February 6, 1991
WHAT: Home base to 1st Marine Amphibious Force, 1st Marine Division, other supporting units. BASE POPULATION: 45,000, including 32,000 active-duty Marines and 12,000 dependents (prewar levels). WHERE: Northern San Diego County, bordered by San Clemente on the north and Oceanside on the south. AREA: 125,000 acres PERSONNEL IN MIDEAST: 30,000
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1989 |
The Marine Corps unleashed its heavy artillery Wednesday when its commandant, Gen. Alfred M. Gray, flew to San Diego to announce that he will fight efforts by local governments to build an airport at Camp Pendleton or the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. "The Camp Pendleton situation and the (MCRD) situation are the same when it comes to the airport issue," said Gray, a blunt and crusty veteran of two wars who worked his way up from the enlisted ranks.
May 24, 2000 |
A federal judge Tuesday rejected a bid by 12 Indian tribes to stop the city from transferring the former Naval Training Center, which covers 430 acres of prime real estate, to a development firm that wants to build hotels, homes and offices. The tribes claimed the property, arguing that it was part of their ancestral territory before the Mexican colonization of California. But Judge Thomas Hogan, whose court is in Washington, D.C.
August 10, 1990 |
The Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base is being mobilized as it hasn't been since the Vietnam War, with troops packing their weapons, radio gear and most essential personal belongings and being shipped out on hours' notice to uncertain destinations, according to civilians and military personnel on the base. For the families they are leaving behind, there is little doubt that the Marines are eventually headed for the Mideast and are perhaps destined for desert warfare against Iraq.
November 27, 1996 |
In an eleventh-hour attempt to convince the Marine Corps not to transfer its helicopters to San Diego, politicians from San Diego and Riverside counties met Tuesday with President Clinton's chief of staff to argue that it would be cheaper to send the super-noisy craft to a base in Riverside.
October 5, 1989 |
Breaking another Cold War barrier, the Americans opened the gates of two military installations in California on Wednesday to the Soviet Union's top military official, a jovial man who chatted with Marines, joked with generals and admiringly watched the firepower paraded before him. "We are on a good will tour," Defense Minister Dimitri Yazov said, beaming. "We have come to show the American people that we have sincere and friendly feelings toward the Americans." High-ranking U.S.