CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Green Beach, here, to commemorate the renovation of the Green Beach Access Point, Sept. 3.
The Green Beach Access Point provides the only amphibious access to the Base's northern training areas, and is essential to accomplishing the mission entrusted to the Marine Corps by Congress and the American people.
The renovation involved widening of the bridge at the access point and provides expanded training and tactical options to units conducting amphibious exercises within the northern mobility corridor.
Prior to its renovation, the bridged area restricted the passage of large tactical vehicles to amphibious training areas on Green Beach and units’ ability to directly travel from the sea to the inland objectives during exercises.
Improvements to the access point will allow Marines and Sailors to use Green Beach as an amphibious landing site for conducting a wider range of amphibious raid exercises more frequently in preparation for supporting contingency operations across the globe.
In addition, the Green Beach Access Point improvements will enhance service-specific and Joint and Combined Exercises that are now conducted from the sea.