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Camp Pendleton News

December, 2012

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A sojourn from member to president December 11, 2012 — The room was silent save a breeze that was shaking a window. Marines stood at attention as the brigadier general’s hands extended a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal to the staff sergeant’s left breast pocket. An inscribed, onyx plaque followed: “With Sincere Appreciation to SSgt Jamal K Blacknall ...” An officer finished reading the tablet’s MORE
Battle of the MLGs; Pendleton victorious December 11, 2012 — Best of the West bragging rights went to “The Beast,” a Camp Pendleton-based football team from 1st Marine Logistics Group, after a 28-0 shutout here Dec. 8 over another 1st MLG team from Twentynine Palms, Calif.With the win, Pendleton's MLG team claimed the Western-Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years.Both teams showed MORE
Oceanside High School representatives to talk with Pendleton parents December 10, 2012 — Representatives from Oceanside High School are scheduled to be at the Wire Mountain II Community Center here to provide an informational brief to interested parents and families Dec. 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.The presentation will take about 20-25 minutes, with briefs provided by the school's principal and other school staff members.Some of the MORE
Trees for Troops spreads holiday cheer on Pendleton December 7, 2012 — Pines scented the air, children bounced in an inflatable castle and holiday tunes played as more than a thousand people gathered here for a Christmas-tree giveaway Dec. 7.By 7 a.m., people had already lined up to receive their raffle and tree ticket. Raffles were held for prizes including the Golden Ticket for the first Christmas tree.Lance Cpl. MORE
Cooks stir up cuisine at quarterly competition December 7, 2012 — Stick a refrigerator, an oven, a sink and some food in a room, and the average person would call it a kitchen; but this kitchen had another name.The aromas were similar. Spices and seasonings lined the storage spaces; there were the typical appliances, but something was different. Room after room, freezers, ovens, steamers, storage spaces, warmers- MORE
Technology Expo visits Pendleton December 7, 2012 — Marines, sailors and civilians were introduced to new technology during a semi-annual Technology Expo at the Pacific Views Event Center here Dec. 6.“Our goal is to have as many base personnel as possible attend and gain product knowledge from this event,” said Taylor O. Smith, federal events coordinator for National Conference Services MORE
NHCP to Conduct Rapid Response Exercise December 7, 2012 — Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is scheduled to conduct an emergency management exercise to meet requirements of the hospital’s Emergency Operations Plan and hospital accreditation standards Dec. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon.The exercise will not affect the availability of medical care or scheduled appointments.However, there will be an increased security MORE
Volunteers awarded during luncheon December 6, 2012 — Veterans, civilians and military spouses were recognized for volunteering their time to help Marines and sailors during an awards luncheon at the Pacific Views Event Center here Dec. 4.“The volunteers are the life blood of the organization,” said Mike Hire, the director of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society office here. “They literally do the MORE
Campaign Season 2012 is nearing its end December 6, 2012 — Time is running out to make a donation to the Combined Federal Campaign, which ends Dec. 15.According to the official CFC website, “The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life MORE
Siren testing to be heard across base December 4, 2012 — The Camp Pendleton Mass Notification System is scheduled to conduct a series of tests here Dec. 4 - 7.  As part of this testing, personnel and residents on base may hear the siren's test alarms.On Dec. 4 the sirens in the vicinity of Horno, San Mateo, the School of Infantry-West and Las Pulgas will sound between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 MORE

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