CPHS 6th “Golf with a Hero” Charity Golf Tournament – May 20, 2022

The Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS) is pleased to announce the 6th annual “Golf with a Hero” charity golf tournament, raising funds to support the Camp Pendleton historical and educational programs.

The tournament will be played on the Legends Course at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Carlsbad, Calif.) on Friday, May 20, 2022.  Teams will be comprised of four golfers, one of which will be an active duty Marine or Sailor. 

Tickets for this fundraising event are on sale online via Eventbrite: 


Tickets start at $250 for an individual golfer; we are offering “early bird” ticket pricing at $225 per golfer during March 2022.  Donor and sponsorship packages are also available.  

For additional event information, please contact the CPHS Events Committee at cphs.events@gmail.com.

CPHS Groundbreaker Newsletter

The latest issue of the CPHS Groundbreaker newsletter has been published and distributed to our members.

Not a member?  Join for as little as $35 a year.  To join CPHS, scroll down to the bottom of this page or go to the Membership page at: 


2022 Essay Contest

The Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS) is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Historical Essay Contest for full-time students enrolled in colleges or universities located in Orange, Riverside, or San Diego counties.

Check out the Essay Contest details on the Education web page at https://camppendletonhistoricalsociety.org/education

246th Birthday Celebration / “Last of the First” Salute

Thanks to all who supported and attended the 246th USMC Birthday Celebration / “Last of the First” Salute event at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa on Nov.6, 2021.

To see photos from the event, go to the Past Events page at https://camppendletonhistoricalsociety.org/past-events


Support CPHS through AmazonSmile

Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS) is now registered with AmazonSmile. Support CPHS every time you shop on Amazon by selecting Camp Pendleton Historical Society as your supported charitable organization.



Commemorative Magazine

Battle of Iwo Jima – 75th Anniversary

The Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS), in collaboration with the Iwo Jima Commemorative Committee (San Diego), published an 88-page commemorative magazine in February 2020.  The magazine contains (36) stories of individual Iwo Jima veterans and a number of informative articles about the battle along with various photographs from Iwo Jima veterans and official U.S. Marine Corps photos from the 36-day battle.
In addition to the magazine, CPHS designed and published online digital versions of a post-1945 two-volume photographic hardcover book titled, “U.S. Marine Corps – Iwo Jima Operation – February-March 1945”, originally published by Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. The digital two-volume series contains (240) 8×10 inch black and white official U. S. Marine Corps photographs documenting the battle; the original 1945 captions are included with the photographs.
The digital version of the magazine and the two-volume series are available online for viewing at:

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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.