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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
Pendleton squadron flying flawless after 20 years May 2, 2002 — April marked 20 years and 150,000 flight hours without a death or major aircraft damage for Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 303, the unit here that trains helicopter pilots so they can migrate to warfighting squadrons. The unit eclipsed the milestone without a single Class A or B mishap. Class A involves a death, loss of aircraft or more than MORE
Marines make faster desert, river crossing in Desert Scimitar 02 May 2, 2002 — Approximately 2,000 Camp Pendleton Marines riding in 575 vehicles convoyed to the California-Arizona border last week and crossed the Colorado River April 29-30 over a bridge speedily erected by a local platoon. Their quick work shattered last year's timetable for only the second such crossing since Gen. George Patton shepherded an Army division MORE
West Coast School of Infantry turns 50 April 26, 2002 — After 50 years, the school that turns boots into grunts marches on, despite ever-changing philosophy, battlefields and technology. The West Coast's School of Infantry celebrated its golden birthday April 26 - 50 years since the establishment of the 2nd Infantry Training Regiment, which became SOI 35 years later. A parade kicked off the celebration MORE
Pendleton Marine is Johnny-on-the-spot for accident victims April 18, 2002 — Cpl. Eric M. Stephens always seems to be in the wrong place at the right time. You might say he has been a guardian angel in several circumstances, including a recent single-car collision along Interstate 5. While helping a buddy near the freeway, they heard a loud crash and saw a car emerge from a cloud of dust and head toward onrushing traffic. MORE
Admin clerk's lethal hands belie gentle, caring touch April 18, 2002 — Deep among the tangled streets of Los Angeles, a homeless man awoke on a sidewalk in front of a sandwich shop and found a gift sitting with his few belongings stashed behind a trashcan. Cpl. Rodney Solorzano Jr. had bought a sandwich for the man he guessed would wake up hungry. "I hope he doesn't just throw it away," the 27-year-old Marine MORE
New I MEF sergeant major seeks to change mindsets April 18, 2002 — The new I Marine Expeditionary Force sergeant major says the greatest privelege of rank is leading - not micromanaging - Marines. Accordingly, Sgt. Maj. William Kinney says ideas will flow more than one way - not just from the top - and that his door will be open. "There will be no hierarchy here - no supreme sergeant major telling all the other MORE

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