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Nov 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM
The Marine Corps is hoping to deploy some four-footed recruits in the Mojave Desert — about 500 threatened desert tortoises. It's a serious shell game that aims to help save the species from extinction.
Jul 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM
A federal jury in Southern California has convicted a former U.S. Marine of illegally possessing a chrome-plated AK-47 that may have once belonged to a member of Saddam Hussein's royal guard.
Apr 6, 2012 at 11:51 AM
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Military officials on Friday were trying to determine why two off-duty Marines left their desert base with 10 explosive training devices in their truck and went to a Los Angeles-area shopping mall, causing three large stores to be evacuated.
Feb 27, 2012 at 5:11 PM
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — The Marine Corps says a Marine who died after collapsing at a California training base was from West Virginia.
Jan 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM
In the winter, though, as temperatures drop down to freezing at night, travelers can find great beauty in desert campgrounds, from Joshua Tree National Park, 140 miles east of Los Angeles, to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, about 90 miles northeast of San Diego.
Dec 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM
YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Investigators have arrested a Southern California woman for the shooting death of her boyfriend inside their Yucca Valley home.
Oct 20, 2010 at 8:04 AM
At least three service members discharged for being gay have begun the process to re-enlist after the Pentagon directed the military to accept openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation's history.
Nov 20, 2009 at 9:52 AM
The U.S. Marine Corps is conducting a military experiment to try to predict who's most at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. Understanding underlying triggers might help reduce the burden of those who return psychologically wounded - if they can get early help.
Oct 2, 2009 at 3:14 PM
A Hawaii-based U.S. Marine has been fatally injured in a vehicle crash at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Apr 29, 2009 at 1:07 PM
Swine flu fears led authorities to close several California schools and quarantine some Marines at a Southern California base Wednesday as the number of confirmed cases statewide grew to 14.
Apr 29, 2009 at 12:59 PM
The commandant of the Marine Corps says one of his troops may have swine flu and that 39 in all are being confined until tests come back.
Dec 5, 2008 at 9:05 PM
A moderate earthquake struck California's Mojave Desert on Friday night and could be felt from San Diego to Los Angeles.
Sep 29, 2008 at 2:09 PM
The training taking place in the Mojave Desert at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center aims to give troops deploying to Afghanistan a preview of not only the terrain but also the culture and customs.
Sep 19, 2008 at 3:16 PM
The government wants to add more than 400,000 acres of land to the Twentynine Palms Marine base — an expansion that would incorporate a popular off-road vehicle area and habitats of the threatened desert tortoise and bighorn sheep.
May 13, 2008 at 8:26 AM
Bombing ranges have become prime hunting grounds for so-called "scrappers," who are motivated by soaring commodity prices to take greater risks in their quest for brass, copper and aluminum.