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Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Information about the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms in Southern California. The base is a live fire combined arms training center operated by the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC). It is one of the largest military training areas in the United States. The base was designated a census designated place through 2009, but that status was discontinued before the 2010 census. See also other Marine Bases and Military Bases in California.
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms


Quick Facts About MCAGCC Twentynine Palms

OFFICIAL NAME: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC)
OPERATED BY: Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC)
FOUNDED: August 20, 1949
TYPE OF BASE: U.S. Marine Corp Military Base
POSTAL ZIP CODE: 92278
NEAREST TOWNS: - Twentynine Palms - Joshua Tree - Yucca Valley
COUNTY: San Bernardino County
GEOGRAPHIC REGION: Morongo Basin - High Desert - Mojave Desert
TOURISM REGION: Desert Region
LOCATION: Southern California

History of MCAGCC Twentynine Palms

1949 August 29:
Founded as Marine Corps Training Center, Twentynine Palms.

1953 February 6:
Redesignated Marine Corps Training Center, Twentynine Palms

1957 February 1:
Redesignated Marine Corps Base, Twentynine Palms

1978 October 1
Redesignated Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Training Center following the construction of an expeditionary airfield

1979 February 18
Redignated Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC)

2000 October 1
Redesignated as Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command,

2008 August
Marine Corp submitted a request to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management or an additional 422,000 acres of land adjacent to the base for expansion purposes.

Hotels Near MCAGCC 29 Palms

- Twentynine Palms Hotels
- Joshua Tree Hotels
- Yucca Valley Hotels
- Kate's Lazy Desert Airstream Motel (Landers)
- Roy's Motel and Cafe (Amboy)

More MCAGG 29 Palms Resources

29 Palms MCAGCC - Official Web Site
The official Web site of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command includes information about the facility's mission, leaders, staff, offices, units, tenant commands, resources, news, photos, and contact information.

Global Security: 29 Palms Marine Base
Article on the Global Security Dot Org Web with general information about the base and its history.

Wikipedia "MCAGCC Twentynine Palms" Article
Article with information about MCAGCC's history, geography, demograpohics, trivia, and government.


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