There was an increase in noise associated with military training in the surrounding area over the weekend and it will continue today due to Marines and sailors participating in the Service Level Training Exercise 2-21 aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. The Combat Center is hosting a series of training exercises designed to prepare the Marine Air Ground Task Force for operations around the globe by increasing their ability to operate and conduct offensive and defensive combat operations.
For more information about Service Level Training Exercise 2-21 or to submit a sound report go to links the following links:
To submit a sound report:
Visit: http://www.29palms.marines.mil/Staff/G5-Government-and-External- Affairs/SoundReporting/
Call: (760) 830-9222 or Email: SMBPLMSG_5SOUNDREPORTING@usmc.mil
The 29 Palms Community Food Pantry food distribution today (January 12) will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (or until supplies are exhausted) at 6450 Star Dune Ave in Twentynine Palms.
Patrons are reminded that the Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry serves the emergency food needs of the City of Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, and the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center.
The Pantry is currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; the second and fourth Wednesday evenings 5 to 6:30 p.m.; and the first Saturday of every month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
A non-profit organization that transports Marines to and from the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms and the Palm Springs airport needs help. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about SOS Ride…
SOS Ride, an all-volunteer organization that provides rides to Marines between the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms and the Palm Springs Airport, needs your help. Hundreds of Marines and sailors use the Palm Springs Airport each month. There are only three daily bus departures to bring them to and from the base; a taxi can cost more than $150. SOS Ride needs more volunteer drivers and/or donations for gas money for these Marines and sailors in transit. If you can you help, call 760-799-5488.
An investigation is ongoing after a Marine was found deceased aboard the Twentynine palms Marine Base yesterday (January 7). Captain Zachary Colvin told Z107.7 News, “At 8:22 a.m. a Marine was found deceased at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms. The incident is currently under investigation. Information on the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after Next of Kin Notification.” MCAGCC Commanding General, Maj Gen. William M. Journey said, “We would like to express our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the Marine. The entire Combat Center is saddened by this tragic loss,”
Continuing our four-part series of the top stories of 2020 are two big projects in Twentynine Palms: Project Phoenix, which we mentioned yesterday, and a wastewater treatment facility. The federal government’s budget for fiscal year 2020-21 included a $76 million appropriation for a wastewater treatment facility for the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. City Manager Frank Luckino said the city and the Marine base will be collaborating on a joint use of the facility for both the base and the city.
Managing editor Tami Roleff says two proposed projects in Pioneertown were also big news…
Two proposed projects in Pioneertown were big news in 2020. One is a proposed 12-unit trailer motel on a three-quarter acre parcel across Pioneertown Road from the landmark Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. The other is a proposed expansion of the 19-room Pioneertown Motel to include 47 guest cabins, a bunkhouse, stables, day spa, outdoor pool, retail and restaurant space, and a 3,500 square-foot event venue. The development would see the motel property triple in size. Both proposals remain a long way from approval as they must undergo review by multiple agencies and the planning commission, as well as a public review process and hearing.