DEADLINE APPROACHING TO APPLY FOR OSC SCHOLARSHIPS

Are you a military spouse, high school senior, or a currently enrolled college student at a two- or four-year college searching for scholarships? The Officers’ Spouses’ Club is now accepting applications. Applicants must be sponsored by active-duty or active-duty reserve military personnel currently assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine base

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OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Officers’ Spouses Club is also accepting applications for grants from local organizations. Reporter Tanisha Cureton fills us in with the details… The Officer’s Spouses Club of 29 Palms is now accepting grant applications from organizations in the Morongo Basin. Eligible organizations must have an impact on the local military

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ACADEMY OF COLLEGE AND CAREER EXCELLENCE OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will hold an open house Wednesday, February 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for its new Academy of College and Career Excellence. The Academy will use space in the Yucca Valley Town Center Mall to train students and community members for careers

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MAN KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY IDENTIFIED AS A MARINE

The victim in a Monday fatal stabbing in Twentynine Palms was a 21-year-old Marine from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his family lives. Dominique Clement was attacked and killed in the Vista Del Sol Military housing complex near Luckie Park. He was stationed at the nearby Twentynine Palms U.S. Marine base.

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MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINE PROGRAM RECRUITING

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good … kids … who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is

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OFFICER’S SPOUSES CLUB ACCEPTING ORGANIZATIONAL GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, is now accepting grant applications. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with the details… The Officer’s Spouses Club of 29 Palms is now accepting grant applications from organizations in the Morongo Basin. Eligible organizations must have an impact on

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OSC SCHOLARSHIPS

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center is now accepting scholarship applications for military dependents. Reporter Tanisha Cureton tells us more about the requirements and deadlines…

Are you a military spouse, high school senior, or a currently enrolled college student at a two-year

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OFFICER’S SPOUSES CLUB OFFERING SCHOLARSHIPS

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center is now accepting scholarship applications for military dependents. Reporter Tanisha Cureton tells us more about the requirements and deadlines… Are you a military spouse, high school senior, or a currently enrolled college student at a two-year

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MORONGO BASIN FEDERAL WORKERS GO BACK TO WORK TODAY

Federal workers will go back to work today (Tuesday) after Congress finally passed a government spending bill Monday, and the bill was signed by Donald Trump Monday night. For 69 hours, the government was shut down and non-essential federal employees were furloughed Monday. Rangers should be back at work at

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GOVERNMENT SHUT-DOWN ENDS; FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO GO BACK TO WORK TUESDAY

Federal workers will go back to work today (Tuesday) after Congress finally passed a government spending bill Monday, and the bill was signed by Donald Trump Monday night. For 69 hours, the government was shut down and non-essential federal employees were furloughed Monday. Rangers should be back at work at

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HOW THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS AFFECTING US HERE IN THE MORONGO BASIN

UPDATE 9:45 11/22/18

The Senate voted Monday to pass a stopgap spending bill, most likely ending the three-day government shutdown. However, the bill must still be approved by the House.

 

Congress’s inability to pass a bi-partisan bill Friday to continue funding the government meant that the federal government shut

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GOVERNMENT BEGINS TO SHUT DOWN

Congress’s inability to pass a bi-partisan bill Friday to continue funding the government means that the federal government shut down at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

Most federal civilian employees will be furloughed, except those considered essential. Members of the military are considered essential, and will still report to work.

A National

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SERVICES HAVE BEEN SET FOR RETIRED MARINE SGT. MAJOR RAY WILBURN

Services have been set for Sergeant Major (retired) Ray V. Wilburn of Twentynine Palms, who died Tuesday, January 2, at the age of 98. A service will be held 11 a.m. January 13 at the Protestant Chapel on board the Twentynine Palms Combat Center with U.S. Navy Chaplain Steven Moses

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CHANGES TO HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS

Roads and the highway in the Morongo Basin featured prominently in several of our top stories this year. An increasing number of pedestrian deaths and head-on crashes prompted CalTrans to start work on several projects in an attempt to reduce highway deaths. Several years before, CalTrans had installed delineators in

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MARINES RELOCATE TORTOISES

We continue our look back at the top stories of 2017 with this story about the Marine Corps air-lifting more than 1,000 desert tortoises to new homes in the Mojave Desert. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has more…

A population of the reptiles lived in the Johnson Valley area, west of the

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TOYS FOR TOTS AT MEDICAL CENTER HELP HEAL THE PAIN

As they do every year, volunteers from the Marine base in Twentynine Palms celebrated Christmas by giving donated toys from the Toys for Tots program out to local families in need. Unlike in the past, however, this year’s toy giveaway took place on the grounds of a local hospital that

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FULL BATTALION, AVIATION, IN TRAINING EXERCISES ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

A war game exercise that deploys a battalion-size air, sea and ground assault is going on aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center and other Marine Corps bases in Southern California this week. The exercise includes more than 1,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Division and more than

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MARINE BASE REPRESENTATIVES MEET WITH WONDER VALLEY RESIDENTS TOMORROW

Representatives from the Combat Center will be at the Wonder Valley community meeting Wednesday, December 13, to discuss illegal shooting, the dumping of animals, and other issues. A representative from the county fire department will also give a report. The meeting is set for 11 a.m. at the Wonder Valley

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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR

The deadline is fast approaching for the Military Child of the Year awards for military children between the ages 13 and 18 in each branch of the service. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains how to enter your military child…

The Military Child of the Year awards will recognize six children between

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TAKE ME HOME HUEY INSTALLATION IN PALMS DESERT

More than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War—one of the bloodiest and least popular in U.S. history—a California artist, with the help of military personnel from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, has shaped a discarded wartime artifact into an iconic work of

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