Camp Pendleton News
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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
101 Critical Days of Summer – Week Three June 9, 2015 — Summer is approaching and it is important to keep the following safety guidelines in mind.“Force preservation is our mission, and we need to make sure that all Marines and Sailors doing recreational activities are doing so safely,” said Gunnery Sgt. Monica Cervantes, base safety representative. “Troop welfare is the key to mission accomplishment, MORE
Camp Pendleton hosts World Famous Mud Run June 8, 2015 — More than 6,000 racers participated in the opening day of the 2015 World Famous Mud Run here, June 6.The Mud Run, open to authorized military and civilian participants, includes a 10k and a 5k option with hills, tire obstacles, river crossings, two 5-foot walls with mud on both sides, a tunnel crawl, a cargo net climb and a final 30-foot long mud MORE

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