Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base
Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base is one of the most strategic and importantÂ marine bases in US. It is situated across the Pacific Ocean and located inÂ between San Diego and Los Angeles. The actual distance of Camp Pendleton fromÂ San Diego is about 48 miles. This base acts as a primary amphibious and marineÂ training base.
History of Camp Pendleton
During World War 2, US military formed Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in theÂ year 1942. In the year 1944, it was declared as a â€œPermanent Installationâ€.Â During 1946, this base was converted into the main marine base and it becameÂ the First Marine Divisionâ€™s home. The first initiation of creating a marineÂ base across the west coast was taken by Mr. Joseph Henry Pendleton. So thisÂ Marine Corps Base was named after this Marine General. Recently it has becomeÂ one of the strongest marine bases across US due to I Marine Expeditionary ForceÂ as well as other important training commands.
Other Interesting FactsÂ about Camp Pendleton
The actual geographic area of this Marine base is very vast and it spans overÂ 126,000 acres of rolling hills. It has got around 17 miles of seashore which isÂ usually used for amphibious andÂ marine training. The major area of the base isÂ situated at the southeastern end and remote northern interior part is used as aÂ training area. The daytime population of Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base isÂ around 100,000. The field training is provided on Edson Range which is usually lasts for 30Â days. This training is given to the new recruits from Marine Corps RecruitÂ Depot of San Diego. When these recruits graduate from their respective bootÂ camps, they take further training at Camp Pendletonâ€™s â€œSchool of Infantryâ€.Â Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base acts as an important training bridge betweenÂ San Diego base and Orange County base.