CPHS Annual Awards Dinner – February 2017 – Save the Date!


The CPHS is having its annual Awards Dinner / Ceremony / Live Auction fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the Pacific Views Event Center (PVEC) on Camp Pendleton.



Please visit our Events page for more information about the event and to purchase tickets.


CPHS Raised More Than $102,000 For The SSgt Reckless Monument Project
Thanks to the generous support of so many CPHS Members and friends, we have raised more than $102,000 for the SSgt Reckless Monument which has been placed in front of the entrance to the Pacific Views Event Center (PVEC) aboard Camp Pendleton.

The official dedication ceremony took place on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 with a crowd of well over 500 people attending the event.  Here’s a few photos from the event:

Lots of media coverage of the SSgt Reckless Monument Dedication ceremony by local media:

San Diego Union Tribune
Orange County Register
Press Enterprise
Defense Video Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)

CPHS Groundbreaker - Vol 10 Nr 4

CPHS Groundbreaker – Vol 10 Nr 4

Groundbreaker Newsletter
The latest issue of the CPHS newsletter has been published.  Our writers and editor worked overtime (again) to create another 8-page issue, which is quickly becoming the standard size of our quarterly newsletter.  We sure hope you enjoy the various topics we covered in this issue.

We’re still looking for writers for the Groundbreaker newsletter.  If you would like to write a historical article for the newsletter, please contact our Membership Director at cphsmembership@gmail.com.

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 The Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS) is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich and colorful history of the land that is now Camp Pendleton.  Our interests span the entire history of the region, to include prehistoric times, native American culture, the Spanish mission era, the rancho story, and finally, the United States Marine Corps ownership since 1942.