Memorial Day “West Coast Thunder” ride to bring thousands of motorcyclists to Riverside County

Memorial Day “West Coast Thunder” ride to bring thousands of motorcyclists to Riverside County

RIVERSIDE – Thousands of motorcyclists will roar through Riverside and Moreno Valley on Monday, May 25, in a Memorial Day tribute that will conclude with a patriotic concert in San Jacinto. The 16th annual West Coast Thunder ceremony is set for 8 a.m. Monday outside Riverside Harley-Davidson, 7688 Indiana Ave. Last year’s event drew more than 7,500 riders, according […]

UPDATE: Second fatality in USMC crash in Hawaii identified as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Maricopa, Arizona

UPDATE: Second fatality in USMC crash in Hawaii identified as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Maricopa, Arizona

HAWAII – The second Marine who died following the crash of a Camp Pendleton-based aircraft during a training mission in Hawaii has now been identified as a 21-year-old resident of Maricopa, Arizona. Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan was fatally injured when the MV-22 Osprey assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton crashed during a […]

UPDATE: All eight bodies recovered in Marine Corps Helicopter crash, officials say

UPDATE: All eight bodies recovered in Marine Corps Helicopter crash, officials say

UPDATE: Officials announced this evening that eight bodies have been recovered from the crash site of the Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter that crashed in a Himalayan hillside earlier this week. No further information has been made available to news media at this time. NEPAL – The Commanding General of III Marine Expeditionary Force, Joint Task […]

Local residents graduate from Air Force and Army basic training

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Air Force Airman Patrick A. Wyatt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Wyatt is the son of Sharon A. Wyatt of Murrieta. He is a 2010 graduate of Murrieta Valley High School in Murrieta. Air Force Airman Shelbie F. O’Neal graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. O’Neal is the […]

Cadets named to Honor Roll

CARLSBAD—Army and Navy Academy announced that students Zong Li Huang of Temecula and Anthony Tucker of Murrieta have been named to the Honor Roll for the fifth grading period of the 2014-15 academic year. This is an impressive accomplishment as the academy’s college preparatory curriculum is challenging and unique. It includes a required leadership course […]

Wreckage of missing USMC chopper found in Nepal

Wreckage of missing USMC chopper found in Nepal

SAN DIEGO – The wreckage of a helicopter believed to have crashed while carrying six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers has been found on a Himalayan hillside in earthquake-stricken Nepal, Department of Defense officials announced today. In an early morning press conference USMC Lt. Gen. John Wissler, Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Joint Task Force 505 and […]

Burdelas graduates basic training

SAN ANTONIO – Air Force Airman Seth T. Burdelas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate […]