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Maj. Gen. Banta tours MCBH
A rendering of the soon to be constructed Wiki-Wiki Marine Mart, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), Oct. 9, 2019. The WIki-Wiki is scheduled to be built fall of 2020 on MCBH. (Courtesy photo provided by Marine Corps Community Services, Logistics)
Ailani Barnett, daughter of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Barnett, a musician with the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band, sits in a driver seat during the annual National Night out, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Oct. 1, 2019. National Night Out is a yearly community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods a safer, more caring place to live. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Thomas Riley, deputy current operations officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), provides a command brief during a tour of MCBH, Oct. 3, 2019. The tour was provided to afford Congressional staffers of U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono's (D-HI) an opportunity to complete a survey of DoD and DoN equities that operate in and around Hawaii. The tour included  staff delegates consisting of Nick Ikeda, military legislative assistant; Emily Natori, legislative correspondent; and MCBH leadership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kirkland Wolfe, a supply administration and operations specialist with Headquarters Battalion (HQBN), Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), prepares to swing a bat during a game of softball, MCBH, Oct. 2, 2019. U.S. Marines with HQBN and CLB-3 competed in a game of softball to boost morale and camaraderie amongst their Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joshua Gomez, a military working dog handler with the Provost Marshals Office, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), praises Kelly, a military working dog, during the annual National Night out, MCBH, Oct. 1, 2019. National Night Out is a yearly community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods a safer, more caring place to live. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jordan Dunn, a food service specialist with Headquarters Battalion (HQBN), Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), swings a bat during a game of softball, MCBH, Oct. 2, 2019. U.S. Marines with HQBN and Combat Logistics Battalion 3 competed in a game of softball to boost morale and camaraderie amongst their Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)
From left to right, Christopher Sereno, general manager, Outdoor Recreation and Marina Center, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Edward D. Banta, commanding general, Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM), and his wife Molly Banta, tour the Marina during their visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), Sept. 27, 2019. The purpose of the tour was to assess the installation’s readiness capability first hand as the newest commanding general of MCICOM, as well as to discuss issues it faces. Banta toured the schools, training facilities, base housing, construction of new housing and new medical center. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Edward D. Banta (left), commanding general, Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM), listens to Daniel S. Geltmacher, Range Manager, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), discuss the Ulupa‘u Wildlife Management Area during his visit to MCBH, Sept. 25, 2019. The purpose of the tour was to assess the installation’s readiness capability first hand as the newest commanding general of MCICOM, as well as to discuss issues it faces. Banta toured the schools, training facilities, base housing, construction of new housing and new medical center. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Samantha Sanchez)
Paloma Almanza, left, principle for Mokapu elementary school, talks with Douglas Wadsworth, right, chief of staff for Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), during a school summit, Sep. 26, 2019. MCBH partnered with Hawaii Department of Education leadership to discuss education and promote resliency across the island. Attendess included the principals and vice principals from Mokapu, Kailua Intermediate, and Kalaheo High School, and leaders from MCBH, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe, 3d Marine Regiment and Marine Aircraft Group 24. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose Angeles)
Frank Hinshaw, a volunteer with the Flying Leathernecks, guides the National Colors by parachute to the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Marine Corps Base Hawaii , Sep. 27, 2019.The jump was conducted in support of the third annual Esprit De Corps Golf Tournament's opening ceremony, which is sponsored by the Marine Corps League Hawaii Aloha Detachment 363. The Marine Corps League was founded by Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune in 1923 allowing  honorably discharged, active duty, and reserve Marines to continue to join in camaraderie and fellowship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns)
U.S. Navy Sailors with the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band perform during the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 51 change of command ceremony, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Sept. 21, 2019. Cmdr. Matthew Abbot relinquished command to Cmdr. Steven Hacker. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)
Leticia, a military spouse, left, poses with her child and Heidi Murkoff, author of the “What to Expect” franchise, during the “Special Delivery Baby Shower”, Klipper Ballroom, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 19, 2019. The baby shower was open to new and expecting parents and included a question and answer with Murkoff, raffle prizes, games, food, and gifts. This event was sponsored by the United Service Organization and the “What to Expect” franchise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Caleb Franklin, a trumpet player with the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band, plays taps during National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Sept. 20, 2019. National POW/MIA Recognition Day honors those who were prisoners of war and who are still missing in action. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)
A U.S. Marine with Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) writes on a board during Exercise Lethal Breeze Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Kaneohe Bay, Sept. 17, 2019. Marine Corps Base Hawaii conducted this table top training as a part of Exercise Lethal Breeze to improve proficiency in assessing and handling fallen aircrafts and a state of emergency. Participating departments included the Provost Marshal’s Office, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Fire Department, and MCAS Waterfront Operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Martin Sanchez with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, drinks snakes blood during a jungle survival instruction part of Korps Marinir (KORMAR) Exchange 2019 in East Java, Indonesia, August 22, 2019. The KORMAR platoon exchange program between Indonesia and the U.S. involves each country sending a platoon of Marines to live and train together at the other's military base. This program enhances the capability of both services and displays their continued commitment to share information and increase the ability to respond to crisis together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Eric Tso)
U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, complete a Trans-Pacific flight from Darwin, Australia following a six-month deployment, landing MV-22 Ospreys on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, September 19, 2019. VMM-363 conducted the flight to improve and refine MV-22 Osprey operations that have been developed over the past three Marine Rotational Force-Darwin iterations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, react to a simulated gas attack during the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, September 19, 2019. The exercise was part of the first MCCRE ever conducted by MAG-24. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Bridget Glynn)
A participant in the Hawaii Special Olympics bowls during a K-Bay Lanes event, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sep. 14, 2019. The Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition and a variety of Olympic type sports ranging from bowling, swimming, basketball and more. These events provide children and adults with intellectual disabilities opportunities to develop physical fitness, camaraderie, and new found friendships with the volunteers to include U.S. Military personnel and civilians on base. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Benjamin Hernandez, a hospital corpsman with Special Projects Patrol Squadron 2, receives his chief petty officer cover during a Chief Petty Officers Pinning Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 13, 2019. During the ceremony, 18 U.S. Navy Sailors were pinned to the rank of Chief Petty Officer after completing the six week Chief Petty Officer Initiation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)