BE SAFE WHILE PLAYING POKEMON GO

Pokemon-Go is a new augmented reality game you play on your phone, and it has taken the country by storm, More than 7 ½ million people have downloaded the game to their smart phones in the last 11 days. Since then, there have been multiple reports of people falling off

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MARINES ANNOUNCE LARGE SCALE EXERCISES IN JOHNSON VALLEY IN AUGUST

Three years ago, the Marine Corps announced that it would be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley. The Marine Corps had originally planned to hold the training exercises from August 1 to the 31. Under the shared-use agreement, public access

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CHANGE OF COMMAND SET ABOARD MARINE CORPS AIR-GROUND COMBAT CENTER

The commanding general of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will relinquish command at a ceremony Thursday, July 14. Brigadier General William Mullen III will take over command of the Combat Center and the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Program from Major General Lewis Craparotta. The ceremony will

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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE ON OUR MORONGO BASIN

The Morongo Basin’s largest employer is the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the base’s Assistant Chief of Staff Jim Ricker was at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting Tuesday night to report on the base’s economic impact on the Morongo Basin… According

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MARINE BASE COMMANDING GENERAL TO GET PROMOTION AND A NEW ASSIGNMENT

President Obama has nominated the commanding general of the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center for a promotion and reassignment to Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. Major General Lewis Craparotta’s promotion to lieutenant general must be confirmed by the Senate before he can assume command of the First Marine Expeditionary Force. Craparotta

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SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS ARMED ROBBERIES

Sheriff’s investigators have arrested two Marines in connection with three armed robberies in Twentynine Palms since Sunday. On Sunday about 9:30 p.m., the Motel 6 was robbed by one suspect wearing a mask over his face, who displayed a handgun, demanded money, and then fled on foot to a car

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MARINES AND REACH OUT COMBINE TO HELP NEIGHBORS

An early spring day saw 20 members of the 3rd Battalion 11th Marines and Combat Logistics Battalion-7 from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center out in force in the community assisting senior and disabled homeowners with yard work in coordination with Reach Out Morongo Basin. In what’s become a

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INAUGURAL TWENTYNINE PALMS MILITARY FILM FESTIVAL WRAPS UP THREE-DAY EVENT

The Twentynine Palms Military Film Festival, celebrating, military films and the courage that inspired them, wrapped up its three-day inaugural event Sunday. Los Angeles-based event management company Basic Lead produced the event Friday through Sunday, featuring screenings of 24 films and documentaries shown on screens at open-air venues—Smith’s Ranch Drive-In

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MARINE CORPS TAKING PUBLIC INPUT ON TRAINING AREA ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

The Marine Corps is accepting public comment on its draft environmental assessment it has prepared for its training areas on board the Combat Center. The draft environmental assessment evaluates additional landing zones within existing training areas that contain low densities of desert tortoises, the impacts of operations, and determines areas

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE KILLED AT SAN BERNARDINO STRIP CLUB

A 20-year-old Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms was killed early Sunday morning when he was shot at a San Bernardino County strip club. The San Bernardino City police and fire departments were called at 2:12 a.m. for shots fired at the Flesh Club Showgirls strip club. Responding personnel found Douglas

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PARK-TO-PARK BIKE RIDE SIGNUP DEADLINE TOMORROW

The Park-to-Park ride and festival is set for Saturday, April 30. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds you the signup deadline is tomorrow… Joshua Tree National Park, the City of Twentynine Palms, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center are co-sponsoring the Park to Park Ride and Festival to be

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PUBLIC INVITED TO MEETING OF MARINES AND BLM REGARDING JOHNSON VALLEY USE

The Marines are meeting with the BLM about their upcoming training in the Johnson Valley off-road area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the public is welcome to attend the Saturday meeting… Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about land use in the

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 30

A new event is being organized for all bicycle enthusiasts. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to register for the Park-to-Park Bike Ride and Festival… Joshua Tree National Park, the City of Twentynine Palms, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center are co-sponsoring the Park to Park Ride

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL

A family friendly festival has been planned as well as a bike ride. With all the details, here’s managing editor Tami Rolloff… Joshua Tree National Park, the City of Twentynine Palms, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center are co-sponsoring the Park to Park Ride and Festival to be

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CHILD ABUSE ALLEGED AT MARINE BASE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of multiple counts of abusing children in her care at the Child Development Center on board the Combat Center. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Child Development Center about 9 a.m. March 17 to review a videotape that

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL ADDS ADDITIONAL SPEAKER TO TODAY’S MEETING

The Homestead Valley Community Council has added an additional speaker to its monthly meeting today. Representatives from the Combat Center will play a video and have hand-out materials for residents. Officials from the fire department and Sheriff’s station will also be at the meeting, set for 3 p.m. at the

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REACH OUT AND MARINES LOOKING FOR SENIOR AND DISABLED WHO NEED HELP

Volunteers from Reach Out Morongo Basin and the Marine Corps are looking for seniors or disabled who can use some help. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…. Home repairs and yard work can present increasing challenges for seniors and disabled residents. If this is you or you know of a local senior

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MARINE CORPS’ PLAN TO AIRLIFT OVER 1,400 DESERT TORTOISES IS CANCELLED

The Marine Corps’ plan to move more than 1.400 desert tortoises from the Johnson Valley Off-Road area to a BLM-managed habitat has been cancelled. The Marines were going to move the endangered species reptiles to Bureau of Land Management habitat near Barstow, so the 88,000-acre Johnson Valley area could be

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A community partnership of the Joshua Tree National Park, City of Twentynine Palms and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center present the Park to Park Ride and Festival to be held on Saturday, April 30, at Knott’s Sky Park in Twentynine Palms. The event is a leisure bike ride

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MILITARY WOMEN APPRECIATION DINNER PLANNED IN CATHEDRAL CITY

Residents are encouraged to support active duty military and their spouses at an appreciation dinner Saturday, March 12. Heart to Heart will host its ninth Military Women Appreciation luncheon from 9:30 to 2:30 at the Doubletree Resort in Cathedral City to honor the women of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps

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