ONE MARINE KILLED, 21 INJURED IN HAWAII OSPREY ACCIDENT

Marine Corps officials say four Marines remain hospitalized—one in critical condition—following a fatal MV-22B Osprey accident in Hawaii on Sunday. Twenty-two Marines out of Camp Pendleton were aboard the tilt rotor aircraft when it experienced an onboard fire during a training exercise in Hawaii. The Osprey made a hard landing,

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YUCCA VALLEY MARINE SAFE, HELPING VICTIMS OF NEPAL EARTHQUAKES

A Marine from Yucca Valley is in Nepal helping with the humanitarian aid following two major earthquakes there in the last two weeks. Sergeant Juan Alcaraz is a crew chief assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, which is based at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. The squadron is part

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MARINE COMMANDANT TAPPED AS JOINT CHIEFS CHAIRMAN

President Obama will announce today that he will nominate Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to Pentagon sources. Obama will also announce that he will nominate Air Force General Paul Selva, currently commander of U.S. Transportation Command, to serve

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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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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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MARINE HELICOPTER LANDS ON SOLANO BEACH YESTERDAY

A huge Marine Corps helicopter made an emergency landing on Solano Beach Wednesday, bringing no damages or injuries but leaving an unforgettable spectacle for surrounding swimmers and sunbathers. The CH-53E Super Stallion landed on the shore of the northern San Diego County beach shortly after 11:30 a.m. after a low

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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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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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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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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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WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT OF MARINE KILLED BY PALM SPRINGS POLICE DELAYED

A wrongful death suit against two Palm Springs police officers who shot and killed a Twentynine Palms Marine in 2012 faces yet another delay. Two years ago, Corporal Allan DeVillena II, 22, was celebrating the Marine Corps birthday in Palm Springs with a friend, Private First Class Clinton Harris. Following

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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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MARINE CORPS CELEBRATES 239 YEARS TODAY

This is the 239th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINES BOLSTER MIDDLE EAST CRISIS RESPONSE UNIT

Marines from our local Twentynine Palms Base, along with those from Camp Pendleton, and Miramar air station, are deploying to the Middle East as part of the military’s “crisis response capability.” The Marine Corps said yesterday that the 2,300 Marine force will be spread throughout the U.S. Central Command area.

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MARINE BASE, BLM, HOST MEETING ON USE OF JOHNSON VALLEY ORV AREA

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area Saturday, August 16. They will discuss future training aboard the base and shared land use. State agencies, Off-Highway Vehicle interest groups, and environmental advocacy groups

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3RD COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION TO BE DEACTIVATED TOMORROW

3rd Combat Engineer Battalion will be deactivated during a ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine base Tuesday, August 5. The Battalion was first formed in 1942 in support of the campaigns at Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima, and deactivated at the end of

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COUNTY OFFERING BEHAVIORIAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001 and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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MARINE HARRIER JET CRASHES IN IMPERIAL

A Marine Harrier jet crashed into a residential area of Imperial, California, and destroyed two homes yesterday, but authorities say no one was injured. The Harrier AV-8B went down in a front yard on a neighborhood street of tightly packed houses at 4:20 p.m. in the city of about 15,000

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FOUR MARINES FROM CAMP PENDLETON KILLED

Four Marines were killed Wednesday morning during a range maintenance operation at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, said Marine Corps officials. The accident occurred at 11 a.m. Wednesday and is under investigation. The identities of the Marines are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Base spokesman Cpl.

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