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Teen stalwarts mirror USMC mettle during "Transformation" August 16, 2002 — What do you get when you mix 341 teen-agers, more than 30 Marines acting like drill instructors and 10 days on Camp Pendleton? It's called Devil Pups Inc. - one summer camp these teens will never forget.Aug. 10, the newest litter of Devil Pups was born after graduating from Devil Pup camp on the School of Infantry parade deck."They're not Devil MORE
New commanding general takes helm of 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton August 8, 2002 — Following in the footsteps of legends named Vandegrift and Puller, Maj. Gen. James N. Mattis assumed command of the 1st Marine Division during a ceremony here Aug. 2. Maj. Gen. Mattis replaced Maj. Gen. James T. Conway, who took command of the division July 11, 2000. Conway has transferred to the I Marine Expeditionary Force, where he awaits MORE
Millennium Challenge, experimental boat hit beach at Camp Pendleton August 1, 2002 — Camp Pendleton Marines came from ship to shore in style July 30 aboard an experimental new high-speed catamaran, which is just one piece of new gear being tested in the vast joint exercise Millennium Challenge 2002. The agile 313-foot HSV-X1 Joint Venture moved nimbly into the Del Mar boat basin here to off-load ground vehicles from 1st Battalion, MORE
Historical Company brings Corps memorabilia back to life July 25, 2002 — Heads high, backs straight and rifles at sling arms, the Marine Corps Historical Company arrived at Camp Talega here July 17 for a five-day training cycle on the base. Active-duty Marines, veterans and history enthusiasts make up the nonprofit organization. Donations from various museums keep the company marching. Like a reserve unit, the company MORE
Millennium Challenge testing Marines' next step in warfare evolution July 25, 2002 — Camp Pendleton Marines are set to take part in one of the largest, most complex military experiments in history - Millennium Challenge 2002 - which combines live field forces and computer simulations at 26 locations across the country. The Corps' portion of the exercise, dubbed Millennium Dragon, is meant to develop Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare, MORE
Pendleton units return home after six-month deployment July 18, 2002 — Several Camp Pendleton units returned last week from Okinawa, Japan, as part of the unit deployment program in which they were attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit since January. Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 39 handed off their MORE
Pendleton Marines standing by to fight wildfires July 18, 2002 — Camp Pendleton's 1st Combat Engineer Battalion Marines are now on call to help firefighters battling blazes raging throughout the West - and at least one of them believes their number will be called as the need for firefighters peaks. "We actually pull up our morning reports on the Web site to provide us with information," said 2nd Lt. Thomas W. MORE
Service members flock toward citizenship at Camp Pendleton July 18, 2002 — President George W. Bush is offering service members a fast lane to citizenship - and local Marines and sailors took him up on it en masse at the first opportunity here, a base attorney said. Capt. Travis A. Bartelson, a lawyer with the Joint Legal Assistance Office here, said 180 noncitizen service members showed up July 11 for a naturalization MORE
Camp Pendleton Marines using new mine-breaching system powered by a rocket packed with grenades June 27, 2002 — Technology's unrelenting advance on the battlefield is making things safer for mine-busters at Camp Pendleton's 1st Combat Engineer Battalion - who can now disarm menacing minefields from a safer distance instead of getting up-close and personal, then scrambling for cover. With a resonating boom, a new rocket-launched weapon allows Marines to take MORE
Findings released on KC-130 crash in Pakistan June 27, 2002 — Loss of situational awareness by the aircrew and lack of visibility caused the January crash of a Miramar-based KC-130 airplane into the mountains of Pakistan according to the mishap report released June 19. The investigation revealed that the aircraft was flying approximately 3,000 feet below the safe flight altitude when it crashed into a MORE

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