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U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Cedric E. Pringle, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, speaks to the attendees of the 243rd Navy Birthday Ball at the Pala Casino/Resort Event Center, Calif., Oct. 12, 2018. Pringle was the guest speaker for Camp Pendleton’s Navy Ball and took part of the cake cutting with the oldest and youngest Sailor on Camp Pendleton. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Betzabeth Y. Galvan)
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Cedric E Pringle, middle left, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, waits to receive a plaque during the 243rd Navy Birthday Ball at the Pala Casino/Resort Event Center, Calif., Oct. 12, 2018. Pringle was the guest speaker for Camp Pendleton’s Navy Ball and took part of the cake cutting with the oldest and youngest Sailor on Camp Pendleton. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Betzabeth Y. Galvan)
Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion walk to raise awareness during the 1st Dental Battalion Suicide Awareness Walk at Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 28, 2018. The event brought service members, friends and families together to talk about ways to spread awareness and prevent suicide. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Betzabeth Y. Galvan)
Service members, friends and families walk to raise awareness during the Annual 1st Dental Battalion Suicide Awareness Walk at Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 28, 2018. The event brought service members, friends and families together to talk about ways to spread awareness and prevent suicide. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Betzabeth Y. Galvan)
Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion wait for the opening remarks to begin during the 1st Dental Battalion Suicide Awareness Walk at Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 28, 2018. The event brought service members, friends and families together to talk about ways to spread awareness and prevent suicide. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Betzabeth Y. Galvan)
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nigel Priesman, an engineer equipment operator with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, salutes with Navy Chief Petty Officers as the newly promoted Chief Petty Officers pass through the “sideboys” during a Chief Petty Officer Pinning Ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Semptember 14, 2018. The act of saluting while walking through the cermonial “sideboys” is when the Sailors are recognized by their of their new rank. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Quentarius Johnson)
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nigel Priesman, an engineer equipment operator with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, salutes as he marches through the “sideboys” during a Chief Petty Officer Pinning Ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Semptember 14, 2018. During the cermony, 35 Sailors were pinned to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, among them was Gunnery Sgt. Priesman. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Quentarius Johnson)
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nigel Priesman, an engineer equipment operator with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, salutes as he marches through the “sideboys” during a Chief Petty Officer Pinning Ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Semptember 14, 2018. During the cermony, 35 Sailors were pinned to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, among them was Gunnery Sgt. Priesman. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Quentarius Johnson)
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nigel Priesman, an engineer equipment operator with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, salutes as he marches through the “sideboys” during a Chief Petty Officer Pinning Ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Semptember 14, 2018. During the cermony, 35 Sailors were pinned to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, among them was Gunnery Sgt. Priesman. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Quentarius Johnson)
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Gayle D. Shaffer director, Health Services, Headquarters, Marine Corps/Medical Officer of the Marine Corps/Chief, Navy Dental Corps speaks to the graduates and families of the Advance Education in General Dentistry course at Camp Pendleton, Calif., August 24, 2018. Shaffer spoke about what she learned from the Advance Education in General Dentistry and how she applied what she learned in her career. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
The staff of the 13 Area Dental Clinic attend an Advance Education in General Dentistry graduation at Camp Pendleton, Calif., August 24, 2018. The AEGD is an advance course that focuses on preparing residents for the “real world” of practicing dentistry in today’s challenging settings. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Gayle D. Shaffer director, Health Services, Headquarters, Marine Corps/Medical Officer of the Marine Corps/Chief, Navy Dental Corps, speaks to other Navy officers during a graduation ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., August 24, 2018. The officers spoke about how the Advance Education in General Dentistry course improves readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Gayle D. Shaffer director, Health Services, Headquarters, Marine Corps/Medical Officer of the Marine Corps/Chief, Navy Dental Corps, salutes another Sailor during a graduation ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., August 24, 2018. Shaffer attended the graduation of the Advance Education in General Dentistry where she received the same training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Gayle D. Shaffer director, Health Services, Headquarters, Marine Corps/Medical Officer of the Marine Corps/Chief, Navy Dental Corps speaks to the graduates and families of the Advance Education in General Dentistry course at Camp Pendleton, Calif., August 24, 2018. Shaffer spoke about how important continuing education is in the dental field. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
U.S. Navy Sailors with 1st Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center present the colors at the Battle of Midway ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 7, 2018. Marines and sailors got together to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the World War II Battle of Midway. In the year of 1942, from June 3-7 the U.S. Navy defeated the Japanese in an attack against the Midway Atoll.
U.S. Navy Sailors with 1st Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center give a hand salute to the commemorative wreath during the Battle of Midway Ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 7, 2018. The commemorative wreath is presented by the wreath detail which is symbolic for Veterans who were apart of the Battle of Midway during World War II. During the battles that took place the U.S. Navy emerged victorious which marked a key turning point in the war.
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 1st Marine Logistics Group participate the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Walk at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2018. During the two mile walk, Marines and Sailors shared their experiences and talked about the various obstacles associated with sexual assault. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 1st Marine Logistics Group participate the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Walk at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2018. During the two mile walk, Marines and Sailors shared their experiences and talked about the various obstacles associated with sexual assault. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 1st Marine Logistics Group prepare to receive information about the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Walk at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2018. The purpose of the walk is to spread awareness and concerns about sexual assault and harassment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
U.S. Navy Capt. Martin Anerieno, the commanding officer for 1st Dental Battalion, speaks to Marines and Sailors about sexual assault and harassment during the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Walk at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2018. The purpose of the walk was to enable military readiness and raise awareness with a goal to eliminate sexual assault from the military. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
Annemarie du’Lebohn, a spokesperson for sexual assault awareness, speaks about her personal experiences with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and empowering herself through the Iron Man during the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Walk at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2018. Sexual Assault Prevention and Response started in 2004 and has now trained more than a million service members and ingrained SAPR offices on all major base installations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
Various organizations showcase their resources to military families on what they offer after the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Walk at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 28, 2018. The Resiliency Training for Military Children and Families offers practical skills to overcome challenges faced by military families and how it may impact children. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
U.S. Navy Capt. Martin J. Anerino gives his remarks to the Marines, Sailors, family and friends attending the 1st Dental Battalion change of charge ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017. Anerino assumed command from Capt. Peter A. Ruocco after serving three years as the commanding officer of 1st Den Bn. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Stephen M. Pachuta, the Medical Officer of the Marine Corps, gives his remarks to the Marines, Sailors, family and friends attending the Dental Battalion change of charge ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 26, 2017. Pachuta noted how far Den Bn has come during Capt. Peter A. Ruocco’s three years in command. His leadership and acumen contributed to the accomplishments of 1st Dental Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Petty Officer Craig A. Hodges receives the 1st Dental Battalion colors from Capt. Martin J. Anerino during the 1st Den Bn change of charge ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017. Anerino assumed command of 366 staff personnel assigned to 13 clinics in support of 55,000 service members geographically dispersed across two states. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
U.S. Navy Capt. Peter A. Ruocco returns a salute and departs from the 1st Dental Battalion change of charge ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017. During Ruocco’s departure, the sideboys render their honors as the boatswain “pipes” Ruocco ashore. The Boatswains pipe is traditionally used to pass commands to the crew as the sound of the crew or bad weather would drown out a Sailors voice. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Fabian Garcia sterilizes dental equipment allowing use of this equipment on future patients during the Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif. from October 24-28, 2016. ADALEX is being conducted to ensure that Sailors are able to maintain the ability to provide dental care in a deployed environment. Garcia is a dental technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)
U.S. Navy Seaman James Pytel prepares a dental filling during the Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., from October 24-28, 2016. The dental restorative material is used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of a missing tooth structure. ADALEX is being conducted to ensure that Sailors are able to maintain the ability to provide dental care in a deployed environment. Pytel is a dental hygienist with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)
U.S. Navy Lt. Rodney Martin examines a patient who is set to get a tooth filling during the Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from October 24-28, 2016. The purpose of ADALEX is to familiarize the Sailors of 1st Dental Bn. with their expeditionary equipment and prepare them for operating in a deployed environment. Martin is a dental officer with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)
Navy Chief Petty Officer Joaquin Barredo gives a motivational speech during the 2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Julie Jansen “I’m not walking for anybody in particular, but it’s really important to me that people are aware of the suicide rates in the military and the community.”
Marine Captain Kyle Zenor “I think there is an issue. Just being here we can help everyone at least be aware of the problem so when the time comes they know what to do. They can help if they start to sense something is wrong.”
Marine Major Brian Cleveland and wife Tiana. BRIAN: “After 20 years in the Marines Corps, I obviously don’t ever want to see a Sailor or Marine take their life. My family has always provided me support and I feel we should try to do the same for others.” TIANA: “I had a good friend of mine commit suicide in high school. I’m here because of him.”
Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Soli “I’m just trying to support putting an end to suicide. I just want people to know that everyone’s there for them and there’s support all around. In the service and in the civilian world there’s always an option.”
Navy Lt. Andrew Francis “We want to make sure we’re showing solidarity with those who are experiencing difficult times. We can let them know that people do care and their brothers- and sisters-in-arms stand with them.”
Lorena Santodomingo “I had a friend who committed suicide and it went straight to my heart. It feels good to see so many people out here showing support. It shows that they care and they know this touches a lot of people’s lives.”
Marines and Sailors follow the pace car at the start of the 2nd annual Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Marines and Sailors come together to show their support for those affected by suicide during the 2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
U.S. Navy Capt. Peter Ruocco and Master Chief Petty Officer Anna Wood listen to the guest speaker at the 2nd annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016. Ruocco is the commanding officer of 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and Wood is the unit’s command master chief. The walk was held to increase awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available to help those in need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Seaman Nicholas Burns prepares a patient for a dental x-ray during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Burns is a corpsman with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Lieutenants Eric Appelseis, left, and Matt Kanter, right, treat patients during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Appelseis and Kanter are both dental officers with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Lieutenant Matt Kanter, front, and Seaman Jeremy Fickle treat a patient during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Kanter is a dental officer and Fickle is a dental corpsman, both with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Captain Peter Ruocco observes the patients being treated during Authorized Dental Allowance List Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 13-25, 2016. Ruocco is the commanding officer of 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ADALEX, which is being conducted for the first time in 10 years, is intended to increase the unit’s expeditionary dental capabilities by operating in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley/released)
Brig. Gen. David A. Ottignon, the 1st Marine Logistics Group Commanding General, spoke at the Staff Sergeant's Seminar aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Friday, Nov. 20. Newly selected and promoted staff sergeants gathered at this seminar to gain insight on expectations of a staff NCO from the senior enlisted and officers' perspective.
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.
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.
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!
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)
U.S. Marine Maj. General Vincent A. Coglinese, 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG), passes the Group Colors to Brig. Gen. David A Ottignon during the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. David A Ottignon 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) speaks to Marines, Sailors, family, and friends who attended during the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
U.S. Marines of 1st Marine Logistics Group take part in the Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, receives the LTJG Weedon E. Osborne award from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, receives the LTJG Weedon E. Osborne award from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, receives the LTJG Weedon E. Osborne award from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general for 1st Marine Logistics Group, speaks during an award ceremony for Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The Weedon E. Osborne award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Lt. Cmdr. Vinh T. Ton, dentist for 1st Dental Battalion, speaks after receiving the Weedon E. Osborne Award following a ceremony at Pacific Views Event Center aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif, March 27, 2015. The award is earned by a dental officer who makes significant contributions to operational readiness. It is presented annually by the Marine Corps Association. The award is named in honor of Lt. j.g. Weedon E. Osborne, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action during the battle of Belleau Wood in France in 1918. “When I reflect upon the pool of other extraordinarily dedicated and talented practitioners nominated for this award, words cannot express the depth of my humility for having been chosen for this honor,” said Ton. “I would like to share the honor of this award with all those who were also nominated, truly any of you could have been selected for this award.”
Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Austin, a dental technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, organizes his team’s tasks at the start of the day at the 13 Area Dental Clinic, Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 23, 2014. Dental technicians provide much needed assistance to dentists by setting up and maintaining equipment, putting the patients at ease, preparing them for treatment and performing X-ray scans and administrative tasks. “As dental technicians, we need to take care of patients’ needs,” said Austin. “We work hand-in-hand with the dentists for eight hours a day to provide those needs and maintain combat readiness.”
Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Austin, a dental technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, stands in front the 13 Area Dental Clinic aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 23, 2014. Dental technicians provide much needed assistance to dentists by setting up and maintaining equipment, putting the patients at ease, preparing them for treatment and performing X-ray scans and administrative tasks. “As dental technicians, we need to take care of patients’ needs,” said Austin. “We work hand-in-hand with the dentists for eight hours a day to provide those needs and maintain combat readiness.”
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kim Hugo, a corpsman attached to 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, of Orange County, Calif., strived to expand the knowledge of his junior sailors by teaching them different medical procedures and sharing his past experiences. His dedication to mentoring his fellow sailors did not go unnoticed, and he recently received the DN Thomas A. Christensen Memorial Award for his efforts.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael James Soliven, a biomedical technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, manually troubleshoots a dental delivery unit for a dental clinic in support of Exercise Desert Scimitar 2014 aboard Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 12, 2014. DS 14 is an annual exercise held by the 1st Marine Division, in which 1st MLG serves as their tactical logistics support.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael James Soliven, a biomedical technician with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, refers to a manual to troubleshoot a piece of dental equipment during Exercise Desert Scimitar 2014 aboard Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 12, 2014. DS 14 is an annual exercise held by the 1st Marine Division, in which 1st MLG serves as their tactical logistics support.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, poses with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Mabus had lunch with a group of non-commissioned officers to discuss questions and concerns they had regarding the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, has lunch with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Mabus met with a group of non-commissioned officers to discuss questions and concerns they had regarding the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus speaks to a group of Marines during lunch aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Mabus met with a group of non-commissioned officers and discussed questions and concerns they had regarding the Marine Corps.
I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, sits with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. Marines had an opportunity to ask and discuss questions they had about I MEF and the Marine Corps.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, listens to a Marine’s question during lunch aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan 10. Mabus met with a group of non-commissioned officers to allow them to ask question and concerns regarding the Marine Corps.
I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, has lunch with a group of Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10. The Marines had an opportunity to ask and discuss questions they had about I MEF and the Marine Corps.
Corporal Dylan Cook, a 21-year-old ammunition technician with Ammunition Company, 1st Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, poses for the camera with his wife, Julie, and mother, Dara, before leaving on a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Jan. 19, 2014. Cook is deploying with Combat Logistics Battalion 7, along with elements of 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Dental Battalion and 7th Engineer Support Battalion, to support I Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd) in assuming responsibilities as the logistics battalion for Regional Command (Southwest).
First Lt. Ricky Mansyur, a supply officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 7, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, hugs his wife, Megan, before boarding a bus as part of his first step of traveling to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, from Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 Marines with CLB-7, along with elements of 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Dental Battalion and 7th Engineer Support Battalion, will support I Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd) in assuming responsibilities as the logistics battalion for Regional Command (Southwest). Mansyur is a native of New Jersey, N.J.
Navy Captain William Norman, commanding officer, 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, meets and talks to dentists and corpsmen during a field exercise conducted by 1st Dental Bn., 1st MLG, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013. To prepare themselves to operate in a combat environment, the dentists and corpsmen brought crucial equipment to the field such as a field X-ray, a complete dental operatory and a sterilization machine.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ralph Villamor, left, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Raquel Patino, right, dental technicians with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, set up dental equipment during a field exercise conducted by 1st Dental Bn., 1st MLG, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013. To prepare themselves to operate in a combat environment, the dentists and corpsmen brought crucial equipment to the field such as a field X-ray, a complete dental operatory and a sterilization machine.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Melissa Irvin, an assistant career planner with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, smiles for a photo aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013. Irvin strives to help sailors make the right choices for career re-enlistments.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mai Pham, a leading petty officer with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and a 25-year-old native of Houston, was nominated by her command to represent their unit for Women's Equality Day.
Commander William J. Lyons performs a dental procedure on a patient in Sri Lanka as part of Pacific Angel 2013 on Aug. 5, 2013. Pacific Angel is a joint-service operation that provides health service outreach and civic development programs to different countries around the world (Courtesy Photo)
Brigadier Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, the commanding general of 1st Marine Logistics Group, shakes hands with sailors who are selected for promotion to Chief Petty Officer aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 2, 2013. Out of the 54 possible candidates, only 14 sailors were selected for promotion.
Brigadier Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, the commanding general of 1st Marine Logistics Group, addresses sailors who are selected for promotion to Chief Petty Officer aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 2, 2013. Out of the 54 possible candidates, only 14 sailors were selected for promotion.
Top from left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Conley, Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Fallick, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Redus. Bottom from left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Bryar, Petty Officer 3rd Class Albert Vu, all hospital corpsmen with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and the winning team of the Corpsman Cup Challenge, pose in front of their unit’s sign.
Navy Lt. Thomas V. Brislin, center, dentist and officer-in-charge with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, works alongside Vietnamese dental technicians from the East Meets West Non-Government Organization during Pacific Angel 2013. The NGO staff would often observe each dentist to learn new skills or to have discussions about techniques and materials.
From left to right: Corporal Max Tijerino, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Petty Officer 1st Class Lam D. Nguyen, Navy Lt. Thomas V. Brislin and Petty Officer 3rd Class Kirk Bishop, all from 1st Dental Battalion, 1st MLG, and Sgt. Nathan Hunt, 7th ESB, stand during the closing ceremony for Pacific Angel 2013. Pacific Angel provided humanitarian civic assistance and conducted civil-military operations to areas in need in the Pacific region.
Sailors with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, prepare for the start of the 120th anniversary of the chief petty officer rating aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, April 1, 2013. The cake-cutting ceremony is part of a tradition where the eldest chief petty officer passes a piece of cake to the youngest to symbolize the passing of wisdom and tradition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Laura Gauna/Realeased)
Master Chief Charlotte Osborn, command master chief, 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, passes a piece of cake to Chief Petty Officer Sandra Go-Lubiano, a senior enlisted leader with 1st Dn. Bn., during the cake-cutting ceremony for the 120th anniversary of the chief petty officer rating, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, April 1, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Laura Gauna/Released)
1st Dental Battalion Leaders

CAPT Howard K. Van Ness
Commanding Officer 1st Dental Battalion
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Captain Shay S. Razmi
Executive Officer 1st Dental Battalion
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HMCM(FMF/SW/IW) Steven L. Hart
Command Master Chief 1st Dental Battalion
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