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To the Marines and Sailors joining Thunder, welcome to our team.  3d Battalion has a storied tradition of excellence and a reputation across the Division for our mission capability, flexibility, and timely and accurate fires.  The MCAGCC training area provides 3/11 with unique and challenging training opportunities, giving our Marines experience across a wide spectrum of operations.  The expectation is that when you arrive at 3d Battalion, you are ready to jump in with a dynamic group of professionals dedicated to mission accomplishment and the welfare of our Marines, Sailors, and their families.  To assist in this transition, we are committed to making the move to Twentynine Palms and integration of your family with the battalion as smooth and pleasant as possible, and have detailed check-in procedures and base resources below.  Again, we are honored to have you as part of 3d Battalion, and look forward to seeing you in the near future!

Our battalion is dedicated to taking care of not just our Marines and Sailors, but their families as well.  We fully understand the sacrifices your family makes while you are in training and deployed.  We thank you for your service, sacrifice and commitment.  Our commitment to you is to provide you with information and referral services that will help enhance your quality of life.

To this end, designated members of the command are tasked with ensuring that every new Marine and Sailor is sponsored and receives quality transition assistance.  Our Command Sponsorship Program complements our Family Readiness Program and is designed to welcome new members and assist you and your family with the transition to Twentynine Palms and integration within the battalion. 

A designated representative will contact you to ensure you have a command sponsor.  My Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) will do the same after you check in.  Our goal is to assist you and your family with the transition and quick integration to your new duty station and command.  You can count on us to provide:

-A sponsor of equal or higher rank to assist with your transition to the command.
-Provide information on command, referral services, and provide deployment support.

Prior to your arrival, your sponsor stands at the ready to be a resource for any situation that you may encounter. 

The Uniform for check in is service "A".

  • All Original Orders
  • Receipts for travel claim
  • SRB/OQR
  • Dependent information (if not currently in DEERS)
    1. Birth Certificate/Supporting Docs
    2. Marriage License/Divorce decree
  • Certified copy Pg 3 & dependency application (Housing)
  • Medical Record
  • Dental Record
  • Personal Weapon Registration
  • Car Registration/Proof of Insurance