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Did you know: Energy conservation and efficiency October 16, 2014 — The Department of Defense , being the largest government user of energy, has stressed the importance of mitigating the risk caused by fluctuating oil prices and supply shocks by striving towards energy independence. Keeping this in mind, Camp Pendleton officials would like to remind those aboard the base to pursue energy independence and increase MORE
Base Fire Department shares tips during Fire Prevention Month October 15, 2014 — The Camp Pendleton Fire department has provided tips to increase awareness and help prevent fires on the base and in residential areas in lieu of Fire Prevention Month. According to John Crook, the fire department division chief here, training areas are at the highest risk for fires. However, areas of the base with overgrown vegetation where fires MORE
Marine Corps Heroes: Col. Jay R. Vargas (Retired) October 14, 2014 — As Hispanic-American Heritage month draws to a close, we take the time to recognize retired Col. Jay R. Vargas in a fictional account between a veteran Marine and a reporter, using historical information to retell his story of leadership and courage in the face of fire-“Yeah, I remember him,” the grizzled, old Marine reminisced as he gazed into a MORE
Pendleton hosts evening colors ceremony October 10, 2014 — Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton hosted an Evening Colors Ceremony at the historical Santa Margarita Ranch House, Oct. 9.The time honored tradition celebrated Camp Pendleton’s 72-year anniversary and showed appreciation for the continued community support since the base’s establishment in 1942. A reception was held MORE
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 10, 2014 — Breast Cancer has garnered national attention over the last several years, with October deemed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985 by the American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death from Cancer in women, according to the American Cancer Society. Women of all ages should promptly report any breast changes (lumps, MORE
Camp Pendleton holds career symposium for military women in transition October 9, 2014 — Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton held a career symposium for military women in transition at the Pacific Views Events Center here, Oct.9. More than 200 Marines and Sailors participated in the event, which focused on the unique needs of military women in transition and their career development through workshops and classes. “This symposium showed us MORE
Marine Corps Heroes: Pfc. Harold Gonsalves October 6, 2014 — Marine Corps Heroes: Pfc. Harold GonsalvesIn recognition of Hispanic-American heritage month, we highlight World War II Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Harold Gonsalves during World War II. Although there is no way to completely know how events unfolded on that hill in Okinawa in April 1945, we have used historical information about Gonsalves’ life MORE
FY 15 Re-enlistment bonuses are out October 3, 2014 — First-term Marines looking to change their military occupational specialty or re-enlist in the same MOS in fiscal year 2015 can receive bonuses of up to $51,000 across 106 jobs. According to the FY 2015 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus Program, there is an increase in bonuses available to ‘Zone A’ Marines or Marines with 17 months to six years of MORE
Did You Know: Elective medical services October 1, 2014 — Marines have several elective services and procedures they may not know are offered on base, like sleep apnea studies to smoking cessation and LASIK eye surgery to laser hair removal.Marines know every year they have to do the periodic health assessment and audiogram, but what they may not know is many medical departments and clinics on base offers MORE
Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates cultural diversity September 30, 2014 —  Since 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson was in office, America has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to celebrate the contributions and culture of citizens of Latin American descent. Today's start of National Hispanic Heritage Month also marks the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, MORE

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