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Annual career fair continues growth October 11, 2002 — While some question the wisdom of a retention-conscious Marine Corps informing Marines about employment options outside the Corps, Lt. Col. Etta Staples believes it's the right thing to do. And as long as base officials agree with Staples, the annual Career Fair, held here Sept. 26, will keep growing. Thirty minutes before the doors opened to the MORE
MCT: ;Where noninfantry Marines get once-over in infantry tactics October 4, 2002 — With the sun beating down upon them, Marines, still new to the Corps, braved the scorching sun and continued with Marine Combat Training Sept. 20-24 at Camp Day in the Quebec Impact Area here.Approximately 370 Marines from all types of military occupational specialties learned skills theyÕll need when they join the Fleet Marine Force after MORE
Mechanical muscle mecca opens October 4, 2002 — Six Marine Corps veterans whose 55-mile march from San Diego founded Camp Pendleton 60 years ago were on hand Friday for the opening of a museum that memorializes a Marine Corps on the move during that era and beyond. Fifteen vehicles and weapons are featured inside one-third of a World War II-vintage warehouse at the foot of Rattlesnake Canyon MORE
Base maneuvering to tame "Dead Man's" October 4, 2002 — Shrouded in a dark history of vehicular accidents, including seven this year, a treacherous bend on Basilone Road known as "Dead Man's Curve" is being redesigned in hopes of reducing its human toll.A contract was awarded to Vasquez Marshall, a consulting firm, and others to do a preliminary study on the curve and estimate the cost of taming MORE
Dormant credit cards deactivated October 4, 2002 — More than 1,800 Pendleton Marines had their government credit card deactivated Friday for not using them in the past 12 months. "This is not a bad thing," said Maj. Michael J. Steele, I Marine Expeditionary Force's deputy comptroller. According to Marine Corps Order 4600.40A, any Marine who travels less than three times a year does not need a MORE
Vaccine resumption plan briefed October 4, 2002 — I Marine Expeditionary Force leaders, including representatives from the 1st Force Service Support Group, 1st Marine Division and 3rd Marine Air Wing, received a brief Tuesday morning from Navy Capt. Joel Lees, the I MEF surgeon, about the unit's resumption of the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program. Educating senior leaders was the next step MORE
Cell phone gaps closing September 26, 2002 — The black hole of cell phone communication may close here within a few weeks, thanks to eight antennas AT&T Wireless is installing. A ninth AT&T antenna awaits approval pending an environmental review, said Larry Rannals, base community plans and liaison officer. Sprint PCS antennas are in line to be approved sometime next year, he added. "The MORE
Suicides down; base moves to extend trend September 26, 2002 — The Marine Corps' suicide rate, perennially the highest among the services, is taking a turn for the better this year. Meanwhile, the Semper Fit Division of Marine Corps Community Services hopes to keep the trend in reverse through a new program designed to raise awareness about the problem. Semper Fit's Health Promotion Department here has MORE
Watchful eye now peeled in GOVs September 26, 2002 — When certain government vehicles roll aboard Camp Pendleton, so are cameras mounted inside, a new way to reveal the cause of accidents that drain Marine Corps coffers. The cameras attached to rear-view mirrors are designed to induce motorists who know they're being watched to drive more responsibly, according to Jennifer Dunn, accident coordinator MORE
Anthrax vaccine back in business September 26, 2002 — The Department of Defense has ordered a threat-based resumption of the anthrax vaccine for service members, including Marines and sailors here. The Marine Corps announced in an administrative message Sept. 20 that the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program will resume for service members who fall into certain priority groups or are in one of 13 MORE

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