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Cal Fire trains Marines to combat Wild Land Fires May 10, 2013 — Crew Chiefs Staff Sgt. Brian Dinning and Lance Cpl. Gary Persall count down “Four. Three. Two. One,” as Maj. Mike Davidge, the pilot of CH-46 E helicopter dubbed “Knightrider,” positions it’s whirling blades and fire bucket over Lake Talega during the 6th annual Wild Land Fire Fighting Exercise here May 9.   Marine Medium Helicopter Training MORE
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Wild fire training takes place on Pendleton
Diverse learning at Division Matches March 08, 2013 — Sixty-three shooting teams competed in the 2013 Western Division Matches at Wilcox Range here from Feb. 25 to March 8.  More than 300 shooters from west of the Mississippi participated in rifle and pistol shooting matches with distances that varied from 200 to 600 yards.  “There are four division matches every year,” said Capt. Nick Roberge, the MORE
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Diverse learning at Division Matches
Midshipmen participate in urban warfare training on Pendleton June 15, 2012 —  Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp’s (NROTC) midshipmen participated in urban warfare training during the Annual Career Orientation for Midshipmen Summer Training Program at Camp Pendleton, June 14.  Midshipmen were introduced to the Marine Corps, military operations in urbanized terrain, counterinsurgency operations at the Infantry Immersion MORE
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Camp Pendleton strives for summer safety May 15, 2012 —  The annual 101 Days of Summer safety stand down, which focuses on driving safety, accident prevention and education, kicked off the summer season at the Camp Pendleton base theater, May 11.  Each year, hundreds of service members are killed on the road due to alcohol, inattention and aggressive versus defensive driving. The 101 Days of Summer 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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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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EOD Marines provide safety for Pendleton August 05, 2011 — For explosive ordnance disposal technicians, disarming explosives, probing and searching for mines, and disposing of enemy ordnance is all part of the job. “People are afraid of explosives because they don’t have the knowledge of how they work,” said Gunnery Sgt. Varavut Treme, an EOD technician for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. “This is what MORE
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Reserve unit returns to amphibious roots July 27, 2011 — Since World War II, Camp Pendleton’s Red Beach has served as grounds for Marines and sailors to train and prepare for amphibious warfare. Fourth Assault Amphibian Battalion returned to these sacred beaches to demonstrate the importance of staying true to the Marine Corps amphibious nature. More than 550 precisely-synchronized watches struck 05:57 MORE
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Firefighters blaze through rescue training January 11, 2011 — In an old, abandoned neighborhood, the calm was broken as firefighters rushed through thick clouds of smoke, broke through windows, doors and roofs, and simulated rescues of their brothers in arms. The Camp Pendleton Fire Department and North County Area Fire Departments demonstrated their duties by maneuvering their way through several pseudo-fire MORE
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Tips on training for Marine Corps’ physical tests September 01, 2010 — Driving through Camp Pendleton on any morning, expect to see groups of Marines conducting physical training – a requirement of all Marines.  The daily exercise routine by Marines is an effort to keep them mission ready at all times. The semi annual Physical Fitness and Combat Fitness Tests are the two assessments used by the Corps to evaluate the MORE
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