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Camp Pendleton News

December, 2013

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CFC pledge deadline extended through new year December 31, 2013 — The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign extended the fundraising deadline to Jan. 15 and will continue accepting pledges from federal employees, postal and military donors.“It was extended due to the government shutdown which halted all CFC operations from Oct. 9 to 16,” said Theodore Devlin, assistant chief of staff for Marine Corps Installations West, MORE
Face of Defense: Marine Corps’ Commandant visits troops December 30, 2013 — Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos, Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett, and distinguished guests visited the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer Dec. 27 to thank Marines and sailors assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group for their service.Just days after visiting troops in Afghanistan MORE
Pertussis Vaccine Available at NHCP, Branch Health Clinics December 27, 2013 — The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is reporting an increase of pertussis, or whooping cough, cases in the county.  Two of the cases were confirmed for children on Camp Pendleton.     Pertussis is especially dangerous to infants, although anyone can become ill.     The NHCP medical staff encourages all children enrolled to the MORE
Armed Services YMCA hosts Secret Santa December 20, 2013 — The Courtnage family was one of 310 to be sponsored at the ASYMCA’s Secret Santa Event.Military families E4 and below with children registered in October and gave the ASYMCA a wish list of gifts, which could include toys, electronics, bikes, clothing, household items and gift cards. Families, organizations and businesses in the local community who MORE
Marines help grant wish December 16, 2013 — Jared Gonzales has been fighting non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma since August, completing his fifth round of chemotherapy earlier in December.  The Make-A-Wish foundation surprised Jared with a shopping-spree at Westfield North County Mall in Escondido, Calif. Like many 15-year-old kids, he wanted the new Xbox One. But Jared had a surprise of his one. He MORE
Females now authorized to wear mens cap December 16, 2013 — Female Marines are now authorized to wear the current male dress and service caps.Females may wear the male caps, but are not required to own them until the mandatory possession date, which is May 1, 2017.Female recruits and candidates will begin receiving the current male caps in their initial issue April 1, 2014.Marine Corps systems command is MORE
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton transports patients to new location December 15, 2013 — Naval Hospital transported 16 patients from their old location to the new hospital Dec. 14.The hospital has been transferring their services to the new location over a two week period. Now that all of the patients have been moved there are no longer any services being provided at the old hospital.“The move went according to schedule,” said Navy MORE
Jason Davis: What I've Learned December 10, 2013 — Marine Corps Installations-West held their Chef of the Quarter competition at the Edson Range chow hall on Dec. 4. The competition brings food service Marines and civilians together to show off their skills and knowledge. The competition is two days long; the first day is all knowledge based and the second day is actual cooking. After day one the MORE
Holiday guidance December 10, 2013 — With the holiday season upon us, service member and Department of Defense employee celebrations often include decorations and holiday-themed parties. INFOGRAM 47-13, as of Oct. 30, outlines the applicable rules and regulations pertaining to holiday decorations, giving and receiving gifts, and conducting holiday parties.Decorations, both in the MORE
Charitable foundation delivers truck loads of holiday cheer December 6, 2013 — Approximately 800 trees were delivered to Pendleton for the annual Trees for Troops giveaway Dec. 6. Trees for Troops is a program that collects and delivers Christmas trees to service members and their families at 60 military bases in the U.S. and overseas.  This event is a great way to spread the spirit of Christmas while simultaneously giving MORE

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