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Marine arrested at Camp Pendleton in fatal shooting of estranged wife in Laguna Hills

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,...

Six service members now in critical condition following training accident at Camp Pendleton

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 […]

Did the Marines’ 40-Year-Old ‘Amphibious Tractor’ Just Strike Again?

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.

More injuries to service members

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 […]

Dozens of US military service members injured in accidents at Camp Pendleton, Fort Bragg

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

15 Marines injured when vehicle bursts into flames

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 […]

15 Marines Are Hurt, 6 Critically, in Accident at Camp Pendleton

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The Marines were training in an amphibious vehicle when it caught fire Wednesday morning. The Marine Corps said the cause was under investigation.

15 Marines taken to hospitals after tank catches fire at Camp Pendleton

The military says 15 Marines have been taken to Southern California hospitals after a seafaring tank caught fire during training at Camp Pendleton.

15 Marines injured in amphibian assault 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 […]

15 Marines taken to hospitals after tank catches fire

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 »

15 Marines injured in training accident at Camp Pendleton

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 Spencer Takes First Tour of Camp Pendleton

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer on Wednesday, Aug. 30, toured assets of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer, who served at Tustin air station in ’70s, takes first tour of 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 […]

Brush fire at Camp Pendleton causes a stink in Orange County

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...

Fire at Camp Pendleton burns 60 acres

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 […]

Camp Pendleton-based Marine killed in Osprey crash in Australia

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 women’s club donates much-needed items for expecting military mothers

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 […]

Camp Pendleton Marines pay tribute to aging veterans

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...

Marine Corps investigating Marine crushed to death by falling tree

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 […]

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