MAJOR EVACUATION DRILL SET FOR THIS FRIDAY ABOARD THE MARINE BASE

MAJOR EVACUATION DRILL SET FOR THIS FRIDAY ABOARD THE MARINE BASE

Residents of the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity Friday, April 20, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area during an emergency situation. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will be conducted over the Combat Center, with multiple landings onto Lance Corporal Torrey L. Gray Field, the Del Valle track and field, and Range 220 between 3 and 10 p.m. Friday. Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sounds from the training may be amplified throughout the local area.

To submit a sound report from the exercise, call 760-830-9222, or email SMBPLMSSOUNDREPORTING@usmc.mil or go to

http://www.29palms.marines.mil/Staff/G5CommunityPlansPAO/SoundReporting.aspx

Leave a Reply