Thomas Cade Martin was separated on Sept. 11, 2020.
This is only the second time in 20 years Marines from Camp Pendleton have been tapped to fight wildland fires.
Members of the group are accused of being involved in multiple sales of fentanyl-laced oxycodone to an undercover agent.
Most of them volunteered for the duty, a chance to provide much-needed relief to exhausted professional fire crews.
In a somber ceremony on a flight line at Camp Horno, the service members were remembered for their devotion.
The remains will be transported to Dover Air Force Base for preparation for burial.
Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman said "literally every asset we have available" is searching for seven Marines and a Navy corpsman.
At least four Marine Corps units have cased their colors in recent weeks as part of an aggressive plan to reshape the force.
The blazes remained in training areas and posed no threat to people or structures.
Firefighters on Tuesday stopped the spread of a blaze in a Camp Pendleton training area.
New soldiers at Fort Sill were the first to graduate Army Basic Combat Training wearing the service's new Army Greens.
Air Force 1st Lt. Kenneth "Kage" Allen was killed.
Soldiers offered feedback on the Army's futuristic new IVAS technology.
The Defense Department is predicting flat or declining budgets in future years.
Preparations are underway across the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to receive doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.