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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

"The West Coast's Premier Expeditionary Training Base"

Public Affairs

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Contact Information:
Phone: (760)-725-5799
Public Affairs Office
Box 555019
Marine Corps Installations West - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5019

Media Relations:
Media relations provides a method of communication with the public through the media. Dealing with the media requires the highest level of professional competence and sophistication. The public information responsibility is focused primarily on the accurate and timely dissemination of information to local area and national news media about the people, actions, and activities of the Marine Corps. This function involves daily contact with representatives of the civilian print and electronic news media. Although timely reporting is vital to a successful relationship with the civilian media, credibility is equally essential to a professional and enduring relationship. Requests for information in response to media queries must be responded to quickly, accurately, and candidly.

The Marine Corps Installations West - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Media Relations Office facilitates media queries and escorts media aboard Camp Pendleton for all Marine Corps Base related activities or events. Various tenant commands aboard the Base field queries and escort media concerning their specific commands.

Media Queries: Please submit media queries to:
Note: If you call with a query, you will be asked to submit your query by email.

Our hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For after hours & weekend queries on deadline, please call our duty cell phone at  (760) 214-5513.

Community Relations:
Community relations extends beyond issuing information. It involves fostering relations with the neighboring community, including Marine Corps Reserve components, in a direct community and military interface. Well-conducted community relations enhance readiness by fostering hometown support. A good-neighbor policy is established through involvement with the communities and extends support to families of deployed Marines. It also helps reinforce the idea that the Marine Corps is a meaningful and rewarding career choice for America’s youth. Close relations with neighboring communities inspire patriotism, and that patriotism translates into recruitment and retention opportunities. Every reasonable effort will be made to develop and maintain sound community relationships.

Base Tours:
Camp Pendleton's community relations section provides base tours to eligible groups when availability and operational commitments permit. A typical tour group will include up to 50 individuals in the group.   Groups are responsible for their own transportation. When we communicate with the groups for the first time, they must understand that we need a full roster of attendees 90 days in advance. Changes cannot be made within 30 days of the event. This is due to security protocols.

Color Guards & Personnel Support Requests:
Camp Pendleton's community relations section facilitates color guard & personnel support requests if availability and operational commitments permit. All requests must be submitted in accordance with the eligibility criteria and
MCO 5720.77, Chapter 6.

Request Timelines - All Requests must be submitted in accordance with the timelines listed below.
• Base Tours:  No less than 90 days.
• Color Guard Detail:  No less than 30 days.
• Personnel (to include parades & demonstrations:  No Less than 45 days.

To request a tour, color guard or personnel support, please send the following 
DD Form 2536 form to


Sponsored Visits:
All individual that do not have a DoD or U.S. Government ID must be sponsored. To learn more about access procedures, please go to our
Base Access page.
The webmaster manages content for both the
Camp Pendleton & Marine Corps Installations West Websites.
Phone: (760) 725-9386

Military Vehicle/Aircraft Support:
Please direct requests for military (tactical) vehicle displays or aviation support (flyovers) to the
I Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs Office.

• Base Information Line: (760) 725-4111
-Provides connection service for all non-public affairs related matters (e.g. legal or police matters, Marine unit locator and base access).