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.



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



9th Engineer Support Battalion prepares for deployment to Afghanistan

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CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, OKINAWA, Japan -- Many Marines have served valiantly during combat operations in Afghanistan. The lessons learned are continuously passed from one generation of Marines to the next, laying the foundation for less experienced Marines to deploy to Afghanistan, complete the mission, and return home safely.
Marines with Company F, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, completed a field training exercise May 15-17 on Camps Hansen and Schwab, and the Central Training Area in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 00:28



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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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