a tour of the 9/11 Museum in New York City, June 25, 2014. Brigadier Gen. Coglianese traveled to New York to officiate Col. James Maxwell’s retirement ceremony Maxwell, a New York State trooper and Marine, served 32 in the Marine Corps. During his career he served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Marine retires after 32 years of service and continues to fight terrorism
Brigadier Gen. Vincent Coglianese, 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, looks out at the 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial fountain before going on a tour of the 9/11 Museum in New York City, June 25, 2014. Brigadier Gen. Coglianese traveled to New York to officiate Col. James Maxwell’s retirement ceremony Maxwell, a New York State trooper and Marine, served 32 in the Marine Corps. During his career he served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Thrane, platoon sergeant, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, gets called into a bouncy house by his daughter, Elleanna, at a family day celebration for Marines and Sailors of 7th ESB aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
7Th ESB hosts family day for Marines and their kids
Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Thrane, platoon sergeant, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, gets called into a bouncy house by his daughter, Elleanna, at a family day celebration for Marines and Sailors of 7th ESB aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2015. Included in the celebration were bouncy houses and displays that allowed them to look at things like sniper rifles, armored vehicles and Explosive Ordnance Disposal gear.
Mission

Provide general engineering support of an expeditionary nature to the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to include mobility, counter mobility and survivability enhancements, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and general supply support to include the handling, storage and distribution of bulk water and fuel.


7th Engineer Support Battalion Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Penrod
Commanding Officer 7th Engineer Support Battalion
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SgtMaj Charles W Weeks
Sergeant Major, 7th ESB
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By | December 7, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON Calif. - Earning the coveted “blood stripe” is one of the Marine Corps’ most meaningful traditions. The history behind the blood stripe is one of sacrifice, perseverance, and dedication. Similarly, being promoted to the status of a Staff Non-Commissioned Officer is another tremendous milestone in an enlisted Marine’s career.Gen. MORE
Meeting of the Minds: 2015 Quad MLG Conference

By | October 13, 2015

Brig. Gen David A. Ottignon, 1st MLG commanding general, began the conference by welcoming Brig. Gen Charles G. Chiarotti, 2nd MLG, Brig Gen. Tracy W. King, 3rd MLG and Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann, 4th MLG, and all in attendance and affirmed the importance of holding the meeting.“This is a victory already in my mind is that we’re just sitting MORE
A Message from the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps

By | September 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. --  "All previous guidance remains in effect"To all Marines, Sailors, civilians and families, I am honored to serve as your Commandant.  To General and Mrs. Dunford, as you transition to your next assignment, please know that you go with the respect and thanks of every Marine, Sailor and their families.  It is now our MORE
U.S. Marines, British Royal Engineers Construct Medium Girder Bridge

By | September 23, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Standing on the edge of a cliff, looking 50 feet down into a dirt-filled gorge is a place most people would stay far away from, but Marines and Royal engineers from the British 54 Commando Squadron decided that would be a nice spot to build a bridge. Marines from Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine MORE
7th ESB Marines support San Diego Fleet Week

By | September 22, 2015

SAN DIEGO – Thirty-seven Marines from 7th Engineer Support Battalion presented static displays during San Diego Fleet Week 2015 aboard Naval Base Coronado, Calif. Sept 19-20, 2015. Fleet Week is a celebration of the sea services wherein Marines showcase service capabilities and offer the community an opportunity to see their Marine Corps first MORE
Taking Care of Our Own

By | August 24, 2015

FALLBROOK, Calif. - Marines are known for and take pride in the fact that they unwaveringly protect each other, against any and all odds. It’s called protecting our own. Marines will hold onto this as long as they live, and with the help of a grateful nation, amazing things can be accomplished. In 2011 Staff Sgt. Jason Ross, an explosive ordnance MORE
Marines and Sailors team up to conduct Beach Terminating Unit training for first time

By | August 18, 2015

CORONADO, Calif. – For the first time, Marines and Sailors teamed up to perform a beach unloading exercise using the Beach Termination Unit, in Coronado, Calif., Aug. 1-4, 2015. Approximately 30 Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, teamed up with Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 MORE
Granting a Wish, EOD Style

By | July 28, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Marines with 1st Explosive Ordnance Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and members of the Make-A-Wish Foundation came together to help make a young boy’s dream a reality aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015.   A brave young man, James Gallant of Poway, Calif., has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer and MORE
Brigadier Gen. Ottignon assumes command of 1st MLG

By | July 28, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Major Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese relinquished command of 1st Marine Logistics Group to Brig. Gen. David A. Ottignon during a change of command ceremony at the 11 Area Parade Field, July 24, 2015.   Hundreds of Marines, Sailors, friends and family members attended the ceremony to bid farewell to Coglianese and welcome MORE
MSgt Canaday Retirement

By MSgt Canaday | June 1, 2015

General and Mrs. Coglianese, Col. And Mrs. Frietz, Lt. Col. and Mrs. Penrod, Sgt. Maj. Weeks, distinguished guests, family, friends and Marines. Thank you for honoring me and my family today.  I stand before you humbled and flattered.First, it is only right to thank all of those who have stood by me through all these years.  My wife, my rock and my MORE
Marine Corps shows off versatility to Lake Elsinore during exercise

By Courtesy Story | March 27, 2015

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - As Marines woke up to mist on their tents and fog on the lake, members of the Lake Elsinore community set up their chairs to observe the bridging missions the Marines would undertake over the course of the day. Nearly 100 Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group showed off their MORE
Marines conduct land and water bridging exercise at Lake Elsinore

By Courtesy Story | March 19, 2015

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group will assemble a continuous span improved ribbon bridge, and a medium-girder bridge in Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24-25. At 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, approximately 100 Marines will construct the two bridges across a narrow channel on MORE
Marines with 7th ESB, 1st MLG support JTF-N road project in El Centro, California

By Sgt. Cody M. D. Haas | March 12, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Military combat engineers strive for perfection in every construction project. For Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, it is a daily goal.Combat engineer Marines supported a Department of Defense road construction project at El Centro, California.Marines arrived during January, providing MORE
Voices around the Group: Q&A with Master Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Mendez

By Sgt. Sarah Fiocco | August 14, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Master Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Mendez, operations chief and the senior enlisted in his military occupational specialty, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, of Las Cruces, N.M., is coming up on his 25th year in the Marine Corps. He takes great pride in his job as a combat engineer and loves to be MORE


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