Marines conduct a patrol through the military operations in urban terrain facility at the Marine Corps Base 29 Palms, CA, on May 30, 2011.
The Mojave Desert communities around Joshua Tree in southern California tend to be among the most pro-military in the state. The region is home to the largest U.S. Marine base on earth. But a controversial proposal that would expand the base by tens of thousands of acres is drawing fire from an army of opponents. Reporter: Steven Cuevas
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