7th Marine Regiment, 1st Tank Battalion, 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion,
3rd Battalion 11th Marines, 3rd LAR Battalion, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion
1526 7th Street, Twentynine Palms, CA 92278
Twentynine Palms Base, is located adjacent to the city of Twentynine Palms in southern San Bernardino County. Twentynine Palms Base is located within the Morongo Basin and the High Desert region of the Mojave Desert, in Southern California and covers more than 998 square miles, which makes it larger than some small countries.
The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center’s (MCAGCC) two-fold mission is to operate live fire combined arms training that promotes readiness of operating forces and to provide facilities, services, and support, responsive to the needs of tenant commands, marines, sailors and their families.
After switching a few commanding units over the decades and receiving new upgrades from each of them, the base turned out to be the largest training site in the United States of America. At the same time, it is the widest and largest US military base in the world, not to mention about the most advanced, detailed and complete training programs.
Arriving at Twentynine Palms
LA/Ontario International Airport is located in the Inland Empire, 102 miles from Twentynine Palms while Palm Springs International Airport is 52 miles south of the base. The USO, located near the baggage claim, is a valuable resource for servicemembers. It will assist in finding transportation from the airport to base though it does not provide transportation. More information is available at www.palmspringsuso.com.
Soldier Organized Service (SOS) is a volunteer group that will provide free transportation to and from MCAGCC for Marines and Sailors. Marines may make transportation reservations in advance by calling (760) 799-5488 or visit www.sosride.org.
When you arrive, one of the below locations will be your first stop.
Headquarters Battalion: Officers – Building 1554 (Officer Assignments), Enlisted – Building 1551 (Center Personnel), 7th Marines; 3/11; 3/4; 3rd LAR; 3rd AAVs;3rd CEB; 1st Tanks Building 1538 (second floor), MWSS-374 Building 1640, VMU-12 Building 1980, VMU-3 Building 1108
There are over 61,700 active duty, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Twentynine Palms.