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De Luz prepares community for new school year July 31, 2013 — The DeLuz Community Center will be hosting a back to school event from 4 p.m.  to 6 p.m. Aug. 2.The first 500 children from sergeant families and below will receive free backpacks.All participating families will be eligible to enter  a raffle for school supplies and a couple’s night out to attend a San Diego Padres baseball game. MORE
Vehicle height restrictions for Main Gate July 30, 2013 — Due to the construction of the Wire Mountain Bridge over Vandegrift Boulevard, there will be clearance limitations on the southbound and northbound gate traffic beginning Aug. 5.Signs will be posted stating that southbound traffic will be limited to vehicles 14 feet 11 inches in height, and northbound traffic will be restricted to 16 feet one inch. MORE
Pendleton works to maintain ATV safety July 25, 2013 — Riding ATVs can be risky due to the combination of high speeds and heavy machinery.To remain safe while operating these machines follow a few basic safety tips:• Always wear protective gear when riding ATVs:Many ATV injuries are head injuries, which can be prevented by wearing a helmet.  Select a motorcycle or other motorized sports helmet and make MORE
Observation key for biking safety July 25, 2013 — With the increase in temperature comes an increase in biking to work, for exercise or for recreation.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this fun warm weather activity comes some risks: two percent of all traffic fatalities in 2010 were attributed to pedal cyclist accidents.A Marine Corps survey stated that bicycle MORE
Marine Corps Birthday fundraising July 25, 2013 — Units planning to hold fundraising events for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball are reminded to adhere to all rules and regulations found in base order 5340.23D.Activities authorized for raising money are car washes, golf tournaments, bake sales and rummage sales. Money raised will be turned into the unit and Family Readiness Officer for the benefit MORE
Raising funds to preserve Pendleton history July 18, 2013 — The Camp Pendleton Historical Society is scheduled to host a fundraiser at the Santa Margarita y Las Flores Ranch House here from 2 to 5 p.m., August 3.The event will include a tour of the ranch house, military equipment exhibits, live music and raffles. Admission is $50 per person, and sponsors are welcome.To reach the ranch house enter the Main MORE
Camp Pendleton urges Marines and sailors to stay cool in the heat July 17, 2013 — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration statistics state that the United States had 400 heat fatalities in 2011, making heat the number one killer among weather related deaths. It also showed that over a 10-year span heat was a close second to hurricanes and caused more deaths than floods.Staying cool becomes more difficult as the MORE
Pendleton encourages boating safety this summer July 12, 2013 — Marines, sailors and their families here participate in various water sports and activities including fishing, boating, and water skiing each summer and are reminded to exercise proper safety while doing so.  Applying risk management when planning each and every summertime activity is essential for maintaining our Marine Corps combat readiness. MORE
Exercise may impact traffic at Interstate 5 and Basilone Road exit July 11, 2013 — Drivers may encounter intermittent traffic delays while traveling the Basilone Road overpass of Interstate 5 between 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. here July 16. Camp Pendleton units will be conducting an amphibious assault at the Green Beach training area which is adjacent to San Onofre State Beach. As part of the training, 15 Assault Amphibious Vehicles MORE
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton committed to care during furlough July 11, 2013 — The naval hospital here and its seven Branch Health Clinics, to include Port Hueneme and Yuma, Arizona, will continue to provide quality health care to its patients during the nationwide Department of Defense furlough.“Healing our nation’s heroes continues to be our first priority,” said Capt. Kenneth Iverson, commanding officer, Naval Hospital MORE

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