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On Friday June 15th, 2018 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C. Marines from Marine Corps Engineer School participated in the award and retirement ceremony for Master Sergeant Jorge E. Castillon. MSgt Castillon was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and he retires after 24years of honorable and faithful military service to the United States of America.
MSgt Jorge E. Castillon Retirement
On Friday June 15th, 2018 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C. Marines from Marine Corps Engineer School participated in the award and retirement ceremony for Master Sergeant Jorge E. Castillon. MSgt Castillon was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and he retires after 24years of honorable and faithful military service to the United States of America.
On May 10 2018, Second Lieutenant Trevor Kenahan, a student with Combat Engineer Officer course 2-18 (CEO 2-18), primes a steel I-beam charge as part of a military demolitions practical application.
CEO 2-18 Military Demolitions
On May 10 2018, Second Lieutenant Trevor Kenahan, a student with Combat Engineer Officer course 2-18 (CEO 2-18), primes a steel I-beam charge as part of a military demolitions practical application.
On April 24, 2018 Marines with Basic Combat Engineer course 18-18 (BCE 18-18) fire the MK153, Shoulder-launched Multi-purpose Assault Weapon (SMAW), as part of their SMAW Employment Examination. SMAWs are portable weapon systems that can be used to destroy fortified enemy positions.
BCE 18-18 SMAW Shoot
On April 24, 2018 Marines with Basic Combat Engineer course 18-18 (BCE 18-18) fire the MK153, Shoulder-launched Multi-purpose Assault Weapon (SMAW), as part of their SMAW Employment Examination. SMAWs are portable weapon systems that can be used to destroy fortified enemy positions.
On April 24, 2018 Marines and spouses gathered at the Shogun Japanese Steak House restaurant in Jacksonville, N.C. for a volunteer appreciation dinner. Marine Corps Engineer School spouses volunteer numerous hours of their time to help plan, coordinate, and execute events for the military families throughout the year. Annual events include movie night, Kids Rock Day, Beach Bash, and a holiday party.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
On April 24, 2018 Marines and spouses gathered at the Shogun Japanese Steak House restaurant in Jacksonville, N.C. for a volunteer appreciation dinner. Marine Corps Engineer School spouses volunteer numerous hours of their time to help plan, coordinate, and execute events for the military families throughout the year. Annual events include movie night, Kids Rock Day, Beach Bash, and a holiday party.
On Friday April 13, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School supported Johnson Primary School Career Day by providing equipment for static displays and Marines capable of delivering information about the equipment and their job to the children. The intent of Johnson Primary Career Day was to provide their students insight and information about the occupations of some of the parents through static displays and interaction with service members with various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Staff Sergeant  Brett A. Puwalowski, an instructor with Utilities Instruction Company, teaches children about electricity using a modified circuit board.
Johnson Primary Career Day
On Friday April 13, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School supported Johnson Primary School Career Day by providing equipment for static displays and Marines capable of delivering information about the equipment and their job to the children. The intent of Johnson Primary Career Day was to provide their students insight and information about the occupations of some of the parents through static displays and interaction with service members with various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Staff Sergeant Brett A. Puwalowski, an instructor with Utilities Instruction Company, teaches children about electricity using a modified circuit board.
On Friday April 13, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School supported Johnson Primary School Career Day by providing equipment for static displays and Marines capable of delivering information about the equipment and their job to the children. The intent of Johnson Primary Career Day was to provide their students insight and information about the occupations of some of the parents through static displays and interaction with service members with various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Gunnery Sergeant Joshua R. Gordon, an instructor with Combat Engineer Instruction Company, gives a brief period of instruction to a group of students about mine detectors and robots.
Johnson Primary Career Day
On Friday April 13, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School supported Johnson Primary School Career Day by providing equipment for static displays and Marines capable of delivering information about the equipment and their job to the children. The intent of Johnson Primary Career Day was to provide their students insight and information about the occupations of some of the parents through static displays and interaction with service members with various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Gunnery Sergeant Joshua R. Gordon, an instructor with Combat Engineer Instruction Company, gives a brief period of instruction to a group of students about mine detectors and robots.
On Friday April 13, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School supported Johnson Primary School Career Day by providing equipment for static displays and Marines capable of delivering information about the equipment and their job to the children. The intent of Johnson Primary Career Day was to provide their students insight and information about the occupations of some of the parents through static displays and interaction with service members with various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Sergeant Dionnhel D. Bareng and Staff Sergeant Zoyla V. Bocksnick, instructors with Utilities Instruction Company, talk to a group of students about their jobs as water support technicians.
Johnson Primary Career Day
On Friday April 13, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School supported Johnson Primary School Career Day by providing equipment for static displays and Marines capable of delivering information about the equipment and their job to the children. The intent of Johnson Primary Career Day was to provide their students insight and information about the occupations of some of the parents through static displays and interaction with service members with various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Sergeant Dionnhel D. Bareng and Staff Sergeant Zoyla V. Bocksnick, instructors with Utilities Instruction Company, talk to a group of students about their jobs as water support technicians.
On Friday April 13, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School supported Johnson Primary School Career Day by providing equipment for static displays and Marines capable of delivering information about the equipment and their job to the children. The intent of Johnson Primary Career Day was to provide their students insight and information about the occupations of some of the parents through static displays and interaction with service members with various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Sergeant Christopher D. Larson, an instructor with Combat Engineer Instruction Company, provides some information about the Combat Rubber Raiding Craft to a group of students.
Johnson Primary Career Day
On Friday April 13, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School supported Johnson Primary School Career Day by providing equipment for static displays and Marines capable of delivering information about the equipment and their job to the children. The intent of Johnson Primary Career Day was to provide their students insight and information about the occupations of some of the parents through static displays and interaction with service members with various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Sergeant Christopher D. Larson, an instructor with Combat Engineer Instruction Company, provides some information about the Combat Rubber Raiding Craft to a group of students.
On Friday April 13, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School supported Johnson Primary School Career Day by providing equipment for static displays and Marines capable of delivering information about the equipment and their job to the children. The intent of Johnson Primary Career Day was to provide their students insight and information about the occupations of some of the parents through static displays and interaction with service members with various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Gunnery Sergeant Joshua R. Gordon, an instructor with Combat Engineer Instruction Company, watches as a student tests his arm at throwing a grappling hook.
Johnson Primary Career Day
On Friday April 13, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School supported Johnson Primary School Career Day by providing equipment for static displays and Marines capable of delivering information about the equipment and their job to the children. The intent of Johnson Primary Career Day was to provide their students insight and information about the occupations of some of the parents through static displays and interaction with service members with various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Gunnery Sergeant Joshua R. Gordon, an instructor with Combat Engineer Instruction Company, watches as a student tests his arm at throwing a grappling hook.
On Friday April 13, 2018 MCES permanent personnel and students conducted a motivational run as part of the school Physical Training (PT) event for April. The Marines began the PT session with a dynamic warm-up, consisting of ten various exercises and led by GySgt Brett Armstrong; then ran approximately 4 miles from Ellis Field to LZ Bluebird. Pictured are the Marines of MCES, formed for PT.
April 2018 School PT
On Friday April 13, 2018 MCES permanent personnel and students conducted a motivational run as part of the school Physical Training (PT) event for April. The Marines began the PT session with a dynamic warm-up, consisting of ten various exercises and led by GySgt Brett Armstrong; then ran approximately 4 miles from Ellis Field to LZ Bluebird. Pictured are the Marines of MCES, formed for PT.
On Friday April 13, 2018 the Marines of MCES conducted a 4 mile motivational run from Ellis Field to LZ Bluebird across pavement, tank trails, and sand. Marines were treated to chips and grilled hamburgers after their run and a brief cool down period. After the run Colonel James H. Bain, MCES Commanding Officer, addresses the Marines.
April 2018 School PT
On Friday April 13, 2018 the Marines of MCES conducted a 4 mile motivational run from Ellis Field to LZ Bluebird across pavement, tank trails, and sand. Marines were treated to chips and grilled hamburgers after their run and a brief cool down period. After the run Colonel James H. Bain, MCES Commanding Officer, addresses the Marines.
On March 19, 2018 Second Lieutenant Juan Gonzales, a Marine attending Combat Engineer Officer course 2-18 (CEO 2-18) at Marine Corps Engineer School aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C.; operates a compactor over an expedient crater repair. Pictured from left to right: Second Lieutenants Jon Roberts, Trevor Kenahan, Bethany Koshak, Thomas Raymond, and Juan Gonzales.
Airfield Damage Repair
On March 19, 2018 Second Lieutenant Juan Gonzales, a Marine attending Combat Engineer Officer course 2-18 (CEO 2-18) at Marine Corps Engineer School aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C.; operates a compactor over an expedient crater repair. Pictured from left to right: Second Lieutenants Jon Roberts, Trevor Kenahan, Bethany Koshak, Thomas Raymond, and Juan Gonzales.
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy.  This year there were five units that competed in Marine, engineer, and utility themed events:  MCES, Marine Wing Support Squadron-274 (MWSS-274), Combat Logistics Battalion-2 (CLB-2), 8th Engineer Support Battalion (8th ESB), and 2d Combat Engineer Battalion (2d CEB). Pictured is the MCES Chariot Race team.
Chariot Race
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. This year there were five units that competed in Marine, engineer, and utility themed events: MCES, Marine Wing Support Squadron-274 (MWSS-274), Combat Logistics Battalion-2 (CLB-2), 8th Engineer Support Battalion (8th ESB), and 2d Combat Engineer Battalion (2d CEB). Pictured is the MCES Chariot Race team.
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. Marines competing in the Water Bucket Relay sprinted across Ellis Field with empty buckets to water bladders, filled the buckets, and then sprinted back across Ellis Field in order to be the first team to fill a 55-gallon trash can.
Water Bucket Relay
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. Marines competing in the Water Bucket Relay sprinted across Ellis Field with empty buckets to water bladders, filled the buckets, and then sprinted back across Ellis Field in order to be the first team to fill a 55-gallon trash can.
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. To complete a turn in the Cross Cut Relay, Marines sprint down Ellis Field to saw horses where they must use a crosscut saw to cut the end off of a piece of wood.
Crosscut Saw Relay
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. To complete a turn in the Cross Cut Relay, Marines sprint down Ellis Field to saw horses where they must use a crosscut saw to cut the end off of a piece of wood.
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. One of the events was a Tug of War.
Tug of War
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. One of the events was a Tug of War.
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. Teams of Marines compete in the Obstacle Course Relay to see who can run all their Marines through the Obstacle Course the fastest.
Obstacle Course Relay
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. Teams of Marines compete in the Obstacle Course Relay to see who can run all their Marines through the Obstacle Course the fastest.
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy.  Marines competing in the Find the Rebar Challenge use sledge hammers to break apart a cement block in order to find a piece of rebar.
Find the Rebar Challenge
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. Marines competing in the Find the Rebar Challenge use sledge hammers to break apart a cement block in order to find a piece of rebar.
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy.  This year there were five units that competed in Marine, engineer, and utility themed events:  MCES, Marine Wing Support Squadron-274 (MWSS-274), Combat Logistics Battalion-2 (CLB-2), 8th Engineer Support Battalion (8th ESB), and 2d Combat Engineer Battalion (2d CEB). Here a team of Marines pull a Backhoe Loader (BHL) approximately 100 meters. The BHL weighs roughly 21,000 pounds.
Backhoe Loader (BHL) Pull
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. This year there were five units that competed in Marine, engineer, and utility themed events: MCES, Marine Wing Support Squadron-274 (MWSS-274), Combat Logistics Battalion-2 (CLB-2), 8th Engineer Support Battalion (8th ESB), and 2d Combat Engineer Battalion (2d CEB). Here a team of Marines pull a Backhoe Loader (BHL) approximately 100 meters. The BHL weighs roughly 21,000 pounds.
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy.
Nail Driving Relay
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy.
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. The Blarney Stone Toss is a test of strength and Marines hurl a 40 pound stone to see who can throw it the farthest.
Blarney Stone Toss
On March 15, 2018 Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Engineer Field Meet to pay homage to St. Patrick, the patron saint for engineers; build camaraderie amongst the engineer and utility communities, and compete for the Engineer Field Meet Trophy. The Blarney Stone Toss is a test of strength and Marines hurl a 40 pound stone to see who can throw it the farthest.
Colonel James H. Bain, MCES Commanding Officer, delivers closing remarks to the Marines before handing out the Engineer Field Meet Trophy and individual event trophies.  This year's overall Engineer Field Meet winner was 8th Engineer Support Battalion (8th ESB).
Engineer Field Meet Awards
Colonel James H. Bain, MCES Commanding Officer, delivers closing remarks to the Marines before handing out the Engineer Field Meet Trophy and individual event trophies. This year's overall Engineer Field Meet winner was 8th Engineer Support Battalion (8th ESB).
On March 13, 2018 Staff Sergeant Juliette Kemp, an Academic Analyst with Utilities Instruction Company; re-enlists behind BB-13 at Courthouse Bay.  Chief Warrant Officer 5 Micah Butler administers the Oath of Enlistment to SSgt Kemp.
Re-enlistment
On March 13, 2018 Staff Sergeant Juliette Kemp, an Academic Analyst with Utilities Instruction Company; re-enlists behind BB-13 at Courthouse Bay. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Micah Butler administers the Oath of Enlistment to SSgt Kemp.
On March 1, 2018 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Charles Anderson is promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant. Major Travis Aiello administers the Oath of Enlistment to newly promoted MSgt Charles Anderson. Master Sergeants provide technical leadership as occupational specialists in their specific Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).
Promotion
On March 1, 2018 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Charles Anderson is promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant. Major Travis Aiello administers the Oath of Enlistment to newly promoted MSgt Charles Anderson. Master Sergeants provide technical leadership as occupational specialists in their specific Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).
On February 16, 2018 as part of the Motorcycle Mentorship Program (MMP), Marines conducted level three motorcycle safety training. For this advanced ride Marines:  received a brief and discussed specific motorcycle handling techniques, conducted pre-ride inspections, took a local ride to practice the specific motorcycle handling techniques, returned to debrief the techniques, received additional training, and then conducted a longer ride that exercised all the discussed techniques. The MMP is designed to capitalize on the riding experience of mature, seasoned riders and to share that knowledge with other riders. Pictured from left to right:  Mr. Jerry Roeder, GySgt Alfred Negron, SSgt Zach Weatherwax.
MCES MMP
On February 16, 2018 as part of the Motorcycle Mentorship Program (MMP), Marines conducted level three motorcycle safety training. For this advanced ride Marines: received a brief and discussed specific motorcycle handling techniques, conducted pre-ride inspections, took a local ride to practice the specific motorcycle handling techniques, returned to debrief the techniques, received additional training, and then conducted a longer ride that exercised all the discussed techniques. The MMP is designed to capitalize on the riding experience of mature, seasoned riders and to share that knowledge with other riders. Pictured from left to right: Mr. Jerry Roeder, GySgt Alfred Negron, SSgt Zach Weatherwax.
On February 9, 2018 Sergeant Blake D. Harris received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal for meritorious service while serving as Operations Chief and Platoon Sergeant, Engineer Support Section and Company Gunnery Sergeant Headquarters and Service Company from June 2014 to February 2018.
Headquarters and Service Company Award Formation
On February 9, 2018 Sergeant Blake D. Harris received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal for meritorious service while serving as Operations Chief and Platoon Sergeant, Engineer Support Section and Company Gunnery Sergeant Headquarters and Service Company from June 2014 to February 2018.
On January 11, 2018 Second Lieutenant Justin Failma, a Marine attending Combat Engineer Officer (CEO) Course 7-17; leads his class through the Night Infiltration Course (NIC) aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N. C. The NIC is a practical exercise for the obstacle breach planning portion of the course. Students use the knowledge from classroom instruction and apply it in order to breach obstacles and create lanes through various wire entanglements and simulated minefields in order to provide mobility to the maneuver commander. (Photo credit:  Captain David Padgett)
Night Infiltration Course
On January 11, 2018 Second Lieutenant Justin Failma, a Marine attending Combat Engineer Officer (CEO) Course 7-17; leads his class through the Night Infiltration Course (NIC) aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N. C. The NIC is a practical exercise for the obstacle breach planning portion of the course. Students use the knowledge from classroom instruction and apply it in order to breach obstacles and create lanes through various wire entanglements and simulated minefields in order to provide mobility to the maneuver commander. (Photo credit: Captain David Padgett)
On January 3, 2018 Thomas M. Hollman, Operations Officer for Marine Corps Engineer School; is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the headquarters building conference room in front of Marines, colleagues, and friends.  Colonel James H. Bain, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Engineer School; administers the Oath of Office.
MCES
On January 3, 2018 Thomas M. Hollman, Operations Officer for Marine Corps Engineer School; is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the headquarters building conference room in front of Marines, colleagues, and friends. Colonel James H. Bain, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Engineer School; administers the Oath of Office.
Gunnery Sergeant Lloyd Crabtree, the Force Fitness Instructor (FFI) for Marine Corps Engineer School; leads the school physical training session on December 1, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, N. C. As the FFI, GySgt Crabtree developed, demonstrated, and led the school through a dynamic warm-up, physically demanding modified circuit course, and cool-down period.
MCES PT
Gunnery Sergeant Lloyd Crabtree, the Force Fitness Instructor (FFI) for Marine Corps Engineer School; leads the school physical training session on December 1, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, N. C. As the FFI, GySgt Crabtree developed, demonstrated, and led the school through a dynamic warm-up, physically demanding modified circuit course, and cool-down period.
As part of the school physical training session on December 1, 2017 Gunnery Sergeant Lloyd Crabtree, the Force Fitness Instructor (FFI) for Marine Corps Engineer School; leads permanent personnel and students through a modified circuit course.
MCES PT
As part of the school physical training session on December 1, 2017 Gunnery Sergeant Lloyd Crabtree, the Force Fitness Instructor (FFI) for Marine Corps Engineer School; leads permanent personnel and students through a modified circuit course.
As part of the school physical training session on December 1, 2017 Gunnery Sergeant Lloyd Crabtree, the Force Fitness Instructor (FFI) for Marine Corps Engineer School; leads permanent personnel and students through a modified circuit course. In between each exercise the Marines were afforded time to “rest” in various plank positions.
MCES PT
As part of the school physical training session on December 1, 2017 Gunnery Sergeant Lloyd Crabtree, the Force Fitness Instructor (FFI) for Marine Corps Engineer School; leads permanent personnel and students through a modified circuit course. In between each exercise the Marines were afforded time to “rest” in various plank positions.
Colonel James H. Bain, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Engineer School; addresses permanent personnel and students after physical training at Courthouse Bay, N. C. on December 1, 2017.
MCES PT
Colonel James H. Bain, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Engineer School; addresses permanent personnel and students after physical training at Courthouse Bay, N. C. on December 1, 2017.
Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) spouses decorated the bulldozer, located outside of the headquarters building; for the upcoming holiday season on December 1, 2017.
Holiday Decorations
Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) spouses decorated the bulldozer, located outside of the headquarters building; for the upcoming holiday season on December 1, 2017.
Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) spouses placed decorations around the headquarters building for the upcoming holiday season on December 1, 2017.
Holiday Decorations
Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) spouses placed decorations around the headquarters building for the upcoming holiday season on December 1, 2017.
On December 1, 2017 First Lieutenant Charles Sieber was promoted to the rank of Captain behind BB-13 at Courthouse Bay, N. C. Colonel James H. Bain, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Engineer School; administers the oath of office to newly promoted Captain Sieber in front of Marines, civilians, contractors, family, and friends.
Promotion
On December 1, 2017 First Lieutenant Charles Sieber was promoted to the rank of Captain behind BB-13 at Courthouse Bay, N. C. Colonel James H. Bain, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Engineer School; administers the oath of office to newly promoted Captain Sieber in front of Marines, civilians, contractors, family, and friends.
On Friday November 17th, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C., the Marines of Marine Corps Engineer School execute a retirement ceremony for Master Sergeant Shawn W. Fowler.  MSgt Fowler retires after 21 years of honorable and faithful military service to the United States of America.
MSgt Fowler Retirement Ceremony
On Friday November 17th, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C., the Marines of Marine Corps Engineer School execute a retirement ceremony for Master Sergeant Shawn W. Fowler. MSgt Fowler retires after 21 years of honorable and faithful military service to the United States of America.
On Friday November 17th, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C., Lieutenant Colonel Mark George delivers remarks during Master Sergeant Shawn W. Fowler's retirement ceremony. LtCol George was the retiring officer and was MSgt Fowler's supervisor while he served as the Defeat the Device Branch head at Marine Corps Engineer School.
MSgt Fowler Retirement Ceremony
On Friday November 17th, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C., Lieutenant Colonel Mark George delivers remarks during Master Sergeant Shawn W. Fowler's retirement ceremony. LtCol George was the retiring officer and was MSgt Fowler's direct supervisor while he served as the Defeat the Device Branch Head at Marine Corps Engineer School.
On Friday November 17th, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C., Master Sergeant Shawn W. Fowler addresses the Marines, civilians, and contractors of Marine Corps Engineer School as well as family and friends during his retirement ceremony. MSgt Fowler retires after 21 years of honorable and faithful military service to the United States of America.
MSgt Fowler Retirement Ceremony
On Friday November 17th, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C., Master Sergeant Shawn W. Fowler addresses the Marines, civilians, and contractors of Marine Corps Engineer School as well as family and friends during his retirement ceremony. MSgt Fowler retires after 21 years of honorable and faithful military service to the United States of America.
On Friday November 17th, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C., Marines from Marine Corps Engineer School participate in the ‘Passing of Old Glory’ after the retirement ceremony for Master Sergeant Shawn W. Fowler. Starting with the junior-most rank, Marines from Private through Gunnery Sergeant pass a folded American flag to MSgt Fowler as “I Am the Flag” is read.
MSgt Fowler Retirement Ceremony
On Friday November 17th, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C., Marines from Marine Corps Engineer School participate in the ‘Passing of Old Glory’ after the retirement ceremony for Master Sergeant Shawn W. Fowler. Starting with the junior-most rank, Marines from Private through Gunnery Sergeant pass a folded American flag to MSgt Fowler as “I Am the Flag” is read.
On Friday November 17th, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C., Marines from Marine Corps Engineer School participate in the ‘Passing of Old Glory’ after the retirement ceremony for Master Sergeant Shawn W. Fowler. Starting with the junior-most rank, Marines from Private through Gunnery Sergeant pass a folded American flag to MSgt Fowler as “I Am the Flag” is read.
MSgt Fowler Retirement Ceremony
On Friday November 17th, 2017 at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N. C., Marines from Marine Corps Engineer School participate in the ‘Passing of Old Glory’ after the retirement ceremony for Master Sergeant Shawn W. Fowler. Starting with the junior-most rank, Marines from Private through Gunnery Sergeant pass a folded American flag to MSgt Fowler as “I Am the Flag” is read.
On September 22, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School hosted a Better Half Day. Spouses were afforded the opportunity to spend a half day with their Marine while participating in activities that offered a glimpse at Marine life. Spouses and Marines receive a pistol and range safety brief from Staff Sergeant Matthew J. Monteforte prior to handling the M9 pistol.
Pistol and Range Safety Brief
On September 22, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School hosted a Better Half Day. Spouses were afforded the opportunity to spend a half day with their Marine while participating in activities that offered a glimpse at Marine life. Spouses and Marines receive a pistol and range safety brief from Staff Sergeant Matthew J. Monteforte prior to handling the M9 pistol.
On September 22, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School hosted a Better Half Day; the first event was a pistol range. While under the supervision of their Marine, acting as a Position Safety Officer; spouses conduct dry firing to familiarize themselves with the M9 pistol and course of fire.
Pistol Range
On September 22, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School hosted a Better Half Day; the first event was a pistol range. While under the supervision of their Marine, acting as a Position Safety Officer; spouses conduct dry firing to familiarize themselves with the M9 pistol and course of fire.
On September 22, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School hosted a Better Half Day; the first event was a pistol range. Before executing the full course of fire the spouses fired a 'confidence shot' to ensure they felt comfortable handling and firing the M9 pistol.
Confidence Shot
On September 22, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School hosted a Better Half Day; the first event was a pistol range. Before executing the full course of fire the spouses fired a 'confidence shot' to ensure they felt comfortable handling and firing the M9 pistol.
On September 22, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School hosted a Better Half Day. Spouses were afforded the opportunity to spend a half day with their Marine while participating in activities that offered a glimpse at Marine life. The first event of the day was a pistol range at Stone Bay.
Pistol Live Fire
On September 22, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School hosted a Better Half Day. Spouses were afforded the opportunity to spend a half day with their Marine while participating in activities that offered a glimpse at Marine life. The first event of the day was a pistol range at Stone Bay.
On September 22, 2017 as part of Better Half Day, Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers and their dogs provided demonstrations on:  obedience, explosives detection, tracking, and attack capabilities. The spouses and Marines learn about MWD history and meet one of the dogs.
Military Working Dogs
On September 22, 2017 as part of Better Half Day, Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers and their dogs provided demonstrations on: obedience, explosives detection, tracking, and attack capabilities. The spouses and Marines learn about MWD history and meet one of the dogs.
On September 22, 2017 as part of Better Half Day, Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers and their dogs provided demonstrations on:  obedience, explosives detection, tracking, and attack capabilities. A MWD handler and his dog demonstrate an escorting technique where the dog maintains a safe distance from the detained individual while barking.
Military Working Dogs
On September 22, 2017 as part of Better Half Day, Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers and their dogs provided demonstrations on: obedience, explosives detection, tracking, and attack capabilities. A MWD handler and his dog demonstrate an escorting technique where the dog maintains a safe distance from the detained individual while barking.
On September 22, 2017 as part of Better Half Day Major Aaron K. Wisherd, Company Commander for Utilities Instruction Company; donned a protective jacket and volunteered for a Military Working Dog demonstration.
Military Working Dogs
On September 22, 2017 as part of Better Half Day Major Aaron K. Wisherd, Company Commander for Utilities Instruction Company; donned a protective jacket and volunteered for a Military Working Dog demonstration.
On September 22, 2017 as part of Better Half Day, Military Working Dog handlers and their dogs provided demonstrations on:  obedience, explosives detection, tracking, and attack capabilities. They also brought along older Military Working Dogs to socialize and interact with the spouses.
Military Working Dogs
On September 22, 2017 as part of Better Half Day, Military Working Dog handlers and their dogs provided demonstrations on: obedience, explosives detection, tracking, and attack capabilities. They also brought along older Military Working Dogs to socialize and interact with the spouses.
One of the Better Half Day events was a brief about self-defense and situational awareness. Sergeant Lawrence talked to the spouses about being alert, minimizing distractions, how to identify potential threats, and demonstrated a few self-defense techniques.
Self Defense
One of the Better Half Day events was a brief about self-defense and situational awareness. Sergeant Lawrence talked to the spouses about being alert, minimizing distractions, how to identify potential threats, and demonstrated a few self-defense techniques.
On August 18, 2017 MCES held a Kids Rock Day which allowed the Marines and civilians within MCES the opportunity to bring their children to the Command. Throughout the day parents and children participated in engineer, utilities, and Marine themed activities which showcased their parents' contribution to MCES.
MCES Kids Rock Day
On August 18, 2017 MCES held a Kids Rock Day which allowed the Marines and civilians within MCES the opportunity to bring their children to the Command. Throughout the day parents and children participated in engineer, utilities, and Marine themed activities which showcased their parents' contribution to MCES.
On August 18, 2017 MCES held its annual Kids Rock Day. The first event of the morning was a fartlek run and modified obstacle course. At each station along the fartlek course, a Marine demonstrated the exercise and the children mirrored the instructor.
MCES Kids Rock Day
On August 18, 2017 MCES held its annual Kids Rock Day. The first event of the morning was a fartlek run and modified obstacle course. At each station along the fartlek course, a Marine demonstrated the exercise and the children mirrored the instructor.
On 18 August, 2017 MCES held its annual Kids Rock Day. The first event of the day was a short fartlek run with a modified obstacle course. Staff Sergeant Beau Varner helps his son over the wall as part of the modified obstacle course.
MCES Kids Rock Day
On 18 August, 2017 MCES held its annual Kids Rock Day. The first event of the day was a short fartlek run with a modified obstacle course. Staff Sergeant Beau Varner helps his son over the wall as part of the modified obstacle course.
On 18 August, 2017 MCES held its annual Kids Rock Day. Throughout the day parents and children participated in engineer, utilities, and Marine themed activities which showcased their parents' contribution to MCES. One of the events was a robot race where children would operate a robot through a lane, complete a turn, then return.
MCES Kids Rock Day
On 18 August, 2017 MCES held its annual Kids Rock Day. Throughout the day parents and children participated in engineer, utilities, and Marine themed activities which showcased their parents' contribution to MCES. One of the events was a robot race where children would operate a robot through a lane, complete a turn, then return.
On 18 August, 2017 MCES held its annual Kids Rock Day. Throughout the day parents and children participated in engineer, utilities, and Marine themed activities which showcased their parents' contribution to MCES. One event challenged children to score a goal using water from a hose.  Staff Sergeant David Hackman assists his son across Ellis Field to score a goal.
MCES Kids Rock Day
On 18 August, 2017 MCES held its annual Kids Rock Day. Throughout the day parents and children participated in engineer, utilities, and Marine themed activities which showcased their parents' contribution to MCES. One event challenged children to score a goal using water from a hose. Staff Sergeant David Hackman assists his son across Ellis Field to score a goal.
On 18 August, 2017 MCES held its annual Kids Rock Day. Throughout the day parents and children participated in engineer, utilities, and Marine themed activities which showcased their parents' contribution to MCES. Marines assist their children with the 9 mm pistol at 2d Combat Engineer Battalions Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT).
MCES Kids Rock Day
On 18 August, 2017 MCES held its annual Kids Rock Day. Throughout the day parents and children participated in engineer, utilities, and Marine themed activities which showcased their parents' contribution to MCES. Marines assist their children with the 9 mm pistol at 2d Combat Engineer Battalions Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT).
A Marine is ready to assist a young boy out of the Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) as part of the Static Display portion of MCES' Kids Rock Day on August 18, 2017.
MCES Kids Rock Day
A Marine is ready to assist a young boy out of the Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) as part of the Static Display portion of MCES' Kids Rock Day on August 18, 2017.
A Marine explains the V-shaped hull as part of the Static Display portion of MCES' Kids Rock Day.
MCES Kids Rock Day
A Marine explains the V-shaped hull as part of the Static Display portion of MCES' Kids Rock Day.
On August 18, 2017 MCES held a Kids Rock Day which allowed the MCES Marines and civilians the opportunity to bring their children to the Command. As part of the days events, three inflatable playgrounds were set up on Ellis Field.
MCES Kids Rock Day
On August 18, 2017 MCES held a Kids Rock Day which allowed the MCES Marines and civilians the opportunity to bring their children to the Command. As part of the days events, three inflatable playgrounds were set up on Ellis Field.
On August 18, 2017 MCES held a Kids Rock Day which allowed the MCES Marines and civilians the opportunity to bring their children to the Command. As part of the days events, three inflatable playgrounds were set up.
MCES Kids Rock Day
On August 18, 2017 MCES held a Kids Rock Day which allowed the MCES Marines and civilians the opportunity to bring their children to the Command. As part of the days events, three inflatable playgrounds were set up.
On June 30, 2017 the Marines of Marine Corps Engineer School participated in a Change of Command ceremony where Lieutenant Colonel Greg Marchlinski relinquished command to Colonel James H. Bain. The passing of the school colors signifies the transfer of Command, which entails the transfer of total accountability, authority, and responsibility from one commander to another.
Change of Command
On June 30, 2017 the Marines of Marine Corps Engineer School participated in a Change of Command ceremony where Lieutenant Colonel Greg Marchlinski relinquished command to Colonel James H. Bain. The passing of the school colors signifies the transfer of Command, which entails the transfer of total accountability, authority, and responsibility from one commander to another.
On June 30, 2017 the Marines of Marine Corps Engineer School participated in a Change of Command ceremony where Lieutenant Colonel Greg Marchlinski relinquished command to Colonel James H. Bain. Colonel Bain returns the school colors to Sergeant Major James E. Haney.
MCES Change of Command
On June 30, 2017 the Marines of Marine Corps Engineer School participated in a Change of Command ceremony where Lieutenant Colonel Greg Marchlinski relinquished command to Colonel James H. Bain. Colonel Bain returns the school colors to Sergeant Major James E. Haney.
On June 29, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School held a dedication ceremony for the TD-18 bulldozer. The process to request approval and funding to restore the TD-18 started in 2002 and was executed by the skilled technicians at 2d Maintenance Battalion. The ceremony marked the completion of thousands of man-hours of labor to restore and deliver the TD-18 to Courthouse Bay. Colonel (ret) James A. Marapoti, a former Commanding Officer for Marine Corps Engineer School; delivers remarks about the TD-18.
TD-18 Dedication
On June 28, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School held a dedication ceremony for the TD-18 bulldozer. The process to request approval and funding to restore the TD-18 started in 2002 and was executed by the skilled technicians at 2d Maintenance Battalion. The ceremony marked the completion of thousands of man-hours of labor to restore and deliver the TD-18 to Courthouse Bay. Colonel (ret) James A. Marapoti, a former Commanding Officer for Marine Corps Engineer School; delivers remarks about the TD-18.
On June 28, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School held a dedication ceremony for the TD-18 bulldozer. The process to request approval and funding to restore the TD-18 started in 2002 and was executed by the skilled technicians at 2d Maintenance Battalion. The ceremony marked the completion of thousands of man-hours of labor to restore and deliver the TD-18 to Courthouse Bay.  LtCol Greg Marchlinski presents Mr. Tom Roulund a plaque to show appreciation for his efforts throughout the restoration process.
TD-18 Dedication
On June 28, 2017 Marine Corps Engineer School held a dedication ceremony for the TD-18 bulldozer. The process to request approval and funding to restore the TD-18 started in 2002 and was executed by the skilled technicians at 2d Maintenance Battalion. The ceremony marked the completion of thousands of man-hours of labor to restore and deliver the TD-18 to Courthouse Bay. LtCol Greg Marchlinski presents Mr. Tom Roulund a plaque to show appreciation for his efforts throughout the restoration process.
From June 17 to June 21, 2017 high school students from the Society of American Military Engineer (SAME) participate in engineer themed events at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
SAME Group Photo
From June 17 to June 21, 2017 high school students from the Society of American Military Engineer (SAME) participate in engineer themed events at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
High school students from the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) spent a day at the Construction Training Center (CTC), designing, and building trebuchets. Later in the day the students would have a friendly competition to see which trebuchet could launch a weight the farthest. Here a group students test their trebuchet and make any last minute adjustments before the competition.
SAME Trebuchet
High school students from the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) spent a day at the Construction Training Center (CTC), designing, and building trebuchets. Later in the day the students would have a friendly competition to see which trebuchet could launch a weight the farthest. Here a group students test their trebuchet and make any last minute adjustments before the competition.
From June 17 to June 21, 2017 high school students from the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) spent a week at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C. participating in various engineer themed activities. Here a group of students are measuring and scoring cardboard in order to assist in shaping their cardboard amphibious vehicles.  Once the amphibious vehicles are complete they will be tested in a shallow inlet.
SAME Amphibious Vehicle
From June 17 to June 21, 2017 high school students from the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) spent a week at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C. participating in various engineer themed activities. Here a group of students are measuring and scoring cardboard in order to assist in shaping their cardboard amphibious vehicles. Once the amphibious vehicles are complete they will be tested in a shallow inlet.
From June 17 to June 21, 2017 high school students from the Society of American Military Engineer (SAME) participate in engineer themed events at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Students measure, cut, and assemble pieces of wood to construct a concrete beam form.
SAME Concrete Beam
From June 17 to June 21, 2017 high school students from the Society of American Military Engineer (SAME) participate in engineer themed events at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Students measure, cut, and assemble pieces of wood to construct a concrete beam form.
From June 17 to June 21, 2017 high school students from the Society of American Military Engineer (SAME) participate in engineer themed events at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Students measure, cut, and assemble pieces of wood to construct a concrete beam form.
SAME Concrete Beam
From June 17 to June 21, 2017 high school students from the Society of American Military Engineer (SAME) participate in engineer themed events at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Students measure, cut, and assemble pieces of wood to construct a concrete beam form.
From June 17 to June 21, 2017 high school students from the Society of American Military Engineer (SAME) participate in engineer themed events at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
SAME Group Photo
From June 17 to June 21, 2017 high school students from the Society of American Military Engineer (SAME) participate in engineer themed events at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Marines conduct practical application on an umimproved route with the goal of identifying Improvised Explosive Device (IED) indicators at the Home Station Training Lanes (HSTL) aboard Camp Pendleton, C.A. Prior to this practical application, Marines spend time in a classroom learning about the potential indicators that an IED has been emplaced and learn how to increase their awareness. Marines are taught by contractors attached to the Defeat the Device section from Marine Corps Engineer School.
Improvised Explosive Device Indicators
Marines conduct practical application on an umimproved route with the goal of identifying Improvised Explosive Device (IED) indicators at the Home Station Training Lanes (HSTL) aboard Camp Pendleton, C.A. Prior to this practical application, Marines spend time in a classroom learning about the potential indicators that an IED has been emplaced and learn how to increase their awareness. Marines are taught by contractors attached to the Defeat the Device section from Marine Corps Engineer School.
The Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) delivers approved engineer focused programs of instruction at the entry and supervisory levels in order to prepare officer and enlisted engineers for duty with the Operating Force.  Additionally, MCES serves as the service lead for Counter Improvised Explosive Device Defeat the Device (C-IED DtD) training.  MCES serves as an expert in engineer education, training, doctrine and requirements development with the Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, and Facilities process in support of the Operating Force, Training and Education Command (TECOM), Training Command (TRNGCMD), Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Center, the Engineer Advocate and Proponents at Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, Combat Development and Integration and other services and agencies.