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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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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MARINE CORPS HERO, LOCAL ICON, SGT. MAJOR (RET.) RAY WILBURN DIES AT 98.

A true Marine Corps hero died Tuesday. Retired Sergeant Major Ray Wilburn, who served more than 31 years in the Marine Corps, was 98 when he died just a few days after being placed into hospice care. Wilburn was born July 1, 1919 in Texas and hitch-hiked 70 miles in

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USMC ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR SEMPER FIDELIS ALL-AMERICAN PROGRAM

The United States Marine Corp is now accepting nominations for their Semper Fidelis All-American program. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…

The Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognizes elite high school juniors who are succeeding academically, while excelling in athletics and bettering their communities. The Marines will select 96 students

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MARINES TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR SEMPER FIDELIS ALL-AMERICAN PROGRAM

The United States Marine Corps is now accepting nominations for their Semper Fidelis All-American program. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…

The Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognizes elite high school juniors who are succeeding academically, while excelling in athletics and bettering their communities. The Marines will select 96 students

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FULL BATTALION, AVIATION, IN TRAINING EXERCISES ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

A war game exercise that deploys a battalion-size air, sea and ground assault is going on aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center and other Marine Corps bases in Southern California this week. The exercise includes more than 1,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Division and more than

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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR

The deadline is fast approaching for the Military Child of the Year awards for military children between the ages 13 and 18 in each branch of the service. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains how to enter your military child…

The Military Child of the Year awards will recognize six children between

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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR “MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR”

The deadline is fast approaching for the Military Child of the Year awards for military children between the ages 13 and 18 in each branch of the service. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains how to enter your military child…

The Military Child of the Year awards will recognize six children between

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TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTING DONATIONS

An annual tradition for the Marine Corps Reserves is gearing up in our Morongo Basin area. Donations of toys and money are now being accepted for Toys for Tots. A toy collection box is here in the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree and at other businesses throughout the Morongo Basin.

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TODAY IS THE 242ND BIRTHDAY OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

On this date 242 years ago, the United States Marine Corps was born when the Continental Congress authorized the establishment of a battalion of Marines; the first Marines enlisted in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. Every year, Marines around the world—active duty and retired, and their families—gather to honor their heritage

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE GETS CONSERVATION AWARD

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District regulates stationary sources of air pollution and implements air quality regulations across more than 20,000 square miles. It also recognizes leading efforts to conserve energy and reduce pollution in the region. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this story on a local recipient of the

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REPORTED STABBING FOUND TO BE EFFORT TO AVOID MILITARY SERVICE

What was first reported as a stabbing and a robbery in Joshua Tree turned out to be an attempt to avoid military service. Shortly after midnight Monday, deputies were notified that a man came into a downtown Joshua Tree business and said he had been stabbed and robbed. The victim,

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MARINE ACCUSED OF SHAKING BABY, CAUSING A COMA, ORDERED TO FACE TRIAL

A Marine accused of shaking a baby so hard that she went into a coma heard the evidence against him yesterday in a Joshua Tree courtroom, and the judge held him over to face trial. The prosecution says that John Jeter, 27, was home in the 6100 block of Begonia

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MARINE CORPS SAYS JOHNSON VALLEY EXERCISES ARE OVER UNTIL NEXT YEAR

The Marine Corps has announced that the shared use area in Johnson Valley is open once again to the public. The area was closed for the last two weeks while the Marine Corps conducted training exercises in the area. The closure included time for training and to clear the land

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SOUND ADVISORY ISSUED FOR JOHNSON VALLEY MILITARY TRAINING

There will be increased sound in the area of the Johnson Valley shared use area from Marine Large Scale Exercise training through August 25. The Integrated Training Exercise is the longest-lasting activity that occurs aboard the Combat Center and is comprised of an intensive training cycle involving a series of

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SHARED USE AREA IN JOHNSON VALLEY OFF LIMITS STARTING TOMORROW

The United States Marine Corps will be closing the shared-use area in Johnson Valley beginning tomorrow, Friday, August 11 through August 25 for its annual large-scale training exercise. Originally, the shared use area was to be closed for the entire month of August.

The two-week closure includes the time required

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MARINE CORPS SHORTENS TIME FOR JOHNSON VALLEY TRAINING EXERCISE

The United States Marine Corps has announced it has shortened the time it needs for military training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. Originally, the shared use area was to be closed for the entire month of August while the Marines conducted a large-scale exercise. The Marine Corps announced

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FAA ESTABLISHES MILITARY AIRSPACE OVER JOHNSON VALLEY FOR MARINE EXERCISE

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a temporary special use airspace in support of an exercise taking place at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in August. The temporary special use airspace allows the Marine Corps to undertake required, large-scale, combined-arms and maneuver training during the exercise. This temporary special

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EXPECT “SOUNDS OF FREEDOM” FROM THE MARINE BASE

Expect more “Sounds of Freedom” from the 29 Palms Marine Base. Marine officials say Morongo Basin residents may hear more noise than usual. The Marine Corps is in the middle of a 29-day integrated training exercise conducting battalion-size, live-fire maneuvers and will incorporate combat support, combat service support, and aviation

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