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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TWO MARINES KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two Marines have died in a helicopter crash during a training exercise aboard the Twentynine palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. According to a release from the Base Public Affairs office, a Third Marine Aircraft Wing helicopter crashed at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 23. Both Marines on board the

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18TH SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS NAMED

Sergeant Major Ronald Green has been selected as the 18th sergeant major of the Marine Corps. Green, now the sergeant major of I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, will assume the post February 20, according to a Marine Corps announcement. The decision was made by Marine Corps Commandant General

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ACCUSED KILLER OF ERIN CORWIN IN COURT, DEATH PENALTY STILL CONSIDERED

Wearing handcuffs and an extra-large green jumpsuit, Christopher Lee made another appearance in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday morning. His time before Judge Rodney Cortez was short—just long enough for his attorney to request a date in March for a preliminary hearing. Prosecutor Sean Daugherty told the judge the district

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REACH OUT IS LOOKING FOR SENIORS WHO NEED HELP

Reach out Morongo Basin is linking Marines up with area seniors who can use a little help. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up to be part of this unique program… Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking senior and disabled persons needing home repairs or yard work for

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AN ARREST AFTER SHOTS ARE FIRED ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

A Twentynine Palms man is celebrating his birthday today in jail, following his arrest early Sunday morning aboard the Marine Base. Mark Blake, 31, today, is accused of felony spouse abuse after he pointed a gun at his wife and shot into the ceiling of a home in the 7100

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MILITARY INVITED TO FIRST TPHS HOME BASKETBALL GAME TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School Basketball team wants to honor area military at their first home game tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation…

To celebrate Twentynine Palms High School Boys Basketball’s first home game of the season against Citrus Valley on tomorrow, December 9, Twentynine Palms High School invites

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