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Camp Pendleton News

January, 2013

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Racquetball rivalry reverberates off walls of Paige Field House January 31, 2013 — The distinct sounds of racquetballs bouncing off walls and racquets resonated through the gym. Marines crowded around the four racquetball courts at Paige Field House here waiting for their turn to test their skills and to earn points toward the Commanding General’s Cup Series. Three Marines out-served the competition during this year’s first Cup MORE
Reading is FUNdamental January 30, 2013 — The commanding general reached for a book to read to more than 150 attendees.The children were so quiet the general’s voice echoed in the room as he read  a story of overcoming obstacles and perseverance through adversity. He shared a tale with children of all ages to provoke inspiration, "Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem." Brig. Gen. MORE
Wounded warriors share experiences with deploying sailors January 28, 2013 — The sailors didn't know it, but in minutes, many of them would be crying. During their last few days in the states, more than 100 Navy corpsmen, nurses and surgeons sat at the Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute here Jan. 24 and prepared for a journey to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. Five empty chairs, positioned below a raised MORE
DEFY seeks leaders, trainees January 28, 2013 — Looking to make a difference in your community? The Drug Education For Youth program is seeking leaders to fill positions on base.The Drug Education For Youth 2013 Train-the-Trainer event is scheduled to take place Feb. 20-21 at the Island Club Conference Center on Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, Calif. Petty Officer 1st Class Gomecindo MORE
Marine Corps museum, base seek welcome-home signs January 25, 2013 — All the welcome-home signs hung here for those returning from deployment eventually come down. And despite whatever care and sincerity went into delivering the message, the posters and banners often end up either stored away or in a trash bin. However, at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., such objects have a place of lasting MORE
Naval Hospital opens walk-in flu clinic January 24, 2013 — Get a flu shot, cover your mouth when you cough, wash your hands often and stay home if you get sick unless you require medical care.  These are the key preventive measures during flu season.To help with the last measure, the Naval Hospital has set up a walk-in flu clinic for all eligible TRICARE beneficiaries who have flu-like symptoms.These MORE
Semper Fit now accepting applications for Athlete of the Year January 24, 2013 — Marine Corps Community Service’s Semper Fit Division Athletic Department is seeking applications for the 2012 Camp Pendleton Male and Female Athlete of the Year.The application must be submitted, via your chain of command, to the Semper Fit Athletic Director by Feb. 22.The applicants should include the following individual athletic accomplishment MORE
Volunteers honored at annual dinner January 23, 2013 — The Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA held its 69th annual Board Installation and Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Memorial Golf Course here Jan. 18.Brig. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, base commanding general of Camp Pendleton and regional authority of five Marine Corps bases in the Southwestern United States, was a keynote speaker at the event MORE
MLK Jr. Day; celebrate and remember January 17, 2013 — The 98th US Congress designated the third Monday in January a national holiday in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., first observed Jan. 20, 1986. This year's national observance of King’s Birthday will be celebrated on Jan. 21. Congress established the holiday as a day of remembrance of King's life, sacrifices, and accomplishments."As Marines, MORE
VITA makes tax time easy for Marines January 16, 2013 — The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance center is scheduled to open its doors on Jan. 30, for service members, dependants and retirees interested in processing their tax returns at the VITA office on Mainside, building 1687 here.Upon request, VITA will work remotely by sending tax preparers to individual units to assist Marines with their tax document MORE

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