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Former USMC drill instructors to star in 'reality' TV series March 22, 2001 — For many Marines, boot camp was a personal, life-altering experience, and one not easy to relate to civilians, but thanks to a new reality TV series debuting on Fox March 28, the entire nation will soon get a taste of what it's like to join the Marine Corps. The new series, "Boot Camp," invites 16 contestants to surrender every aspect of their MORE
Pendleton civilian receives Martin Luther King Civic Award March 22, 2001 — The Oceanside City Counsel recently awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Award to a Camp Pendleton individual who made a positive contribution to the community while exemplifying ideals set for by Dr. King. "Even being mentioned in the same sentence with Dr. King is humbling," said Dorothy Foster, healthcare eligibility administrator, MORE
$20 million energy deficit projected March 22, 2001 — As of March, Camp Pendleton has exceeded its natural gas and electricity budget for the 2001 fiscal year that began in October and expects a short fall of $20 million by the end of the year, due to recent increase in costs. "The skyrocketing cost of utilities just might force us to make significant cuts to our services if we don't do all we can to MORE
Recon Bn. parajumpers glide into new approach March 22, 2001 — First Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducted its first "battalion jump" since 1991, March 8. Qualified members of the battalion jumped from the ramp of a KC-130 Hercules in full combat gear as a first step in a new approach to insertion. "This is a stepping-stone approach," said LtCol. Michael Paulovich, commanding officer, 1st MORE
Division Marine of the Year says he won honors just doing his job March 22, 2001 — Sergeant Andrew Price, assistant operations chief, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment faced fierce competition throughout to earn the title Division Marine of the Year.  However, as Price looks at the honor he now bears, he reflects on the steps it took to get there. "I won the honor because I was just being a Marine," Price said. For the MORE
Top's invitation: 'Mess with the Best' March 08, 2001 — The award-winning 24 Area Messhall celebrated its grand re-opening here Feb. 14 after $3.1 million in improvements.Voted Camp Pendleton's best messhall in 1999, the messhall needed renovations to accommodate Marines transferring from the now closed Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro.The improved messhall now seats 304, doubled from 152, has a new MORE
Gulf War leaders recall challenges March 08, 2001 — Ten years after the successful liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi forces, the key Marine Corps players met at the base theatre here to relive the events for a professional military education session. The top brass from U.S. Central Command, 1st Force Service Support Group, 1st Marine Division and others relayed successes and concerns for Camp MORE
Chaffin not agitated about the spin March 08, 2001 — LAS VEGAS -- During his nearly 20 years behind the wheel of a racecar, Chad Chaffin has been involved in plenty of spins on the racetrack. But his handling of the Team Rensi Motorsports / Team Marines entry during a spin here Saturday in the Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was certainly one of his most memorable moves. On lap 47 of the MORE
ELMACO gains optical advantage February 08, 2001 — For the Marines of Electronic Maintenance Company, 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, the ability to rapidly provide support or equipment repairs in a field environment has never been a real option - until now.  Marines of Optics Platoon, Ordnance Maintenance Company, 1st Maint. Bn., 1st FSSG and Marine Corps Systems MORE
B Company 1/1 models new-look uniforms February 08, 2001 — Keeping with the Commandant of the Marine Corps' initiative to give the Corps a new, distinctive look, Marines with B Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, are serving as a test bed for what the future of the Corps may look like.Recently members of the Marine Corps Systems Command from Headquarters, Marine Corps, visited MORE

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