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MARINES CLOSE JOHNSON VALLEY SHARED USE AREA FOR TRAINING THIS FRIDAY

The United States Marine Corps will close the Johnson Valley shared use area to conduct military training this week. The shared use area will be closed October 30 through November 9. The Marine Corps has announced the share use area will also be closed April 30 through May 10, 2021; and October 29 through November 8, 2021. The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area, managed by the BLM, will remain open to the public for recreation purposes during the closure of the shared use area. Off-roaders can also use the nearby Stoddard Valley OHV open area.

For additional information, including a map of the area, please visit: http://www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/ or contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Resource Management Group at 760-830-3737 or SMBPLMSJOHNSONVALLEY@usmc.mil.

FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS TO LIFE FOR MURDER

Curtis Krueger

A former Twentynine Palms Marine who was convicted last month of murdering a Murrieta man and burying his body in Joshua Tree National Park in 2018 was sentenced to 18 years to life in a Riverside County Court last week. Judge Kelley Hansen denied the defense attorney’s request Thursday that Curtis Krueger’s conviction be reduced to manslaughter from second-degree murder, saying that the jury got the verdict right. Krueger, 32, took the stand during his trial last month and said he followed his 29-year-old girlfriend, Ashlie Stapp, to the home of Henry Stange, 54, in May 2018. Stapp testified that she had sex with Stange in exchange for drugs. Krueger confronted Stange over allegedly sexually assaulting Stapp, and then beat him to death in Stange’s garage. Stapp helped Krueger clean up the crime scene and bury the body in Joshua Tree National Park, where Stange’s body was found about a week later. Ashlie Stapp pleaded guilty to helping Krueger evade arrest and was sentenced to 309 days in custody and three years probation.

Then-1st. Lt. Curtis Krueger, Combat Logistics Battalion 7, and his girlfriend, Ashlie Stapp, during the unit’s Jane Wayne Day aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 10, 2018. Krueger killed Henry Stange, 54, of Murrieta two weeks after this photo was taken, and Stapp helped him bury the body in Joshua Tree National Park. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale)

TRAINING ABOARD THE MARINE BASE MAY BRING SOME EXTRA NOISE

There will be an increase in noise associated with military training in the Morongo Basin due to Marines and sailors participating in a training exercise aboard the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms through November 7.

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

For more information about Service Level Training Exercise 1-21, MAGTFTC, or MCAGCC go to https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/MCAGCCTP-C

MARINES TRAINING IN JOHNSON VALLEY OCTOBER 30 THROUGH NOVEMBER 9

The United States Marine Corps will close the Johnson Valley shared use area to conduct military training later this month. The shared use area will be closed October 30 through November 9. The Marine Corps has announced the shared use area will also be closed April 30 through May 10, 2021; and October 29 through November 8, 2021. The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area, managed by the BLM, will remain open to the public for recreation purposes during the closure of the shared use area. Off-roaders can also use the nearby Stoddard Valley OHV open area.

For additional information, including a map of the area, please visit: http://www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/ or contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Resource Management Group at 760-830-3737 or SMBPLMSJOHNSONVALLEY@usmc.mil.

MARINES CONDUCTING EXERCISES ON THE COMBAT CENTER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a live-fire range during Integrated Training Exercise 1-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 7, 2020. ITX is the most comprehensive training conducted at MCAGCC and focuses on the tactical application of combined-arms maneuver, offensive and defensive operations during combat.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

For at least the past two weeks, Marines at the Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms have been participating in several warfighting exercises—Integrated Training Exercise 1-21 and Service Level Training Exercise 1-21. ITX is the most comprehensive training conducted at the Combat Center and focuses on the tactical application of combined-arms maneuver, and offensive and defensive operations during combat. The SLTE exercises are designed to provide realistic and challenging training at every level of the Marine Corps to better prepare Marines to operate against future threats. The exercises include live-fire exercises in regiment-level training.

Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, set up range 113 to zero M110 M40A6 sniper rifles during Service Level Training Exercise (SLTE) 1-21 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Sept. 28, 2020. 3d Reconnaissance Battalion is attached to 4th Marine Regiment for the duration of SLTE 1-21. This is an exercise designed to provide realistic and challenging training at every level of the Marine Corps to better prepare Marines to operate against future threats. Due to high heat index and inevitable moisture build up during outdoor activity, the efficacy of the masks as a barrier are greatly reduced. Thus, Marines are not required to wear masks during these training events. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Laiqa Hitt)
A U.S. Marine with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, prepares for landing after completing a successful high altitude high opening free fall during Service Training Exercise 1-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 2, 2020. 3d Reconnaissance Battalion conducted sustainment military freefall operations in preparation for a Maneuver Warfare Exercise, demonstrating their technical and tactical proficiency during the regiment’s operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juan Carpanzano)