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Near Coleville in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mountain Warfare Training Center

U.S. Marine Corp

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2006
1. Mountain Warfare Training Center Marker
Inscription. Was established in 1951, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service. One of the Corps most remote and isolated posts. The mission was providing cold weather training for Korea bound replacement personnel. The name changed to “Marine Corp Cold Weather Training Center” after the Korean conflict. In 1963, because of its expanded role, the center was re-named “Marine Corp Mountain Warfare Training Center,” operating on a full-time basis until 1967 when it was placed on “caretaker” status because of the Vietnam War. The training center was re-activated and has remained a full-time command since 19 May, 1976.
 
Erected 1995 by The Bodie Chapter of E Clampus Vitus, September 9, 1995.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 21.421′ N, 119° 30.783′ W. Marker is near Coleville, California, in Mono County. Marker is on State Highway 108 (Sonora Pass) 0.4 miles west of U.S. 395, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coleville CA 96107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sonora Mono Toll Road (approx. 7 miles away); Sonora Pass
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By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2006
2. Mountain Warfare Training Center Marker
(approx. 7 miles away); Fremontís Trail 1844 (approx. 8.1 miles away); Golden Gate Mine (approx. 10.9 miles away); a different marker also named Golden Gate Mine (approx. 10.9 miles away); The C-130 Crew (approx. 11.4 miles away); Hunewill Upper Sawmill (approx. 12.8 miles away); Flag on Centennial Bluff (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coleville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Article: Mountain Warfare Training Center. (Submitted on September 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Global Security: Mountain Warfare Training Center. (Submitted on September 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, KoreanWar, Vietnam
 
Mountain Warfare Training Center image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2006
3. Mountain Warfare Training Center
Welcome to the U.S.M.C.
Mountain Warfare Training Center
MWTC was created in 1951 by a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Marine Corps and The U.S. Forest Service. The center trains Marines to survive and fight in mountain and cold weather environments on 46,000 acrea of the Toiyabe National Forest. The area behind the base camp is open to public use.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 3,428 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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