NON-COMBATANT EVACUATION EXERCISE TODAY ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

Residents of the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity today, 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

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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

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MARINES AND THE BLM TO HOLD A MEETING SATURDAY ON JOHNSON VALLEY USE

The Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will hold an informational meeting Saturday, April 14, about the Marines’ large-scale exercise in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. The meeting will include information about the temporary land closures and public safety. The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be

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NEW MARINE BASE GATE HOURS GO INTO EFFECT TODAY

The Twentynine Palms Marine Base has announced that effective today, the hours for its gates have changed. The Condor and Ocotillo gates will be open Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 9 a.m., and again 2 to 5:30 p.m. The gate will be closed all other hours, including weekends. The

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FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE GETS 10 YEARS FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A former Twentynine Palms Marine was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography. In March 2017, Homeland Security investigators determined that a computer belonging to Matthew Benton, 36, who was then living in Jacksonville, North Carolina, had distributed a video of a prepubescent girl being

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MARINE WHO DIED FOLLOWING MOTORCYCLE CRASH OUTSIDE BASE GATE IS IDENTIFIED

The Marine who died following a March 9 motorcycle crash just outside the main gate of the Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms has been identified by the Patriot Guard Riders as Garrett Farrelly, 22, of Walla Walla, Washington. Farrelly was a corporal with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion based

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TAKE UP MORONGO BASIN BUSINESS TOMORROW

Our Morongo Basin figures prominently at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino. Among items on the agenda are revisions to the contract for the 16-bed crisis residential treatment facility going up along the highway in Joshua Tree. The changes and additions involve converting the facility’s septic

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THREE ARRESTS IN SEPARATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENTS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Monday, accused of spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Renee Cisneros, 49, was arguing with a man in the 6400 block of Athol Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 a.m. The man said during the argument, Cisneros hit him in the face with

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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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