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Salem-News.com (Feb-16-2014 13:46)

VA Ignores Medical Conditions Linked to El Toro

TCA exposure also places a person and increased risk of Parkinson’s disease.

(SOMERDALE, NJ) - MCAS El Toro in Irvine, California I didn’t want to file a VA disability compensation claim. It’s just not worth the effort. The VA’s reputation is terrible.

This is the last place to look for disability compensation and medical help. However, another El Toro veteran after several weeks convinced me to apply for a VA disability.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-18-2014 01:58)

Irvine Wants High School Students to Suffer Same Fate as Cancer Ridden Marines

Who needs Ninja Turtles when you have Irvine High School, future home of "The Mutants"?

(IRVINE) - Ominous warning painted deep in the bowels of the restricted area of MCAS El Toro An Irvine city council member wants "The Safest City in America" (cough) to build a high school for children on one of the most contaminated land sites in Orange County, the former Marine aviation base, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro.

Of course those who follow this developing story know that Irvine's "Great Park" financial fiasco was outed last week by Voice of OC. Millions and millions of dollars have disappeared in recent years under the watch of former Irvine Mayor Larry Agran and Great Park CEO Mike Ellzy.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-16-2014 15:20)

Voice of OC: Great Park Auditor Details Massive Waste and Abuse

Sparks are flying and yet the real problem with turning MCAS El Toro into a park and housing community... deadly environmental contamination, is still a largely ignored problem. The base is an EPA Superfund site for TCE (trychloroethylene) contamination, and that is just the beginning...

(SALEM) - MCAS El Toro One of Southern California's biggest plagues that we have been writing about for many years, the so-called "Great Park" fiasco, has come home to roost on the city of Irvine's doorstep.

Try to imagine, a Marine Corps base that had the ability to protect California's most populated area from a military attack, was scuttled so that the deep pocketed developers of Irvine could build houses there.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-03-2013 17:39)

Betrayal: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines and Red Dragonfly II

A panel discussion will follow the film with MAM organizer Tami Canal, COVVHA activist Lorena Hansen, Tim King and myself as moderator.

(SALT LAKE CITY) - Betrayal: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-up Operation Red Dragonfly will be coming (former marine Tim King on his motorcycle) to Salt Lake City the weekend of may 16-17 2014. Tim and former Marine Robert O'Dowd have written the book "Betrayal: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-up." I was one of those former Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune.

We are planning a book event with Tony and Catherine Weller for Friday the 16th. we have reserved the downtown public library for the showing of the MSgt. Jerry Ensminger's (USMC ret.) documentary film "Semper Fi, Always Faithful."

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Salem-News.com (Nov-21-2013 12:29)

Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, a Blight for Orange County Taxpayers

No veterans cemetery for my fellow Marines, no people's park, and if sports facilities do get built Irvine residents/groups will get first dibs. This is at minumum false advertising, a failed and lapsed warranty under basic consumer laws. - Salem-News.com's Roger Butow, comment in LA Times article on El Toro.

(IRVINE) - MCAS El Toro An Editorial in The LA Times called Irvine's Pretty Decent Park outlines the dilemma now facing the Irvine City Council with the now closed El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.

A housing developer, FivePoint Communities, has offered to construct a park that varies greatly from what was presented to Orange County voters.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-08-2012 11:37)

MSNBC Presents `Semper Fi: Always Faithful` Friday, 24 February at 10:00 P.M. ET

“Semper Fi: Always Faithful” unfolds like a detective novel...

(NEW YORK, NY) - Jerry Ensminger was a career Marine, a Master Sergeant, when his young daughter fell ill from cancer connected to Camp Lejeune's deadly, toxic water. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted marine for nearly 25 years. As a drill instructor in the Marine Corps, he was responsible for training thousands of new recruits.

But when Jerry’s nine-year-old daughter Janey passed away from a rare type of leukemia, his structured world began to collapse around him.

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