3rd Marine Logistics Group


3rd Marine Logistics Group

Sustaining the Pacific

“My story begins, as most immigrant stories often begin, with a search for opportunity. Mine came when I moved from my country of birth, Ghana, to the United States with the main goal of furthering my education. I am the eldest child in the family, and with that, comes huge expectations in my culture. Expectations which had then gotten even bigger, because in my culture, going to America is synonymous with success, and this is what my family expected of me. I’ve always had unbridled enthusiasm, a trait I suspect I inherited from my father. The will to persevere in the face of adversity, and to be selfless for my family, are things I carry with me everywhere. For me, joining the Navy has not only reinforced those values, but has also made me stronger mentally. The Navy to me is the ultimate calling. I live to be in the service of others and I am proud of everything the Navy stands for, and I hope to continue to learn and grow in the years to come. I am currently in Guam supporting the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the fight against COVID-19. This assignment has given me the opportunity to use my leadership skills to empower a group of outstanding Sailors in the campaign to get the Theodore Roosevelt back in the fight.” U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Samuel Atuahene, a native of Worcester, Mass., is a laboratory technician with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. He is currently assigned to Task Force Medical on Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Gilbert)
U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Klever Novillo holds a photo of his children to celebrate the Month of the Military Child on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, April 24, 2020. The month of April is designated to appreciate military children for their bravery, sacrifice and support of their loved ones. Novillo, a native of Hillside, New Jersey, is a logistics chief for Marine Logistics Group Headquarters, 3rd MLG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Courtney A. Robertson)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alexis Garcia swims the 25 meter portion during the basic swim qualification on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, April 23, 2020. Marines with 3rd Marine Logistics Group participated in a swim qualification to remain deployable and maintain overall unit readiness in accordance with the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19. Garcia, a native of Riverside, California, is a supply warehouse chief with Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd MLG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Armando Elizalde)
U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Logistics Group deliver pizza on behalf of Marine Corps Community Services to Marines in Restriction of Movement status on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, April 23, 2020. Marines in ROM status are restricted to their rooms for 14 days after arrival from any CDC THN level two or three locations, to self-monitor for development of fever or symptoms of COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Courtney A. Robertson)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Willie Marshall escorts returning personnel at K5-R on U.S. Air Force Base Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, April 20, 2020. Marines with 3rd Transportation Support Battalion facilitate the distribution and reception of personnel and equipment to support III Marine Expeditionary Force. Marshall, a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is a landing support specialist with 3rd TSB, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

The mission of 3rd Marine Logistics Group is to provide responsive combat logistics support to III MEF and other Marine Forces within our area of operations, and to joint, combined, and federal agencies as directed, through expeditionary means, forward basing and global sourcing in order to sustain supported units during exercises and contingencies.

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3d MLG Unit News


3rd Marine Logistics Group Offloads and Stages Lifesaving Field Hospital in Guam By 1st Lt. Tori Sharpe | April 17, 2020
3rd Marine Logistics Group Supports USS Theodore Roosevelt By 1st Lt. Tori Sharpe | April 10, 2020
Left Unspoken | A Marine's Quest to Retrace Her Family's Past in Okinawa through Photos By Cpl. Carla O | March 31, 2020
3d MLG in the Media




 The Pic of the Day: Marines practicing ‘Prepositioning’

U.S. Marines position vehicles in the shoot during a Maritime Prepositioning Force exercise at U.S. Naval Base Guam, Feb. 28, 2020. Marines with 3rd Marine Logistics Group exercise their MPF capabilities by validating Mission Essential Tasks to enhance operational readiness and increase their ability to support the III Marine Expeditionary Force.



 Walk The Plank | U.S. Marines better their Maritime Prepositioning Force skills

“My Marines are learning how their role plays into accomplishing a successful MPF offload, they quickly learn where most of the friction points are. For example, the Marines are taught where to efficiently place ground guides, learn how to lash all sorts of vehicles and gain confidence in their driving skills in very tight spaces,” said Sgt. Moises Labra, a Platoon Sgt. with Combat Logistics Regiment 3.



US, Royal Thai, Indonesian forces build school during engineering civic action project

By Staff Sgt. Jordan Gilbert | 3rd Marine Logistics Group | February 25, 2019

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. KimberlyAnn Kelm paints the window frame of a school during an engineering civic action project as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2020 at Wattakiantong School, Chanthaburi, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 25, 2020. Kelm, a native of West Babylon, N.Y., is a drafter and surveyor with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. Cobra Gold 20 maintains a consistent focus on humanitarian civic action, community engagement, and medical activities conducted during the exercise to support the needs and humanitarian interests of civilian populations around the region