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Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) is located in San Bernardino County in Southern California. MCAGCC covers more than 998 square miles of the high desert, which makes it larger than some small countries. The premier training facility is nestled in the quiet desert paradise of Twentynine Palms, and together they make up one of the most unique living environments in the western United States. The small military community of Twentynine Palms boasts a moderate cost of living, clean air and acts as the Gateway to the great California Outback.

The MCAGCC’s two-fold mission is to operate live-fire combined arms training that promotes readiness of operating forces and to provide facilities, services and support, responsive to the needs of tenant commands, Marines, Sailors and their families.

The population of Twentynine Palms is quite large. It includes 12,500 active duty, 24,000 family members and 21,000 DoD/contractors. Because California is a popular retirement location, Twentynine Palms also has about 1,200 retirees in the area.

Directions to MCA GCC Arriving via Interstate 40 East: Take Highway 95 South at Needles, Calif., to Highway 62 West (29 Palms Highway) at the Vidal Junction. Take Highway 62 West to Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms then turn right. Adobe Road runs into the main gate.

Transportation from Palm Springs Airport
The USO, located near the baggage claim, is a valuable resource for servicemembers. It will assist in finding transportation from the airport to base though it does not provide transportation. More information is available at www.palmspringsuso.com.

Soldier Organized Service (SOS) is a volunteer group that will provide free transportation to and from MCAGCC for Marines and Sailors. Marines may make transportation reservations in advance by calling (760) 799-5488 or visit www.sosride.org.

Transportation through the Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA) is also available. There are three pick up times Monday through Thursday at Palm Springs Airport: 7:50 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. with an additional pick up at 7 p.m. on Friday; pickup times on Saturday are noon and 6 p.m.; and on Sunday a 6 p.m. pickup is available. The cost ranges from $10 to $25.

MCAGCC is about 55 miles from the airport, and a taxi can cost from $150 to $175.

Check with the taxi dispatcher in the front of the airport.

Keep receipts as you may be reimbursed.

Gate Access
Main Gate: Open 24/7
Ocotillo Gate: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Condor Gate: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
If you already have a permanent DoD decal on your POV, all you need is your military ID card. If you are driving a rental car, you will need the rental agreement and your military ID card. If you are driving a POV without a DoD decal, you will need the following documents to gain access:
Visitors Pass: Valid state drivers license, valid vehicle registration, proof of insurance and military ID.

Permanent DoD Decal: Permanent state drivers license, permanent vehicle registration, proof of insurance, California smog inspection report or waiver, DoD or government ID card, Driver Improvement certificate (military under 26) and Motorcycle Safety Course certificate if applicable.

For more information visit the Provost Marshal’s Office online at: www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/g7/pmo/Pages/default.aspx.

Welcome

Welcome to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. When you arrive, one of the below locations will be your first stop.

Headquarters Battalion
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
Officers - Building 1554 (Officer Assignments), (760) 830-7348; Enlisted - Building 1551 (Center Personnel), (760) 830-7327 After hours: Officers/Enlisted - Building 1457 (Hq Bn OOD), (760) 830-6806

All Division Units
(7th Marines; 3/11; 3/4; 3rd LAR; 3rd AAVs;3rd CEB; 1st Tanks) Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Building 1538 (second floor), (760) 830-4882 After hours: Building 1538 (first floor), (760) 830-5824 (Regimental Duty Officer)

MWSS-374
24/7: Building 1640, (760) 830-6792 (Squadron Duty Officer)

VMU-1
24/7: Building 1980, (760) 578-2973 (Squadron Duty Officer)

VMU-3
24/7: Building 1108, (760) 830-9366 or (760) 957-6634 duty cell

MCCES (permanent personnel and students)
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Building 1865, (760) 830-6917 After hours: Building 1664 (third floor), (760) 830-6157

CLB-7
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Building 1537 (second floor), (760) 830-6310 After hours: Building 1537 (first floor), (760) 830-5134

MCTOG
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Building 1525, (760) 830-3624 After hours: Building 1648, (760) 830-1752

Relocation Assistance Program
Building 1551
(760) 830-4028
Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Services offered for inbound customers
Welcome Aboard Packages (WAPs) covering the particulars of the Combat Center, the local community and other Tri-State attractions and events are mailed to inbound service and/or family members upon request. Please check with your local Relocation Assistance Office to request a WAP.

If a sponsor is requested, we will forward the request to the gaining unit.

Upon arrival, Hospitality Kits (enough kitchenware to set up light housekeeping) are available for short-term (one month maximum) loan. The program also acts as a clearinghouse for any unanswered questions inbound personnel may have regarding the Combat Center or local communities.

A Welcome Aboard presentation is available to all newly joined service members and/or family members, upon request.

Billeting Information
TLF Sleepy Tortoise Lodge and Twilight
Dunes RV Park
Building 690
(760) 830-6573
Hours: 24/7
This immaculate 36-room lodge offers the comforts of home when arriving or departing from the Combat Center. Rooms feature kitchenettes, dining areas, cable TV, in-room VCR/ DVD players and complimentary coffee, hot cocoa and cider. A large playground, picnic area with barbecue grills and laundromat make this an ideal location for families.

RV park spaces include hook-ups for electricity, water, sewer, telephone and cable TV.

Mail services are also available.

Bachelor Housing
Building 1565
(760) 830-8295
Hours: 24/7
Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) are assigned to Units for incoming bachelor personnel.

Space within the BEQs is designated for occupancy by permanently assigned military bachelors, pay grades of E1 to E5, who are not receiving Basic Allowance for Housing “Own Right” (Bonafide Bachelors) and all other authorized personnel.

Military Family Housing
Building 1003
(760) 368-4500
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Housing on base is run and maintained by a private contractor, Lincoln Military Housing. Lincoln is the overall property management while the government controls the applications, wait lists, entitlements, Vista del Sol Leased Housing and other military issues dealing with housing.

Lincoln Military Housing offers 1,567 homes within 13 communities in Twentynine Palms serving MCAGCC.

Family Housing Division
Front desk: (760) 830-6611
Junior Enlisted Housing Coordinator:
(760) 830-1707
NCO Housing Coordinator: (760) 830-1709
SNCO/Officer Housing Coordinator:
(760) 830-1708
Housing Referral Specialist: (760) 830-1706 Front desk hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If family housing isn’t available when you arrive or you wish to live in the local community, the Family Housing Division can provide referral information about in-town rentals, apartments and homes for sale. Visit the Automated Housing Referral Network for more information, at https://www.ahrn.com.

Traffic Management Office
Personal Property Section
Building 1102, Door 21
(760) 830-6119
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Household Goods
It’s important to contact the Twentynine Palms Traffic Management Office when you arrive in the area, even though you may not yet know the delivery address for your household goods, to provide a telephone number and address where you can be reached. As soon as you have a delivery address for your household goods, let them know. If possible, accept delivery of your property as soon as it arrives to prevent additional handling and reduce the opportunity for possible loss or damage, and to reduce or eliminate storage expenses.

Your Responsibility at Delivery
You, or the representative you have designated in writing, must be at home the day of the delivery. You must:
• Know in advance where you want each piece of furniture placed. The mover is only required to place each piece one time.
• Check each carton or item off the inventory. Make sure everything that was picked up is delivered.
• Ensure the carrier notes any loss or damage on all copies of the inventory and on the DD Form 1840, Joint Statement of Loss or Damage at Delivery.
• Refuse to sign for services not performed. • Dispose of all packing material and containers that the carrier did not remove at the time of delivery.
• Call the transportation office if problems arise. Don’t argue with the carrier’s representatives.

Carrier’s Responsibilities at Destination
You can expect the carrier to unload your shipment between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. However, if you have no objections to delivery before or after these hours, let the transportation office know. This may allow the carrier to stay on schedule, deliver a day earlier by starting late or meet another family’s delivery the same day by starting earlier on your delivery.

At the time of delivery, the carrier must (unless otherwise waived or declined by you):
• Unpack and unwrap all cartons, boxes and crates.
• Place each item or carton in the room you indicate. This includes placement of unpacked articles in cabinets, cupboards, or on kitchen shelving when convenient and consistent with the safety of the articles.
• Reassemble all furniture and equipment disassembled by the movers at origin.
• Remove packing and blocking from appliances. The carrier is not required to connect appliances to electric, gas or water outlets.
• Remove all packing material resulting from the unpacking.
• Jointly, with you, make a written record of any loss or damage on the DD Form 1840, Joint Statement of Loss or Damage at Delivery.
They should sign the document, obtain your signature and leave three copies with you. NOTE: Carriers are not required to go into attic crawl spaces or similar storage areas to deliver and place personal property.

Education
Public Schools
There are no DoD schools at MCAGCC. Children living on base attend the Morongo Unified School District.

The Morongo Unified School District is comprised of eleven elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools as well as two continuation high schools, two state preschools and a special education preschool. MUSD provides a well-rounded education to approximately 9,630 students in San Bernardino County and offers programs such as athletics, advanced placement and GATE courses.

For more information consult the School Liaison Office.

School Liaison
(760) 830-1574
School Liaisons provide a thread of continuity between different duty stations by providing parents with timely and relevant information, so they can make the best educational decisions for their children. The School Liaison is committed to providing and maintaining the relationship between the installation and the school district, to educate for the military child.

The best way to visit your School Liaison is to call and make an appointment. For more information, visit www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/g5/sl.

MCCS Lifelong Learning & Education Center
Building 1427 S
(760) 830-6881
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Education Center provides a variety of education services and programs such as tuition assistance, VA benefits, testing services and more to Marines, Sailors and their family members. Education counselors are available to help with your education needs.

Vehicle Registration Office
Building 901
The Vehicle Registration Office is open 24/7; DoD decals are only issued during daylight hours.

Registration of Motor Vehicles
To register a vehicle on the the MCAGCC or to obtain a Temporary or Visitor Pass, you are required to present:
• Valid military, military dependent, retired or civilian identification card.
• Valid state operator’s or chauffeur’s license for the type of vehicle being registered.
• Evidence of valid licensing or registration of the vehicle in a state or territory of the United States.
• Proof of motor vehicle liability insurance that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements of the state of California.
• Notarized written permission to operate the vehicle if the applicant is not the registered owner, legal owner or dependent of the owner of the vehicle to be registered.
• Proof of compliance with Smog Inspection will consist of a printout of the inspection results provided by a certified California State Smog Inspection Station.
• All military personnel 25 year of age or younger must complete a Driver’s Improvement Course prior to vehicle registration.
• Operators of motorcycles complete a rider’s or operator’s course and have a valid state operator’s license specifically endorsed as permitting motorcycle operation.
Personnel permanently assigned to a unit or organization located at the MCAGCC are required to register their vehicles with the Vehicle Registration Office within three working days of reporting.

DoD Decals
Persons eligible for permanent DoD decals include active-duty military personnel and their dependents, DoD civilians working on the MCAGCC, retired military members, military reservists residing in the local community, bonafide dependents whose military sponsors are assigned elsewhere, and civilian contractors who have a contract to provide goods or services to the MCAGCC or its residents, limited to contractor supervisors and persons of long standing with the contractor who require access to the base multiple times in a given week.

Temporary Vehicle Pass
Temporary passes are issued to contractor employees, authorized guests of the MCAGCC and personnel who rate a permanent DoD decal and only have a temporary drivers license, temporary registration or temporary proof of insurance.

Visitor Pass
Visitor passes are issued to persons having a bonafide need to be aboard the MCAGCC who do not otherwise rate a permanent DoD decal or Temporary Pass. Personnel requesting a Visitor Pass are required to have a military or DoD Civilian sponsor.

Registration of Privately Owned Weapons
Any person, civilian or military, who purchases, obtains or introduces weapons or devices as described in CCO P1630.6E must immediately register by completing the Weapons Registration Form and submitting it to the Vehicle Registration Office. Individuals will be issued a MCAGCC Weapons Registration Card, which must be retained with the weapon at all times.

Registration of Pets
All pets kept in Combat Center housing must be registered with the Center Veterinary Service (Buiding 1028). Once registered the following information must be brought to the Vehicle Registration
Office for complete registration:
• Animal license number
• Animal name
• Breed
• Type (dog, cat, bird, etc.)
• Sex
• Color
• Age
• DOB
• Weight
• Address

History

As the country’s defense needs have evolved over the years, so have the training expectations and training facility needs. The evolution from Camp Detachment Marine Corps Training Center in 1952 to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in 1978 documents the changing times and the Marine Corps’ response to those changes. On Oct. 1, 2000, the command at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center was assigned an additional mission as Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command. Because the base is referred to as MCAGCC (pronounced Ma-CAG’-Cee), the change has been transparent to most of the Marines, Sailors, families, units and community. Marines and Sailors directly assigned to MCAGCC provide logistical and administrative support to service members and their families stationed here, as well as visiting units who travel to Twentynine Palms from across the globe for training.

MAGTFTC’s sole mission is to conduct relevant training in live-fire combined arms, urban operations and Joint/Coalition level integration that promotes operational forces’ readiness.

1950
The nation became involved in the Korean War. As the need for live-fire training grew along with the swelling ranks, it became obvious that more ranges were in order. Pendleton’s Marines looked inland toward the desert and happened upon the abandoned Condor Field, a World War II Army glider base located about five miles north of the town of Twentynine Palms, Calif. On Aug. 20, 1952, Camp Pendleton Base Headquarters issued Post Order 343, and Marine Corps Training Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. was born.

The base has undergone numerous changes. Since its beginnings, many hundreds of thousands of Marines have prepared for war here, practicing their war-fighting skills in the challenging terrain and climate of the Mojave Desert. In the early days it was primarily seen as a place for artillery units to unmask their devastating firepower in training.

Subsequently, it has been home to numerous tenant commands, earning a reputation as the premier combined-arms training facility in the Marine Corps.

Only 70 Marines comprise the initial Marine detachment at the Center. Manned by Camp Pendleton Marines, its primary mission was to prepare the new base for the arrival of permanent personnel. By mid-December 1952, a fresh 3rd Marine Division with assistance from the 12th Marine Regiment conducted the first large-scale, live-fire field exercise aboard the new base. This “FEX-1” gave Marines a glimpse of the facility’s potential and foreshadowed the large-scale combined-arms exercises for the base is now famous.

1976
Under the command of Brigadier General Ernest. R. Reid, Jr., work began to add an expeditionary airfield to the base’s growing infrastructure.

When the first C-5 Galaxy cargo jet landed in August 1978, it was apparent that the air-ground capability of the base was complete. It was also during this time that plans for large-scale Combined Arms Exercises were conceived. Supplanting an earlier exercise known as “Desert Palm Tree,” the new CAXes were remarkable in two respects: The practice of combined arms and live-fire movement during the exercises were unprecedented in scale. Just as noteworthy was the creation of a Tactical Exercise Control Center with the primary purpose of controlling, instructing and critiquing the exercises. In the words of Base Historian Colonel Verle E. Ludwig, USMC (ret.), “Twentynine Palms was to be a permanent combined-arms exercise college for all of the Marine Corps.”

Throughout its short but illustrious history, the base was known by five previous names.

Officially christened in 1952 as the Camp Detachment Marine Corps Training Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., it was redesignated Feb. 6, 1953 as the Marine Corps Training Center, Twentynine Palms. By Feb. 1, 1957, it grew to base status and was again redesignated as Marine Corps Base, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Following the completion of the expeditionary airfield, its name was changed to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Training Center on Oct. 1, 1978, and changed to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center on Feb. 16, 1979.

On Oct. 1, 2000, after 21 years MCAGCC was given its additional MAGTFTC mission. This redesignation accompanied a change in policy that placed MAGTF Training Command under the auspices of Training and Education Command, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Headquarters Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va. This arrangement simplified what was occasionally a complicated chain of command, and promised to further enhance the base’s ability to fulfill its primary mission of providing the highest quality training for units that train here, and to provide the highest quality support to the units, Marines, Sailors and families that call it home.

The growth of the base has paralleled growth of the surrounding community. Throughout the years, the vibrant and vital relationship between the base and the City of Twentynine Palms and other high-desert communities has been a source of comfort and pride to the command. From those early days when the survival of 70-odd Marines depended almost solely upon what the budding town provided, to today, the relationship has always been one of mutual respect and support.

With direct threats to our nation more probable today than ever before, and the perpetual need to train Marines realistically and safely for that inevitable occasion when they will be called upon to protect it, the importance of the base at Twentynine Palms to that readiness is as apparent as it has been for the last half-century.

MCAGCC’s service members and civilian employees remain committed to providing the best training available in the world to Marines and working hand-in-hand with the community of which it is proud to be a part in achieving that goal.

Mission

MAGTFTC Command
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/pages/info/mission.aspx
The MCAGCC/MAGTFTC mission is to conduct relevant live-fire combined arms training, urban operations, and Joint/Coalition level integration training that promotes operational forces readiness as well as to provide the facilities, services and support responsive to the needs of resident organizations, Marines, Sailors and their families today and tomorrow.

G-1 Manpower
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/G1/Pages/default.aspx
Mission: To plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate MCAGCC/MAGTFTC manpower requirements and certain quality of life programs through the following organizations: Center Adjutant - Provides administrative communications support and guidance to the Commanding General and Commanders aboard the Combat Center.

Center Personnel Office - Provides personnel services and support to Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen, family members, civilians and retirees aboard MAGTFTC/MCAGCC and surrounding areas for DEERS/RAPIDS ID Card Office, Enlisted Manpower/Assignments, G-1 SEA/01XX Occupational Field Sponsor, Fleet Assistance Program (FAP), Reserve Component Administration (RCA), Government Travel Charge Card Program (GTCC), Career Planning, Administrative Assist Unit (AAU) and Installation Voting Assistance Office (IVAO). Manpower Analysis Division - Administers the Position Management, Civilian Letter of Allowance (LOA), Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), Table of Organization (T/O) and other manpower related programs pertaining to efficient and effective organizational management. Provides support for Officer Assignments and directorate administrative/budgetary support.

Security Manager (CMCC) - The Marine Corps Information Security and Personnel Security Program for the Combat Center provides information and personnel security guidance, security education and training support to the Combat Center and tenant commands. Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC) - Centralized and consolidated personnel administration at the installation level to maximize administrative effectiveness and efficiency while generating a structure dividend.

G-3 Operations & Training
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/g3/Pages/default.aspx
Manages the MAGTF Training Program (TP) and conducts service-level MAGTF combined arms training, including Current Ops, Training, Plans, Combat Camera, Exercise Support Division, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, MAGTFTC Simulations, Marksmanship Training Unit and Range Management, in order to enhance the combat readiness of the operating forces and support the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ responsibilities to national security.

G-4 Installation and Logistics
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/g4/Pages/default.aspx
Mission: To provide installation and logistics support services responsive to Mojave Viper forces; other operation forces; tenant and resident commands; Marines, Sailors and their families. Services include: Bachelor Housing, Center Logistics (Center Magazine Area, Commissary, Consolidated Material Support, Food Services, Operations, Purchasing & Contracting, Traffic Management), Family Housing, Land Acquisition, NREA and Public Works.

G-5 Community Plans & Liaison Office/Public Affairs Office
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/g5/Pages/default.aspx
Mission: To support the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC), Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) and tenant units ability to provide high quality, realistic, life fire and maneuver training environments by safe guarding against encroachment through effective community outreach and education as the installations single source liaison to the local community at all levels.

Services include: Community Relations/Tours, Public Affairs Office, Combat Center Information Brochures and the School Liaison Office.

G-6 Communications and Information Systems
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/G6/Pages/default.aspx
The G-6 provides communications and information systems support in classified and unclassified data, information assurance, Mainframe 3270 Access, Voice, and NMCI oversight for tenant and operational units aboard the Combat Center, to improve the combat readiness of the operating forces.

The G6 is composed of the following Divisions and Branches:
Operations: Project Managers Branch, Service Desk Branch, Logistics Branch, GIS Branch, TechCon Branch Data Division: Contract Technical Review Branch, Cyber Security Branch, Networking Branch Voice Division: Inside Plant, Outside Plant Ground Electronics Maintenance: Spectrum Management Branch, Air Traffic Control Branch, Electronics Maintenance Branch

G-7 Mission Assurance
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/g7/Pages/default.aspx
Center Safety: Anymouse, Asbestos Program, Bloodborne Pathogens, Confined Space, Ergonomics, Explosives Safety, Hearing Conservation, Laser Program, Lead Safety, LockOut/ TagOut, Mishap Reporting, Motorcycle Safety, Off Duty Recreation Program, Operational Risk Management, Occupational and Health Safety, Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Protection Program

Fire Department: The fire department is responsible for providing fire suppression, fire prevention, and emergency response service to MCAGCC and to surrounding jurisdictions through mutual and automatic aid agreements.

Provost Marshal’s Office: The Provost Marshal’s Office mission is to conduct law enforcement operations, criminal and traffic investigations and provide police community relations in order to provide a safe secure environment aboard the Combat Center by facilitating good order and discipline for its commanding officers.

Antiterrorism Force Protection: This security program is designed to protect military personnel, civilian employees, family members, facilities, and equipment in all locations and situations.

G-8 Comptroller www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/g8/Pages/default.aspx
Mission: Define, determine, acquire, defend and execute the fiscal resources needed to support the MAGTFTC/MCAGCC mission. Services include: Combat Center Budget Division, Training Command Budget Division, civilian payroll, Agreements Branch, Defense Travel System (DTS) and Resource Evaluation Analysis Division.

Headquarters Battalion
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/HqBn/Pages/Default.aspx
Headquarters Battalion provides battalionlevel command, administrative support and individual training oversight to the Marines and Sailors who serve in the Directorates at Twentynine Palms, under the Commanding General, MAGTFTC/MCAGCC.

Inspector General’s Office
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/ci/Pages/default.aspx
Command Inspector General’s Office tasks include: Command Inspection Program; Commanding General’s Inspection Program; Fraud, Waste and Abuse; Request Mast; Weekly Assessments; Assist(s) Investigations Program; Children, Youth and Teen Program Inspections; Housing Appeals (Magistrate Process); and Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board. Equal Opportunity Advisor’s services include informal resolution, classes and training, sexual harassment/assault information, reports and references.

Training Groups/Commands Advisor Training Group
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/atg/Pages/default.aspx
Mission: Train Marine Corps Transition Teams to advise, mentor, and train foreign military, police, and border units in operational techniques and procedures to combat terrorism and counter an insurgency.

Marine Corps Communication-Electronic School
https://www.trngcmd.usmc.mil/MCCES/default.aspx
Mission: To train Marines in ground electronics maintenance, tactical communications, air control/anti-air warfare operations and maintenance in order to ensure commanders at all levels within the Marine Corps have the ability to exercise command and control throughout the operational environment; and to participate in technical and logistical evaluations for new communication.

Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/mctog/Pages/default.aspx
Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) provides advanced and standardized training in MAGTF Operations, Combined Arms Training and Unit Readiness Planning at the Battalion and Regiment levels, and synchronizes doctrine and training standards IOT enhance combat preparation and performance of GCE units in MAGTF operations.

Mojave Viper Support Detachment
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/mvsd/Pages/default.aspx
Mojave Viper Support Detachment (MVSD) provides Combat Service Support and facility management functions aboard Camp Wilson ISO service level pre-deployment training, the MAGTF Training Program, and operating force’s training IOT enable realistic training in an expeditionary environment.

Tactical Training Exercise Control Group
www.marines.mil/unit/29palms/ttecg/pages/default.aspx
Mission: Conduct Block IV Pre-Deployment Training Program (PTP) Assessment of Tactical Elements of the MAGTF in the Execution of Core Competency Combined Arms Techniques and Procedures during Full Spectrum Operations in order to prepare units for deployment.

FMF/Wing Units 7th Marine Regiment
www.i-mef.usmc.mil/external/1stmardiv/7thmarregt
On order, 7th Marines conducts mechanized, combined-arms operations and other expeditionary operations in order to support theater engagement plans and contingency operations. The Regiment will be prepared to deploy within 48-hours of the receipt of an execute order as either the ground combat element for the 1st MEB or as a major subordinate element of the 1st Marine Division. As directed, the Regiment will prepare infantry battalions for deployment to the PACOM AOR in order to support III MEF operations and training.

1st Battalion, 7th Marines
The mission of the Marine Infantry Battalion is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, or to repel his assault by fire and close combat.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marines
The Battalion will be prepared to deploy within 48-hours of the receipt of an execute order as either the ground combat element for the Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st MEB or as a major subordinate element of the 7th Marine Regiment. As directed, the Battalion will prepare infantry battalions for deployment to the PACOM AOR in order to support III MEF operations and training.

3rd Battalion, 7th Marines
On order, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines deploys by air to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver or repel enemy assault by fire and close combat. As directed, conduct Military operation in urban terrain. Be prepared to conduct military operations other than war in permissive/non-permissive environments.

3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment
www.i-mef.usmc.mil/external/1stmardiv/7thmarregt/3-4/mission/mission.jsp
During the past 10 years, the Marines and Sailors of the 3d Battalion, 4th Marines have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan more than any other Battalion in the Corps. Each of those deployments was in support of achieving our national objectives.

1st Tank Battalion
www.i-mef.usmc.mil/external/1stmardiv/1sttankbn/mission/mission.jsp
On order, First Tank Battalion provides armored combat power to 1stMARDIV in the form of amphibious and maritime pre-positioned forces to conduct operations ashore using overwhelming firepower to close with and destroy the enemy.

4th Tank Battalion
www.marines.mil/unit/marforres/4thMarDiv/4thTankBn/Pages/default.aspx

3rd Battalion, 11th Marines
www.i-mef.usmc.mil/external/1stmardiv/11thmarregt/3-11
Mission: To provide direct support fires to 7th Marine Regiment and general support and reinforcing fires to other maneuver elements of 1st Marine Division during combat operations.

3rd Combat Engineer Battalion
www.i-mef.usmc.mil/external/1stmardiv/3dceb/index.jsp


3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
www.i-mef.usmc.mil/external/1stmardiv/3dlarbn
Mission: The LAR Battalion conducts reconnaissance, security and economy of force operations, and within its capabilities, limited offensive or delaying operations that exploit the unit’s mobility and firepower.

Combat Logistics Battalion 7
www.i-mef.usmc.mil/external/1stmlg/clr1/clb7 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, CLB-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.

D Co 3rd AA Battalion
www.i-mef.usmc.mil/external/1stmardiv/3daabn/index.jsp
Mission: To land the surface assault element of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift from assault shipping during amphibious operations to inland objectives; to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent operations ashore.


Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 Marine Wing Support Squadron 374
www.3maw.usmc.mil/external/3dmaw/mwsg37/mwss374


Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron
www.3maw.usmc.mil/external/3dmaw/macg38/vmu1

Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron3
www.3maw.usmc.mil/external/3dmaw/macg38/vmu3

Services

Health Care
Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital
Building 1145
www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhtp/Documents/2012%20community%20resources.pdf
Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital, commissioned on July 9, 1993, is a state-of-the-art, 160,000 square-foot facility. The architectural firm that designed the hospital was awarded the Secretary of Defense’s “Excellence in Design” award for a medical facility in 1994. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO).

The hospital has 22 beds with room to expand to 36. The hospital has an Emergency Medical Department, four operating rooms, a seven-bed “Desert Beginnings” Labor Delivery Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) Unit, and a 15-bed Multi-Service Ward (MSW) for inpatient care. Modern full-service pharmacy, laboratory, radiology departments and a physical therapy clinic are also available to beneficiaries.

Medical services available at the hospital include audiology, nutrition clinic, family medicine/internal medicine/acute care clinic, pediatrics, immunization clinic, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery, orthopedics, optometry and behavioral health services.

Specialty support and referrals for major inpatient and outpatient care not available locally are often provided by one of the local network hospitals such as, Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Naval Medical Center San Diego. Medical support in some complex cases may not be readily available. Family members and retirees may be referred to civilian sources of care, using benefits covered under one of the TRICARE programs.

TRICARE Prime patients enrolled at Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital have priority for access to care. For enrollment into TRICARE, contact the hospital Health Benefits Advisor (HBA) at (760) 830-2903. The HBA will provide education and counseling for all TRICARE beneficiaries. Additionally, the HBA functions as the Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO) to help beneficiaries solve medical billing questions. For further information on TRICARE, call (888) 874-9378 or visit www.tricare.

osd.mil. For information on the TRICARE Service Centers, visit the HSSC website at: www.triwest.com

Dental Care
Building 1591
(760) 830-7054
Clinic hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The 23rd Dental Company provides comprehensive routine and emergency dental care including restorative, periodontal, prosthodontic, endodontic and surgical services as well as 24/7 emergency care. For more information, call (760) 830-7052.

Religious Ministries
Building 1551
(760) 830-6304
The MCAGCC Religious Ministries (RM) offers a wide variety of religious opportunities for the entire Combat Center Community. Nurturing faith, encouraging spiritual enrichment and offering hope in a loving community remains the RM’s No. 1 commitment.

RM seeks to achieve this vision through a comprehensive and varied program of worship services, educational classes and fellowship opportunities. Child care services are provided in the Religious Ministries Center for infants through 4 year olds for some RM events, special services and religious studies.

Religious educational opportunities abound, which include Roman Catholic CCD/Faith Formations and several Christian Bible studies. Classes are available for toddlers to adults. Regular and special music events fill the schedule. Youth gather in specially tailored programs. Additional programs include singles groups, PREP, CREDO, Christian Women’s Fellowship, Military Conference of Catholic Women, Cyrus Young Adults and other specialized groups.

Commissary
(760) 830-6325
Hours: Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.; closed Monday; Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of 30 percent or more on their purchases compared with commercial prices.

Credit Union
Building 1515
(800) 736-4500
www.pmcu.com
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more than 50 years Pacific Marine Credit Union has provided financial services to military personnel and their families.

Banking
Building 1515
(760) 830-3077
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With more than 50 years of service to the military community Fort Sill National Bank boasts products tailored specifically for service members and their families.

Post Office
Building 1435
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The zip code for units aboard the Combat Center is 92278; housing residents’ zip code is 92277.

Marine Corps Community Services

Welcome to an active lifestyle with Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) aboard MCAGCC 29 Palms. MCCS consists of Food & Hospitality, Semper Fit/Recreation, retail services, Marine and Family services, and Support Divisions. All programs are offered to active-duty military personnel, retirees, family members, guests, DoD and NAFI employees. MCCS divisions are designed to enhance the quality of life of the Marine family by providing quality services and activities.

Marine & Family Services
Marine & Family services strives to promote personal and family readiness through a wide array of classes, workshops and one-on-one counseling options. Take a look at the ways in which Family Services can assist you and your family.

Lifelong Learning Library
Building 1524
(760) 830-6875
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Lifelong Learning Library has a wealth of informational resources from books to Internet access, as well as trained professionals to help you find what you need. It also offers movie and music rentals as well as childrens activities.

Career Resource Off ice
Building 1438
(760) 830-7225
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The CRO’s mission is to provide quality transition assistance to Marines, Sailors, spouses, retirees, civil servants and other authorized members. It offers a variety of resources including federal resume workshops, pre-retirement seminars, local employment workshops, free email and fax for job assistance and much more. Programs offered include: Transition Management, Family Member Employment Assistance and Microsoft Certification.

Children, Youth & Teen Program
The Children, Youth & Teen Program has a wide range of child care and recreation options available to the military and civilian families aboard MCAGCC.

Hourly Care
Building 694
(760) 830-3227 ext. 230
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hourly care is offered for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age.

Bright Beginnings
Building 693
(760) 830-3227 ext. 252
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Bright Beginnings program accommodates children 6 weeks to 36 months of age. Prices are determined by total family income. Hourly care program is available.

New Horizons
Building 694
(760) 830-3227 ext. 221/222
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Part-Time Care Program: Monday through Friday, 9 am. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Extended Hours Plan: Monday through Friday, 5:15 to 6:30 a.m.
The New Horizons program accommodates children from newborns to 6 years of age. Prices are determined by total family income. Hourly care is available for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

Leaps & Bounds
Building 696R1
(760) 830-3900
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Extended Hours Plan: Monday through Friday, 5:15 to 6:30 a.m.
Care for children 6 weeks to 3 years old. The part-day preschool is designed to help preschool age children prepare for social and structural concepts and entering kindergarten. Two sessions are available, Monday through Friday, one morning and one afternoon.

School Age Care
Building 692
(760) 830-3227 ext. 273
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Extended Hours Plan: Monday through Friday, 5:15 to 6:30 a.m.
Care for youth from first grade to 12 years old. CYTP School Age Care program is affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of America. The partnerships allow CYTP to offer a wide variety of programs to enhance character, leadership and community awareness in the youth who are enrolled in the programs. The BGCA and 4-H assist the program in providing specialty clubs, outreach programs and community sport events.

Family Child Care
Building 694
(760) 830-3227 ext. 230
Available hours: Full-time, part-time, hourly, before and after school, evenings, weekends and holidays
Care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Care is provided in small group setting by a certified Family Child Care provider in a home environment located in government quarters. All providers are trained and licensed to operate quality developmental child care programs in their homes. FCC homes are inspected monthly and must meet the standards outlined in MCO1710.30E.

Open Recreation Youth Program
Building 692
(760) 830-3227 ext. 272
Hours: Monday through Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. Special programs such as dances or fieldtrips are offered to youth in first through sixth grades.

Teen Program
Building 692
(760) 830-3227 ext. 273
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The MCCS Teen Center gives Combat Center teens a place of their own as well as a place to go after school. MCCS-eligible family members enjoy homework assistance, computers with Internet access, arcade games, music, TV and just hanging out.

Resource & Referral
Building 694
(760) 830-3227 ext. 230
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Resource & Referral is your one-stop contact for any question about and enrollment in any of the child care programs.

Marine Corps Family Team Building
The mission and focus of Marine Corps Family Team Building is to improve the quality of life for service members and their families by providing reliable, high quality programs and services that promote healthy lifestyles and improve morale, unit and personal readiness and retention.

Family Readiness Program
Building 1551
(760) 830-4163
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The mission of the Family Readiness Program is to train and prepare Marines and families to ensure optimum resiliency when faced with lifecycle events. The program shall provide support through proactive outreach and intervention in the form of the following functions: Official Communication, Information and Referral and Marine and Family Readiness and Deployment Support.

Lifestyle, Insight, Networking, Knowledge & Skills (L.I.N.K.S.)
Building 696 T Cottontail Road
(760) 830-1696
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
L.I.N.K.S. is an official Marine Corps program which helps families connect to the Corps.

The Marine Corps has expanded its definition of family to include the family Marines were born into, sworn into and married into. The L.I.N.K.S. program now offers multiple classes to accommodate all aspects of a Marine’s family: L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses, L.I.N.K.S. for Teens, L.I.N.K.S. for School-Age Kids, L.I.N.K.S. for Marines and L.I.N.K.S. for Marine Parents and Extended Family.

Readiness & Deployment Support
Building 1551
(760) 830-3124/3127
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Readiness & Deployment Support enhances unit readiness by delivering mobile family education programs to all ages. Designed specifically for Marines, Sailors and families, these programs increase awareness of relevant readiness issues, while offering individuals creative ideas to build a healthier family. It covers a variety of topics including command support, information and resources, pre-deployment briefs, readiness training and return and reunion workshops.

LifeSkills Education & Training
Building 1551
(760) 830-3115
The LifeSkills program provides facilitation of workshops in such areas as:
• Four Lenses
• Family care plans
• 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families
• Pre-Marital, Interpersonal, Choices & Knowledge (P.I.C.K.).

Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)
Building 1541 (Protestant Chapel)
(760) 830-6464
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PREP is a skills training program established by Dr. Howard J. Markman of the University of Denver Center of Marital and Family Studies. It teaches married or engaged couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict and promoting intimacy. The program’s aim is to prevent future marital problems, including violence and divorce.

Counseling Services
Building 1437
(760) 830-6345
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Services include domestic violence intervention, family/individual counseling, prevention and education, sexual assault prevention and response, victims advocates assistance and substance abuse counseling.

Personal Readiness & Community Suppor
Branch Head
Building 1551
(760) 830-8456
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Exceptional Family Member Program
(760) 830-7740
The Exceptional Family Member Program is for service members with family members who qualify as having a mental health, medical or special education need. This family member must be a dependant of an active-duty service member to qualify.

Financial Management Program
(760) 830-7342/4262
Educational classes are available, both as a one-on-one counseling session or as unit P.M.E.s in: banking, basic budgeting, car buying, checkbook management, insurance, consumer rights, marriage preparations, divorce, transition, retirement, pre-deployment preparations, tackling debt, credit and savings and investments.

Information & Referral
(877) 727-5300
(760) 830-6344/7479
Information & Referral is the primary point of contact for the clients of Marine Corps Community Support. The office has various handouts and pamphlets of military/community social and human service programs. All military personnel, DoD civilians, sponsored family members and retirees can obtain information about myriad of services available both on base and in the local community.

Engaged or newly married couples can come to the office and receive a New Marriage Packet.

The package contains a checklist and information needed to process a new family member into the military community. This includes:
• DEERS
• Commuted Rations
• Housing Rates and Options
• Lifestyles, Information, Networking, Knowledge and Skills.
• Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (P.R.E.P.)
As well as many other programs available for the couple.

Retired Activities Office
(760) 830-7550
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Retired Activities Office is available to assist retirees with local regulations, policies on entitlements, benefits and privileges.

Retail & Services
Main Exchange
Building 1502
(760) 830-6163
Open: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
It’s not just a store, it’s part of your benefits. With every purchase you make at the Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), you’re receiving the best price and investing in the future of all Marines, servicemen, their families and honored retirees.

The MCX at Twentynine Palms offers five stores and a gas station. The two main shopping areas are the Main Exchange and the Home Store.

Inside the Exchange
GNC
(760) 830-3192
GNC is the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional supplements including vitamin, mineral, herbal and other specialty supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products.

Information, Tickets and Tours
(760) 830-4067
Information, Tickets and Tours is your onestop shop for all your destinations. The ITT office has discount tickets to many Southern California tourist attractions. Purchase tickets to area theme parks, dinner shows, whale watching tours, museums, aquariums and more.

Military Clothing
(760) 830-5794
Military Clothing offers everything from chevrons and ribbons to boots and large uniform items.

The Plaque Shop
(760) 830-0338
Dog tags while you wait. Engraving, plaques, custom unit logo, models, trophies and much more are offered too. Same day service is available on most items.

Tease Shirts
(760) 830- 0341
Custom embroidery, screen-printing and uniform nametapes made quickly for a reasonable price.

Value Logic
(760) 830-4244
Value Logic is located in the new X, Main Exchange next to the electronics department.

It provides computer diagnostics, hardware replacement, complete operating system reload and data rescue, laptop repairs. It also has gaming consoles and laptop systems available for rent.

Wireless Advocates
(760) 830-0340
All the latest phones, accessories, T-Mobile and AT&T service capabilities, along with all with the convenience of being in the MCX mall.

Services
Barber Shop
Main Exchange
Building 1502
(760) 830-0342
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; holidays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marine Mart
Building 1090
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; holidays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

C&E Complex
Building 1863
(760) 830-4101
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Camp Wilson
Building 5400
(760) 830-4633
**Hours Contingent on CAX**

Automotive
JT Automotive
Building 1078
(760) 830-6693
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Laundry
Dry Cleaner
Laundry & Tailor Shop
Building 1500
(760) 865-0572
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marine Palms Marine Mart Laundromat
Open 24/7
With 11 washers, 12 dryers, a soap vending machine and large screen TV, we have all you need to comfortably do your laundry.

Camp Wilson Laundromat
Building 5414
(760) 830-7821
Open 24/7 **Hours contingent on CAX** The Camp Wilson laundromat boasts 32 washers and 15 dryers, along with six video games, four beverage machines, two snack machines and one laundry products machine.

Other Base Services
American Cab (authorized base taxi)
(760) 368-1000
Open 24/7
Decal Depot
Building 1024
(760) 902-9366/9982
Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Decal Depot’s funky studio offers a fullservice of professionally designed and manufactured products including custom decals, stickers, interior and exterior signs, mounted photographs, canvas prints, vehicle magnetic signs, conference and expo graphics, hardware and all kinds of banners.

Enterprise Rent a Car
Building 1078
(760) 830-6498
(760) 367-3385
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Whether you need a car to get around the base or around the state, Enterprise offers quality vehicles at great prices for Marines, Sailors and other MCCS eligible patrons.

GameStop
(760) 830-3922
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
GameStop offer customers the most popular new software, hardware and game accessories for next generation video game systems and the PC. In addition, GameStop’s used game trade program creates value for customers while recycling products no longer being played.

Resolute Partners
Cyber Zone
Building 1519 T1
(760) 830-4690
Open 24/7
Offering computer usage with Internet access and wireless hotspots.

Recreation
Semper Fit offers a wide range of recreational programs and activities, from active duty intramural sports to family-friendly trailers at Lake Havasu. If you’re looking for a recreational challenge, watch for our Combat Center Challenge.

If you’re seeking family activities, you’ll find numerous programs such as wood working, swimming lessons, movies and bowling. Don’t miss out on excellent training programs at the base fitness centers where you can participate in yoga, martial arts and many other classes to support your fitness goals. With so much to offer, you’ll never have to leave the base to find high quality recreation and leisure activities.

Clubs & Dining
The Food and Hospitality Division oversees the Officers’, SNCO and Enlisted Clubs, snack bars, fast food restaurants and mobile canteen operations.

Dining
Combat Center
Officers Club
Building 1573
(760) 830-6610
Monday: lunch, 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; dinner: 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday: lunch, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pub hours: Monday and Thursday, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 4:30 to 10 p.m.
The Combat Center Officers’ Club is the premier on-base dining facility and is open to all hands for lunch and dinner. Check out the theme lunches and dinners or try a new signature salads and sandwiches.

Charlies Coffee House
Building 1863
(760) 830-4103
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Savor gourmet coffee with fresh pastries or try the breakfast and lunch specials at this allhands Java bar.

Hashmarks Grill & Bar
Building 1531
(760) 830-5035
Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 4:30 to 11 p.m.
All Hands Lunch: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hashmarks is your SNCO club with a dining kick. Come down for great food and drinks at prices that just can’t be beat.

Sandy Hill Lanes Snack Bar
Building 1584
(760) 830-1316
Great food and beverages at Sandy Hill Lanes Snack bar including a variety of healthy choices like salads, sandwiches and pan pizzas, as well as fried favorites like popcorn shrimp, onion rings and chicken tenders. Draft and bottled beer available.

Warrior Club @ Camp Wilson
Building 5710
(760) 830-5613
Sunday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Hours based on the Mojave Viper Training Schedule)
Camp Wilson’s only dining facility. Enjoy a selection of fast food items and a comfortable eat-in environment.

Other Base Dining
Carl’s Jr.
Building 1081
(760) 368-3685
5a.m. to midnight
Famous burgers, sandwiches, salads and breakfast to go or dine-in.

Charley’s Grilled Subs
Building 1517
(760) 830-0955
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Charley’s offers grilled sandwiches, gourmet fries, grilled salads and catering for all your events.

D’Carlo’s Italian Cafe
Building 1082
(760) 830-7904
Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight
D’Carlo’s Italian Café is best known to the locals as the small neighborhood restaurant serving the best Italian food in the Coachella valley. Now aboard the base, D’Carlo’s extensive menu features veal, chicken, seafood and brick oven pizza.

Domino’s Pizza
Building 1519
(760) 830-1700
Open daily: 10 a.m. to midnight
Delicious, fresh-baked pizza ready fast. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, dine in and enjoy flat-screen TVs and comfortable booths or pick it up to go.

Extreme Pita
Building 3811
(760) 748-2140
Open daily: 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Extreme Pita serves healthy wrap pitas, flatbaked pitas, salads, smoothies and more for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Extreme Pita also offers catering.

Fish-A-Licious Mobile
(760) 362-6007
Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
(Camp Wilson subject to training schedule) Serving southern favorites; call for location and hours.

Taco Bell Express
Building 1531
(760) 368-1300
Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Located next to the Zone and open late to serve you.

Yogurt Blast
Building 1531
(760) 368-1300
Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Create your own masterpiece with distinct yogurt flavors, fresh-cut fruit and dry toppings.

MCX Food Court
Building 1502 – Main Exchange

Intermission Cafe

(760) 830-4130
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Intermission Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers a great menu that ranges from biscuits and gravy and breakfast wraps to hand-tossed salads and specialty wraps.

Mark Pi’s Express
(760) 830-4130
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mark Pi’s Express offers the best in Chinese cuisine at an affordable price with fast, easy service.

Home delivery available, call for more details.

Nathan’s Famous
(760) 830-4130
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Nathan’s Famous is known for its all-beef hot dogs and crinkle cut fries.

Starbucks Coffee
(760) 830-3705
Daily: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Offering a menu of coffee, tea and baked goods.

Walter’s Pizzeria
(760) 830-4130
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Walter’s Pizzeria takes pride in using the highest quality ingredients, including real California cheese, the finest meats available and freshly sliced vegetables. Dough is prepared daily and homemade sauce is an original recipe make with a delicious combination of more than seven herbs and spices. Order by the slice or enjoy a whole pizza pie.

Clubs
Officers’ Club
Building 1573
(760) 830-6610
Officer Pub Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 4:30 to 10 p.m.
Offering catering, an upscale atmosphere, delectable menu options and service sure to please. Call to make reservations.

Hashmarks SNCO Club
Building 1531
(760) 830-5035
Hashmarks entertains SNCOs with a variety of events like Monday Night Football, Steak Night and First Friday Themed Dance Nights.

Blood Stripes NCO Club
Building 1532
(760) 830-4141
Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 10 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to midnight Blood Stripes NCO Club is the place where E-4 and E-5 service members can go to relax and watch sports after a hard day’s work.

Excursions Enlisted Club
Building 1532
(760) 830-6608
Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to midnight; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Football)
Excursions Enlisted Club provides a place for E-3 and below service members to relax, hang out with friends and enjoy some down time at the end of the day. So get out of the barracks and enjoy our pool tables, video games, digital jukebox and flat-screen TVs.

Warrior Club at Camp Wilson
Building 5410
(760) 830-5613
Sunday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Hours based on Mojave Viper Training Schedule)

The Warrior Club is an all-ranks dining facility located at Camp Wilson to serve our field Marines. The club serves the finest in fast-food style entrees such as double cheeseburgers, chicken strips, fish sticks, fries, nachos and much more.

Sports, Gyms and Recreation
MCAGCC Sports
Building 1341
(760) 830-6857/4092
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MCAGCC Sports offers athletes the opportunity to compete in unit level athletic competition. Competition is seasonal and is for basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, golf, tackle and flag football, racquetball, bowling and cross country races. Varsity sports are offered to athletes who have demonstrated the ability to compete at a higher level of competition. MCAGCC Sports presently offers varsity men’s teams in basketball, softball and soccer while providing varsity women’s teams in basketball and softball. Information concerning other sports up to All-Marine and Armed forces competition may be obtained from this office.

Youth Sports
Building 1004
(760) 830-8421
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(Hours may vary depending on sports season) MCAGCC Youth Sports offers great programs from instructional to competitive for ages 3 to 18 years. Sports such as volleyball, soccer and T-ball are offered, among others, and are a great way to get your child interested in athletics.

Gyms
East Gym Fitness Center
Building 1588
(760) 830-6440
Open daily: 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Play basketball or racquetball, relax in the co-ed spa or sauna and work out with the latest in cardiovascular equipment and free weights in a bright health club atmosphere.

Sign up for special fitness classes, summer youth programs and sessions with a free personal trainer.

West Gym Fitness Center
Building 1518/1519
(760) 830-6451/3009
Open daily: 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The West Gym offers great amenities for anyone’s workout including personal trainers, certified aerobic instructors, sauna, steam room, basketball court and cardio equipment with individual LCD screens.

You can also enjoy basketball, volleyball, fitness assessments, aerobic classes, personal trainers, cross-training machines, functional fitness classes and complete upper and lower body circuit equipment consisting of 24 pieces.

Community Center Gym
Building 1004
(760) 830-3380
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Community Center Gym has state-of-art equipment in the Cardio Room which is available to patrons 18 years and older. There are rowing machines, steppers, a free climber, exercise bikes and treadmills.

The Community Center also offers a high school-sized basketball court that can be reserved for teams or individual use. The facility provides basketballs and volleyballs at no charge.

Camp Wilson Fitness Center
(760) 830-4353
Open: 24/7, except 9 to 10:30 a.m. daily

Pools
Training Tank
Building 1508
(760) 830-6212
Monday through Friday: Lap Swim, 5 to 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Swim, 4 to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Open Swim, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Training Tank is located next to Sunset Cinema and is open year round. The Tank offers Marines and Sailors an Olympic-size heated swimming pool for training and recreational swimming. All ranks are welcome.

Family Pool
Building 697
(760) 830-6727
Monday through Friday, 1 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Family Pool, on Cottontail Road, features deluxe amenities and swimming classes. With a children’s pool with water tree and sunbathing chairs as well as covered areas, it’s great for your next day out in the summer heat.

Officers SNCO’s Pool Closed for renovations.

Recreation
Paintball Park
Behind Outdoor Adventures (Building 1262)
(866) 985-4932
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday for Individuals and private groups; available for private groups Monday through Thursday.

To book a private group, call Paintball Park or visit www.ThePaintBallPark.com.

Single Marine Program
Building 1531
(760) 830-8454
Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight

Single service and geographical bachelors can enjoy a variety of recreational activities including: pool, darts, foosball and ping pong. A variety of arcade games are also available. The Zone also offers a movie theater room and console and computer gaming.

The Single Marine Program has two shuttle vehicles that transport Marines to and from locations. The SMP shuttle vans have red and yellow signage on the side of the vans. SMP drives Marines and Sailors to the Commissary, Exchange, eateries and to the barracks.

Community Center
Building 1004
(760) 830-3380
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Community Center is free of charge for almost any function Monday through Friday without reservation. Weekends cost $10 per hour upon approval; submit a reservation request 15 days in advance for staffing purposes.

The meeting rooms at the Community Center are available for birthday parties, baby showers, retirement parties, unit social gatherings, training seminars and much more. There is a fully equipped kitchen available, and the outdoor patio is great for barbecues, with lots of space for dining, socializing and is in close proximity to the kitchen.

Desert Winds Golf Course
Building 3811
(760) 830-6132
Play 18 holes year-round at MCCS’s Desert Winds Golf Course. This championship-rated course has rental clubs for active-duty personnel, a driving range and electric carts. And, after a long day of golfing, head into the clubhouse for a quick delicious lunch or hearty snack.

Outdoor Adventures & Stables
(760) 830-7235

OA
Building 1262
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OA provides recreational rentals, including equipment for winter and summer sports, camping, garden and party gear.

Stables
Building 1260
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For just $100 a month, this self-care horse boarding facility offers a 24’x24’ partially covered stall, a tack locker in a locked tack room, round pen, mini-arena, a pasture with pond, shoeing area, wash racks and miles of trails. Mares and Geldings accepted. Stallions are not permitted.

If you wish to see the facility, please check in at the Outdoor Adventures building during normal business hours.

Lake Havasu
(760) 830-4122
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Crazyhorse Campground provides a perfect setting for the nine vacation rentals. Situated on a small island in Lake Havasu, the campground provides the ideal combination of privacy and proximity to town.

Units are fully stocked with all of the conveniences of home including refrigerators, stove/ ovens, microwaves and coffee makers. The living room features a full size sofa/sleeper, swivel chair and cable TV with VCR. The newest rental is equipped for the physically impaired with wider doorways, ramps and railings.

Rental prices: Sunday through Thursday, $45/night; Friday and Saturday, $55/night; holidays and spring break, $60/night

Wood Hobby Shop
(760) 830-7214
Building 1342
Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Required Safety Classes are held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and on Saturday at 11 a.m.
All the wood and tools you need to make items from entertainment centers to plaques, cabinets, shelves and more. With just a small fee for the use of the tools, you can get right to being creative. Two Epilog CO2 Laser Engraving Systems are also available.

Experienced staff members are on hand to assist you with your project.

Sandy Hill Lanes Bowling Center
Building 1584
(760) 830-6422
Sandy Hill Lanes is the coolest place for fun and relaxation. With 20 synthetic lanes, all with auto bumps, new scoring system, AMF 8290SL pin setters and a great full-service pro shop on site, why pay more somewhere else?

Take advantage of the promotional free bowling on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Auto Skills Center
Building 1083
(760) 830-7527
Wednesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monthly classes are offered in Basic How-To and Advanced How-To.

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