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Exceptional Family Member Program pledges to ease transfers May 23, 2002 — Some families who need the Exceptional Family Member Program aren't using it, program officials say. The program is mandatory for active-duty personnel with a special-needs family member, according to Marine Corps Order P1754.4A. Nonetheless, many don't sign up for fear of putting their career in danger or being "skylined" for certain duties. "The MORE
Tougher, faster AAVs bridge gap until next generation arrives; May 23, 2002 — Camp Pendleton's 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion recently received the first of two command-and-control amphibious assault vehicles, marking a milestone nearing the end of a program to upgrade AAVs with more power, better handling and tougher armor. The upgrades aim to lengthen the life of the AAV and sustain the Corps until its successor, the MORE
Twentynine Palms Marine dies in rollover on Camp Pendleton May 23, 2002 — A Twentynine Palms Marine died and four others were injured May 15 when the light armored vehicle they were riding in rolled over during a night raid exercise in the Papa Three training area near Camp Las Pulgas here. Cpl. Joel E. Puchi, 21, the LAV's assistant driver with Twentynine Palms-based 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, was MORE
Corps attempting to reduce travel card delinquencies May 23, 2002 — To reduce abuse of Government Travel Charge Cards and delinquencies in paying related bills, the Department of the Navy changed policies, outlined in Marine Administrative Message 264/02, referencing the cards May 13. Corps-wide, more than 2,400 Marines currently have unpaid debts totaling $3 million on GTCC. At the close of the April billing MORE
Mess halls to privatize, nearly one-third of food-service jobs will vanish Corps-wide May 23, 2002 — In a move to save upward of $20 million yearly and move more people into operational units Corps-wide, all mess halls, with a few exceptions, are scheduled for privatization as part of the Regional Garrison Food Service contract. The move means nearly one-third of the Corps' food-service workers will need to leave the Marine Corps or find new MORE
Brush fire threat curbs live-fire training at Camp Pendleton May 23, 2002 — Amid prospects for the worst fire season here in 125 years, some live-fire training faces restrictions as Marines prepare for future missions in the war on terrorism and local firefighters try to prevent enormous wildfires. While ranges with impact areas specifically developed for live-fire remain open, perimeter-training areas, which can be used MORE
Pendleton Marine braves gunfire to save wounded man May 9, 2002 — It's not every day a Marine gets the opportunity to save someone's life, but for one local Marine who braved a gunman's bullets to rescue a stranger May 1 along Interstate 5, it's a chance he will never forget. Lance Cpl. Trevor Farley ignored the gunfire and whisked wounded tow-truck driver Brian Naylor away. He also attempted to chase down the MORE
Pendleton dead-eye to coach shooters on world scene May 2, 2002 — Sighting-in on a target 1,000 yards away, civilians and service members recently fired rounds for a chance to help represent the United States next year at a prestigious international shooting competition. Others don't have to fire a shot to become part of the team. Their coaching ability earns them the nod. Case in point, Chief Warrant Officer 3 MORE
Desert Scimitar Marines treading softly to protect environment May 2, 2002 — First Marine Division Marines are going to pains to protect desert tortoises while training here - not just to protect an endangered species, but to keep Marines out of jail. Killing a tortoise can fetch a penalty as high as 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Laws protecting the tortoise and other environmental concerns have prompted Marines MORE
How does your garden grow? Truck Company digs in, cultivates friendships with special-needs kids May 2, 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

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