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					Battalion Landing Team 2/7
   Pre-deployment Brief

    7 December 2009
         UNCLASSIFIED
           COMMANDER‟S OPENING
                REMARKS
• Welcome

• Introduction of Command Leadership

• Format of the brief is a take-away quick
  reference for information and problem resolution
  resources

• Hold all questions until the end

                     UNCLASSIFIED
                               AGENDA

• INTELLIGENCE                       • COMMUNICATIONS
  – PACOM Overview                       – Means and Availability
• OPERATIONS                         • MEDICAL
  – TEEP                                 – TRICARE
  – Common MEU Missions              • FAMILY READINESS OFFICER
• LOGISTICS                              – 2/7 PROGRAM
  – Housing                              – MCCS
  – TMO                                  – OTHER RESOURCES
  – Flights                          • CHAPLAIN
• ADMINISTRATION                     • REAR PARTY OIC
  –   Wills and Powers of Attorney   • BATTALION SERGEANT
  –   Red Cross                        MAJOR
  –   Mail                           • QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
  –   Pay Entitlements               • CLOSING REMARKS

                              UNCLASSIFIED
                     INTELLIGENCE – ORIENTATION
• Over half of                               • World’s six largest armed
  world population                             forces w nuclear weapons,
  (3.43 B)                                     unbalanced military forces
• Over 1,000
  languages
• 52% of Earth’s
  surface
• 36 countries
• 16 time zones




                              UNCLASSIFIED
                            OKINAWA

• Orientation
   – Okinawa, located in the
     southern Ryukyu Islands of
     Japan
   – 67 miles long and 2-14 miles
     wide
   – Half the size of Rhode Island
   – 14 US Bases
   – Pacific time zone plus 16
     hours
• Weather
   – Tropical with temperatures
     rarely dropping below 59°F
     in winter.


                             UNCLASSIFIED
                           THAILAND

• Orientation
   – South East of India, West of the
     Philippines
   – About the size of Texas
   – Pacific time zone plus 14 hours
• Weather
   – Mostly tropical, hot and humid all year
     round with temperatures between (82-
     95°F)
• Current Events
   – U.S., Thailand continue 176 years of
     diplomatic relations through RF-Alaska
     exercise


                            UNCLASSIFIED
                            SINGAPORE

• Orientation
   – Southern tip of Malay Peninsula
   – About 3.5x size of Washington DC
   – Pacific time zone plus 15 hours
• Weather
   – Known as the land of eternal
     summer, due to its hot, humid
     climate with a year round
     temperature 80°F
• Current Events
   – Recent arrests of terrorists
       • Jemaah Islamiyah
   – Security of Malacca Straits


                             UNCLASSIFIED
                         PHILIPPINES

• Orientation
   – Consist of 7,107 islands located
     between the Philippine Sea and the
     South China Sea, east of Vietnam
   – Slightly larger than Arizona
   – Pacific time zone plus 15 hours
• Weather
   – Tropical climate and is usually hot
     and humid. The average yearly
     temperature is around 79.7°F
• Current Events
   – Blame game intensifies over
     typhoon response
   – President Joseph Estrada will run
     again in next year‟s presidential
     election               UNCLASSIFIED
                   Countries of Interest
• China
   – Threat to Taiwan
   – Growing regional power
• Indonesia
   – Terrorist organization within the
     country
   – Papua New Guinea refugees
• North Korea
   – Nuclear ambitions
   – Violations of UN sanctions
• Russia
   – Military Resurgence
   – Territorial security

                             UNCLASSIFIED
               OPERATIONS - TEEP

• November „09
  – 30 October – 15 November: MRF ADVON pre-deployment
    leave block
  – 24 November – 09 December: ADVON Echelon 1 pre-
    deployment leave block
  – 30 November – 03 December: MRF ADVON flight window
• December ‟09
  – 07 December – 18 December: MRF Security Element and
    Leaders Courses
  – 11 December – 28 December: ADVON Echelon 2 pre-
    deployment leave block
  – 14 December – 18 December: ADVON Echelon 1 flight window
  – 15 December – 04 January: MAIN BODY pre-deployment leave
    block
  – 30 December – 02 January: ADVON Echelon 2 flight window


                       UNCLASSIFIED
                  OPERATIONS - TEEP

• January „10
   – 04 January – 12 January: MEU Interoperability Exercise (MRF
     only)
   – 07 January – 10 January: MAIN BODY flight window
   – 07 January – 17 January: BLT Turnover and Preparation for
     Embark aboard ARG ships
   – 22 January – 24 January: BLT Embark aboard ARG ships
   – 25 January: BLT at sea
• February „10
   –   01 February – 12 February: Exercise Cobra Gold (Thailand)
   –   15 February – 18 February: Port Visits in Thailand
   –   19 February – 22 February: BLT at sea
   –   23 February – 25 February: Port Visits in Singapore
   –   26 February – 02 March: BLT at sea


                            UNCLASSIFIED
          OPERATIONS – COBRA GOLD

• Exercise Cobra Gold
   – Location: Thailand
   – Dates: 01 – 12 February 2010
   – Training Partners: Royal Thai Marine Corps, Royal Thai Army,
     and Royal Thai Air Force
   – Concept: The MEU will partner with the Thai military and
     conduct a wide variety of training evolutions spread throughout
     Thailand. AAVs and Company F will work with Thai Mechanized
     and Boat Recon units. Company E, Company G, and Weapons
     Company will conduct combined arms live fire attacks with Thai
     Military units. H&S Company will partner with
                 Thai military units and conduct
                 combined command and control and
                 logistics operations.


                           UNCLASSIFIED
                  OPERATIONS - TEEP

• March ‟10
   –   03 March – 19 March:   Exercise Balikatan (Philippines)
   –   20 March – 23 March:   Port Visits in Philippines
   –   24 March – 27 March:   BLT at Sea
   –   28 March – 31 March:   MEU EVALEX (Okinawa)
• April „10
   – 01 April – 10 April: MEU EVALEX (Guam)
   – 11 April – 13 April: MEU Offload in Okinawa




                              UNCLASSIFIED
             OPERATIONS – BALIKATAN

• Exercise Balikatan
   – Location: Subic Bay and Fort Magsaysay, Philippine Islands
   – Dates: 03 – 19 March 2010
   – Training Partners: Philippine Marine Corps, Philippine Army,
     and Philippine Air Force
   – Concept: The MEU will partner with the Philippine military and
     conduct combined training exercises to enhance its ability to
     work with allied militaries. Events will consist of jungle patrolling,
     combined arms live fire, and HA operations.




                             UNCLASSIFIED
                   OPERATIONS - TEEP

• May ‟10
   – Possible Sea Patrol off the Philippine Islands
   – If no Sea Patrol, the BLT will execute Jungle Training Packages
     aboard Okinawa
   – Possible training opportunity for Weapons Company, one Rifle
     Company, and the Battery aboard Camp Fuji, Japan.
• June „10
   –   Jungle Training Packages aboard Okinawa
   –   Combined Arms live fire aboard Camp Fuji, Japan
   –   Maintenance preparation for unit turnover
   –   Second half of the month should see the return of the ADVON



                            UNCLASSIFIED
                 OPERATIONS - TEEP

• July ‟10
   – On / About 10 July MAIN BODY returns to CONUS
   – Second half of July should see post-deployment leave block




                           UNCLASSIFIED
        OPERATIONS – MEU MISSIONS

• Common MEU Missions
  – Amphibious Assault
  – Amphibious Raid
  – Maritime Interdiction Operations (Visit, Board, Search, Seize -
    VBSS)
  – Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP)
  – Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief (HA/DR)
  – Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO)
  – Airfield / Port Seizure
  – Security, Stability, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR)




                           UNCLASSIFIED
            LOGISTICS – BASE HOUSING

• There are two managing companies for base housing:
   – Military Housing Office (Vista Del Sol 801)
       • Access their webpage at http://www.29palms.usmc.mil/dirs/inl/housing/default.asp
       • Call them at (760) 830-6611
   – Lincoln Military Housing (all other base housing)
       • Access their webpage at
       http://lincolnmilitary.com/Installations/29-palms-(mcagcc)//
        Call them at (760) 830-368-4500




                                     UNCLASSIFIED
          LOGISTICS – BASE HOUSING

• You are authorized an extended leave from your housing
  without being required to vacate your house (i.e. go
  home or on vacation).
   – According to Combat Center Order, you can request an
     extended absence from base housing (no more than 5 months).
   – If you are going to be gone less than two weeks, no request is
     required.
   – “Tonya” or “Rachel” at the housing office (760-368-4500). Or,
     1stLt Dave Castro at 760-830-5866.




                           UNCLASSIFIED
          LOGISTICS – BASE HOUSING

• You can have friends/family stay with you during the
  deployment.
   – According to Combat Center Order, you can have friends/family
     live with you for over 30 days with a request to housing.
     Request form is in the CCO.
   – LINCOLN wants 60 days notice. If your visitors are staying for
     less than 30 days, then you don‟t need to send the request.
   – “Tonya” or “Rachel” at the housing office (760-368-4500).




                           UNCLASSIFIED
                        LOGISTICS – TMO

• “TMO” is the Traffic Management Office. TMO handles
  all matters pertaining to personal property and moving by
  the Government.
   – Access their webpage at
     http://www.29palms.usmc.mil/dirs/inl/logistics/tmo/property.asp
   – Call them at (760) 830-6119




                                 UNCLASSIFIED
                    LOGISTICS – TMO

• Checking out of housing for PCS prior to my husband‟s
  return:
   – According to the Combat Center Order, a POA is required for a
     dependent to check out of housing while the sponsor is
     deployed. Must be a SPECIAL POA that says you are going to
     schedule TMO and check out of housing.
   – 60 days notice is required. TMO dates need to be scheduled
     prior to requesting final inspections.
   – Have hard copy orders to your next duty station and a POA to
     schedule TMO and checkout inspections.
   – “Tonya” or “Rachel” at the housing office (760-368-4500).




                           UNCLASSIFIED
                 LOGISTICS – FLIGHTS

• Why can‟t my husband ever tell me exactly when his
  flight is?
   – A flight will be scheduled for a four day window approximately 30
     days out. The actual date of the flight is not solidified until 24-72
     hours out.
   – RBE OIC and FRO will push out info as it updates to ensure you
     have the most current information available




                             UNCLASSIFIED
                   ADMINISTRATION –
                    WILLS AND POA
• Wills and Living Wills
   – Living Wills – life support
   – Doesn‟t affect SGLI or joint property
   – Never expires but should be updated after significant life
     changes
• Power of Attorney
   – General vs Special
   – Filing taxes
   – Buying new house or car
• POC is Legal Assistance/Estate Planning
   – Bldg 1514 (across from the MCX)
   – 830-6111



                            UNCLASSIFIED
                      ADMINISTRATION -
                        RED CROSS
• American Red Cross
  – Services available
     •   Death, birth, serious illness notification
     •   Financial assistance
     •   Help coping with deployment
     •   Deployment tips
  – Emergency Communications Services
     • 877-272-7337
  – WWW.REDCROSS.ORG




                                UNCLASSIFIED
              ADMINISTRATION - MAIL

• Mailing address for BLT 2/7
   – 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
     Battalion Landing Team 2/7
     X Company, X Platoon
     Unit 35621
     FPO, AP 96606-5621
• Moto Mail and Photo Mail
   – https://www.motomail.us/




                           UNCLASSIFIED
                    ADMINISTRATION
                  – PAY ENTITLEMENTS
• All Marines and Sailors
    – Sea pay
• Marines with dependents only
    – Family separation allowance ($250 per month)
•   www.dfas.mil/militarypay
•   No Hazardous Duty pay (unless…)
•   No tax exemption for pay
•   Taxes
    – May request an extension in filing taxes through the IRS prior to
      April 15, 2010
    – WWW.IRS.GOV


                             UNCLASSIFIED
ADMINISTRATION – PAY
   ENTITLEMENTS

                       [YEARS AT SEA]




      UNCLASSIFIED
                    COMMUNICATIONS

• Okinawa
   –   Barracks (Free WiFi/Purchase Broadband)
   –   E-Club (Internet and phone services)
   –   Base Library (Free Computer/Internet use)
   –   Phone cards (AT&T and Verizon)
• Aboard Ship (Limited Access)
   – MWR Room (Computer/Internet Access – Ship Dependent)
   – Phone cards (AT&T and Verizon)
• Website (http://www.i-mef.usmc.mil/div/7mar/2bn)
   – Stay current with 2d Battalion 7th Marines articles, deployment
     information, and Family Readiness Program events


                            UNCLASSIFIED
              MEDICAL INFORMATION

• Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms
      • (760) 830-2752 Central Appointment Line
      • (760) 830-2190 Quarterdeck
• Tricare West Region
      • (888) TRIWEST (874-9378), www.triwest.com, Walk-in service
        available at Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms
• United Concordia (Tricare Dental Program)
      • (800) 866-8499, www.tricaredentalprogram.com
• DEERS (to update address - critical for insurance
  coverage)
      • (800) 527-5602 – Alaska/Hawaii
      • (800) 334-4162 – California
      • (800) 538-9552 – All Other States

                             UNCLASSIFIED
               MEDICAL INFORMATION

• TRAVEL – Routine medical and dental care is not
  authorized when traveling.
   – If you need emergency care while traveling, visit the nearest
     emergency room or call 911
       • Notify PCM or regional contractor within 24 hours to ensure
         authorization and arrange ongoing care
   – If you require urgent, routine, or specialty care while traveling,
     you must coordinate with your PCM or TRICARE West to avoid
     using point of service option with additional costs
• MOVING – Visit TRICARE office to select new PCM.
   – TRICARE Prime may not be available in all locations




                              UNCLASSIFIED
       FAMILY READINESS - PROGRAM

• Program Support
  –   Official Communication
  –   Resource and Referral
  –   Volunteer Roles
  –   Morale Support
  –   POC: Katie Clark, Family Readiness Officer
       • (760) 830-5872 Office
       • (760) 910-5219 Work Cell
       • katharine.l.clark@usmc.mil




                             UNCLASSIFIED
                    FAMILY READINESS
                     COMMAND TEAM
                           Commanding
       CO Spouse*                                  SgtMaj Spouse*
                             Officer

            Family Readiness Command Team Leadership

 Family       Executive   Sergeant      Chaplain        Family Readiness
Readiness      Officer     Major                          Advisor(s)*
 Officer

     Deputy
      FRO

      Family                                              Informal feedback
     Readiness            Marines, Spouses,               pathways
    Assistant(s)*             Children,
                             Designated                  Official two-way
                                                         communication pathways
      Morale              Parents/Extended
                               Family                     Volunteers
      Support                                       *
    Volunteer(s)*
                           UNCLASSIFIED
        FAMILY READINESS PROGRAM

• Morale Support – Scheduled Events
   – Battalion Family Day
      • Friday, December 11
   – Monthly Potluck Dinner – January through June
      • Last Wednesday at 5 PM, it‟s o.k. to be late
   – Monthly FR Volunteer Meeting
      • Last Wednesday at 6:30 PM, anyone welcome
   – Halfway Celebration




                              UNCLASSIFIED
           FAMILY READINESS - MCCS

• Deployment Care (at CDC)
  – Ten free hours of child care per month per child for hourly care
    only
  – Open 0700 to 1700
  – Must register with Resource and Referral 830-3227 ext. 230
  – Call New Horizons front desk at 830-3227 ext. 221 or 222 to
    make reservations

• Emergency Care
  –   Provided through Family Child Care, FCC
  –   Two emergency child care providers are on call at all times
  –   Help in emergency situations
  –   Contact PMO, Hospital, or Marine & Family Services
  –   FCC Manager: Ann Perry 830-3227 ext. 232


                            UNCLASSIFIED
         FAMILY READINESS - NMCRS

• NMCRS (Navy Marine Corps Relief Society)
  – Categories of Financial Assistance (needs)
     •   Basic Living Expenses           •Emergency Travel
     •   Household Setup                 •Motor Vehicle Repair
     •   CO Verified Pay Problem         •Other Vehicle & Trans.
     •   Medical Care                    Expenses
     •   Dental Expenses                 •Funeral Expenses
  – Non-Financial Assistance
     • Budget Counseling
     • Visiting Nurses
     • Layettes
  – All information is confidential

                          UNCLASSIFIED
         FAMILY READINESS - NMCRS

• NMCRS (Navy Marine Corps Relief Society)
   – Spouses Need:
      • Pre-authorization Form OR
      • Special Power of Attorney (specifies authority for NMCRS)
   – Bldg 1551 (Village Center)
      • Monday thru Friday 0830 to 1600 (4 PM)
      • (760) 830-6323, www.nmcrs.org
   – For Emergency Assistance After Hours:
      • American Red Cross - Armed Forces Emergency Service Center
        (877) 272-7337




                            UNCLASSIFIED
           FAMILY READINESS - ARC

• ARC (American Red Cross)
  – Volunteer at the Red Cross office, the Naval Hospital, or the
    Dental Clinic on base
  – Twentynine Palms office
      • Bldg 1551 (Village Center)
      • (760) 830-6685, www.americanredcross29.org
  – Dental Assistant Program - (760) 830-7191
  – CPR/First Aid Courses
      • Yucca Valley office
      • (760) 365-5501, www.morongobasin-redcross.org




                           UNCLASSIFIED
        FAMILY READINESS - UTR



    While Deployed…Stay Connected!




Homefront Coordinator: Rhonda Moured
                            760-830-4252,
       www.unitedthroughreading.org
utr27@yahoo.com
                   UNCLASSIFIED
CHAPLAIN – OPERATIONAL
 STRESS THE EMOTIONAL
 CYCLE OF DEPLOYMENT




       UNCLASSIFIED
CHAPLAIN – OPERATIONAL
   STRESS COMMON
 SYMPTOMS IN FAMILIES




             • Self-medication
       UNCLASSIFIED
        CHAPLAIN – OPERATIONAL
           STRESS CHILDREN




                                         (contact FOCUS, 830-3817)

•   For young children, see the Sesame Workshop website:
         http://www.sesameworkshop.org/initiatives/emotion/tlc


                        UNCLASSIFIED
             CHAPLAIN - RELIGIOUS
             SUPPORT FOR MCAGCC

• Military Council of Catholic Women:
   – Jaime Flores: 760-401-4733, jmelovestampin@hotmail.com


• Christian Women’s Fellowship:
   – Amanda Hawkins: f18gecko@aol.com, 928-388-9882,
                     cwf29palms.blogspot.com

• Deployed Spouses Group:
   – Lisa Jewell: 530-613-1776, thekingsjewells@gmail.com




                          UNCLASSIFIED
         CHAPLAIN - MARITAL FIDELITY

The character quality of “faithfulness” affects:

• Each Marriage / Family

• Our Mission

• Your Honor




                         UNCLASSIFIED
                         REAR PARTY OIC

• Mission
   – Ensure proper management of personnel, equipment, and facilities in
     order to ensure legal, administrative, medical, and logistical functions of
     this command continue to operate during the deployment.

• Capabilities
   –   Communication with Marines forward.
   –   Coordinating instructions for Marines returning for emergency reasons.
   –   Casualty assistance.
   –   Command representation.

   – POCs
        •   1stLt Castro (Rear Party OIC)
        •   SSgt Lassiter (Rear Party SNCOIC)
        •   Rear party duty will be located at current Battalion Command Post.
        •   Bldg 1405-T2 Bourke St
        •   Phone (760) 830-5866
                                UNCLASSIFIED
            SERGEANT MAJOR –
        DEPLOYMENT COMMUNICATION
• Helps keep Marine/family updated
• Strengthens relationship
• All communication with family is appreciated by the
  Marines/Sailors (e-mail, phone calls, letters, care
  packages, photos)
• Makes for a happier family
• Keeps Marines/Sailors focused on mission
• What not to do
   –   Arguing over the phone gets nothing accomplished
   –   Money/expenses (set a budget prior to deployment)
   –   Bad news (discuss what should be brought up)
   –   Distract Marine/Sailor from mission

• Remember Marine/Sailor is limited on how they can help
  based on the distance apart
                            UNCLASSIFIED
                  SERGEANT MAJOR –
                  SECURITY AT HOME
• Home Security Systems
• Improvements to Household Security
   –   Deadbolt locks
   –   Security latches for windows/sliding glass doors
   –   Dogs
   –   Lights (movement sensors)
   –   Lights (timers for when away from house for extended periods)
• Have a trusted friend or neighbor keep an eye on your
  house if you leave for an extended period of time
• Emergency POCs
• Any issues with neighbors/Marines call the FRO, RBE,
  PMO, or local police for assistance.
• What to do if you stay with relatives/friends or
  relative/friend stays with you while the Bn is deployed.


                            UNCLASSIFIED
                 WIA/KIA NOTIFICATION

• Notification Procedures for WIA/KIA
   – In the case of non-serious illness or injury, the primary next of kin
     will receive a phone call from the HQMC casualty center.
   – In the case of very serious injury or death, both the primary next
     of kin and secondary next of kin will be notified in person by two
     military personnel in full dress between the hours of 0500 and
     2400 local time. This will also be the assignment of the
     Casualty Assistance Call Officer.
   – The FRO will be notified of the very serious injury or deceased
     after official notification so the 2/7 Family Readiness Program
     may serve as a source of support.




                             UNCLASSIFIED
         BATTALION COMMANDER

• Closing Remarks

• Questions and Answers




                    UNCLASSIFIED
Battalion Landing Team 2/7
   Pre-deployment Brief


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