22 Marines Injured in Training Exercise on Base in Twentynine Palms | NBC Southern California

22 Marines Injured in Training Exercise on Base in Twentynine Palms

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    Twenty-two Marines were injured in a base training exercise in Twentynine Palms. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 on Feb. 12, 2015. (Published Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015)

    Twenty-two Marines were injured in a training exercise on the base in Twentynine Palms on Thursday.

    Marines and sailors of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, were participating in Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 when a fire extinguisher system in their assault amphibious vehicle inadvertently discharged, officials said in a news release.

    Base hospital officials said the service members suffered from "inhalation exposure" during a large-scale, combined arms exercise.

    Those requiring medical treatment are receiving care at local medical facilities and are currently in stable condition.

    On Jan. 24, a helicopter crashed during a training exercise on the base, killing two Marine Corps officers.

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