Navy Times

Marine Corps’ California desert base put on lockdown

A sprawling U.S. Marine Corps training center in the Southern California desert was put on lockdown Monday due to a report of shots fired, the Marine Corps confirmed. The report was anonymous and there was no immediate confirmation of whether shots actually were fired, said Gunnery Sgt. Santiago Colon, a spokesman for the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms said Monday.

13 ESC paints vehicles, signals end of desert era

For the first time since 2009 the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command is repainting their tactical vehicles from desert tan to olive drab green. This signals a switch in readiness from fighting in arid places like the Middle East to fighting in more verdant regions. The 13th ESC is the first unit on Fort Hood to do so.

Ancient fossilised footprints of adult and child discovered in New Mexico desert

A PBS show titled Ice Age Footprints will explore a series of fossilised footprints in White Sands National Park in southern New Mexico — including footprints scientists believe belonged to a human adult and a child as they walked together along what was then a lake. The show, which premieres on 25 May, follows a group of scientists as they endevour to identify and date a number of footprints in the area from both humans and animals alike — including giant sloths, mammoths, and the long since extinct American lion.White Sands, an expanse of nearly 150,000 acres, is one of the...

Magnificent Words That Start with the Letter M

Let’s have some fun today with M words! Words that start with the letter M are magnificent. We have a list of M letter words, animals that start with M, M coloring pages, places that start with the letter M and letter M foods. These M words for kids are perfect for use at home or in the classroom as part of alphabet learning.

Stoute applies finishing touches to Desert Crown’s Derby prep

Connections of Desert Crown expressed their satisfaction after the Cazoo Derby favourite enjoyed an early-morning workout on the Watered Gallop in Newmarket on Thursday. So impressive when winning the Dante at York earlier this month, the Nathaniel colt is a best-priced 9-4 to provide trainer Sir Michael Stoute with a sixth Derby success following the previous triumphs of Shergar (1981), Shahrastani (1986), Kris Kin (2003), North Light (2004) and Workforce (2010).