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Camp Pendleton Marines using new mine-breaching system powered by a rocket packed with grenades June 27, 2002 — Technology's unrelenting advance on the battlefield is making things safer for mine-busters at Camp Pendleton's 1st Combat Engineer Battalion - who can now disarm menacing minefields from a safer distance instead of getting up-close and personal, then scrambling for cover. With a resonating boom, a new rocket-launched weapon allows Marines to take MORE
Findings released on KC-130 crash in Pakistan June 27, 2002 — Loss of situational awareness by the aircrew and lack of visibility caused the January crash of a Miramar-based KC-130 airplane into the mountains of Pakistan according to the mishap report released June 19. The investigation revealed that the aircraft was flying approximately 3,000 feet below the safe flight altitude when it crashed into a MORE
Pendleton's new tactical safety gurus out meeting those they serve June 20, 2002 — To combat the recent upswing of training accidents and related death, the Marine Corps is adding some more troops to the front lines of safety. Though still in its infancy stages, Camp Pendleton's new tactical safety program is gaining momentum. The base's four new tactical safety specialists, hired March 3, spent much of their first month being MORE
Artillerymen trade in radios for laptops to zero-in firepower June 20, 2002 — Artillerymen in the future may be doing less talking and more destroying, thanks to lasers and laptops. Fifth Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment field-tested the new digital targeting system with live ammunition for the first time ever May 22 here. The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is introducing the new system, dubbed the Universal Combined Arms MORE
Commanding general bids Pendleton, Corps adieu June 20, 2002 — He has experienced deployments and duty stations around the world - assignments that would give Tom Clancy good material for a novel or two. Now, 34 years later, Maj. Gen. David F. Bice says one word sums up his favorite Marine Corps memories - camaraderie. Most important are "the memories - a collage, really - of when you complete an exercise, MORE
Corps looks to improve infantry instruction June 20, 2002 — In step with the Commandant of the Marine Corps" goal to make infantry training as good as recruit training, instructors at School of Infantry now receive special training and could soon be designated under "special duty" -- or a "B billet" that brings more money and a leg up for promotion if the Marine performs well. Gen. James L. Jones says the MORE
11th MEU sets sail after tearful send-off June 20, 2002 — Family and friends watched anxiously as warriors with packed bags boarded warships docked in San Diego June 15. Emotional goodbyes and hugs hinted at the difficulty of long separations - and the heightened stakes of military patrols in a world where terrorists are intent on targeting the United States and its operatives. More than 2,200 members of MORE
13th MEU's award-winning fighters, families reunite June 20, 2002 — After nearly seven months of medal-winning combat service and playing hopscotch across the northern Arabian Sea and eastern Afghanistan, 2,200 Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) returned to a flock of newborn babies and anxious wives June 17. "Oh, I can't wait to see him. She has learned so much since he's MORE
Camp Pendleton tops Navy again for environmental cleanup June 13, 2002 — Camp Pendleton is a lot cleaner this year, thanks to the people who do the dirty work - so much so the secretary of the Navy has singled them out.  The Remediation Branch of Camp Pendleton's Environmental Security Department recently won the secretary of the Navy's 2001 Environmental Award for environmental restoration in the individual/team MORE
MEF Headquarters Group turns barracks from ghetto into Shangri-La June 13, 2002 — Amid complaints from Marines basewide concerning the quality of their barracks, one unit is taking matters into their own hands and turning their barracks into Shangri-La. The bachelor enlisted quarters for I Marine Expeditionary Force's Headquarters Group personnel went from the barracks nobody wanted to one worth emulating. There's no secret to MORE

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