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    USMC Amphibious Warfare Training Base
    I Marine Expeditionary Force

    The largest amphibious training facility in the nation, USMC Camp Pendleton covers 17 miles of Pacific coastline north of Oceanside. It is home to 35,000 active duty Marines and their dependents of the U.S. 1st Marine Division and related units. Visitors may tour during daylight hours - enter thru the Main Gate off the I-5 Freeway.

    While many military bases share one or more of Camp Pendleton's training features, none match its broad spectrum. Camp Pendleton has a population of nearly 40,000 Marines and Sailors and provides a variety of services and recreational activities.

    Camp Pendleton Base Tours
    In order to come aboard base, be ready to show identification, proof of insurance and proof of registration at the gate. In addition to the driving self-tour of significant sites, two museums are available for one-and-a-half hour tours on the base.
    Send your tour appointment requests in writing to: CPAO H&S Bn, Attn History and Museums Office,
    Marine Corps Base, Box 555019
    Camp Pendleton CA 92055-5019
    You may fax your tour request to: (760) 725-5147 or email to jonasonfa@pendleton.usmc.mil

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    Camp Pendleton Military Units
    1st Marine Expeditionary Force - Primary Military Command
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    15th Marine Expeditionary Unit -
    Assualt Craft Unit Five - Swift Intruders
    Global Security - History and overview of Camp Pendleton.
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    Camp Pendleton Training Commands
    School of Infantry - Camp Pendleton West
    Assual Amphibian School Battalion - The battalion is the formal school for Assault Amphibian Vehicle training in the Marine Corps and is located at the Del Mar Boat Basin
    Instructional Management School - To train and educate selected personnel assigned to supervisor and instructional billets in Marine Corps Schools, the Fleet Marine Force, and the Marine Corps Reserve
    Field Medical Services School - To educate, train and prepare Navy medical department personnel to serve with the Marine Corps Operating Forces.
    USMC Mountain Warfare Training Center MWTC - MCMWTC is located on California Highway 108 at Pickle Meadow. The center is 21 miles northwest of Bridgeport, CA.


    Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook
    Station Weblink;
    Located along eastern perimeter of Camp Pendleton.

    Part of the NWS Seal Beach Command (which includes Detachments in Concord, Corona, and Fallbrook) exists to provide weapons storage, loading, maintenance, assessment and support to ships and submarines of the United States Pacific Fleet. Our facilities also support Coast Guard vessels and Marine Corps units stationed afloat and ashore. NWS Fallbrook uses helicopters to transfer weapons from its 187 storage magazine bunkers to ships waiting offshore. It is also the only West Coast Air-launched missile production and storage facility.


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    Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
    Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is a 123 bed facility, overlooking Lake O'Neill and is located approximately 10 miles from the main gate at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA. In addition, six Marine Corps medical clinics are supported by the Naval Hospital and staffed by First Marine Expeditionary Force and subordinate commands' medical staff.

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      Landing Craft Museum
      The World War II and Korea LVT Museum is located in Building 21561 in the base's boat basin and is maintained by the Assault Amphibious School Battalion. To visit the vintage amphibious tracked vehicles, related artifacts and informational displays contact the school at 725-2195. The museum is normally open Tuesdays through Sundays in the early afternoons.

      USMC Mechanized Command Museum
      Building 2612 in Rattlesnake Canyon houses working Marine Corps transport and battle vehicles interpret the history of Marine usage since 1942.

      The Ranch House Complex -
      Historic Home of Governor Pio Pico

      Includes the Ranch House Chapel, the oldest structure on the base, the Bunkhouse Museum and Chapel. Includes many artifacts from the early history of this area. Tours are booked for Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. between the last week in September to the end of May.
      Museum Website

      Oceanside Pier
      One of the longest piers on the west coast - very popular for fishing and there is a Ruby's Restaurant on the end. At the base of the pier is a bandshell which is the site of special concert events.

      Oceanside Harbor

      Oceanside Harbor is home to 950 boat slips, a private yacht club, several hotels, seafood restaurants and gift shop boutiques. Also has one of the best beaches in North County and is a popular for a wide range of boating and watersports activities. Boat charters are available for deep-sea fishing, whale-watching and Catalina Island ferry service. Special events include Harbor Days and the California Iron-man triathlon.

      Guajome County Regional Park
      Stradling the northern city boundaries of Oceanside and Vista is this moderate sized wilderness park. Picnic grounds, camping, fishing, nature trails, horse trails birdwatching in some of the most diverse habitat in San Diego County which includes stream, pond, marsh and a small lake. Near the lake you can see geese, ducks, rabbits, squirrels, and abundant evidence of other wildlife.


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      Marine West Expo - Late JAN
      Last Weekend in January, Area 22, Camp Pendleton;
      Expo Website;

      Find out first hand about the new and improved combat equipment, systems and technology that enable the U.S. Marine Corps to meet intense performance demands as well as keep pace with the rapidly changing face of military combat operation.

      More Camp Pendleton Special Events
      North County Festival Adventure - Watch for the next local holiday parade, festival, carnival, fair, exposition, tournament or party.

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      Camp Pendleton Hard Corps Race Series
      Biking, running, triathlons, obstacle courses, and the famous Mud Run on wilderness trails across the scenic rolling hills of the Camp Pendleton USMC Base. Includes Heartbreak Ridge Half Marathon (Sept) and Buffalo Alley 10K (Nov).

      Morale Welfare & Recreation
      Marine Corps Community Services - Information about local shopping, events, fitness and recreation, and community services.
      Lincoln Military Houseing - multi-family housing and residential management

      Camp Pendleton Athletic Clubs
      Mottino Family YMCA - youth and adult sports, exercise, recreation, crafts, swim, soccer fields, tennis courts.
      Camp Pendleton Sportsman Club - Fishing, Camping, Hunting, Wilderness

      More Camp Pendleton Sports
      Golf, tennis, soccer, aquatics, gymnastics and more.
      Athletic Singles Association - outdoor recreation including sports like tennis, volleyball, hiking, rollerblading and adventurous sports like snow skiing, scuba diving, kayaking, river rafting and more.

      Sports Events
      California Half Ironman Triathlon - 1st Saturday in April. 2400 athletes power through 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run through Oceanside Harbor and Camp Pendleton. Ironman Expo follows after the race.

      Camp Pendleton Paintball Park
      Vandegrift Road, Camp Pendleton;
      800-899-9957; Park Website;
      Walkins Welcome Sat-Sun 8:30AM-4:30PM /
      Group Reservations anytime;

      Open range park includes equipment rentals.


      California La Jolla Sea Caves VIP Tour La Jolla Sea Caves Tour

      This popular kayak tour will allow you to kayak the La Jolla sea caves and ecological reserve, which boasts an amazing array of scenery and wildlife you can't find anywhere else in San Diego.

      Paddle alongside your own expert naturalist/biologist guide. Watch for the abundant wildlife including numerous types of sea birds and usually sea lions, seals and sometimes even dolphins and whales. This is a very fun and easy two hour adventure for all ages.

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    Oceanside Harbor Comfort Suites

    888 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054;
    Location: Camp Pendleton Maingate Exit from I-5 Freeway by Harbor

    Located on I-5 at Coast Highway 4 blocks from the Oceanside Harbor and Pier. Guests have easy access to many of Southern California's Tourist attractions.

    Oceanside Harbor Guesthouse International Inn
    1103 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054;
    Location: Camp Pendleton Maingate Exit from I-5 Freeway by Harbor

    Walking distance to beautiful Oceanside Harbor Villiage and numerous watersport activities. Conviently located less than 5 minutes from the main gate of Camp Pendleton.


    Oceanside Travelodge

    1401 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054;
    Location: Closest Hotel to Pendleton Maingate at I-5 Freeway Exit

    Whether you are traveling for Military, Business or Leisure, the Oceanside Travelodge is the perfect place to stay. Guests have easy access to many of Southern California's Tourist attractions. Hotel amenities include complimentary items to make your stay more enjoyable; High Speed Wireless Internet Access Microwaves and refrigerators in rooms.

    Retreat Hell! We're just attacking in another direction. - (Attributed to Major General Oliver P. Smith, USMC, Korea, December 1950.)

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