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Press Release #16-003 - Camp Pendleton to Hold Annual Wildland Firefighting Exercise

April 29, 2016

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A wildland firefighting exercise involving aviation and ground units from Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Navy Region Southwest, Third Fleet, CALFIRE, and the San Diego Sheriff's Department will take place here from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5. This exercise will provide ready, trained and certified military and civilian resources to combat wildland fires in the region and culminates with a cooperative effort to extinguish a simulated wildland fire.  Marine Corps, Navy, and civilian helicopters will be supporting Camp Pendleton and CALFIRE ground teams in establishing a simulated fire line and conducting water bucket operations. Media attending the event will have the opportunity to witness the training evolution and interview those participating in the exercise.

*MEDIA COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS*

Media interested in covering this event must RSVP to Camp Pendleton Media Relations Office via email; Pendletonmedia@usmc.mil no later than noon Wednesday, May 4. Confirmed media members will meet at Camp Pendleton's LAS PULGAS GATE no later than 11:45 AM on THURSDAY to be escorted to the event. Anyone arriving after 11:45 AM will not be granted access to the event.

*Please see digital press kit for more information: http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/UnitHome/WLFFX2016.aspx

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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office
Box 555019, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5019

Phone: (760) 725-5044
pendletonmedia@usmc.mil
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