A combined-arms, live-fire, large-scale exercise will be taking place in our entire region this week starting today. During the Desert Scimitar exercise, Marines and sailors from 1st Marine Division, 1st, 5th, 7th, and 11th Marine Regiments, 1st Tank Battalion, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st and 3rdLight Armored Reconnaissance Battalions, and elements from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and 1st Marine Logistics Group, will all hone their conventional war-fighting skills. The exercise will encompass training areas at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Fort Irwin National Training Center and the Boron Prison Complex. Residents near these installations should expect to see tactical vehicles on State Highways 247 and 62, Interstate 40, and U. S. Highways 395 and 58 during this period. There are no scheduled road closures as a part of this exercise. For more information, contact 1st Lt. Spencer Kenyon at 760-763-9378
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