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Rugged Raiders persevere through infantry skills test November 1, 2002 — After four seemingly endless days of up-tempo field operations, only one task remained between the Marines of A Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and weekend liberty - the comprehensive infantry skills test. Spread out over nine grueling miles, mostly covering Pendleton's infamously mountainous terrain between Las MORE
Drug, terrorism connection to be emphasized here November 1, 2002 — While drug use continues to hold steady at Camp Pendleton, base drug-abuse prevention officials are pondering the reasons Marines choose not to do drugs and are adding one - the bankrolling of terrorism. Revelations that drug production and distribution - including poppy fields in Afghanistan - have been used to finance terrorism prompt John MORE
Fitreps: don't forget the first step November 1, 2002 — Each year, thousands of Marines compete with one another for promotion to or as a staff noncommissioned officer. Ensuring fitness reports are properly and fairly completed is a key element to securing promotion. However, before a fitness report is started, a Marine Reported On worksheet must be completed.Per paragraph 1006.2 of Marine Corps Order MORE
Crew chief's CPR skills help save baby's life October 18, 2002 — At first glance, Cpl. Michael J. Carter, 6-feet-4, 225 pounds, resembles an intimidating middle linebacker. Sometimes though, the most imposing figures have the biggest hearts - something Carter proved when he performed CPR and revived 11-month-old Diego Palacios while riding through Oceanside, Calif., last month. Carter and another Marine were MORE
Gettin down to Earth October 18, 2002 — Standing on the edge of the roof of a five-story building, a team of Marines prepares for a rapid descent down the side of the structure. Taking the stairs isn't an option, they're needed on the ground NOW! But scaling buildings doesn't come naturally for most. So to prepare for this "ride," Marines here can take the Helicopter Rope Suspension MORE
SOI instructor is now a "B" billet October 18, 2002 — Marines looking to add a special duty assignment or "B" billet to their portfolios now have a new option, Marine Combat Instructor, besides the standard tour as a drill instructor, recruiter or member of the Marine Security Guard.The move is designed to broaden career options for Marines who may need to fill such billets to get promoted, and to MORE
Boys get down, dirty to tidy school October 18, 2002 — "No sticks, no lizards, no sticks, no lizards," young Joseph Rivas Jr. chanted over and over to keep his mind focused on picking up trash. Trash pickup wasn't what he originally planned when he set out to watch his brother's soccer practice on a recent Thursday afternoon at San Onofre Elementary School. As they approached the field, Joseph and his MORE
Base consumers can put complaints on ICE October 18, 2002 — Putting in your two cents about Camp Pendleton has never been easier - with a few clicks on the Internet, you can factor in on how to make it a better community for yourself and your family. To improve services to its personnel and residents, Camp Pendleton recently kicked off the Department of Defense Interactive Customer Evaluation system. The MORE
GI Bill gets $100 bump October 11, 2002 — Service members who receive the Montgomery GI Bill now get an extra $100 in their monthly education benefit. According to U.S. Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, the raise is 12.5 percent and increases the monthly allowance from $800 to $900. The raise is the second of three scheduled benefit bumps. In 2001, Congress approved the Veterans Education MORE
Swim qual: a safeguard against "lost at sea" October 11, 2002 — A CH-53 Super Stallion is operating along the coast in a hot zone when enemy fire sends the bird plummeting into the water.You are carrying a full combat load and you're under heavy fire. Marines around you are panicking and you're starting to sink. What do you do?Breathe, relax and do what you learned in Combat Water Survival Qualification."Many MORE

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