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 […]
The search for a UH-1Y Huey helicopter that went missing on Tuesday, May 12 in Nepal while on a humanitarian mission is ongoing, according to an official with U.S. Pacific Command. “We are exhausting all available assets designated for this mission to conduct search operations,” Major David Eastburn with PACOM said in a telephone interview […]
Seventy years ago, U.S. Marines landed on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during WWII and fought a major battle on it from Feb. 19 to March 26. One of those Marines, Stg. Major Marion Viera, 93, shared his memories of the battle with an audience at the West Coast Ammo store in Temecula on […]
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 […]
The levees at Lake Elsinore inlet channel were in full military takeover from March 23-27. In an exercise not conducted since 2002, the Marine Corps 7th Engineer Support Battalion and 1st Marine Logistics Group constructed two bridges in a drill to build and dismantle water and land bridges over the span of a week. Lake […]
CARLSBAD – Anthony Tucker of Murrieta was awarded Army and Navy Academy’s General William W. Crouch Distinguished Leadership Award for his performance during the fall 2014 semester. The award is granted each semester to cadets who serve with distinction in a leadership position of platoon sergeant or higher in the Academy’s Corps of Cadets. They […]
SAN DIEGO – A 34-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine was killed early today in a crash on Interstate 805 in Kearny Mesa. The Marine, a Sacramento resident, crashed his speeding motorcycle into a Honda Accord, which had just been struck by a hit-and-run driver in the northbound lanes near exit ramp to Balboa Avenue about 3:45 a.m., according to the […]
Exhibit will be unveiled Saturday as part of a four-month UC Riverside exhibit.
TEMECULA – National Charity League, Inc., Temecula Valley Chapter is participating in its national organization’s initiative to support military personnel and their families.