A dropped or kicked grenade was the "most probable cause" of an explosion that killed four Marines during a training exercise last year at Camp Pendleton and a captain and master sergeant who were in charge were relieved of their duties.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two U.S. Marines have been relieved of their commands over an explosion at the Camp Pendleton base that killed four bomb specialists in November, probably when a live grenade fell into a demolition pit, military officials said o...
A CH-53 from VMM-163 reinforced supports the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's maritime raid force during visit, board, search and seizure training off the coast of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014. Both units are training for the 11th MEU's upcoming deployment later this summer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Joshua Diddams/Released)
U.S. Marines and sailors and soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force toast at the closing ceremony for Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014. Iron Fist is an amphibious exercise that brings together...Show More Summary
CAMP PENDLETON, California (Reuters) - A U.S. Marine facing a second-court martial in the 2006 death of an Iraqi civilian was ordered on Thursday to stand trial in August, and said afterwards that he was eager to put his legal troubles behind him.
Cpl. Chase Roesner, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialist with Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, pops a capsule of tear gas to train Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014. Show More Summary
Marines from 1st Marine Special Operations Brigade file into a CH-46 Sea Knight before conducting parachute operations aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013. Marines with 1st Air Delivery Platoon, Landing Support Company, Combat...Show More Summary
Jeff Fangman had just moved to Southern California when he got the idea to take his wife and daughter down to the beach for a little fishing. He cast in his line and waited on the shoreline at Camp Pendleton. It wasn't long before the U.S. Show More Summary
Jeff Fangman accomplished a rare feat recently while fishing from the shore of Camp Pendleton north of San Diego. The U.S. Marine reeled in a great white shark, which he subsequently released because the species is protected. The catch...Show More Summary
Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit clean their weapons after completing a small-arms training exercise at Range 111 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 25. The training focused on enhancing the unit’s confidence and proficiency with personal weapons and M67 Fragmentation Hand Grenades. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)
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A Camp Pendleton explosion killed multiple Marines in the artillery impact area. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, there was controversy over a new Marines hat design some felt was too “girly” and French-looking. According toShow More Summary
(SAN DIEGO) — The job is one of the most dangerous in the Marine Corps. The four Marines killed Wednesday while clearing unexploded ordnance at California‘s Camp Pendleton were bomb removal technicians. It is one of the few positions in which the Marine Corps allows team members to quit at any time. Show More Summary
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The four bomb removal technicians killed at Camp Pendleton included two Marines from California, one from Louisiana and one from Missouri.
The four U.S. Marines killed when unexploded ordnance blew up after a training accident at what is known as the Zulu impact area of Camp Pendleton, Calif., were all experienced in their field, and three had more than a decade of service. The deadly accident occurred Wednesday dur …
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - An explosion of live ordnance caused Wednesday's accidental deaths of four U.S. Marines while they were conducting routine maintenance in an artillery zone at Camp Pendleton in California, a base spokesman said on Thursday.
Post by Jeanne Sager. Heartbreaking news out of California's Camp Pendleton this morning. Four Marines have been killed in a mysterious mishap on the camp's range, right here on US soil. The deaths come just days after the nation paused...Show More Summary
Veritas Omnia Vincit and Pinto Nag send us links to the news that 4 Marines were killed in an accident involving unexploded ordinance at Camp Pendleton yesterday; Lt. Ryan Finnegan, a base spokesman, said the accident came during regularly scheduled maintenance of the Zulu impact area, where artillery, mortar and aerial bombs strike during training […]
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A routine sweep to make a range safe for future training exercises at California's Camp Pendleton led to the deaths of four Marines who were trying to clear unexploded ordnance, a Marine official said.
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Four U.S. Marines were killed on Wednesday in an accident while clearing a training area used as an artillery and bombing range at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, a military spokesman said.