HIGH-SPEED MOTORCYCLE CHASE ENDS WITH ARREST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

A high speed chase through Twentynine Palms Tuesday morning, with speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, ended with the arrest of a Twentynine Palms Marine. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:19, Deputy Wayne Greer attempted to stop a motorcycle rider in Twentynine Palms traveling westbound on Indian

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MARINE BASE GETS TOP AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms was named a recipient last week of the prestigious Environmental Awards Program by the Secretary of Defense. The Combat Center earned the sustainability award for a non-industrial installation because it added more photovoltaic power to the base; exceeded its water conservation

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EARTH DAY EXTRAVAGANZA ON BOARD THE COMBAT CENTER TOMORROW

The Combat Center will hold an Earth Day Extravaganza tomorrow at the Lincoln Military Housing Athletic Field, for those who have base access. The event is scheduled to start at 4:30 and will include Earth Day-related activities, such as information booths, music, food, games, and bounce houses.

EXPECT NOISE FROM MARINE BASE AS EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE IS DISPOSED

They call it the sound of freedom. Residents around the Morongo Basin can expect some louder-than-usual noise Wednesday, April 22, as Marines training in explosive ordnance disposal will detonate bombs and other explosive devices. Ammunition technician Marines will be taking part in their annual Emergency Destruction Training on board the

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MAJOR EXERCISE ON MAINSIDE OF MARINE BASE TOMORROW

Residents at the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity tomorrow, Friday, April 17, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will be conducted

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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT, EVIDENCE ARGUED

Dressed in dark green jail scrubs, and in handcuffs and leg irons, accused murderer 25-year-old Christopher Lee was in a busy Joshua Tree courtroom yesterday morning for a pre-preliminary conference. Lee is accused of murdering Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms last summer and dumping her body in a mine

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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT TODAY, TOMORROW

Christopher Lee, accused of killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms last summer, is scheduled to be in court today and tomorrow. The prosecution and defense lawyers are expected to present their motions, and evidence and testimony to convince the judge there is probable cause to hold Lee for trial

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MARINES CO-ED COMBAT EXPERIMENT COMES TO TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Marine Corps’ unprecedented experiment on co-ed combat has moved from the forests of North Carolina to Twentynine Palms. A special gender-integrated task force is undergoing a grueling training regimen. The goal is to help Marine leaders decide whether all combat jobs should be opened to women. It’s part of

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MARINE BASE GETS FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

For the third time, the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms received an award for its conservation efforts. The Secretary of the Navy Environmental Awards recognized the Combat Center Monday for its efforts in advocating environmental responsibility, its contributions in environmental areas, for protecting natural resources, and sustainability.

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MARINE DOING SPEEDING BIKE WHEELIES UP ADOBE ROAD CITED

Twentynine Palms deputies arrested a reckless motorcycle rider who was speeding and doing wheelies Wednesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted Corporal Zachary Coffinger, 24, a Marine with Third Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, about 12:18 p.m. doing wheelies on his 2002 Honda motorcycle as he was driving

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NCO’S TO GRADUATE FROM MCCES FRIDAY

The Marine Corps Communications Electronics School will hold its graduation ceremony for the non-commissioned officers corporal’s course Friday. The graduation ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Protestant Chapel aboard the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. The special guest speaker will be Sergeant Major Ryan Meltesen of Combat

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NEW BATTALION STANDING UP ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

A new battalion is standing up at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Thursday. Prior to standing up the Communication Training Battalion, all Marine officers with a communications military occupational specialty were trained in Quantico, Virginia. Now both Marine officers and enlisted personnel in tactical communications will be trained at

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BATTLE COLOR DETACHMENT ABOARD MCAGCC WEDNESDAY MORNING

The Battle Color Detachment from the Washington, D.C., Marine Barracks will be performing their celebrated Battle Color Ceremony on board the Twentynine Palms Marine Base Wednesday morning. The ceremony consists of the Silent Drill Platoon, the Marine Corps Color Guard, and the U.S. Drum and Bugle Corps, which is known

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AREA PILOTS INVITED TO LEARN HOW TO AVOID MILITARY AIRCRAFT

Local pilots are invited to learn how to avoid military aircraft in the area. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… When you’re flying, it’s not a good idea for one plane to be in another plane’s airspace. The Combat Center and Copper Mountain College will hold a Mid-Air Avoidance

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HEART-TO-HEART LUNCHEON IN CATHEDRAL CITY FOR MILITARY WOMEN

A Low-Desert service organization will be honoring military women. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to lunch with Heart-to-Heart… For the eighth year, Heart to Heart will host a luncheon and fashion show to honor military women—both active duty and wives of active duty service members from the Twentynine

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER THEFT AT BASE EXCHANGE

A Twentynine Palms Marine was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of stealing more than $2000 worth of electronics items and games. According to a Sheriff’s report, Private First Class Blake Land, 24, a crewman with the 3rd Light Armored Recon Battalion, was in the Twentynine Palms Marine Base exchange about 11

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22 MARINES TREATED AFTER TRAINING ACCIDENT ABOARD THE 29 PALMS BASE

Twenty-two Marines were treated for exposure to a fire-retardant gas Thursday after an extinguishing system accidentally went off in an assault vehicle during a training exercise, but there were no serious injuries. Marine Base representatives said an equipment malfunction caused the fire suppression system to go off inside an amphibious

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR OFFICERS SPOUSES CLUB BENEFIT AUCTION

The Officer’s Spouse’s Club aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Base will be holding their annual Mardi Gras-themed auction February 21. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get tickets… Tickets for the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Twentynine Palms Officers Spouses Club are now available. Proceeds from

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LOCAL MARINES JOIN REACH OUT TO HELP AREA SENIORS

Small groups of Marines fanned out across the Morongo Basin on Monday to help seniors, veterans, and disabled neighbors from Twentynine Palms to Morongo Valley with yard work, small chores, and home maintenance. More Marines will be helping Morongo Basin residents on Friday. Reporter Dan Stork tells what he saw

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TWO MARINE OFFICERS KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH ON BASE IDENTIFIED

Two Marine Corps officers were killed Friday evening when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Captain Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lieutenant Adam Satterfield died from injuries in the crash at about 4:30 p.m. Friday; they were the only two

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