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Guru's teaching inspired Commandant's martial arts program March 29, 2001 — The concept of a martial arts program for the Marine Corps is not new and has been practiced in one way or another for quite some time under the guise of close combat training. The only difference now is that the Commandant has made it into standard training Corps-wide. However, the evolution of the martial arts program has never been easy and took MORE
Regrets about leaving Corps March 29, 2001 — Well I am finally settled into the land where gas is $1.18, strangers wave, and all roads are composed of only two lanes.  Let me begin by first saying it's not all that its cracked up to be.  I wish I could tell that to everyone that I have ever heard talk bad about the Marine Corps. I arrived back in Ohio in late December anxious to start what I MORE
Making grass greener on your side March 29, 2001 — It was a beautiful spring morning in Iwakuni, Japan.  Hanami, cherry blossom festival, was in full swing.  I strolled along the shores of the Nishiki River near the Kintai Bridge with my camera in hand.  White cherry blossoms filled the trees surrounding the area. Some people traveled from around the world to enjoy the beauty of this scene.  After MORE
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 8, 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 8, 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

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