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How does your garden grow? Truck Company digs in, cultivates friendships with special-needs kids May 02, 2002 — Marine volunteers from the 1st Marine Division's Truck Company teamed up with special-needs students from Grapevine Elementary School to turn a back yard into an ongoing class project.The first- through fourth-graders helped the Marines where they could, shoveling dirt and planting vegetables in the class's new garden April 25.The idea for a garden MORE
Pendleton squadron flying flawless after 20 years May 02, 2002 — April marked 20 years and 150,000 flight hours without a death or major aircraft damage for Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 303, the unit here that trains helicopter pilots so they can migrate to warfighting squadrons. The unit eclipsed the milestone without a single Class A or B mishap. Class A involves a death, loss of aircraft or more than MORE
Marines make faster desert, river crossing in Desert Scimitar 02 May 02, 2002 — Approximately 2,000 Camp Pendleton Marines riding in 575 vehicles convoyed to the California-Arizona border last week and crossed the Colorado River April 29-30 over a bridge speedily erected by a local platoon. Their quick work shattered last year's timetable for only the second such crossing since Gen. George Patton shepherded an Army division MORE
West Coast School of Infantry turns 50 April 26, 2002 — After 50 years, the school that turns boots into grunts marches on, despite ever-changing philosophy, battlefields and technology. The West Coast's School of Infantry celebrated its golden birthday April 26 - 50 years since the establishment of the 2nd Infantry Training Regiment, which became SOI 35 years later. A parade kicked off the celebration MORE
Pendleton Marine is Johnny-on-the-spot for accident victims April 18, 2002 — Cpl. Eric M. Stephens always seems to be in the wrong place at the right time. You might say he has been a guardian angel in several circumstances, including a recent single-car collision along Interstate 5. While helping a buddy near the freeway, they heard a loud crash and saw a car emerge from a cloud of dust and head toward onrushing traffic. MORE
Admin clerk's lethal hands belie gentle, caring touch April 18, 2002 — Deep among the tangled streets of Los Angeles, a homeless man awoke on a sidewalk in front of a sandwich shop and found a gift sitting with his few belongings stashed behind a trashcan. Cpl. Rodney Solorzano Jr. had bought a sandwich for the man he guessed would wake up hungry. "I hope he doesn't just throw it away," the 27-year-old Marine MORE
New I MEF sergeant major seeks to change mindsets April 18, 2002 — The new I Marine Expeditionary Force sergeant major says the greatest privelege of rank is leading - not micromanaging - Marines. Accordingly, Sgt. Maj. William Kinney says ideas will flow more than one way - not just from the top - and that his door will be open. "There will be no hierarchy here - no supreme sergeant major telling all the other MORE
Pendleton Marines honored for highway heroism April 18, 2002 — With the sun high overhead, two Marines rode in a humvee on a typical Southern California day. Suddenly, a car swerved in front of their vehicle, changing not only their itinerary, but also their lives. Now, they're being recognized among peers as heroes for putting themselves in harm's way to rescue a carload of strangers. Their valor earned them MORE
Volunteers ensuring vets receive funeral honors, but half still don't get salute they're due April 18, 2002 — Thanks to the efforts of volunteers, most of them aging military veterans, about half of veterans nationwide receive military funeral honors. That's a marked improvement from just five years ago, when only 2 percent received such honors, said Paul Adkins, chairman of the Riverside National Cemetery's support committee. About half of the MORE
Veterans spread word about funeral cost assistance, thousands can be saved through VA benefits April 18, 2002 — The financial hardship of burying a loved one can compound the grief - but there's relief for families who lose a veteran. The Department of Veterans Affairs at the Riverside National Cemetery helps grieving families save $5,000 to $6,000 by making them aware of available benefits. "There was one case in Barstow where a young Marine's 6-week-old MORE

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