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Tour of Camp Pendleton


The U.S. Marine Corps invites WRP Partners for a unique opportunity to participate in a July 15th  tour of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton which will highlight the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps, its environmental stewardship and GIS capabilities.  This tour is conveniently held for those attending the ESRI International Users conference in San Diego July 12-16.    Camp Pendleton is located 38 miles north of downtown San Diego.  Participants are asked to meet the Camp Pendleton buses at 9 am at the Oceanside transit center for access on the base.  Tour participants may take the San Diego Coast Express Rail, or Coaster, a commuter rail service from the Santa Fe depot (in downtown San Diego) to the Oceanside transit center; for those not using the Coaster, the Oceanside transit center provides free parking.   Further logistical details may be found in the attached document.  The tour will conclude at 3 pm.

Please RSVP no later than 7/14 to amyduffy@westernregionalpartnership.org if you would like to attend this event (40 person maximum).

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Fast facts about Camp Pendleton:

  • Is one of the busiest training installations in the Department of Defense
  • Provides training facilities for active-duty and reserve Marines, Army and Navy units, as well as national, state and local agencies
  • Is the home of 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Logistics Group and many tenant units, including elements of Marine Aircraft Group 39 and Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity
  • Employs over 60,000 military and civilian personnel
  • Is over 125,000 acres (approximately 200 square miles) of varied terrain and includes 17.5 miles of shoreline along the base which is the largest remaining undeveloped portion of coastal area in Southern California
  • Contains approximately 400 species of mammals and birds protected by the Marines, who take their role as environmental stewards very seriously

7/9/2010

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