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History of 9th Engineer Support Battalion

150px-9thESBsmallThe 9th Engineer Support Battalion of the 3rd Marine Logistices Group was once titled the 9th Engineer Battalion. The 9th Engineer Battalion was activated on November 1, 1965 at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and was under the operational control of the Commanding General Force Troops, located at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.

 

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Building bridges: Combat engineers take on the gap

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group joined forces with service members from Bravo Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group to construct one of the largest medium girder bridges in recent years. 

The units constructed the 22-bay, double-story span with link reinforcement at a training site at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 5. For the Marines of 9th ESB, who are based out of Okinawa, Japan, it was a unique opportunity to join their sister battalion in a training environment they don’t often have overseas.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 December 2014 17:50

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9th ESB prepares for deployments with mobility exercise

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CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa - Marines may receive the call to deploy to a crisis or contingency at any time, and maintaining operational readiness is the key to succeeding once they arrive. To maintain the high state of readiness demanded of all Marines, perfect practice is required.

Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, trained to increase their response time in the event of a call to action during a mobility exercise June 18 at Camp Hansen. 

9th ESB organizes exercises to ensure the readiness of the unit in case a disaster strikes during the typhoon season on Okinawa, according to Gunnery Sgt. Ralph M. Wright, an operations chief with Bulk Fuel Company, 9th ESB, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 December 2014 17:45

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Military working dog handlers build skills with EOD

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CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa - Military working dog handlers with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion received improvised explosive device detection training March 24 at Camp Hansen.
 
The training prepared the handlers to operate without the assistance of their military working dogs during scenarios which replicated operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, relying solely on the skills taught by EOD technicians with 9th Engineer Support Battalion.
 
While military working dogs are trained to find explosives, they are not capable of locating all types of IEDs. To compensate for this, the handlers learned how EOD technicians locate potential IEDs.
“Today, we held a basic IED brief for K-9 handlers who are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan,” said Staff Sgt. Jarret Garibaldi, an EOD technician with 9th ESB, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 June 2014 19:26

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Mission of 9th Engineer Support Battalion

150px-9thESBsmallProvides general engineering support to III Marine Expeditionary Force including survivability, countermobility & mobility enhancements, explosive ordnance disposal, bulk water production & storage, and bulk fuel storage & distribution.

 

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