Combat Logistics Battalion 3

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Combat Logistics Battalion 3
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Active16 Sept 1942 – 24 Dec 1945

5 March 1952 – 1 May 1958

1 July 1964 – 27 June 2008

27 June 2008 – Present
CountryUnited States
Part of3rd Marine Logistics Group
Garrison/HQMarine Corps Base Hawaii
Motto(s)'O Ka Hana, 'A'Ole Ka 'Òlelo (Actions, Not Words)
EngagementsWorld War II
* Battle of Guam
* Battle of Iwo Jima
Vietnam War
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
LtCol Paul J. Goguen
Sergeant MajorSgtMaj Kenneth L. Kuss

Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB-3) is a logistics battalion in the United States Marine Corps. They are headquartered at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and fall under the command of Combat Logistics Regiment 3 and the 3rd Marine Logistics Group (3rd MLG).

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Provide direct support to 3d Marine Regiment and general support to III Marine Expeditionary Force aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii.


Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB-3) was activated on 27 June 2008 from the previous Combat Service Support Group 3 (CSSG-3) on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Immediately following the activation, the battalion simultaneously deployed to the big island of Hawaii in direct support of 3rd Marine Regiment, aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, and to Pearl Harbor to conduct security operations in support of nuclear submarine operations.

On 1 November 2008, just 121 days old and the youngest battalion in the United States Marine Corps, CLB-3 was designated the Logistics Combat Element (LCE) of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Afghanistan and deployed to Camp Bastion, a military base run by the United Kingdom in Southern Afghanistan. From November 2008 to May 2009, the battalion conducted combat operations in Southern Afghanistan providing all six functions of logistics: transportation, engineering, maintenance, supply, health services, and services to all Marine and NATO forces in Southern Afghanistan.

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