July 2 2018—The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will remain open to the public August 1-30, 2018, and will not be used for military training during that time period. The closure of the Shared Use Area for military use was determined to be unnecessary after the Marine Corps revised the scope of training to be conducted in August 2018. Training in August 2018 will only be conducted within the Exclusive Military Use Area, within the base boundaries.
In addition, the Marine Corps plans to use the Shared Use Area for military training August 1-30, 2019; honoring the commitment to provide a minimum of 12 months advance notice to the public of military training in the Shared Use Area. The Marine Corps will continue to implement robust public outreach to ensure the public is informed of the temporary change in land use.
For additional information, including a map of the area, please visit: http://www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/ or contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at 760-830-3737 or SMBPLMSWEBPAO@usmc.mil.