- Created: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:13
- Written by Peter Day, Senior Reporter
Reprinted from the Lucerne Valley Leader, April 12, 2016
Additional public meeting set for June 25
The month-long closure of an area of Johnson Valley popular among off-roaders is essential to preparing our nation's military for battle, according to representatives of the Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group.
The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms was initially built in 1952, but a lot has changed in more than 60 years. Weapons, both on the ground and in the air, have vastly improved, and the battlefield has become dramatically larger.