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Corps looks to improve infantry instruction June 20, 2002 — In step with the Commandant of the Marine Corps" goal to make infantry training as good as recruit training, instructors at School of Infantry now receive special training and could soon be designated under "special duty" -- or a "B billet" that brings more money and a leg up for promotion if the Marine performs well. Gen. James L. Jones says the MORE
11th MEU sets sail after tearful send-off June 20, 2002 — Family and friends watched anxiously as warriors with packed bags boarded warships docked in San Diego June 15. Emotional goodbyes and hugs hinted at the difficulty of long separations - and the heightened stakes of military patrols in a world where terrorists are intent on targeting the United States and its operatives. More than 2,200 members of MORE
13th MEU's award-winning fighters, families reunite June 20, 2002 — After nearly seven months of medal-winning combat service and playing hopscotch across the northern Arabian Sea and eastern Afghanistan, 2,200 Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) returned to a flock of newborn babies and anxious wives June 17. "Oh, I can't wait to see him. She has learned so much since he's MORE
Camp Pendleton tops Navy again for environmental cleanup June 13, 2002 — Camp Pendleton is a lot cleaner this year, thanks to the people who do the dirty work - so much so the secretary of the Navy has singled them out.  The Remediation Branch of Camp Pendleton's Environmental Security Department recently won the secretary of the Navy's 2001 Environmental Award for environmental restoration in the individual/team MORE
MEF Headquarters Group turns barracks from ghetto into Shangri-La June 13, 2002 — Amid complaints from Marines basewide concerning the quality of their barracks, one unit is taking matters into their own hands and turning their barracks into Shangri-La. The bachelor enlisted quarters for I Marine Expeditionary Force's Headquarters Group personnel went from the barracks nobody wanted to one worth emulating. There's no secret to MORE
Top PFT'ers get grace on body fat June 13, 2002 — Controversy over the Marine Corps' method of taping to measure body-fat percentages and other gray areas in the physical fitness test has led to an updated order giving first-class performers a little more slack. The directive, Marine Corps Order P6100.12, published on May 10, primarily was changed to make it more understandable. But a few changes MORE
Third Pendleton motorcyclist in two months killed June 13, 2002 — A Marine fatally crashed his motorcycle into the center divider while approaching Camp Pendleton's San Luis Rey gate early June 6. Lance Cpl. Carlos Delatorre Jr., 22, of Chicago, was approaching the gate at 5:20 a.m. when his motorcycle struck the raised center median. "He was ejected from his motorcycle and sustained a fatal head injury," said MORE
Sea of Green: Future field corpsmen clear combat town to secure aid station June 13, 2002 — Students from the Field Medical Service School here scurried through Camp Pendleton's Military Operations in Urban Terrain facility June 10 on their way to becoming field certified corpsmen or dental technicians.Sailors ran, jumped and climbed over and under various obstacles, provided security and set up a battalion aid station within the city. MORE
I MEF's Marine of Year says Force Recon's camaraderie drives his dedication June 6, 2002 — He logs long hours and is esteemed as an excellent leader. But the most striking things about Sgt. Mark Tully - I Marine Expeditionary Force's Marine of the Year - are his love for Corps, his profession and his co-workers.  "I would like to become an officer -- but only if I can come back to this unit," Tully said, gazing admiringly around Camp MORE
Old cowboy/Marine returns to site of only rodeo win June 6, 2002 — Although he's spent nearly all his life surrounded by horses, bulls and dairy cattle, retired Cpl. Jake Dearing's rodeo career was about as short and sweet as any could be.On one fateful weekend back in 1952, the Fort Worth, Texas, native used a borrowed horse, saddle and rope and won the Camp Pendleton Rodeo. It turned out to be the only rodeo he MORE

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