CAMP ALLEN NEWS

MARFORCOM welcomes new commanding general

Story by Sgt Jessika Braden on 07/03/2019 NORFOLK, Va. U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund assumed command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) during a change of command ceremony where Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, the outgoing MARFORCOM commanding general transferred the command's colors to Hedelund July 3
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Royal Marine and U.S. Marine generals strengthen rapport at MARFORCOM

Story by MSgt Ryan O'Hare on 02/15/2019 NORFOLK, Va. -- The Commandant General Royal Marines, Maj. Gen. Charlie R. Stickland, visited U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command Feb. 12, 2019, to discuss future bilateral training opportunities with the Commanding General of MARFORCOM, Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis. The meeting was a
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Rededication ceremony honors Korean War hero

Story by Sgt Jessika Braden on 11/28/2018 NORFOLK, Va. U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command held a ceremony, where Camp Allen was rededicated as Camp Elmore in honor of Korean War Navy Cross recipient Pfc. George W. Elmore, Nov. 27, 2018 at Camp Elmore. In the mid 90's, Elmore was the
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Bold Alligator 2017 Exercises Amphibious Forces

NORFOLK, Va. - Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command and Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) will commence Bold Alligator 2017 (BA17) in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and at-sea Atlantic ranges Oct. 18 through Oct. 30. Bold Alligator 17 will be a live, events-driven exercise featuring U.S. Navy, Marine
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CQB Instructors Maintain High Standards Through Progression Training

Story by Cpl Logan Snyder on 07/07/2017 "This is important because all instructors must maintain the standards so they can effectively teach and demonstrate those skills to the students," said Staff Sgt. Joseph Pistone, CQB course chief, Training Co., MCSFR. Instructor progression takes place over two weeks and includes being
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Hampton Roads Marines Compete in Regional HITT Preliminary Competition

Story by Cpl Logan Snyder on 06/29/2017 The preliminaries are held for active-duty Marines to have a shot at being the best in their area and then to go on to the national competition and compete to be the best in the country. The events the Marines competed against each
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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
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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
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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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Students Learn Interior Tactics during Phase II of CQB

Story by Sgt Kayla D. Rivera on 05/09/2017 CQB training teaches students how to react in a combat environment while engaging combatants and controlling occupants in close quarters. It also provides them with specific skillsets to ensure their team's survival while clearing out an enclosure. During Phase I of CQB
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CQB Students are put to the Final Test

Story by Sgt Kayla D. Rivera on 05/09/2017 "The purpose is for the students to be given a more realistic situation with live personnel, as the objectives, shooting back at them," said Staff Sgt. Sean Litchfield, section leader, Close Quarters Battle instructor, Training Co., U.S. Marine Corps Security Force Regiment.
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