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'Scarface' vying for top HMLA July 06, 2000 — Already known for outstanding accomplishments, of more than 40,000 mishap-free flight hours and Chief Naval Operation Safety Award,  Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 has another achievement to add to the list - the nomination of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron of the Year.   The squadron, known as "Scarface," is home to MORE
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Step of Faith;Marines hit the Pacific while helo-casting; July 06, 2000 — The hot afternoon sun beat down on Marines going over final preparations for the afternoon's helo-cast.   In the shadows of the sparsely placed trees at Camp Margarita, 25 Marines from 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, practiced exiting CH-46 helicopters step by step, June 27. The atmosphere was relaxed, but safety seemed to be on MORE
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Accepting the challenge, 1/5 Marines summon mettle for arduous 24-hour trek June 22, 2000 — Their day started at Red Beach, kicking off a nearly 24-mile trek over the sand and hills of Camp Pendleton. After maneuvering through obstacle and confidence courses, and patrolling through the night, their minds and bodies had been put to the test. Sleep-deprived, battered and hungry, they emerged 24 hours later in the murky waters of Lake MORE
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Formermodel airplane builder now model Marine June 22, 2000 —                               As a young boy, Ignacio Urzua had a fascination.  Using his hands, a knife and a bottle of glue to fashion model airplanes, he  began a journey that would take this brown-eyed Hispanic kid from Los  Angeles to the wings of $70 million military aircraft and eventually to the  title of Aviation Ordnance Man of the Year MORE
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HMLA-267 enters "warfighting equation"; June 08, 2000 — More than two hundred Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 participated in a three-week-long Combined Arms Exercise recently -- a dress rehearsal before an upcoming deployment."We do many things to prepare for deployments. CAX is where it is really brought together," said Capt. Aaron C. Marx, human affairs officer, HMLA-267.The MORE
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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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