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.



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



Mongolian, US engineers team up to renovate school

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NALAIKH DISTRICT, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Despite the generally arid climate in Mongolia’s steppe, rain poses a significant threat to a high school here. A multinational team of engineers and construction specialists are working to solve that problem during exercise Khaan Quest 2013.
Marines with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, and soldiers from 96th Troop Command, Washington Army National Guard, have teamed up with the Mongolian Armed Force’s 017 Construction Regiment to renovate Erdmiin Oyun High School, kicking off the project, July 20. 

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 18:03



9th ESB Marines remove wall near Torii Station

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TORII STATION, Okinawa - The knocking of diesel engines, the smell of dirt and the crash of rocks resounded in the area as the team of combat engineers finished the work that could one day save lives.
Service members with 9th Engineer Support Battalion removed a 60-meter-long wall near U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station’s main gate July 8-12.
“The Yomitan Village requested the removal of the rock wall that had been in place for nearly fifty years because it was creating a traffic hazard that could obstruct the evacuation of people during emergencies and emergency drills,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin P. Nolan of Torii Station. 

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 17:48



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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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