Camp Pendleton to host aerial wild land firefighting exercise on Thurs., May 1

CAMP PENDLETON – An aerial firefighting exercise involving aviation and ground units from Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Navy Region Southwest, Cal Fire and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department will take place on Thurs., May 1 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

This exercise, the seventh iteration of its kind, will provide ready, trained and certified military and civilian resources to combat wild land fires in the region and culminates with a cooperative effort to extinguish a simulated wild land fire.

Navy, Marine Corps and civilian helicopters will be supporting Camp Pendleton and Cal Fire ground teams in establishing a fire line and conducting water bucket operations. The training will certify the pilots in these operations and build relations between the agencies involved.

9 Responses to "Camp Pendleton to host aerial wild land firefighting exercise on Thurs., May 1"

  1. Me   April 30, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Well OF COURSE they are.

    We have Santa Ana winds…..extremely high temperatures…..very low humidity……we can always count on the marines to drop bombs and start fires.

  2. Lee   April 30, 2014 at 9:01 am

    OK my dear fellow Fallbrookers, if you NOW don’t believe the fact that our military DOES NOT care about you and I, THE PEOPLE, then I don’t what other proof you need!


  3. Pink   April 30, 2014 at 10:33 am

    @Lee: You do understand that the military are also United States citizens don’t you? You do understand that they are part of "we the people"….. you do don’t you? By the way, can you recite the entire Preamble or just the first 3 words?

  4. Resident   April 30, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Wow, this is just typical.

  5. grunt   April 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Read it again — simulated – means not real – and they are TRAINING to be able to fight the real thing. Lee, did you ever see the aticle I refered you to about the Marines getting hurt (stabbed) helping a stranger? How is that for caring. Have you ever though of stepping up to help some one? Nope, did not think so.

  6. Seriously??   April 30, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I’ll bet that Lee doesn’t even know where the phrase he parrots continually even comes from Pink. I’ll bet you threw him for a real loop with that one.

  7. Lee   April 30, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Isn’t the timing of these exercises border-line wreckless and criminal?

  8. sdp   April 30, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    The current article is not the same article I read this morning.
    This morning it talked about loud noises due to mine clearing exercises hence the 1st couple of comments.

  9. Pink   May 1, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I will speak slowly for the benefit of Lee, who apparently cannot read or comprehend the written word. This is a "simulated" exercise. It involves several agencies, not just the base. Fire season is fast approaching, in fact if the last few days are an example of what to expect, it has started early this year and will only get progressively worse. If the time for gearing up and getting boots on the ground for preparation isn’t now, when you like it to be? Borderline criminal and wreckless Lee? I would think that it would be far more negligent NOT to be prepared, wouldn’t you?

    BTW Lee, interesting, but not surprising, that you chose not to answer my last question. Do you realize that Marines are part of "we the people"? Do you even know what the preamble is?


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