Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz
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Dededo, Guam
 


Mission Statement 

Provide the Fleet Marine Forces with operational functionality in order to enhance warfighting capabilities, facilitate the strengthening of coalition partnerships and joint region relationships, while projecting forward presence.


 

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COPE North 21

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 participates in exercise Cope North 21 in Guam, February 6, 2021. The mission of Cope North is to conduct a Trilateral Field Training Exercise (FTX) to improve combat readiness, increase interoperability of USAF, RAAF, and Koku-Jieitai forces, concentrating on coordination of air tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and to develop synergistic humanitarian assistance and/or disaster relief (HA/DR) operations. Cope North enhances U.S. relations with our regional allies and partners by demonstrating our resolve to promote security and stability throughout the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew King)

02

MCB Camp Blaz recieves COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. NAVAL BASE GUAM (Jan. 27, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Joseph Osbourne, the Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Blaz Current Operations Officer, left, receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jodee Martin, assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, Jan. 27, 2021. MCB Camp Blaz personnel received the vaccine to protect themselves against COVID-19, mitigate the spread of the virus, and maintain overall readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew King)

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2020 Toys for Tots Campaign CNMI

U.S. Marines with Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Blaz pose for photos with the Associated Students of Northern Marianas College, Saipan Young Professionals and local businesses during the annual Toys for Tots campaign on Saipan on Dec. 17, 2020. This year marks the 73rd year of the national Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign and the 7th year on Saipan. The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. The Toys for Tots campaign partners with local organizations and businesses to help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to Guam's and CNMI's less fortunate children. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Uriah Perez)

04

Building the future, respecting the culture, preserving the past

David Byerly, an archaeological technician assigned to Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Blaz, Guam, conducts an archaeological investigation at a construction site for the base, Oct. 14, 2020. As part of our resource management program, as well as our environmental responsibilities, great care is afforded throughout the entire construction process to mitigate impacts to artifacts, buildings and sites of cultural or historical importance. MCB Camp Blaz will continue to ensure a responsible construction process through extensive joint efforts with the government of Guam and federal and local agencies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew King)

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2020 Toys for Tots Campaign Kickoff

Staff Sgt. John Ewald, Assistant Coordinator for Toys for Tots on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands delivers donation boxes to the Grand Plaza Hotel on Guam to commence the 2020 Toys for Tots Campaign on Oct. 14, 2020. This year marks the 73rd year of the National Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign and the 11th year on Guam. The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz partners with local organizations and businesses to help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to Guam's and CNMI's less fortunate children. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew King)

06

Newest Marine Corps base flies Ol’ Glory for the first time

U.S. Marines and personnel assigned to Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Blaz observe the first flag raising of the new command, marking the initial operation capability of the base in Dededo, Guam, Oct. 1, 2020. MCB Camp Blaz is the first new Marine Corps base activated since March 1, 1952 and will hold an activation ceremony in the spring of 2021. MCB Camp Blaz, named after Brig. Gen. Vicente Tomas Garrido Blaz, a Marine officer of 29 years and former Guam delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, symbolizes Guam’s contributions to national security and the continued partnership between the Marine Corps and the Government of Guam. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew King)

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Secretary of Defense's wife visits spouses in Guam

Leah Esper, the wife of U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper, center, poses for a group photograph after a roundtable discussion with service members’ spouses during a luncheon at the Joint Region Marianas headquarters building in Asan, Guam, August 29, 2020. Leah Esper visited with spouses from all branches of the U.S. military and spoke with them about key issues facing them such as issues and concerns with child care, employment, housing and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew King)

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Japanese Consulate General visits future MCB Camp Blaz construction sites

U.S. Navy Capt. Joe Greeson, the commanding officer of Officer in Charge of Construction (OICC), right, briefs Toshiaki Kobayashi, the Japanese Consulate General, left, on construction progress for the upcoming Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Guam, July 30, 2020. The visit provided updates on the status and progress of construction projects associated with the future Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz in Guam. The construction of the Marine Corps base is a joint venture between the governments of the United States and Japan as part of a Bilateral Agreement signed by both countries in 2006. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew King)

09

Fighting Invasive Species With Fire

Carlo Medina, of the Guam Department of Agriculture Forestry Division, puts out a controlled burn during wildfire investigation training hosted by Guam Department of Agriculture, also helping in the eradication process of an invasive plant species in the future Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz forest enhancement area in Dededo, Guam, Mar 1, 2020. Environmental conservation is an important part of the Marine Corps relocation to Guam, with the forest enhancement area being one of many areas set aside to help protect native plant and wildlife species. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. John Ewald/Released)

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