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Going for the gold December 10, 2002 — Soaring higher than 1,500 feet, Marines with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force, earned their gold wings while conquering new heights Nov. 26 at Drop Zone Horno. The jump, the Marines' highest-altitude effort to date, polished off certification for 1st Force Recon Marines, who often enter a tactical area by pouncing MORE
Camp Commando blooms in Kuwaiti desert December 7, 2002 — The Marines and sailors of Camp Commando have shown that something can grow in the desert - a tent city which houses select forces of the I Marine Expeditionary Force deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Living and working spaces for the service members deployed here were put in place in just six weeks by Marines and sailors from a MORE
Pilots honored for flying in face of terrorism December 6, 2002 — The skies over Camp Pendleton and Afghanistan may appear alike, but as some pilots quickly learned, the ground over which they fly is much different. While soaring peacefully through the surreal night in an AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter over Afghanistan, the world changed instantly for helicopter pilot Capt. Richard F. Sims when a bright MORE
EOD: short for 'edge of danger' November 27, 2002 — Mention explosive ordnance disposal to most Marines and a scene from "Speed" comes to mind - fast-roping down an elevator shaft and clipping the "red wire" with only a hundredth of a second left. The scenario is wildly overblown, but one EOD expert says enough Marines believe it that many are scared away from the "bomb tech" occupation. MORE
When trouble comes knocking November 27, 2002 — Setting up to fight is one thing, but responding to an attack is where Marines show what they're made of. Marines with Headquarters Company, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, acknowledged as much during a four-day exercise here last week. The Marines honed their skills not only in setting up and breaking down a combat operations center, but MORE
Residents upbeat about better housing November 27, 2002 — Many Deluz Housing residents were around before November 2000 and remember darker days in their domiciles. But now, most are in new or refurbished homes that are larger and better-maintained, residents say. Nowadays, many who were singing the blues just two years ago are crooning happier tunes. "These are nice, beautiful homes," said Diane Taylor, MORE
Navajo joined another 'great brotyherhood' November 27, 2002 — As the nation marks American Indian Heritage Month and acknowledges more than 190,000 Native American military veterans, Pendleton also reflects on its ties to this community, how it saved our way of life and contributes in defense against threats today. In May 1942, 29 Navajo Marines came to Camp Pendleton and developed the unbreakable Navajo MORE
Rifle record holder finally gets his hardware November 27, 2002 — As sunlight glistened off its barrel under a clear blue sky, the secretary of the Navy-awarded M-1 Garand rifle never looked better to Gunnery Sgt. Peter Proietto, staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Range 103, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the M-1 rifle Nov. 15 after setting a national record at a Michigan MORE
4.1 percent pay hike assured November 27, 2002 — Annual military pay raises of 4.1 percent will take effect for all ranks Jan. 1 - despite wrangling in Congress over next year's defense budget. But larger increases for staff noncommissioned officers, some warrant officers and midlevel officers hang in the balance as Congress grapples. Mandated by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act MORE
Officials: grease causing sewage spills November 27, 2002 — Base officials are making a plea to residents in hopes of keeping Camp Pendleton's chronic sewage overload problems from spilling over into the new year.They say the key to avoiding sewage spills and plant malfunctions lies in what residents put, or don't put, down their drains."People can't just pour grease and food down their drain and forget MORE

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