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1st Bn. Recon reactivated; June 08, 2000 — Gen. James L. Jones' mission to revitalize Marine Corps reconnaissance took a big step forward Wednesday with the reactivation of 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division.   The unit, which had been relocated, reassigned and redesignated more than 25 times since 1937, was deactivated in 1992, giving way to Recon Company, which became part MORE
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Storming Ashore;Task force pounces beach to wet feet in amphib operations; June 08, 2000 — On May 24 at 6 a.m., more than 2,000 Marines and sailors from Marine Air Ground Task Force 1 launched an amphibious assault on Red Beach -- a chance to offer Marines necessary ship-to-shore training while saving money by keeping them at home.   The assault was part of amphibious orientation training designed to let junior Marines practice their MORE
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"Docs" school revamps basic course June 01, 2000 — Field Medical Service School has recently made two major changes to itscurriculum. In early December, added urban warfare and a sick call class were addedmaking the course two weeks longer."The changes will give students a better base to start with," said PettyOfficer First Class Robin E. Foster, FMSS instructor. "The MORE
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Mary Fay Pendleton's first-graders reap national award for sowing seeds June 01, 2000 — First-graders from Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary School on base  learned life lessons through gardening recently and earned national  recognition in the process.   Teacher Dovie Christensen and her class of 18 students at Potter  Elementary School in Fallbrook won first place in the National Youth  Gardening Show for their display of plants.   The MORE
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Refuelers win safety award ; June 01, 2000 — Marine Corps Air Station Refueling Division, Camp Pendleton, brought home the American Petroleum Institute Award (category three) recently.   Five other air stations in the category took part in the self-critiqued competition. Categories are commercial, Air Force and Army, and Navy and Marines.   "This competition is used to promote excellence in MORE
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New gas mask being phased in; May 18, 2000 — More comfortable and easier to identify in a crowd -- those are among the benefits of a new gas mask being phased into I Marine Expeditionary Force.   I MEF's Equipment Surveillance Unit is conducting a product improvement plan intended to gradually replace the M-40 and M-42 gas masks with the M-40A1, an updated model that's more durable and MORE
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HqBn. adopts Ditmar Elementary ; May 18, 2000 — Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Begins its relationship with adopted Ditmar Elementary School today at 9 a.m. on school grounds, adding to the list of area schools that have forged relationships with Camp Pendleton units.   Ditmar becomes the eighth school and the second off-base school to be adopted officially by a Camp Pendleton MORE
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Law enforcement officials report large increase in Marines charged with possessing Ecstasy, a trendy new drug May 11, 2000 — The use of Ecstasy -- a potentially dangerous "designer drug" making the rounds at dance clubs and "raves" -- is increasing at a rapid rate here, according to numbers provided by base law enforcement officials. Since Jan. 1, 20 Marines have been charged with using the drug -- a trend that could triple last year's 21 prosecutions here, said Maj. MORE
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3/5 raids 'ghost town' on closed Air Force base;Locale provides realism, scale of urban operations May 11, 2000 — GEORGE AIR FORCE BASE -- Leathernecks from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, dropped the hammer on base housing here during Operation Peile Driver April 22-May 4. The operation, named after their S-3's "motivated" LCpl. Thomas Peile, involved I, K, L and Headquarters and Support companies, conducting Military Operations in MORE
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TOW Plt. first to tackle new test;of combat skills;TOW Plt. first to tackle new test of combat skills; May 11, 2000 — On November 28, 1950, Pvt. Hector Cafferatta waged a lone battle against enemy aggressors in Korea. His fortitude, valor and dauntless perseverance saved the lives of several Marines and earned the Medal of Honor.  Named after the Korean War hero who would not concede to mental or physical exhaustion, the Pvt. Hector Cafferata Division Challenge MORE
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