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Suicides down; base moves to extend trend September 26, 2002 — The Marine Corps' suicide rate, perennially the highest among the services, is taking a turn for the better this year. Meanwhile, the Semper Fit Division of Marine Corps Community Services hopes to keep the trend in reverse through a new program designed to raise awareness about the problem. Semper Fit's Health Promotion Department here has MORE
Cell phone gaps closing September 26, 2002 — The black hole of cell phone communication may close here within a few weeks, thanks to eight antennas AT&T Wireless is installing. A ninth AT&T antenna awaits approval pending an environmental review, said Larry Rannals, base community plans and liaison officer. Sprint PCS antennas are in line to be approved sometime next year, he added. "The MORE
Hagee pegged as new CMC September 16, 2002 — Camp Pendleton's highest-ranking officer is on his way to becoming the Marine Corps' commander in chief. President George W. Bush  nominated Lt. Gen. Michael W. Hagee, currently the I Marine Expeditionary Force's commanding general, Friday to become the new commandant when Gen. James L. Jones vacates the post next year to become NATO's Supreme MORE
Childcare violators risk eviction September 16, 2002 — Base residents who provide daycare without certification could find themselves looking elsewhere for housing. That?s because they?re violating Base Order P1710.29b. "If we feel the base order is being violated, we inform base housing, who then sends a warning letter to both parties involved," said Janet M. Hooten, Family Child Care program MORE
MP dog handlers relieved; allegations include drug use September 16, 2002 — An investigation into alleged drug use and professional misconduct among Pendleton's military working dog handlers, or K-9, section was launched Aug. 29 by Naval Criminal Investigative Service. An undisclosed number of dog handlers were suspended from their normal duties, forcing other military police personnel to take their place. The suspended MORE
Pendleton rifleman still a big shot after 19 years September 16, 2002 — Rifles firing in the distance can be heard through open office windows. Sand and dust cover almost everything, including mounds of trophies and plaques that sit in various corners and decorate otherwise bare white walls. The awards belong to Chief Warrant Officer-3 Dennis W. DeMille, range officer for Ranges 213 and 214, for rifle matches he MORE
;They could've gotten out, but bit the bullet to answer the threat September 9, 2002 — Standing in line for roll call with the Los Angeles Police Department, it was just another day for Staff Sgt. Ryan J. White, until the unthinkable occurred 3,000 miles away on the other side of the country. "It was surreal," said White, the company gunnery sergeant with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, a MORE
High-altitude recovery challenges 1st TSB Marines; pilot expected to recover after crashing near Big Bear September 9, 2002 — A Camp Pendleton-based aircraft retrieval team recently recovered parts from a downed Navy aircraft that crashed into a mountain near Big Bear Aug. 6. The pilot of the single-engine T-34, whose mission is to divert aviation trainees from danger zones, survived the wreck and is expected to fully recover. The recovery team, from 1st Transportation MORE
Two Marines from battalion that answered the call say they take less for granted September 9, 2002 — One day after Thanksgiving 2001, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, then attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, found themselves in Afghanistan seizing and defending Camp Rhino and living in fighting holes. For Marines and sailors who served in Afghanistan, 9/11, and the role the attacks against America thrust them MORE
New system promises faster service for patients served at remote clinics September 9, 2002 — Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton has put X-rays online - a move that pays an environmental dividend and should result in faster service for patients at remote clinics. According to hospital officials, the new system will help reduce the time patients have to wait to receive care. "It will allow us to better serve the Marines and family members because MORE

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