There was an increase in noise associated with military training in the surrounding area over the weekend and it will continue today due to Marines and sailors participating in the Service Level Training Exercise 2-21 aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. The Combat Center is hosting a series of training exercises designed to prepare the Marine Air Ground Task Force for operations around the globe by increasing their ability to operate and conduct offensive and defensive combat operations.
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The United States Marine Corps reminds the public to respect the Combat Center’s base boundaries when off-roading near the installation. Individuals have a personal and legal responsibility to avoid trespassing on the Combat Center.
The Marine Corps has concluded its training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area for this year, and thanks the community for supporting national defense through progressive service-level training requirements. The land has been thoroughly inspected and returned to the Bureau of Land Management and is safe for public use and recreation.
Upcoming temporary closures of the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area include the following dates in 2021:
Marines and sailors from around the Marine Corps are participating in a Service Level Training Exercise at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms through November 25. SLTE is a series of separate exercises designed to prepare Marines for operations around the globe by increasing their ability to operate and conduct offensive and defensive combat operations. There are three sublevel training events: Integrated Training Exercise, Adversary Force Exercise, and Mountain Training Exercise. These exercises prepare US and guest armed forces for the culminating event, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Warfighting Exercise. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about the three training events…
ITX is the most comprehensive exercise conducted at the Combat Center, and focuses on the tactical application of combined-arms maneuver and offensive and defensive operations during combat.
MTX takes place at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport and prepares units to conduct offensive and defensive operations in a mountainous environment.
AFX exposes units to cutting edge technology, tactics, techniques, and procedures to increase proficiency, unit cohesion, and adaptability in warfighting at all levels.
The Marine Warfighting Exercise pushes Marines to innovate and adapt. Service members are challenged to fight against a free-thinking adversary with similar capabilities in a force-on-force, free-play environment.
The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area is now closed to the public while the Marine Corps conducts critical military training in the area. The area will be closed through November 9. The Marine Corps will clear the area for reopening after thorough inspection for any hazards. Once cleared, management of the land will return to the Bureau of Land Management for public recreation. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about OHV recreation area and future closures…
The adjacent Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area, managed by the BLM, remains open to the public for recreation and is unaffected by closures of the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. Off-road enthusiasts may also enjoy the nearby Stoddard Valley OHV Area.
As a reminder, the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area is also scheduled for temporary closure for two periods in 2021: April 30 – May 10, and October15 – November 1.
The fall 2021 training dates listed below reflect a slight adjustment from prior notices and will occur two weeks earlier than originally planned.