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I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Information Group (I MIG) provides administrative, training, and logistical support while in CONUS and forward deployed to the I MEF and I MEB Command Elements. Additionally, function as Higher Headquarters for the four Major Subordinate Elements in order to allow I MEF CE to execute warfighting functions in support of service and COCOM initiatives as required.

Plan and direct, collect process, produce and disseminate intelligence, and provide, counterintelligence support to the MEF Command Element, MEF major subordinate commands, subordinate Marine Air Group Task Force(MAGTF), and other commands as directed

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Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 conduct a house raid during a certification exercise of the Basic Combat Skills Course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 20, 2015. BCSC serves as a refamiliarization course for non-infantry Marines, teaching the fundamental skills needed to operate in a combat zone. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)

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Combat Skilled, Combat Ready

25 Nov 2015 | Lance Cpl. Devan Gowans I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, kicked off their round of participation in the Basic Combat Skills Course, Nov. 17, 2015.

Keeping Marines combat ready and upholding the deep-rooted tradition of “every Marine a warfighter,” the instructors of Combat Skills Training School aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, facilitate the smooth operation of the Basic Combat Skills Course for non-infantry Marines.

The purpose of the weeklong course is to improve upon the principles first taught to non-infantry Marines during recruit training and Marine Combat Training.

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, kicked off their round of participation in BCSC, Nov. 17, 2015.

“This course serves as a refresher for the Marines,” said Sgt. William Fabrocini, a Los Angeles native, and an instructor with the Combat Skills Training School. The objective is for them to be immersed in a field environment, learning skills that they wouldn’t typically learn in their respective garrison workplaces, Fabrocini added.

After classroom instruction on basic orienteering and proper use of the lensatic compass, the Marines hiked up Engineer Hill to their designated training area where they took part in a dead reckoning land navigation course. This course allows them to exercise their knowledge with one of the most dependable navigation methods in the Marine Corps.

“In today’s world, we have access to GPS devices conveniently placed in digital watches or smartphones,” said Sgt. Grant Voss, a platoon sergeant with CLB 11. “It’s vital that they learn how to make use of the compass because of its accuracy and reliability.”

As the sun fell and darkness was cast on the area, the Marines were introduced to an even more difficult land navigation course, including a night patrol, where they traversed the terrain behind the green glow of night-vision optics.

Over the course of the week, the Marines applied the practical concepts of patrolling, long-distance hikes, personnel searching, counter improvised explosive device scenarios and room clearing in a simulated urban combat town; all scenarios that they will likely find themselves facing in a deployed environment.

At the end of the week, the culminating event of the course took place, evaluating the Marines new understanding of rudimentary combat tactics. 

“It’s a different experience when you put on all of your gear,” said Lance Cpl, Alexander Sieck, a Greeville, California, native, and data network specialist with CLB 11, and a student in the course. “Not many of us have opportunities like this to come out to the field and practice these tactics that could potentially save our lives someday in a combat environment.”

The BCSC serves as a means of advancement for the combat effectiveness of non-infantry Marines and CLB 11 Marines’ iteration of the course has provided them with important training they can use in a combat zone to function effectively as a unit.


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Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 conduct a house raid during a certification exercise of the Basic Combat Skills Course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 20, 2015. BCSC serves as a refamiliarization course for non-infantry Marines, teaching the fundamental skills needed to operate in a combat zone. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)

Photo by Lance Cpl. Devan Gowans

Combat Skilled, Combat Ready

25 Nov 2015 | Lance Cpl. Devan Gowans I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, kicked off their round of participation in the Basic Combat Skills Course, Nov. 17, 2015.

Keeping Marines combat ready and upholding the deep-rooted tradition of “every Marine a warfighter,” the instructors of Combat Skills Training School aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, facilitate the smooth operation of the Basic Combat Skills Course for non-infantry Marines.

The purpose of the weeklong course is to improve upon the principles first taught to non-infantry Marines during recruit training and Marine Combat Training.

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, kicked off their round of participation in BCSC, Nov. 17, 2015.

“This course serves as a refresher for the Marines,” said Sgt. William Fabrocini, a Los Angeles native, and an instructor with the Combat Skills Training School. The objective is for them to be immersed in a field environment, learning skills that they wouldn’t typically learn in their respective garrison workplaces, Fabrocini added.

After classroom instruction on basic orienteering and proper use of the lensatic compass, the Marines hiked up Engineer Hill to their designated training area where they took part in a dead reckoning land navigation course. This course allows them to exercise their knowledge with one of the most dependable navigation methods in the Marine Corps.

“In today’s world, we have access to GPS devices conveniently placed in digital watches or smartphones,” said Sgt. Grant Voss, a platoon sergeant with CLB 11. “It’s vital that they learn how to make use of the compass because of its accuracy and reliability.”

As the sun fell and darkness was cast on the area, the Marines were introduced to an even more difficult land navigation course, including a night patrol, where they traversed the terrain behind the green glow of night-vision optics.

Over the course of the week, the Marines applied the practical concepts of patrolling, long-distance hikes, personnel searching, counter improvised explosive device scenarios and room clearing in a simulated urban combat town; all scenarios that they will likely find themselves facing in a deployed environment.

At the end of the week, the culminating event of the course took place, evaluating the Marines new understanding of rudimentary combat tactics. 

“It’s a different experience when you put on all of your gear,” said Lance Cpl, Alexander Sieck, a Greeville, California, native, and data network specialist with CLB 11, and a student in the course. “Not many of us have opportunities like this to come out to the field and practice these tactics that could potentially save our lives someday in a combat environment.”

The BCSC serves as a means of advancement for the combat effectiveness of non-infantry Marines and CLB 11 Marines’ iteration of the course has provided them with important training they can use in a combat zone to function effectively as a unit.


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Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 conduct a house raid during a certification exercise of the Basic Combat Skills Course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 20, 2015. BCSC serves as a refamiliarization course for non-infantry Marines, teaching the fundamental skills needed to operate in a combat zone. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)

Photo by Lance Cpl. Devan Gowans

Combat Skilled, Combat Ready

25 Nov 2015 | Lance Cpl. Devan Gowans I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, kicked off their round of participation in the Basic Combat Skills Course, Nov. 17, 2015.

Keeping Marines combat ready and upholding the deep-rooted tradition of “every Marine a warfighter,” the instructors of Combat Skills Training School aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, facilitate the smooth operation of the Basic Combat Skills Course for non-infantry Marines.

The purpose of the weeklong course is to improve upon the principles first taught to non-infantry Marines during recruit training and Marine Combat Training.

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, kicked off their round of participation in BCSC, Nov. 17, 2015.

“This course serves as a refresher for the Marines,” said Sgt. William Fabrocini, a Los Angeles native, and an instructor with the Combat Skills Training School. The objective is for them to be immersed in a field environment, learning skills that they wouldn’t typically learn in their respective garrison workplaces, Fabrocini added.

After classroom instruction on basic orienteering and proper use of the lensatic compass, the Marines hiked up Engineer Hill to their designated training area where they took part in a dead reckoning land navigation course. This course allows them to exercise their knowledge with one of the most dependable navigation methods in the Marine Corps.

“In today’s world, we have access to GPS devices conveniently placed in digital watches or smartphones,” said Sgt. Grant Voss, a platoon sergeant with CLB 11. “It’s vital that they learn how to make use of the compass because of its accuracy and reliability.”

As the sun fell and darkness was cast on the area, the Marines were introduced to an even more difficult land navigation course, including a night patrol, where they traversed the terrain behind the green glow of night-vision optics.

Over the course of the week, the Marines applied the practical concepts of patrolling, long-distance hikes, personnel searching, counter improvised explosive device scenarios and room clearing in a simulated urban combat town; all scenarios that they will likely find themselves facing in a deployed environment.

At the end of the week, the culminating event of the course took place, evaluating the Marines new understanding of rudimentary combat tactics. 

“It’s a different experience when you put on all of your gear,” said Lance Cpl, Alexander Sieck, a Greeville, California, native, and data network specialist with CLB 11, and a student in the course. “Not many of us have opportunities like this to come out to the field and practice these tactics that could potentially save our lives someday in a combat environment.”

The BCSC serves as a means of advancement for the combat effectiveness of non-infantry Marines and CLB 11 Marines’ iteration of the course has provided them with important training they can use in a combat zone to function effectively as a unit.


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