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Staff Sgt. Dennis Dodge, watch officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, charges a hill carrying an M240G medium machine gun during a conditioning hike aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Fort Story on Sept. 27, 2013. The evolution was designed to test the unit’s combat readiness


Sgt. Aeryk Brandon Church, a surface/system embarkation chief at U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, jumps over a series of logs during the obstacle course relay as part of the Titan Challenge on April 14, 2016, aboard Camp Allen. (Photo by Cpl. Jessika Braden) Most of Camp Allen’s facilities are located


Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, Commander, Marine Forces Command, greets Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green (right) during Green’s visit to MARFORCOM Headquarters on May 16, 2016. (Photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder) MARFORCOM During normal working hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday), those assigned

Life on Base

Camp Allen Field Day (Photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder) Housing Service Center Although Camp Allen does not offer official relocation assistance, the Housing Service Center at Naval Station Norfolk is adjacent to Camp Allen at 7924 14th St. The Housing Service Center has dedicated and trained professionals prepared to help

Exploring the Local Area

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle sails into Norfolk as part of Norfolk Harborfest 2015. The Eagle is a 295-foot barque sailing vessel and the only operational commissioned sailing vessel in the U.S. military. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert) With a rich history dating back more than 400


CBIRF conducts certification exercise aboard NSF Dahlgren, NSF Indian Head

Story by LCpl Maverick Mejia on 12/15/2016 NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY DAHLGREN, Va. - Marines and sailors with Initial Response Force, IRF B, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, CBIRF, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, participated in a certification exercise, CERTEX, which included a simulated chemical attack and a sling load operation

Marine Volunteers Support Camp Allen Field Meet

Story by Cpl Logan Snyder on 06/13/2016 CAMP ALLEN ELEMENTARY, NORFOLK, Va. Marines and sailors from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command volunteered to support the Camp Allen Elementary School Field Meet, June 10. The purpose of this annual event is to get the kids outside to have fun and exercise

Colonel Carter assumes command of Chemical Biological Incident Response Force

Story by SSgt Santiago G. Colon Jr. on 05/20/2016 NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY INDIAN HEAD, Md. Col. Michael L. Carter assumed command of Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF), U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM), from Col. Stephen E. Redifer during a change of command ceremony aboard Naval Support Facility Indian
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