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Special Reaction Team trains critical skills October 24, 2014 — The Camp Pendleton Provost Marshal Office’s Special Reaction Team conducted live-fire training at Range 300, Oct. 23.The team handled several weapon systems to include shotguns, rifles and pistols. The weapons they fired are used in critical operations, including hostage situations, breaching structures and unconventional weapons handling. The MORE
Passing of Corps; Dunford becomes 36th Commandant October 22, 2014 — Gen. James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, relinquished command of the Marine Corps to Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Oct. 17 at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.The ceremony started with musical performances from “The Commandant’s Own,” The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and “The President's Own,” United States Marine Band. MORE
Commanding General's Cup football playoffs (Falcons vs. Gators) October 22, 2014 — The Miramar Falcons knocked the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion Gators out of the playoffs in the first round with a dominant 30-0 victory at Paige Fieldhouse, Oct. 21. The Falcon’s defense forced a three-and-out to start the game, leaving their offense at the 35-yard line in excellent field position to find the end zone early. After two short MORE
A Marine's struggle against domestic abuse: Maria's Story October 21, 2014 — One Marine’s personal accountDomestic violence can occur anywhere. It can happen in the military. It can happen to a person of any rank.  Domestic abusers do not seem to discriminate over personality traits. There is no stereotypical victim. It can be anyone who is in a relationship with an abuser.The following story comes from a Marine who might MORE
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

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