Norfolk, VA



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 readine


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 hel

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


Training for the Unexpected

Story by Cpl Logan Snyder on 05/31/2017 Advanced clearing is taught to better prepare the Marines for the unexpected and how to handle enemy combatants in tight enclosures. "The purpose of advanced clearing is to show Marines that there are multiple ways they can clear an enclosure, especially with limited

Do gym rats need more than cheese to stay fit?

Story by Cpl Logan Snyder on 05/23/2017 I was always under the impression that I could eat anything I wanted as long as I burned it off in the gym, and that nutrition wasn't that important when I was looking for results. The occasional fast-food value meal wasn't hurting my

Leaders Train to Further Careers

Story by Cpl Logan Snyder on 05/23/2017 When noncommissioned officers transition to the staff noncommissioned officer ranks, their duties increase. This seminar is designed to provide guidance on those expectations and widen their scope of responsibility. Although the Staff Academy offers a seven-week, resident course where staff sergeants can participate
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