Marine Corps Installations West

 

Marine Corps Installations West

Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is comprised of five Marine Corps bases and stations in Southwestern United States. We provide the installation and training infrastructure to enable Marine Corps air and ground forces to develop and sustain operational readiness. To this end, our primary mission is to support training, sustaining, and deploying the warfighter, and to provide their families with services that enrich their lives.



Federal Impact Aid provides assistance to local school districts with concentrations of children residing on military bases or other Federal properties.

Parent are encourage to participate in this year's survey so that the schools their children attend can receive the federal aid they deserve.

Survey will be provided by your child's school district.
2015-16 Federal Impact Aid Survey
Federal Impact Aid provides assistance to local school districts with concentrations of children residing on military bases or other Federal properties. Parent are encourage to participate in this year's survey so that the schools their children attend can receive the federal aid they deserve. Survey will be provided by your child's school district.
Lance Cpl. Patrick Murphy, a rifleman assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, identifies a target through his rifle combat optic during a patrol as part of the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2015. The Marines and Sailors tested their abilities to conduct infantry operations for the title of super squad.
1st Marine Division holds the first super squad competition in 15 years
Lance Cpl. Patrick Murphy, a rifleman assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, identifies a target through his rifle combat optic during a patrol as part of the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2015. The Marines and Sailors tested their abilities to conduct infantry operations for the title of super squad.
Two crew chiefs with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 466 look out the back door of a CH-53E Super Stallion en route to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 2. The air crew conducted night fast-rope training with Marines from Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.
No light, no problem: HMH-466 Wolfpack drops grunts into evening action
Two crew chiefs with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 466 look out the back door of a CH-53E Super Stallion en route to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 2. The air crew conducted night fast-rope training with Marines from Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.
The Camp Pendleton Fire Department, the San Diego County Environmental Health Department and the U.S. Army’s 9th Civil Support Team conducted a hazardous materials exercise at the Paige Fieldhouse here, June 15. The exercise was conducted in conjunction with Semper Durus, a full-scale base Force Protection exercise from June 15 – 19. Semper Durus is a regional command post exercise and is comprised of a series of field training scenarios designed to improve regional command and control, enhance interagency coordination, and improve installation capabilities to respond to, and recover from, a crisis event and validate the installation mission assurance all-hazard plan.
MCI-West, Camp Pendleton conducts Exercise Semper Durus 2015
The Camp Pendleton Fire Department, the San Diego County Environmental Health Department and the U.S. Army’s 9th Civil Support Team conducted a hazardous materials exercise at the Paige Fieldhouse here, June 15. The exercise was conducted in conjunction with Semper Durus, a full-scale base Force Protection exercise from June 15 – 19. Semper Durus is a regional command post exercise and is comprised of a series of field training scenarios designed to improve regional command and control, enhance interagency coordination, and improve installation capabilities to respond to, and recover from, a crisis event and validate the installation mission assurance all-hazard plan.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently became aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have compromised the personal information of current and former Federal employees.
 
OPM has begun notifying affected current and former federal employees and will continue through June 19, 2015 (or until complete).

Notifications will be sent by U.S. Postal Service via a letter or from the email sender opmcio@csid.com.

Learn more at: http://www.opm.gov/
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Cybersecurity Breach
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently became aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have compromised the personal information of current and former Federal employees. OPM has begun notifying affected current and former federal employees and will continue through June 19, 2015 (or until complete). Notifications will be sent by U.S. Postal Service via a letter or from the email sender opmcio@csid.com. Learn more at: http://www.opm.gov/
More than 6,000 racers participated in the opening day of the 2015 World Famous Mud Run here, June 6. The Mud Run, open to authorized military and civilian participants, includes a 10k and a 5k option with hills, tire obstacles, river crossings, two 5-foot walls with mud on both sides, a tunnel crawl, a cargo net climb and a final 30-foot long mud pit. The series will also have a 1k kids’ Mud Run for children ages 4 to 12.
Camp Pendleton hosts World Famous Mud Run
More than 6,000 racers participated in the opening day of the 2015 World Famous Mud Run here, June 6. The Mud Run, open to authorized military and civilian participants, includes a 10k and a 5k option with hills, tire obstacles, river crossings, two 5-foot walls with mud on both sides, a tunnel crawl, a cargo net climb and a final 30-foot long mud pit. The series will also have a 1k kids’ Mud Run for children ages 4 to 12.
Active duty members along with their spouses speak regarding the importance of the school liaison program. Its mission is to identify and coordinate community resources that reduce the impact surrounding the mobile military lifestyle of military school-aged children. Additionally, other initiatives facilitate support services that assist children/youth with relocation, life transitions and achieving academic success.
PCS "Positive Change of Schools" Video
Active duty members along with their spouses speak regarding the importance of the school liaison program. Its mission is to identify and coordinate community resources that reduce the impact surrounding the mobile military lifestyle of military school-aged children. Additionally, other initiatives facilitate support services that assist children/youth with relocation, life transitions and achieving academic success.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Fifteen Marines with the Wounded Warrior Battalion graduated from the 12-week F-Stop photography course taught at the Warrior Hope and Care Center here, June 3. The class is taught by professional photographer Terrence Ford and funded by the Tug McGraw Foundation.
Wounded Warriors graduate from Photography Course
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Fifteen Marines with the Wounded Warrior Battalion graduated from the 12-week F-Stop photography course taught at the Warrior Hope and Care Center here, June 3. The class is taught by professional photographer Terrence Ford and funded by the Tug McGraw Foundation.
MCI-West is comprised of five major installations on the West Coast, such as Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow. Brig. Gen. Edward D. Banta, Commanding General, MCI-West, is implementing new practices aboard the bases to achieve water efficiency goals as outlined in a policy letter released May 28. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas Mudd)
Commanding General Issues Drought Response Policy Letter
MCI-West is comprised of five major installations on the West Coast, such as Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow. Brig. Gen. Edward D. Banta, Commanding General, MCI-West, is implementing new practices aboard the bases to achieve water efficiency goals as outlined in a policy letter released May 28. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas Mudd)
Iwo Jima veterans participate in the reenactment of the historic Mount Suribachi flag raising during an event at the Pacific Views Event Center here, May 22.
 
The event was hosted by Camp Pendleton and Iwo Jima Monument West. Nine veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima were in attendance to recount their tales of the historic battle, the raising of the flag atop Mount Suribachi and the days that followed.
Iwo veterans reenact historic flag raising
Iwo Jima veterans participate in the reenactment of the historic Mount Suribachi flag raising during an event at the Pacific Views Event Center here, May 22. The event was hosted by Camp Pendleton and Iwo Jima Monument West. Nine veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima were in attendance to recount their tales of the historic battle, the raising of the flag atop Mount Suribachi and the days that followed.
In preparation of Javelin Thrust 2012, Marines from Marine Forces Reserve and 2nd Tank Battalion, learn to setup and operate the Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System and the Solar Portable Alternative Communications Energy System during a training session conducted by personnel from Marine Forces Pacific Experimentation Center June 28, 2012. (Official US Marine Corps photo by Diane Durden / Released)
Marines train to use expeditionary energy sources
In preparation of Javelin Thrust 2012, Marines from Marine Forces Reserve and 2nd Tank Battalion, learn to setup and operate the Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System and the Solar Portable Alternative Communications Energy System during a training session conducted by personnel from Marine Forces Pacific Experimentation Center June 28, 2012. (Official US Marine Corps photo by Diane Durden / Released)
Camp Pendleton’s Base Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team and local communities took third place during the bon suit relay race as part of the third annual EOD Warrior 5K run in San Diego, May 25. The event was open to the public and was used to raise money for fallen and wounded EOD service members.
Marines participate in EOD warrior race
Camp Pendleton’s Base Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team and local communities took third place during the bon suit relay race as part of the third annual EOD Warrior 5K run in San Diego, May 25. The event was open to the public and was used to raise money for fallen and wounded EOD service members.
Visit the School Liaison page to learn more about educational resources in the region.
School Liaison Program
Visit the School Liaison page to learn more about educational resources in the region.
Brigadier Gen. Edward Banta, the Marine Corps Installations West commanding general, and Col. John Farnam, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar commanding officer, accept the 2015 Environmental Protection Agency Federal Green Challenge Award for Energy from Gina McCarthy, the EPA administrator May 20 at the public works building on MCAS Miramar, California. In 2014, MCAS Miramar had the greatest percentage reduction in energy use nationally and cut its fuel oil consumption by 98%.
MCAS Miramar receives energy conservation award
Brigadier Gen. Edward Banta, the Marine Corps Installations West commanding general, and Col. John Farnam, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar commanding officer, accept the 2015 Environmental Protection Agency Federal Green Challenge Award for Energy from Gina McCarthy, the EPA administrator May 20 at the public works building on MCAS Miramar, California. In 2014, MCAS Miramar had the greatest percentage reduction in energy use nationally and cut its fuel oil consumption by 98%.
Saving energy can save lives: Reducing our need for fuel means putting fewer Marines at risk. One life lost transporting fuel is one too many. 

In honor of Memorial Day this month, use less energy to help make the Corps more lethal and agile. #YouHaveThePower to save lives.
You have the power...to save lives
Saving energy can save lives: Reducing our need for fuel means putting fewer Marines at risk. One life lost transporting fuel is one too many. In honor of Memorial Day this month, use less energy to help make the Corps more lethal and agile. #YouHaveThePower to save lives.
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton school holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new track

By Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez | September 3, 2015

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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Col. Farnam relinquishes command of MCAS Miramar

By Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning | August 28, 2015

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Falcons shut out War Machines during first game of season

By Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning | August 26, 2015

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Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Former Drill Instructor & Recruit – Twenty Years in the Making

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Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow
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By Cindy McIntyre | August 17, 2015

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By Laurie Pearson | August 13, 2015

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