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7 May 2018
Two Marines assigned to the 1st Marine Division sustained small arms gunshot wounds while conducting a live-fire range during a scheduled training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Sunday, May 6th, 2018. Both Marines were evacuated by air ambulance to receive proper medical care for their injuries. At this time, one Marine has been released from the hospital and the other Marine remains hospitalized and is in serious condition.

Officials are investigating the circumstances of the accident at this time.

Military training is an inherently dangerous task and the 1st Marine Division takes every precaution to ensure the safety of our training. Our commitment is to ensure that our training is as safe as possible. The training we conduct ensures our readiness to respond to any task we are assigned.

For additional queries, please contact the 1st Marine Division Media Officer 2nd Lt. Samuel Banks at (760) 725-9913 or email


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