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G-5 Government and External Affairs

MAGTFTC, MCAGCC

Twentynine Palms, California
Commanding General’s Tours Program

If you’ve ever wondered what happens aboard the Combat Center, here’s your opportunity to learn more about the installation’s history, how Marines and sailors train here and to see parts of the installation not usually seen by non-military personnel.

The Commanding General’s Tours Program runs from October through April and provides adults 18 and older with the opportunity to tour the installation. While on the six to eight hour tour, patrons will be required to walk through deep sand and uneven terrain, and may be faced with extreme weather conditions. When resources permit, tours will be conducted on either the third Tuesday or Thursday of the month, on a first come first served basis. Those interested are required to make reservations 45 days in advance.  Maximum group size is limited to 25 persons; and the minimum is 10, therefore individuals looking for tours may be matched with other groups or guests. The base provides the tours for free; the only cost to participants is lunch at one of the restaurants aboard the installation.

In order to access the installation all members of the tour party must submit identification 30 Days in advance for security screening to include:  full name, date of birth, as well as driver’s license number, state and expiration date. Up to date ID card or Passport information is also accepted.  For guests to access the installation a thorough security screening is mandatory and any individual that is not cleared for access will not be permitted to attend the tour. Failure to provide the requested information 30 days in advance will result in cancelation.

For more information or to arrange a tour, call (760) 830-3735.

Tour Images
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Retired and former Marines from the Victor Valley High Desert Marines group watch as members of Marine Unmanned Vehicle Squadron 3 from the Combat Center make their way out of a rollover simulator and take up defensive positions during training at the Battle Simulation Center at Camp Wilson on Nov. 20, 2013.
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Tour participants get a feel for the MRAP rollover simulator during a visit to the Combat Center.
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A tour participant takes aim at simulated targets on the 360-degree video screen in the combat convoy simulator at Camp Wilson.
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A battle scenario unfolds on the video screen in the combat convoy simulator at Camp Wilson.
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Tour guide Michael King explains to tour participants how instructors create combat convoy scenarios at the Battle Simulation Center at Camp Wilson.
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A tour participant gets a feel for being behind the while of a large tactical vehicle during a visit to the driving simulator at the Battle Simulation Center at Camp Wilson.
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Tour participants look over the urban landscape at Range 200, one of several MOUT — Military Operations in Urban Terrain — training ranges aboard the Combat Center.
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Tour participants learn how Marines and sailors train in urban environments during a visit to Range 200, one of several MOUT — Military Operations in Urban Terrain — training ranges aboard the Combat Center.
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Tour guide Mike King explains to visitors how different training scenerios can unfold in MOUT — Military Operations in Urban Terrain — facilities like the Combat Center's Range 215.
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Jay Jones, left, work leader at the Range Sustainment Branch, explains to tour participants how the Combat Center recycles items collected from the installation's live-fire training ranges.
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Jay Jones, right, work leader at the Combat Center's Range Sustainment Branch, shows a tour participant the pellets that result when brass casings are processed at the recycling facility.
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Tour participants often mingle with Marines and sailors during lunch at one of the Combat Center's dining facilities. Many take photos to remember the moment.
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Contacts

For more information or to arrange a tour, call (760) 830-3735.