Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Originally part of the Catholic mission, the Mormon Battalion used the land now known as Camp Pendleton as a stop-over at the end of their journey to liberate California from Mexico. Camp Joseph H. Pendleton was established in 1942 on 126,000 acres which the government acquired for $4.2 million. Then $20 million in upgrades were completed during the Korean War, and the value now sits at more than $1 billion. Camp Pendleton is the largest Marine Corps amphibious training facility in the nation.