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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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Sizzling aromas, performances mark 11 Area cultural festivities; May 11, 2000 — Camp Pendleton celebrated "a day of unity? May 3 at the 11 Area Field during Multicultural Heritage Day, an annual festival celebrating Camp Pendleton?s cultural diversity.  It included several booths representing various cultures and performances that dazzled audiences with dances from around the world.  "We celebrate today the willingness of MORE
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Traffic Accidents Increasing May 11, 2000 — The number of traffic accidents on base since January involving military personnel from Camp Pendleton has increased 12 percent, according to numbers provided by the Provost Marshal?s Office.  Last fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, there were roughly 480 accidents reported on base, an average of 40 per month.  As of the first week of May, 190 MORE
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Iron Mike iron-willed in dedication to Corps;Legendary figure exhorts 1st Marine Division SNCOs May 04, 2000 — At first glance, the man in camouflage utilities looks like any other grizzled sergeant major who has served in the Marine Corps for decades. The perfect figure of a Marine, he stands with his shoulders thrown back, ready to take on the world. Upon closer inspection, subtle discrepancies mar the assumption that SgtMaj. Mike D. Mervosh is still on MORE
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MCTSSA help desk: linchpint of battlefield information networking May 04, 2000 — A staff of 23 Marines and civil servants at Marine Corps Tactical System Support Activity finds solutions to technical problems Corps wide.The Marine Corps Systems Command help desk provides continual hardware and software expertise for all command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems that provide commanders with battlefield MORE
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Day care providers needed in base housing May 04, 2000 — The Family Childcare Program needs 'a few good family members' to provide certified in-home day care in base housing.   Attending the program is mandatory to be certified by the FCC. Noncertified providers -- and the parents who hire them -- are violating Base Order P1710.29A. Both could lose their base housing privileges, said Janet Hooten, FCC MORE
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