California’s Twentynine Palms: Explosives Missing Nation’s Largest Marine Base and Investigation In Progress


The Twentynine Palms Marine Land Combat Center in San Bernardino County, California, last week notified the Morongo Basin Station of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division, but a spokesman for the division told CNN that they had not been asked to assist in the investigation.

Twentynine Palms base officials could not be reached immediately to comment on them. The base is located about 150 miles east of Los Angeles in the southern Mojave Desert.

The Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) is investigating the case, Jeff Houston told NCIS Public Affairs. It is not clear what explosives were missing and how many.

“Out of respect for the investigation process, NCIS does not comment on or confirm details of ongoing investigations,” Houston told CNN.

Sailors and sailors from various units will be training at the Twentynine Palms base from January 15th. The training is scheduled to end on February 18th.