Combat Logistics Battalion 7

 

Combat Logistics Battalion 7

MCAGCC Marines compete in a soccer match against the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard, ending their month long training in Twentynine Palms. Representing CLB-7 is 1stLt Tiffany Aguiar.
MCAGCC Marines compete in a soccer match against the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard
MCAGCC Marines compete in a soccer match against the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard, ending their month long training in Twentynine Palms. Representing CLB-7 is 1stLt Tiffany Aguiar.
CLB-7 Landing Support Marines; Cpl Matthew Mottishaw, Chaplain Cpl James Heres, Sgt Kenneth Sullivan, Cpl Alfredo Limon, and 1stLt Tiffany Aguiar instruct the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard on external lift operations.
Helicopter Support Team
CLB-7 Landing Support Marines; Cpl Matthew Mottishaw, Chaplain Cpl James Heres, Sgt Kenneth Sullivan, Cpl Alfredo Limon, and 1stLt Tiffany Aguiar instruct the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard on external lift operations.
CLB-7 Landing Support Platoon Sergeant, Sgt Kenneth Sullivan instruct United Arab Emirates' Logisticians on utilizing hand and arm signals in the Outside Director position on a Helicopter Support Team.
Helicopter Support Team
CLB-7 Landing Support Platoon Sergeant, Sgt Kenneth Sullivan instruct United Arab Emirates' Logisticians on utilizing hand and arm signals in the Outside Director position on a Helicopter Support Team.
(CLB-7 Marines from top left) Cpl James Heres, Cpl Matthew Mottishaw, Sgt Kenneth Sullivan, 1stLt Tiffany Aguiar, and Cpl Alfredo Limon on Day 2 of Helicopter Support Team Training with the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard.
Helicopter Support Team Training with the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard
(CLB-7 Marines from top left) Cpl James Heres, Cpl Matthew Mottishaw, Sgt Kenneth Sullivan, 1stLt Tiffany Aguiar, and Cpl Alfredo Limon on Day 2 of Helicopter Support Team Training with the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard.
(CLB-7 Marines from left) Cpl Matthew Mottishaw, Chaplain Michael Slaughter, Cpl James Heres, Sgt Kenneth Sullivan, Cpl Alfredo Limon, 1stLt Tiffany Aguiar, and 1stSgt Alex Garcia after conducting Helicopter Support Team Training with the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard.
Helicopter Support Team Training with the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard
(CLB-7 Marines from left) Cpl Matthew Mottishaw, Chaplain Michael Slaughter, Cpl James Heres, Sgt Kenneth Sullivan, Cpl Alfredo Limon, 1stLt Tiffany Aguiar, and 1stSgt Alex Garcia after conducting Helicopter Support Team Training with the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard.
CLB-7 Marines (Sgt McCaurth, Cpl Bowen, Cpl Upchurch, Cpl Reum, PFC Plascencia, PFC Miller and PFC Ramos) participated in the Grubstake Parade in Yucca Valley on 23 May 2015.
Grubstake Parade
CLB-7 Marines (Sgt McCaurth, Cpl Bowen, Cpl Upchurch, Cpl Reum, PFC Plascencia, PFC Miller and PFC Ramos) participated in the Grubstake Parade in Yucca Valley on 23 May 2015.
CLB-7 Marines (Sgt McCaurth, Cpl Bowen, Cpl Upchurch, Cpl Reum, PFC Plascencia, PFC Miller and PFC Ramos) participated in the Grubstake Parade in Yucca Valley on 23 May 2015.
Grubstake Parade
CLB-7 Marines (Sgt McCaurth, Cpl Bowen, Cpl Upchurch, Cpl Reum, PFC Plascencia, PFC Miller and PFC Ramos) participated in the Grubstake Parade in Yucca Valley on 23 May 2015.
LFT to RT: LCpl Brownlee, LT Danielle Anderson, 2nd Lt Tiffany Aguiar, LCpl Hurla, 1st Lt A.J. Gerdes, LCPL Brady, CAPT David Huewetter, 1st Lt Heriberto Lopez,  LCpl Nick Rosen 
The Congregants preparing their hearts and minds for Communion.
FIREX Field Worship Services
LFT to RT: LCpl Brownlee, LT Danielle Anderson, 2nd Lt Tiffany Aguiar, LCpl Hurla, 1st Lt A.J. Gerdes, LCPL Brady, CAPT David Huewetter, 1st Lt Heriberto Lopez, LCpl Nick Rosen The Congregants preparing their hearts and minds for Communion.
LFT to RT: LCpl Brownlee, LT Danielle Anderson, LCpl Hurla, Chaplain David Daigle, LCpl Brady, 1st Lt A.J. Gerdes, 1st Lt Heriberto Lopez, Capt David Heuwetter, LCpl Nick Rosen
Chaplain Daigle leading in reading.
FIREX Field Worship Services
LFT to RT: LCpl Brownlee, LT Danielle Anderson, LCpl Hurla, Chaplain David Daigle, LCpl Brady, 1st Lt A.J. Gerdes, 1st Lt Heriberto Lopez, Capt David Heuwetter, LCpl Nick Rosen Chaplain Daigle leading in reading.
LFT to RT: LCpl Brownlee, LCpl Hurla, Lt Danielle Anderson, LCpl Brady, 1st Lt Heriberto Lopez, 1st Lt A.J. Gerdes, Capt David Huewetter, LCpl Rosen
FIREX Field Worship Services
LFT to RT: LCpl Brownlee, LCpl Hurla, Lt Danielle Anderson, LCpl Brady, 1st Lt Heriberto Lopez, 1st Lt A.J. Gerdes, Capt David Huewetter, LCpl Rosen
LFT to RT: Protestant Service: LCpl Tobia, LCpl Alex Roberts, HM1 Jasper Montes

Cooperation without compromise is a long standing expression in the Chaplain Corps. Due to the pluralistic nature of the military, many different faiths come together to meet a mission that is greater than the individual. Chaplains work together to care for the people of their own faith. Chaplain Slaughter recognized the need of the Catholic members of the unit and reached out in the chaplain corps to facilitate the coming of Chaplain Daigle to Desert FIREX. On Easter, Chaplain Daigle moved from FOB to FOB performing a total of six separate services so that service personnel could worship in their own faith and tradition.
FIREX Field Worship Services
LFT to RT: Protestant Service: LCpl Tobia, LCpl Alex Roberts, HM1 Jasper Montes Cooperation without compromise is a long standing expression in the Chaplain Corps. Due to the pluralistic nature of the military, many different faiths come together to meet a mission that is greater than the individual. Chaplains work together to care for the people of their own faith. Chaplain Slaughter recognized the need of the Catholic members of the unit and reached out in the chaplain corps to facilitate the coming of Chaplain Daigle to Desert FIREX. On Easter, Chaplain Daigle moved from FOB to FOB performing a total of six separate services so that service personnel could worship in their own faith and tradition.
LFT to RT: Chaplain David Daigle, LT Danielle Anderson, LCpl Brady
Preparing for worship service. Chaplain Daigle is enlisting the aid of CLB7’s Battalion Surgeon LT Danielle Anderson as well as LCpl Brady (a Landing Support Marine). One thing to walk away understanding is that faith is not a matter of rank, station or specialization. Spiritual resiliency is a critical component for all people and is especially important for ensuring the drive necessary to complete the mission in the face of adversity.
FIREX Field Worship Services
LFT to RT: Chaplain David Daigle, LT Danielle Anderson, LCpl Brady Preparing for worship service. Chaplain Daigle is enlisting the aid of CLB7’s Battalion Surgeon LT Danielle Anderson as well as LCpl Brady (a Landing Support Marine). One thing to walk away understanding is that faith is not a matter of rank, station or specialization. Spiritual resiliency is a critical component for all people and is especially important for ensuring the drive necessary to complete the mission in the face of adversity.
LFT to RT: Chaplain David Daigle, LCpl Brownlee, LCpl Hurla, LCpl Brady, 1st Lt Heriberto Lopez
Father Daigle reading the Word of the Lord.

Building Spiritual Resiliency: 
One of the great challenges of meeting the mission is being ready at all times. Desert FIREX 2015 happened to span the Holy Week for Christians of all denominations. One of the various ways the Navy Chaplain Corps helps to ensure Marines and Sailors are growing in their faith is through field worships services. 
Attending Easter Protestant Field Service during DESERTFIREX.  Service was provided by Chaplain Slaughter. Chaplain Slaughter provided nightly devotionals throughout the field operation. However, Easter Sunday is a special day in the eyes of many Marines and Sailors. For many this was a time to celebrate their faith. For some it was a time to rekindle their relationship with the divine. In this picture, some of the 15 attendees to the Protestant Service are gathering.
FIREX Field Worship Services
LFT to RT: Chaplain David Daigle, LCpl Brownlee, LCpl Hurla, LCpl Brady, 1st Lt Heriberto Lopez Father Daigle reading the Word of the Lord. Building Spiritual Resiliency: One of the great challenges of meeting the mission is being ready at all times. Desert FIREX 2015 happened to span the Holy Week for Christians of all denominations. One of the various ways the Navy Chaplain Corps helps to ensure Marines and Sailors are growing in their faith is through field worships services. Attending Easter Protestant Field Service during DESERTFIREX. Service was provided by Chaplain Slaughter. Chaplain Slaughter provided nightly devotionals throughout the field operation. However, Easter Sunday is a special day in the eyes of many Marines and Sailors. For many this was a time to celebrate their faith. For some it was a time to rekindle their relationship with the divine. In this picture, some of the 15 attendees to the Protestant Service are gathering.
Mission

Combat Logistics Battalion-7 provides combat logistics to a MEF maneuver element beyond its organic capabilities in order to prepare for and sustain combat operations (Direct Support to 7th Marine Regiment). On order, CLB-7 provides combat logistics to other designated units within a specific area.

Mission

Combat Logistics Battalion-7 (CLB-7) is required to provide direct support combat logistics to 7th Marine Regiment beyond its organic capabilities in any environment and throughout the spectrum of conflict in order to allow 7th Marines to prepare for and sustain combat operations.

Additionally, Combat Logistics Battalion-7 provides logistics support to I Marine Expeditionary Force units based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), as well as, the Mojave Viper Support Detachment, the Exercise Support Division, Marine Corps exercise forces operating at MCAGCC, and MCAGCC base beyond their organic capabilities and as directed by the Commanding General, 1st Marine Logistics Group.

Tasks

1. Provide intermediate maintenance support for ground element equipment (less critical low-density equipment within the supported units organic capability).
2. Provide repair parts from a reparable issue point.
3. Provide Maintenance Support Teams that inspect, diagnose, classify, and repair equipment at forward sites.
4. Provide ground vehicle recovery and evacuation.
5. Provide point and unit re-supply via mobile combat service support elements using RRP TTPs.
6. Provide transportation support including materiel-handling equipment.
7. Coordinate and conduct Force Protection defensive operations to include rear area security and internal security.
8. Conduct convoy operations and associated convoy security preparations.
9. Train and organize to deploy as the command element for CLB-7 and other task-organized LCEs that support CONUS exercises (i.e., DESFIREX, Steele Knight, etc) and OCONUS operations and exercises.

Combat Logistics Battalion 7 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel S.R. Welch
Commanding Officer Combat Logistics Battalion 7
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Sergeant Major Ryan W. Meltesen
Sergeant Major Combat Logistics Battalion 7
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