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9th Communication Battalion

 

9th Communication Battalion

Marines with 9th Communication Battalion stand in formation to represent the battalion name at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2017.
9th Comm Formation
Marines with 9th Communication Battalion stand in formation to represent the battalion name at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2017.
A small detachment from 9th Communication Battalion establishes a full service communications node during Battalion Field Training Exercise 1-17. The Battalion uses camouflage netting to conceal the assets at the site.
CONCEALED COMMUNICATION NODE
A small detachment from 9th Communication Battalion establishes a full service communications node during Battalion Field Training Exercise 1-17. The Battalion uses camouflage netting to conceal the assets at the site.
9th Communication Battalion Marines receive training on air to ground refueling from VMM-164 during the Battalion Field Training Exercise 1-18.
Refueling ops
9th Communication Battalion Marines receive training on air to ground refueling from VMM-164 during the Battalion Field Training Exercise 1-18.
A detachment from 9th Communication Battalion offloads from a MV-22 while conducting a refueling mission as part of the Battalion Field Exercise 1-18.   Beyond communications, Marines trained on land navigation, security, and flight operations during the exercise.
FLIGHT OPS
A detachment from 9th Communication Battalion offloads from a MV-22 while conducting a refueling mission as part of the Battalion Field Exercise 1-18. Beyond communications, Marines trained on land navigation, security, and flight operations during the exercise.
Marines from Bravo Company work as a team to set up a Tactical Elevated Antenna Mast System, or TEAMS, to establish line of sight microwave communications with the Battalion Main Element.
ANTENNA ESTABLISHMENT
Marines from Bravo Company work as a team to set up a Tactical Elevated Antenna Mast System, or TEAMS, to establish line of sight microwave communications with the Battalion Main Element.
1stLt Oshiro walks away victorious after Sgt Rawlins declares him the winner during pugil sticks. The Marines of 9th Communication Battalion competed in a variety of MCMAP contests to include pugil sticks and ground fighting following a 6 mile gas hike.
Battalion MCMAP
1stLt Oshiro walks away victorious after Sgt Rawlins declares him the winner during pugil sticks. The Marines of 9th Communication Battalion competed in a variety of MCMAP contests to include pugil sticks and ground fighting following a 6 mile gas hike.
Marines from Charlie Company board a MV-22 Osprey while conducting Casualty Evacuation drills in September 2017. The exercise provided the Marines an opportunity to practice calling in a variety of reports over single channel radio.
Casevac drills
Marines from Charlie Company board a MV-22 Osprey while conducting Casualty Evacuation drills in September 2017. The exercise provided the Marines an opportunity to practice calling in a variety of reports over single channel radio.
Mission
The 9th Communication Battalion's mission statement is to: On order, 9th Communication Battalion operates and defends information networks across all domains in order to allow the Marine Air Ground Task Force Command Element to integrate combat power.

                      
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