JET CRASHES AT TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE, PILOT EJECTS AND IS UNINJURED

A Marine Corps pilot escaped serious injury when his jet crashed and burned at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. Shortly after 6 p.m., A Marine Corps spokesman said the F/A-18 Hornet had touched down on the base and after he touched down, the pilot ejected.

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MARINE BASE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE GET PRESTIGIOUS LATINA STYLE AWARD

Maritza Carrillo, a financial management analyst on the Twentynine Palm Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center has received the 2016 Latina Style Incorporated Distinguished Civilian Award. The award is designed to recognize women in the military and the DOD civilian workforce who, through their service, have enhanced the role of

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FREE LEGAL ADVICE FOR MILITARY VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT

Military service members and their families who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault have access to free legal advice and representation. The Victims’ Legal Counsel provides confidential advice, counseling, and referrals for crime victims, and can help victims obtain a military or civilian protective order. VLC services are

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2ND ANNUAL AIR RIFLE SHOOTING COMPETITION OCTOBER 8

The second annual air rifle shooting competition will be hosted by the Disabled American Veterans. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… The air rifle shooting competition will be held Saturday, October 8, at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Sign-in and range safety instruction is from 7:30 a.m.

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MILITARY OFFERS SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS FREE LEGAL

Military service members and their families who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault have access to free legal advice and representation. The Victims’ Legal Counsel provides confidential advice, counseling, and referrals for crime victims, and can help victims obtain a military or civilian protective order. VLC services are

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DISABLED VETERANS AIR RIFLE COMPETITION COMING UP: REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE

The 2nd Annual Disabled American Veterans Air Rifle Shooting competition is coming up October 8. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there is still plenty of time to sign up to be a contestant… The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans hosts the second annual Air Rifle Shooting Competition to

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STATE WATER BOARD TO DISCUSS MARINE BASE WATER TREATMENT THURSDAY

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will discuss a couple items of local interest at its next meeting on Thursday, September 15, starting at 9 a.m. The board will discuss waste discharge requirements for the Combat Center’s Mainside wastewater treatment facility in Twentynine Palms. The board will

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REGISTER FOR THE DAV AIR RIFLE COMPETITION

A special competition for disabled veterans is being planned by the local DAV chapter. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to sign up for the second annual air rifle competition… If you’re a disabled veteran who likes to shoot, this competition is for you. The Disabled American Vets, National Rifle

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING MARINE CORPS BASE GATE GUARD WITH HER VEHICLE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon, after a gate guard at the Marine Corps Combat Center said she hit him with her vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michelle Anders, 47, went to the main gate of the base on Adobe Road about 9 a.m. Military police officers

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTHER PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO MURDERING HER 3 MONTH OLD

A Twentynine Palms woman pleaded not guilty in Joshua Tree Superior Court Monday afternoon to murdering her 3-month old baby. On September 1, 2015, Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies were called to the base hospital on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms for a case of possible child abuse. The

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MARINE CORPS PILOT DIES IN PLANE CRASH NEAR TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Marine Corps has identified the pilot killed in a plane crash near Twentynine Palms Thursday night. Major Richard “Stranger” Norton, 36, of Arcadia, departed from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in an F/A-18C Hornet to take part in an integrated training exercise on board the Combat Center in Twentynine

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MARINE CORPS EXERCISE IN JOHNSON VALLEY SET FOR AUGUST 14 – 21

Three years ago, the Marine Corps announced that it would be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley. The Marine Corps had originally planned to hold the training exercises from August 1 to the 31. Under the shared-use agreement, public access

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NEW MEDICAL CLINIC AT COMBAT CENTER

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on board the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Friday for a new medical clinic. The Adult Medical Care Clinic will deliver health care to active-duty service members at the Combat Center. The 45,000-square foot clinic cost $21 million to build and replaces a building that

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EXPECT MORE NOISE THAN USUAL ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

Morongo Basin residents may hear more noise than usual from the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms over the next month. The Marine Corps will be conducting two exercises: integrated training exercise and a large-scale exercise. These exercises are comprised of intensive training for 3,500 active duty and

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BE SAFE WHILE PLAYING POKEMON GO

Pokemon-Go is a new augmented reality game you play on your phone, and it has taken the country by storm, More than 7 ½ million people have downloaded the game to their smart phones in the last 11 days. Since then, there have been multiple reports of people falling off

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MARINES ANNOUNCE LARGE SCALE EXERCISES IN JOHNSON VALLEY IN AUGUST

Three years ago, the Marine Corps announced that it would be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley. The Marine Corps had originally planned to hold the training exercises from August 1 to the 31. Under the shared-use agreement, public access

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CHANGE OF COMMAND SET ABOARD MARINE CORPS AIR-GROUND COMBAT CENTER

The commanding general of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will relinquish command at a ceremony Thursday, July 14. Brigadier General William Mullen III will take over command of the Combat Center and the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Program from Major General Lewis Craparotta. The ceremony will

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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE ON OUR MORONGO BASIN

The Morongo Basin’s largest employer is the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the base’s Assistant Chief of Staff Jim Ricker was at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting Tuesday night to report on the base’s economic impact on the Morongo Basin… According

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MARINE BASE COMMANDING GENERAL TO GET PROMOTION AND A NEW ASSIGNMENT

President Obama has nominated the commanding general of the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center for a promotion and reassignment to Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. Major General Lewis Craparotta’s promotion to lieutenant general must be confirmed by the Senate before he can assume command of the First Marine Expeditionary Force. Craparotta

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SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS ARMED ROBBERIES

Sheriff’s investigators have arrested two Marines in connection with three armed robberies in Twentynine Palms since Sunday. On Sunday about 9:30 p.m., the Motel 6 was robbed by one suspect wearing a mask over his face, who displayed a handgun, demanded money, and then fled on foot to a car

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