Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the Corps' biggest training facility on the West Coast, according to the …More href="http://www.pendleton.usmc.mil/">base Web site</a>.</p>
<p>The base is 125,000 acres, the northern edge of which runs along the south of San Clemente. President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the base in 1942. The base trains Marine, Army and Navy units, as well as national, state and local agencies.</p>
<p>The base, according to the web site, is "home to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Logistics Group and many tenant units, including Marine Corps Installation-West, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Wounded Warriors Battalion-West, Marine Corps Air Station at Munn Field, Marine Aircraft Group 39, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego's Weapons & Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps and Army Reserve Forces, the Navy's Assault Craft Unit 5, a Naval Hospital and 1st Dental Battalion."</p>
<p>Specialized training schools and artillery ranges make up the base's facilities. Basic training happens at School of Infantry-West at Camp San Onofre before assignment to other units throughout the Corps. More than 38,000 military and family members occupy base housing complexes. </p>
Lincoln Military Housing San Mateo Point 202 Chaisson Dr, San Clemente, CA92672 Lincoln Military Housing San Mateo Point is a housing community for Camp Pendleton military families. It is located on a…More corner of the former Nixon estate, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is a serene residential neighborhood for those serving in our armed forces. There is a pool and clubhouse facility in the center of the community. There are activities for the residents.
San Clemente Military Family Outreach 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, CA92673 San Clemente Military Family Outreach is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers that lends supports to members of…More the military and their families, with a special focus on the families at Camp Pendleton. The program allows communities in Southern California to become their military families' local family by offering friendship, sponsoring morale events, and providing assistance with financial needs such as groceries, diapers, formula, cribs and car seats, car repairs, school supplies and counseling. Military members needing assistance should call the number below.