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Marines, Sailors 'Put Stamp On' Marine Corps Support for Wildland Fire Missions in California

Marines, Sailors ‘Put Stamp On’ Marine Corps Support for Wildland Fire Missions in California

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jesus Hernandez-Aylala assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, holds a fire line while conducting wildland fire fighting operations with National Interagency Fire Center personnel near the Sierra National Forest, Calif., Sep. 24, 2020. Approximately 250 Marines from 7th ESB are going to help fight the Creek Fire in Central California. US Marine Corps photo.

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A platoon of Marines, just weeks out of the wildland firefighting training they received here at Camp Pendleton, recently were able to tackle a critical mission not typically given to military units less familiar with battling the raging California wildfires: with flames threatening a critical helicopter landing zone needed for firefighting efforts and evacuations, the Marines were told to create a fireline and save the helo pad. Read More

Marines, Sailors Join National Guard to Fight California Wildfires

Marines, Sailors Join National Guard to Fight California Wildfires

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conduct aircraft familiarization at an Interagency improvised helicopter airfield near Coleville, Calif., Sept. 6, 2020. US Marine Corps Photo

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines and sailors deployed over the weekend to the frontlines of multi-agency firefighting efforts on the Creek fire, which has consumed more than 122 square miles in central California. Read More