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3RD MARINE AIRCRAFT WING PREPARES FOR WINTER FURY

Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Division, and 1st Marine Logistics Group are in the midst of a large-scale exercise known as Winter Fury. The exercise will be conducted through February 19 throughout southern California and Arizona. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information…

Winter Fury highlights 3rd MAW’s ability to fight a near-peer adversary by employing all of the aircraft in its inventory, to include F-35 Lightning II, AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom, F/A-18 Hornet, CH-53E Super Stallion, MV-22B Osprey, and KC-130J Super Hercules. During Winter Fury, 3rd MAW will conduct long-range strikes, deploy and support infantry Marines, assist in the transport of artillery assets, and provide logistical support to Marines on the ground. Additionally, 3rd MAW will work closely with the U.S. Navy to execute expeditionary advanced base operations, including the establishment of forward arming and refueling points.

ACTIVE DUTY, SOME RETIREES AND WORKERS CAN NOW GET VACCINE ON MARINE BASE

Active-duty service members, and some government workers and military retirees can receive vaccinations for COVID-19 on the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms today (Feb. 11). Veterans who are 75 years or older can be vaccinated by appointment at the naval hospital’s immunization clinic. Call 760-830-2698 to schedule an appointment.

Vaccinations are also available on a walk-in basis at the West Gym from 8 to 4 Monday through Friday for healthcare workers, first responders, frontline essential workers, and mission-essential workers who work on the Marine Corps base, as well as personnel preparing to deploy. In addition, Tricare beneficiaries who are 65 or older, and Tricare beneficiaries aged 18 to 64 who are at increased risk for severe illness, are also eligible for vaccinations. For COVID-19 related questions, call 760-668-1512.

10 POUNDS OF POWERFUL EXPLOSIVE MISSING FROM THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

About 10 pounds of a high-powered explosive disappeared last month from the Twentynine Palms Marine base during an exercise. A San Diego television station reported last week that the 10 pounds of C4, a malleable plastic explosive with a texture like modeling clay, may have been stolen.

C4 is more powerful than TNT but needs a detonator in order to explode. When detonated, one pound of C4 can demolish a vehicle.

U.S. Marines with Company A (Alpha Co.), Combat Engineer School apply and cut out the amount of C4 they need for the live fire range aboard Camp Geiger, N.C., Feb. 9, 2017. This exercise was used so students would get a hands on experience making C4 explosives in the field. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler A. Pender)

Naval Criminal Investigative Services has confirmed that it has opened an investigation into the missing C4, but would not comment further, saying it is an open investigation.

KGTV says the commanding officer in charge of the unit with the missing explosive is offering a reward for its return and has reportedly threatened to extend the exercise until the C4 is found.

The Marine Corps is currently holding an exercise called Winter Fury through mid-February at Camp Pendleton with units from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Division, and Marine Logistic Group participating.

https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/sources-high-powered-explosives-missing-possibly-stolen-from-southern-california-military-base

A major advantage of C4 is that it can easily be molded into any desired shape. This half-kilogram package of C4 can be pressed into gaps, cracks, holes and voids in buildings, bridges, equipment or machinery. Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force

MARINE BASE ISSUES REMINDER TO KING OF THE HAMMERS FANS

The Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center issued a reminder that base boundaries must be respected while participating at King of the Hammers. The reminder says the Combat Center is a live-fire training installation which conducts critical training year-round. While at the King of the Hammers event, the public must always be safe and respect base boundaries. Individuals have a personal and legal responsibility to be aware of their location and avoid trespassing.

For additional information, please visit: http://www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/ or contact

the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Resource Management Group at

SMBPLMSJOHNSONVALLEY@usmc.mil.

Courtesy photo

COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP LIGHT TRESPASS ORDINANCE TOMORROW

At tomorrow’s 9 a.m. meeting of the County Planning Commission, night skies, light trespass, and energy conservation will be the subject of a public hearing, discussion, and likely vote on the issue. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on this update of the county lighting ordinance which has its roots here in our Morongo Basin…

Under consideration are enhancements to the “Glare and Outdoor Lighting” section of the county development code for both commercial and residential applications. The proposed ordinance regulates outdoor lighting practices to minimize glare and light pollution, and conserve resources while maintaining safety. For a decade, key players like the Morongo Basin Conservation Association, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Marine Air Ground Combat Center have been at the forefront of efforts to preserve our night skies. Their work, along with significant support from Third District County Supervisor Dawn Rowe, led to many of the enhancements reflected in the proposal. If approved by the Planning Commission, it will go to County Supervisors for final approval and adoption

(1) The public is able to view the live stream of the Planning Commission meeting at

http://www.sbcounty.gov/Main/Pages/ViewMeetings.aspx;

(2) If you wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item prior to the day of the meeting, please submit your comments via email or online by 8:00 a.m. on the Thursday of the Planning Commission meeting. Please submit your comments to the Planning Commission Secretary via email at PlanningCommissionComments@lus.sbcounty.gov. Your comments will be placed into the record at the meeting;

(3) If you are watching the live stream of the meeting and wish to make a general public comment or to comment on a specific agenda item as it is being heard, please submit your comment, limited to 250 words or less to the Planning Commission Secretary at planningCommissionComments@lus.sbcounty.gov. Comments received after an agenda item will be made part of the record if received prior to the end of the meeting.

(4) If attending the meeting in person, please note that facial coverings will be required and seating in the board chambers will be limited to ensure appropriate social distancing is maintained.