50 years ago, a group of brave young Marines were sent into Vietnam for covert missions as the eyes and ears for both land and air operations. These acts of service and valor forged a bond like no other: but returning to civilian life in their various hometowns had made it difficult to keep in touch over the years.
The Veterans Memorial Garden on Camp Pendleton is a peaceful space overlooking the Pacific Ocean, paying tribute to veterans and active-duty service members. That garden is the home to various military monuments including Staff Sergeant Reckless, Prisoners of War, and Chosin Few.
With Oceanside’s close proximity to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, our community has a unique connection to the United States Military as well as a profound respect for the service-members and their families. This summer, the California Surf Museum and Oceanside Museum of Art are housing new exhibits that highlight distinct perspectives of military personnel and the different processes of healing they go through to overcome their physical and emotional wounds from combat.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Camp Pendleton Oceanside shares its northern border with Camp Pendleton, the largest military base in California. Established as a Marine Corps base, today Camp Pendleton is a training ground for various tactical forces across all the armed forces, with a particular focus on infantry and amphibious sea-to-shore training. Here are
When planning a wedding to or as a service member on Camp Pendleton, you are fortunate enough to have a wide variety of options. These are a few things to consider when making your decision to have your wedding on base or off base.
Armed Forces Day: May 16, 2015 As Armed Forces Day approaches, Oceanside is preparing for its annual Operation Appreciation, an event to honor our military! “Operation Appreciation began after 9/11 and has become a community tradition that draws 10,000 people every year to this festival.” Operation Appreciation Event Details When: Saturday, May 16th from 11 am
Marine West Military Expo – Camp Pendleton January 28th and January 29th, 2015 Marine West, founded in 1992, is hosted and held at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, at the Pacific Views Event Center. Marine commands throughout Southern California send delegations to visit this annual exposition. Marine West showcases the latest technology and prototypes aimed at