From what I hear now, it's changed big time. It has grown from when I was there. They have new training areas that simulate A-stan and Iraq environments.
When my active duty obligation was finished in 92, there was the major cutbacks and quite a few bases were closed. El Toro MCAS was closed around then. I heard that those air units moved to the "Stumps". If you remember doing a CAX, 29 Palms was the place. lol I do remember getting the hell outta there on the weekends and going to San Diego, Palm Springs or Las Vegas.