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.
Camp Pendleton game wardens received the Secretary of the Navy's Natural Resources Conservation Team of the Year award.
He had commanded the Marines' legendary "Dark Horse" battalion until February.
Lance Cpl. Byron Darnell Law II and Lance Cpl. David Javier Salazar-Quintero recently pleaded guilty on smuggling charges.
The campaign of President Donald Trump released a letter from 235 retired senior officers backing his re-election.
The news comes four years after the Air Force laid out initial plans for what its future fighter jets might look like.
The recent exercises were one of many the Air Force is conducting to test its Advanced Battle Management System.
A veteran of the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, he went through boot camp more than four decades ago.
Cmdr. Robert Arias is at least the third Navy commander removed from his job in recent weeks.