3d Force Service Support Group
A Navy-Marine Corps team with professional leaders at all levels, committed to quality of life and stewardship of resources, fully mission-capable of providing quality logistics in the Western Pacific and responding to global sourcing requirements.
On 6 March 1976, the 3d Force Service Support Regiment was redesignated 3d Force Service Support Group as part of the implementation of new doctrine, organization and structure for combat service support in the Marine Corps. The Command currently consists of Headquarters and Service Battalion, 3d Materiel Readiness Bn, headquartered at Camp Kinser; 3d Dental Battalion and 3d Transportation Support Battalion located at Camp Foster; and 3d Medical Battalion and 9th Engineer Support Battalion located at Camp Hansen; Combat Service Support Detachment 36 located at Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan; and Combat Service Support Group 3, located at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
The 3d Force Service Support Group provides combat service support in twenty-four functional areas which include intermediate level maintenance, supply support, transportation, landing support operations, automated data processing, disbursing, legal services, medical and dental care, and engineer support. The 3d Force Service Support Group is an integral member of the III MEF air/ground/logistics team, providing support both in garrison and to forward deployed units throughout the Western Pacific. At present, this diversified Command has nearly 6,700 Marines and Sailors with over one hundred and fifty different occupational skills.
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