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Training for Tridents

On the journey to becominga Navy SEAL, candidatescomplete approximately 25weeks of training before arriving toSan Clemente Island (SCI) for basicweapons, demolition and landnavigation training. Arrival at SCI,means students are about to get veryfamiliar with marksmanship, smallarms and explosives. Students spend seven weeks inThird Phase (land warfare training),five of which are

Endangered Species Make Comeback on San Clemente Island

San Clemente Island (SCI) is home to six plant species, four wildlife species, two marine invertebrates, all which are currently federally listed as “endangered” or “threatened” in addition to numerous other native and sensitive species. The wildlife that are endangered and threatened on SCI include the endemic San Clemente loggerhead

Wayn's World As 'Ambassador-Fox' of San Clemente

Wayn is his name, a very lucky 4 month old island fox that was trapped in Waynuk canyon on San Clemente Island (SCI) on July 19, 2010, suffering from puncture wounds to his abdomen and showing signs of starvation. The Institute for Wildlife Studies and Navy Biologist believe that Way

Garth's Excellent Navy Experience

The Navy isn’t normally thought of as an animal rescue shelter, but on San Clemente Island, the Navy’s largest live fire training area in the continental United States, efforts were made to house an abandoned fox pup, giving it the chance for a future as an ambassador for its breed. Nicknamed

Night Lizard 'Delisted'

Privacy, beauty and romance are most people’s ingredients for a great vacation, but for the island night lizard on San Clemente Island, it’s a normal way of living. The island night lizard is unique in many ways. First, it shares its paradise of land, air and sea ranges with the

SHOBA Ship-to-Shore Bombardment Training Range

The land, air and sea ranges provide the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and other military services space and facilities which are used to conduct readiness training, research, development, test and evaluation activities.   San Clemente Island is a 57-square mile volcanic island approximately 75 miles northwest of San Diego

No Shell Games on San Clemente Island

By Bill Franklin, Public Affairs long the shoreline of San Clemente Island, the Navy is striving to protect an endangered shellfish that clings to life in wave-washed rocky crevices. The Navy signed an Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan ( INRMP ) amendment June 9, 2011, to help protect and save

Conservation Efforts A Lifeline to The Endangered White Abalone

Historically, San Clemente Island (SCI) had some of the highest catch landings of white abalone in southern California. However, after 1975 the population suffered a sharp decline throughout its entire range. Intense commercial and recreational over-fishing is attributed as the main cause for the decline. Following the dramatic decrease i

Endangered Plants Live On

It is not often that we get to celebrate stories of success regarding the recovery of rare California plants. When asked to provide such stories in the past, we often drew a blank and could only think of the few successful rediscoveries of plants that had been presumed extinct i

Green Navy Barracks at San Clemente Island

San Clemente Island has state-of-the-art barracks that consist of 44 two-person apartments per building that houses permanent party military members. The buildings feature energy efficient and environmentally friendly designs with solar electricity and wind power generators designed to make life as comfortable as possible for the Sailors and civilians who

Navy, Marines, Japan Conduct Amphibious Training

The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) conducted amphibious training during exercise Dawn Blitz June 17-28, 2013. The events included troop inser tions on San Clemente Island by U.S. Marines aboard three MV-22 Ospreys and Japanese soldiers aboard Japanese Ground Self- Defense Force (JGSDF) CH-47s, Marine AH-1

Rare Artifact Found On San Clemente Island

The Navy discovered a significant prehistoric artifact 90 miles west of San Diego on San Clemente Island (SCI) located mid-island at a newly discovered archeological site. A boat effigy made of submarine volcano lava was spotted at the surface of the site during an archeology survey. The boat effigy represent

BOMB Technicians: A Partnership Between FBI and Navy

Sp ecial Agent James Verdi has traveled to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Horn of Africa to study battlefield explosives. The FBI bomb technician embedded with the military and applied his specialized skills there to find signatures and forensic material on bomb fragments and unexploded devices that helped the military piece


15th MEU, America ARG one step closer to deployment

Story by 2LT Maria Arnone and CPT Maida Zheng on 05/19/2017 PACIFIC OCEAN The America Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit set sail for their second at-sea period, Composite Training Unit Exercise, May 1-17, 2017, where a series of missions both familiar and new were laid out before

UCT 2 Trains at San Clemente

Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2's Construction Diving Detachment Alfa (CDDA) completed their 2017 Diver's Training Exercise (DIVEX) with a two-week sea phase at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island 13-26 Feb. During the training, CDDA also conducted four fleet mooring inspections and maintenance of over 2,000 feet of mooring

Halfway at the Halfway

Halfway at the Halfway Story by Ensign Julia Van Beek, USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Public Affairs U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Feb. 13, 2017) -- Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) participated in a half-marathon on the ship's flight deck,
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