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Driven to succeed: Staff sergeant explains college-to-commissioning program August 10, 2015 — Staff Sgt. Jessica Lynn Bailey’s command presence is noticeable. The former drill instructor’s uniform is crisp and sharp. Her voice is sympathetic but firm. Her movements are focused, calm and composed. Her path to success has led her to becoming a leader in the Marine Corps, a drill instructor leading hundreds of recruits and now the opportunity MORE
Saluting Our Wounded Warriors and Veterans Through Art July 31, 2015 — Jim Russell sits in the middle of the The Janice Griffiths Gallery with his rotund service pug, Mr. Beau, resting on his lap. The dim lights and cool interior of the gallery offer both some relief from the heat of the day as Russell recounts his tale of his life journey from military discipline to artistic expression.  Jim Russell plants the fruit MORE
Camp Pendleton hosts Military Battle Challenge July 23, 2015 — Camp Pendleton service members competed in the Military Battle Challenge, Commanding General’s Cup competition at the 11 Area shopping center, July 22 and 23. Competitors raced to complete a series of tasks such as scaling a rope net, moving five 40 pound water jugs and shooting a rifle modified into a laser tag-style gun. The Military Battle MORE
Advanced Infantry Courses hone warfighting skills, shape future Marine leaders July 14, 2015 — The cadenced crack of machineguns and assault rifle fire echoed through the ravines, punctuated by deafening explosions made by improvised Bangalore torpedoes and shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapons. The Final Field Exercise was an orchestra of firepower, and the students of the Advanced Infantry Courses were the conductors.The Advanced MORE
Camp Pendleton maintains vernal pools to continue environmental initiative July 10, 2015 — Camp Pendleton is continuously maintaining vernal pool habitats in an effort to preserve the environment on base and enhance the coastal bluff overlooking the San Onofre State Beach. The base began coordinating with California State Parks and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services during the fourth quarter of 2014, conducting habitat replacement for the MORE
Service members help fallen brother’s widow start her new beginning July 1, 2015 — This is a story about a soldier coming home, not a Marine. As a Marine, I don’t often write about other services, but this story needed to be told. A person can live with a happy heart, no matter how brief their time on earth or how much pain they endure. I was deeply moved when I first heard this widow’s tale, but I gradually understood the MORE
Combat instructors provide higher standard of combat education to new Marines June 23, 2015 — A 20-kilometer hike. A series of written exams and evaluations. A first class physical fitness test score. And this only the beginning.After 9-weeks of training, Marine Corps Combat Instructors are ready to embark on a three-year career where they will transform newly-enlisted Marines into warfighters. "We're looking for Marines in good physical MORE
MCI-West, Camp Pendleton conducts Exercise Semper Durus 2015 June 19, 2015 — Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton conducted Exercise Semper Durus, a full-scale base Force Protection exercise, June 15 – 19.Semper Durus is a regional command post exercise and is comprised of a series of field training scenarios designed to improve regional command and control, enhance interagency coordination, and improve installation MORE
Camp Pendleton conducts active shooter response exercise June 17, 2015 — The 21 Area Guard, the Provost Marshal’s Office and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service conducted an active shooter response exercise at the 21 Area Single Marine Program building at Camp Del Mar, June 17.The exercise was conducted in conjunction with Exercise Semper Durus, a full-scale base Force Protection exercise from June 15 – 19. MORE
Camp Pendleton conducts hazardous materials exercise as part of Semper Durus June 15, 2015 — The Camp Pendleton Fire Department, the San Diego County Environmental Health Department and the U.S. Army’s 9th Civil Support Team conducted a hazardous materials exercise at the Paige Fieldhouse here, June 15.The exercise was conducted in conjunction with Semper Durus, a full-scale base Force Protection exercise from June 15 – 19. Semper Durus is MORE

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