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In an undated photo, the sign for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, posted along Interstate Highway 5 reads, 'Preserving California's Precious Resources.' Camp Pendleton is the premier Fleet Marine Force training base on the West Coast. (Courtesy Photo)
U.S. Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and members of the Resource Management Branch, Environment Security, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, lower a solar-powered water circulator into Lake O'Neill on Camp Pendleton, California, Aug 4, 2020. The circulators help prevent algal growth and improve oxygenation by mixing and aerating water throughout the lake. Camp Pendleton’s Resource Management Branch performed maintenance on three units, then returned them into the lake with assistance from 7th ESB. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
Contractors install an upgraded boiler in a 32 area building aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, August 4, 2020. The base is in the process of significantly bolstering energy security through the installation of new equipment, the repair of failing equipment and upgrading and building out its facility related controls systems (FRCS) to provide command and control capability to over 600 facilities on site. (Photo courtesy of the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Energy Team.)
The site testing team in front of the microgrid powerplant after successful black start tests at Marine Corps Air station Miramar, June 20, 2020.
The day the lights went out
MCAS Miramar conducts successful test on microgrid
Working together: San Diego and the Marine Corps form a greater understanding
MCRD San Diego receives energy award from SDG&E
Members of the California Public Utilities Commission tour MCAS Miramar’s energy operations center as well as the microgrid, and other current energy conservation projects on the flight line and at the Miramar Landfill on MCAS Miramar, Dec. 3, 2018. The Marine Corps Energy program on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is responsible for finding and enacting new, innovative ways to improve energy efficiency throughout the base.
Energy innovation is the road to resilience
Energy innovation is the road to resilience
The Patriots Jet Team performs aerial acrobatics as pyrotechnics provided by the Tora Bomb Squad of the Commemorative Air Force explode, forming a "Wall Of Fire" during the 2017 Yuma Airshow at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Saturday, March 18, 2017. The airshow served as an opportunity for MCAS Yuma to thank the local community for their continued support.
Col. William Pitman accepts an award from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on behalf of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 19, 2016. The Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Awards recognize those Marines, Sailors and civilian employees whose ingenuity and dedication led the way to achieving energy goals and helped change the way the Services think about and use power. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Sam Shavers)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Camp Pendleton’s Fractal Microgrid provides energy security and energy savings capabilities to critical facilities using renewable energy.

Marine Corps Installations – West’s energy policy states that Microgrids are an essential element for sustaining uninterrupted power, empowering the installation to transition seamlessly between various sources of supplied energy and directly support installations facilities and non-tactical vehicles.
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea, commanding general, Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, center right, and Lt. Col. Rafael Candelario, executive officer, 5th Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force, center left, pose for a photo with the contributors to the Staff Sgt. Reckless monument on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 26, 2016. War horse, Staff Sgt. Reckless, was known for her heroics at the Battle of Outpost Vegas during the Korean War and received many military decorations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brooke Woods)
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Kyle Randow (left), a Military Police Officer with Security and Emergency Services Battalion (SES Bn), Marine Corps Installations West (MCIWEST), Marine Corps Base (MCB), Camp Pendleton and 1st Lt. Bradley Worthan, a Military Police Officer, with SES Bn, MCIWEST-MCB, Camp Pendleton, participate in Exercise Vigilant Shield 2017 (VS-17) on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016. Exercise VS-17 is a US Northern Command command level training event conducted as an Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Command Post Exercise, and supported by various Field Training Exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler S. Dietrich)
U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson, Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet signs the graphic of the USS John Basilone after the ship naming ceremony for the USS John Basilone (DDG-122) on Camp Pendleton, Calif., August 16, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler S. Dietrich)
CAMP PENDELTON, Calif. -- Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy, shakes hands with Marines at the ship naming ceremony for the new Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, the USS Basilone (DDG-122), at the 1st Marine Division Headquarters, Aug. 16, 2016. The USS Basilone is scheduled to be commissioned in 2022. (Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Necoechea)
A U.S. Marine Corps mounted color guard presents the colors during a change of command ceremony for Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, at the Santa Margarita Ranch House National Historic Site on Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 15, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brian D. Bekkala)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Camp Pendleton fire Department conducted a hazard reduction burn here, May 21. The hazard reduction burn was conducted to improve firefighter and public safety, protect property and minimize smoke impacts in the 52 Area, San Clemente and the I-5 Freeway. The burn aims to protect base property and the natural habitat by decreasing the possibility of human caused ignitions and limiting the severity and size of potential wildfires.