A Camp Pendleton Marine was arrested Friday on suspicion of fatally shooting his estranged wife in Laguna Hills, authorities said. Jerel Boykins was detained Thursday by the Marine Corps Naval Criminal Investigative Service at Camp Pendleton and booked the following morning on suspicion of murder,...
CAMP PENDLETON — Conditions of two service members injured when an assault amphibious vehicle burst into flames aboard this seaside base Wednesday, Sept. 13, were downgraded — one to critical and one to serious — base officials said Thursday. In all, 14 Marines and one sailor from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and 3rd Assault […]
The 15 Marines injured this week at Camp Pendleton were traveling in the little-known Amphibious Assault Vehicle, which has been involved in a disturbing number of accidents.
Stars & Stripes reports that which we already know – training for war is dangerous work; One soldier died and 23 servicemembers were injured in three days during training exercises at Fort Hood, Fort Bragg and Camp Pendleton, defense officials said. One day after 15 Marines were injured in a sudden fire during training at […]
Safety operations within the U.S. military are always paramount, but a recent string of deadly incidents have taken the issue mainstream. The Marines have seen multiple incidents this summer — including the deaths of 15 Marines after...Show More Summary
The Marine Corps Times reports that 8 Marines were sent to the burn center at University of California San Diego Health after their amphibious assault vehicle burst into flames during training at Camp Pendleton, California. The Marines are from 1st Battalion, 1st Marines and the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion…Four other Marines were taken to the […]
The Marines were training in an amphibious vehicle when it caught fire Wednesday morning. The Marine Corps said the cause was under investigation.
The military says 15 Marines have been taken to Southern California hospitals after a seafaring tank caught fire during training at Camp Pendleton.
CAMP PENDLETON — Fifteen Marines involved in an amphibious assault training exercise at the seaside base were hospitalized Wednesday, Sept. 13, according to Marine Corps officials. The accident involving an amphibious assault vehicle happened around 9:33 a.m. and included Marines from the 1st Marine Division who were doing a routine training at the time, said […]
The military says 15 Marines have been taken to Southern California hospitals after a seafaring tank caught fire during training at Camp Pendleton. Marine 1st Lt. Paul Gainey told The … Click to Continue »
Fifteen Marines were injured Wednesday during a training exercise involving an amphibious landing vehicle at Camp Pendleton, according to the Marine Corps. The injured, from the 1st Marine Division, were participating in a battalion training operation about 9:33 a.m. when the accident occurred,...
Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer on Wednesday, Aug. 30, toured assets of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.
CAMP PENDLETON — Just weeks after his Senate confirmation, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer on Wednesday, Aug. 30, toured assets of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton and chatted with Marines from the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion who showed off their amphibious vehicles. “It’s easy to be back in the Pentagon where decisions […]
Did you smell something burning Wednesday morning?
A 60-acre brush fire burning at Camp Pendleton has caused a smoky smell to settle over Orange County communities, according to officials. In a tweet Wednesday morning, the Orange County Fire Authority said the cause of the pervasive odor was a “vegetation fire.” The Marine Corps base said the fire...
A wildfire that began late Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Camp Pendleton has burned about 60 acres, according to base officials. The blaze was reported about 11:45 p.m. in the San Mateo helicopter landing zone, said Camp Pendleton spokesman Capt. Brian B Villiard. The fire’s progress was stopped around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday. There are no reports of […]
A 19-year-old Marine based at Camp Pendleton was identified as one of three Marines declared dead after an Osprey crashed Aug. 5 off the coast of Australia, officials said Wednesday, Aug. 9. Pfc. Ruben P. Velasco, of Los Angeles, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines at Camp Pendleton. His decorations include the National Defense Service […]
LAKE FOREST – The Sun & Sail Women’s Club of Lake Forest hosted expecting mothers from Camp Pendleton, doting them with much-needed items such as cribs, strollers, diapers and more at a military baby shower at the club Sunday, Aug. 6. The event, put on by the club for the ninth consecutive year, honored eight Marine […]
It’s been six years since 1st Lt. Kimberly Colby made her first visit to an aging veteran as part of the Honor Salute program. He was a Marine infantryman during Vietnam and had earned the Purple Heart while overseas. He was dying of colon cancer. Colby and a Marine comrade, both in their service...
CAMP PENDLETON Officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Marine who was crushed by a falling tree on Friday, Aug. 4 as he did routine physical training. The Marine, identified Saturday as Lance Cpl. Cody J. Haley, 20, of Hardin, Iowa was assigned to 1st Marine Division. He served in an infantry unit […]