TODAY IS THE 242ND BIRTHDAY OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

On this date 242 years ago, the United States Marine Corps was born when the Continental Congress authorized the establishment of a battalion of Marines; the first Marines enlisted in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. Every year, Marines around the world—active duty and retired, and their families—gather to honor their heritage

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MARINE CORPS BASE COMMISSARY HAS RE-OPENED

The commissary on the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center re-opened Saturday, October 21. The store will be open today. It will be closed next Monday, October 30, as usual.

CLOSED TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE COMMISSARY OFFERING SIDEWALK SALES

While the Twentynine Palms Marine Base commissary is still closed, the store will hold sidewalk sales every day until it re-opens. From 1 to 5 p.m., residents with commissary privileges can buy diapers and baby formula, cleaning supplies, toiletries, paper products, canned foods, cereals, snacks, sodas, and water. The commissary

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MARINE WHO TRIED TO BRING LIVE MILITARY ORDNANCE ON PLANE PLEADS GUILTY

A 21-year-old Marine stationed in Twentynine Palms with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, who tried to bring live military ordnance onto a plane at Palm Springs International Airport pleaded guilty Wednesday, October 18, to possession of an explosive device. Steven Corey Vella will to be sentenced March 19 on his

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS BACK FROM FIGHTING FIRES IN NAPA AREA

Two local fire engine crews are back home after a busy three weeks fighting wildfires. On September 25, Engine 461 from Morongo Valley and Engine 451 from the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms were sent to protect homes in North Tustin from the Canyon 2 Fire, where they fought the

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PROGRESS MADE TOWARDS REOPENING THE MARINE BASE COMMISSARY

The Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA, has made significant progress in re-opening the commissary at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. The commissary was closed October 11 due to a severe rodent infestation. DeCA has announced it is thoroughly cleaning the store, training employees on how to

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DECA, TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE OFFICIALS, WORKING TO REOPEN COMMISSARY

Thorough cleaning of the store, an elevated pest control plan and extensive product inspections underline efforts by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to reopen the commissary at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. A DeCA spokesman said, “We are working with installation officials to completely resolve any pest issues and reopen

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COMMISSARY REMAINS CLOSED ABOARD THE 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

The commissary aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center remains closed indefinitely. A base spokesman said “Due to a recently reported health code violation resulting from a pest control issue identified by a routine inspection in the commissary, it is now closed until further notice. Officials from the

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WOMAN ARRESTED ABOARD MARINE BASE FOR VIOLATING RESTRAINING ORDER

Just a day after she was in a Joshua Tree court to request a modification to her felony probation for spousal abuse, a Cathedral City woman was arrested Wednesday on the Marine Corps base for violating a restraining order. Six weeks ago, Viola Jackson-Gentry, 19, began fighting with her former

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL APPROVES HOTEL ASSESSMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

Last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council began with a presentation of the Air Quality Award by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. accepting the

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS: PART 2 IN TODAY’S UP-CLOSE SHOW

There was so much to talk about when Twentynine Palms Mayor John Cole and City Manager Frank Luckino were on the Z107.7 Up Close show two weeks ago that they are returning today for Part Two. Call in starting at 10 a.m. with your questions about the city’s plans for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE GETS CONSERVATION AWARD

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District regulates stationary sources of air pollution and implements air quality regulations across more than 20,000 square miles. It also recognizes leading efforts to conserve energy and reduce pollution in the region. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this story on a local recipient of the

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UNKNOWN MAN FOUND WANDERING IN LIVE FIRE RANGE ON COMBAT CENTER

We have limited information about a man who was found wandering in the live fire area of the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, military police called deputies to the base about 8:40 a.m. about an unidentified man who is believed to have dementia.

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REPORTED STABBING FOUND TO BE EFFORT TO AVOID MILITARY SERVICE

What was first reported as a stabbing and a robbery in Joshua Tree turned out to be an attempt to avoid military service. Shortly after midnight Monday, deputies were notified that a man came into a downtown Joshua Tree business and said he had been stabbed and robbed. The victim,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE GETTING BLEACHERS AND FIRE INSTRUCTORS

Almost a quarter of the way into the fall semester, The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees had a full day yesterday. Reporter Eric Knabe was at the meeting and fills us in…

The college board toured the Student Success Center. The much-needed space is coming along well. During the

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD FACES A BUSY AGENDA TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will have a busy day tomorrow. The board will meet at 1 p.m. for an accreditation workshop. At 2 p.m., it will tour the Student Success Center, after which it will go into closed session to confer with labor negotiators and discuss employee

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APPEAL FILED IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER CONVICTION

The lawyer for Christopher Lee, the former Marine convicted last year of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in 2014 and dumping her body down a mine shaft, filed an appeal Thursday with the 4th Appellate Court District Division 2. Richard de la Sota told Z107.7 News that he feels

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VETERANS AND FAMILIES INVITED TO DAV AIR RIFLE SHOOTING COMPETITION

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans hosts the third annual Air Rifle Shooting Competition to be held on Saturday, October 7 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… All veterans and their families are welcome; all disabilities will

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REGISTER NOW FOR DAV AIR RIFLE COMPETITION

The third annual Air Rifle Competition is hosted by The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 60. Competition equipment is supplied by the National Rifle Association. With the competition details, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

All veterans and all people with disabilities are welcome and accommodated at the Third Annual Air Rifle Competition,

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING FIGHT WITH HER FORMER BOYFRIEND

A Cathedral City woman was arrested Thursday after a fight with her ex-boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Viola Jackson-Gentry, 19, had gone on board the Combat Center to retrieve her belongings from her former boyfriend, who is a Marine. The two began arguing and Jackson-Gentry allegedly began hitting her

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