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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

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Camp Pendleton News

September, 2012

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DoD announces Absentee Voting Week for service members, families September 19, 2012 — In the last election cycle, only 63 percent of military ballots were returned to their local election officials on time, according to a study conducted by the Federal Voting Assistance Program.In an effort to encourage timely voting among service members and their families this election year, the Department of Defense has designated the week of MORE
Recon Marines test their abilities during the 4th Annual Recon Challenge September 19, 2012 — On a lightless beach, 28 Marines emerged from the Pacific, ready to embark on a 29.4 mile trek through hills and sweltering heat to complete several missions that will test their endurance, communication skills and commitment to mission accomplishment. This was the start of the 4th Annual Recon Challenge at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., MORE
Pendleton hosts 19th Annual Retiree Expo September 19, 2012 — Marine and Family Programs hosted the 19th Annual Retiree Expo at the Pacific Views Event Center, Sept. 15. The Expo allowed government agencies and the local military community to provide information on issues pertaining to retired military, retired department of Defense personnel and their family members. "We try to bring relevant sponsors and MORE
From tragedy to triumph September 19, 2012 — Approximately 11 years ago, at 9:59 a.m., the collapse of the World Trade Center’s South Tower took the life of Stephen Siller, a fireman from Squad 1 of the New York City Fire Department on 9/11. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation and awarded a brand new “smart home” to a brave Marine and his MORE
Combat water polo: Marine Corps Air Station triumphs over defending champs September 18, 2012 — The playing field was shallow, but the competition was deep as active duty service members battled for victory during the USAA Camp Pendleton Cup Series Combat Water Polo Tournament at the 13 Area Pool, Sept. 12. Marine Corps Community Services' Pendleton Cup Series provided Marines and sailors an opportunity to build unit cohesion and camaraderie MORE
Competitors run a heartbreaking half marathon September 18, 2012 — MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — More than 1,200 participants competed in the Heartbreak Ridge Half Marathon and 1k Kids Race beginning at Camp Pendleton’s 43Area Parade Deck, Sept. 8. For 11 years this event has taken runners on a 13.1 mile journey through the hills of Camp Pendleton. Unlike most half marathons, this unique race had a MORE
Sponsorship offers new meal benefits for Pendleton youth programs September 12, 2012 — Marine Corps Community Services' Children, Youth and Teen Programs on Camp Pendleton have announced a new sponsorship with the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which changes eligibility for free or reduced-priced meal benefits.The newly configured guidelines are scheduled to begin July 1, 2009 and last through June 30, 2010. Only children from a MORE
Former Marine bikes across U.S. to raise awareness, funds for wounded warriors September 4, 2012 — Scot King is a man on a 14,000-mile mission. On May 7, 2011, the former Marine and president of The Wounded Ride, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to financially assisting combat wounded veterans and their families, set off on a journey across the country to raise awareness and funds for his cause. King is conducting the bicycle ride to 48 MORE

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