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White Letter aims to end Sexual Assault throughout ranks May 17, 2012 — In White Letter No. 2-12, Gen. James F. Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, expressed his views on sexual assault incidents throughout the ranks and his goals to develop a service-level campaign plan. Within the message, Amos stresses the importance of informing Marines, sailors and their families about preventing and reporting incidents of MORE
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Corps reduces number not effectiveness April 25, 2012 — Officials with Headquarters Marine Corps, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, conducted an informational brief at the Camp Pendleton’s Bulldog Box Office April 24, regarding the drawdown of active duty Marines beginning October 2012. The brief was held to inform Marines about reducing the force from 202,100 Marines to an end-strength of 182,100 over the MORE
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Modular attachments now authorized for rifle qual April 11, 2012 — Approved individual weapons, optics, modular attachments and modifications are now authorized for use during annual rifle and pistol training and qualification. According to the recently released Marine Administrative Message 124/12, the purpose of the new policy is to ensure Marines train with the weapon system with which they intend to use during MORE
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Make a difference: Understanding Pendleton's recycling program March 06, 2012 — Throwing an old milk carton or empty soda can into the recycling bin is second nature to the average American citizen, and most of us really don’t put much thought into where all of those used recyclables go once they reach our garbage bins.  But according to Charles Bradshaw, Camp Pendleton’s recycling programs manager, base residents should pay a MORE
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Staying fit: Beyond the New Year's resolution January 11, 2012 — It’s that time of year again, when we all promise that with the New Year will come a new and improved version of ourselves via the infamous “New Year’s Resolution.”  Most New Year’s resolution abiders swear to stick by their new routine, especially when it comes to staying fit or getting back into shape. However, as the year trudges on, those MORE
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TA benefits restored for Marines October 27, 2011 — The Marine Corps has restored the tuition assistance allowance to fiscal year 2011, rescinding proposed cuts allotted to higher education.  Up to 100 percent of tuition and fees has been reauthorized for Marines wishing to improve their education, according to Marine Administrative Message 639/11, released Oct. 27. “There has been no commensurate MORE
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Bath salts presents new substance abuse challenge October 21, 2011 — Following the imposed ban of “spice,” service members are now being faced with another faux drug challenge.  A ban was recently enforced in December 2010 by Marine Corps Forces Pacific that prohibited the use of a synthetic drug known as “spice” and the hallucinogenic herb, salvia divinorum. Now, a new drug which shows similar effects of cocaine or MORE
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Pendleton Marines hit by tuition assistance cut October 20, 2011 — Marines hoping to obtain a bachelor’s degree solely relying on the tuition assistance program must now consider a 26-year career due to the Corps’ new TA policy. The Marine Corps announced on Oct. 17 that, effective immediately, TA has been cut by 75 percent for service members taking college classes during off-duty hours.  This drastic cut reduced MORE
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Pendleton powerlifter presses nearly 750lbs July 14, 2011 — What do a baby elephant, a motorcycle and 85,000 M16 rounds have in common? Not much. But each one weighs about 750 pounds; the weight that one 24-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine bench pressed, breaking a world-record for his 275-pound weight class. Sergeant David “The Beast” Douglas, an automotive organizational mechanic for 1st Maintenance MORE
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Battle Color Detachment performs annual ceremony at Pendleton March 14, 2011 — Rifles soared silently through the air and audience members gasped with anticipation during the annual Battle Colors ceremony at Camp Pendleton’s Paige Field House and School of Infantry West, March 11.  The Marine Corps’ Battle Color Detachment which performs throughout the country consists of the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Drum and MORE
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