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  1. Marines have reported for rotations of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command for years deploying to a small compound of wooden huts tucked in the corner of this historic place. This semi-secluded area has been known for years as Alpha Block, but this that changed with the renaming of the Marine camp.
    amp Manion's footprint takes up a small corner of the base here, providing working space and housing for the Marines of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command.
  2. Two four-footed police officers ended their long careers with the Marine Corps Police Department aboard MCLB Barstow by getting their forever homes with their human partners, Sept. 12.
    Jacob Lucero(second for left) and Nadeem Seirafi ((second from right) hold the leashes of Colli and Ricsi during the two Military Workings Dogs' retirement ceremony at the K-9 Training Field adjacent to the Adam Leigh Cann Canine Facility aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Sept. 12. The two handlers partnered with their K-9 companions on the beat and are now adopting the two dogs as they retire from active duty. Lieutenant Steven Goss, (far right) kennel master, Marine Corps Police Department, presented the two dogs with retirement certificates. The other officers in the photo also partnered with Colli and Ricsi at different times in their careers.
  3. Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity welcomed Vietnam veterans from Marine Air Support Squadron 3 to MCTSSA’s headquarters aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton this summer.
    MCTSSA personnel welcomes Vietnam veterans, share legacy
  4. The Food Pantry Ministry is a ministry that collects food donations and provides the food to members of the ministry or anyone in need .
    Food pantry organizations lend helping hand to Camp Pendleton service members and families
  5. On April 1, 1945, the Battle of Okinawa began as U.S. Marines and Soldiers made their way to the Ryukyu Islands, including Okinawa.
    Cpl. Mackinley E. Dyess peers back at his fellow Marines during a tour Sept. 7, 2018 at Hacksaw Ridge, Okinawa, Japan. Marines and Sailors with Headquarters Company, Headquarters Regiment, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, participated in the World War II battle site tour to learn about the U.S. Marine Corps’ history on Okinawa and remember those who have gone before them. Dyess is a radio technician with Jump Platoon, HQ Co., HQ Reg. and is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Wong)