MARINES, BLM, HOLD MEETING TOMORROW ON USE OF JOHNSON VALLEY

Under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, some 56,000 acres in Johnson Valley was designated for shared use between the public and the Marine Corps. Reporter Mike Lipsitz shares more on the subject … Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will hold a public

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MARINE VEHICLE FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY MORNING

Morongo Valley firefighters came to the aid of the Marines Thursday morning. According to Firefighter Jones, the convoy of four Marine vehicles were coming up the grade about 8:45 a.m. when the engine in one light infantry vehicle started smoking. The Marines were able to put out most of the

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COMBAT CENTER HOSPITAL WILL STILL BE SEEING RETIREES UNDER NEW HEALTH PLAN

There’s no need to panic; the base hospital on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms will not stop seeing military retirees. Last week, the Naval Hospital held a meeting to discuss upcoming changes concerning medical care and new health care plans for military retirees. The base hospital has been

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MARINES REVEAL PLANS TO HELICOPTER 1,500 TORTOISES OUT OF JOHNSON VALLEY

Federal land management and defense officials have signed off on plans by the U.S. Marine Corps to move as many as 1,500 desert tortoises from an area recently acquired for training in Johnson Valley. The largest tortoise relocation effort ever in the Mojave Desert is toward the end of this

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VOTE TODAY FOR MILITARY SPOUSE OF THE YEAR

A Twentynine Palms woman is one of six women who are in the running in a national competition for Military Spouse of the Year, sponsored by Armed Forces Insurance and Military Spouse magazine. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the final day to vote is today…. Just a reminder: today is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN NAMED MARINE CORPS SPOUSE OF THE YEAR

A Twentynine Palms woman who was named military spouse of the year for the Combat Center, has also been named as the Marine Corps Military Spouse of the Year. Managing editor Tami Roleff shares the good news… Jessica Rudd of Twentynine Palms has seen many different aspects of military life,

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MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINES 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 for children

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN FINALIST FOR MILITARY SPOUSE OF THE YEAR

A Twentynine Palms woman has been named as Military Spouse of the Year for the Combat Center, and was named Wednesday as one of 18 finalists for the military branch spouses by Military Spouse magazine and Armed Forces Insurance. She is competing against two other Marine spouses for the honor

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4-YEAR-OLD FALLS OUT OF A SECOND STORY WINDOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 4-year-old boy fell out of a second story window in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the toddler, who lives in military housing in the 5900 block of Desert Knoll Avenue, opened a window in his bedroom about 9:30 p.m., leaned out and fell. The boy landed

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR OFFICERS SPOUSE’S CLUB BENEFIT AUCTION

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Twentynine Palms aboard the Marine base awarded more than $35,000 in grants and scholarships last year. The organization gave $16,000 in grants to organizations such as the Twentynine Palms food pantry, 29 Palms Art Gallery, Reach Out Morongo Basin, the Boys and Girls Club of

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DOD HIRING FREEZE

With thousands of Z107.7 listeners employed by the Department of Defense, today we take a close look at exactly what the recent DoD hiring freeze means. Just three days after being sworn in as president, Donald Trump issued an executive order concerning a hiring freeze. The Department of Defense says

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RED CROSS HAS DIRE NEED FOR BLOOD, DRIVE ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE TODAY

Blood drives across the country have been cancelled recently due to severe winter weather, and there is a desperate shortage of donated blood. Since December 1, about 300 blood drives in 27 states have been forced to cancel due to bad weather. The American Red Cross will hold a blood

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BLOOD DRIVE ON BASE MONDAY

Blood drives across the country have been cancelled recently due to severe winter weather, and there is a desperate shortage of donated blood. Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives in 27 states have been forced to cancel due to bad weather. The American Red Cross will hold a blood

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AND POSSESSION OF LOADED FIREARMS IN VEHICLE

A San Bernardino woman was arrested early Friday morning after she attempted to drive onto the Marine base in Twentynine Palms while intoxicated and with two loaded handguns. According to a Sheriff’s report, Denise Hallowood, 35, drove up to the main gate of the Combat Center base about 1:30 a.m.

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MARINE KILLED IN TRAINING INCIDENT ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE IS IDENTIFIED

The Marine killed in a training mishap Friday evening aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base has been identified. LCpl. Austin Ruiz, 19, of Naples, Florida, died and another Marine was injured January 13 during what was called a “routine training mission.” According to his hometown television station, family members

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MARINE KILLED IN TRAINING ACCIDENT ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE

One Marine was killed and another injured during a live-fire training exercise Friday aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. The Marine Corps announced that the Marines were conducting unit training in preparation for the start of Integrated Training Exercise 2-17 when the accident happened about 5:05 p.m.

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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR OFFICER’S SPOUSES CLUB BENEFIT AUCTION

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Twentynine Palms aboard the Marine base awarded more than $35,000 in grants and scholarships last year. The organization gave $16,000 in grants to organizations such as the Twentynine Palms food pantry, 29 Palms Art Gallery, Reach Out Morongo Basin, the Boys and Girls Club of

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MARINE CORPS RELEASES PLAN FOR ON RELOCATING JOHNSON VALLEY TORTOISES

The Marine Corps has completed its study on the impacts of alternative plans to relocate tortoises that are in the Marines’ training area in Johnson Valley. The Marine Corps is required to relocate tortoises out of its training areas and to ensure that they have a high rate of survival.

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FAA SAFETY CLASSES HOSTED BY THE MARINE BASE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

For aircraft pilots, safety has to be a top priority. And toward that end, local pilots and other enthusiasts will want to attend a free seminar designed specifically for areas like our Morongo Basin where general aviation pilots and those working or training for the military often come into contact.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MOVES ON JOINT CITY-MARINE BASE SEWER SYSTEM

The Twentynine Palms City Council approved a list of rules for the new dog park coming to Knott Sky Park at its meeting last night, and also approved the hiring of a new lobbyist in Washington, DC. The new lobbying firm, IFS, is not only less expensive than its previous

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