Media Advisory #13-007 Camp Pendleton to Host Aerial Wild land Fire Fighting Exercise
May / 3 / 2013
May 3 2013 —
An aerial firefighting exercise involving s from Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Navy Region Southwest, CALFIRE and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department will take place here from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday
This exercise, the sixth 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 CALFIRE 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.
Media attending the event will have the opporty to witness the training evolution and will be given an opporty to interview those participating in the exercise.
******MEDIA COORDINATION INSTRUCTIONS******
Interested media must RSVP no later than noon, Wednesday, May 8. An escort will meet all confirmed media members at Camp Pendleton’s Las Pulgas Gate at 10 a.m. Thursday. To RSVP, please call the Camp Pendleton Media Relations Office at 760-725-5044 or e-mail CPAO.MCBCampenMedia@usmc.mil.