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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

"The West Coast's Premiere Expeditionary Training Base"
Camp Pendleton News

February, 2013

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Warriors to Scholars Program accepting applicants February 8, 2013 — The Marine & Family Programs officer is soliciting service members to attend an all day event on two college campuses to gain exposure to veteran centers, curriculum and admission policies and to network with college students and graduates.Only 20 service members will be selected to attend.All participants must meet the following MORE
Civilian recognized for commitment to the Corps February 8, 2013 — Marines and civilians gathered to celebrate a friend’s dedication and commitment to the Corps.Retired Lt. Col. Thomas K. Farrell was awarded the Commendation for Superior Civilian Service Award in the commanding general’s conference room here Feb. 1 for his service as the G-1 assistant chief of staff for Marine Corps Installations-West from January MORE
Guest chef serves tips and tricks to food service specialists February 8, 2013 — Battered catfish bubbled in deep-fryers and buckets of pasta were added to seasoned cheese sauce as Marines hastily moved around the Las Pulgas Mess hall galley in preparation for the lunch rush. Unlike the daily routine of the Las Pulgas food-service specialists, Chef Mark Millwood provided the lunch menu on Feb. 6.Millwood is a former U.S. Navy MORE
Wreath laying in honor of President Reagan February 8, 2013 — Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the birth of a man who has left his print forever in American and world history. The crowd stood tall and their hands laid over their hearts as Marine Band San Diego played the national anthem and the guests began softly singing along to the melody during the opening ceremony.A white-rose wreath was laid at MORE
Marine West Expo to display technological changes February 8, 2013 — The Marine Corps League, partnering with the base, will host the 2013 Marine West Exposition at Del Mar Beach here Feb. 13-14.The expo is scheduled to present a platform for defense contractors to display and promote their latest equipment and technological advancements, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 13 and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 14.All base personnel MORE
J. Wayne Day gives civilians military experience February 6, 2013 — Carbon and perfume filled the air. Delicate fingers clenched the M249 SAW pistol-grip until the pink and blue fingernails clattered together. The fluorescent-colored nails glimmered as she slowly pulled the trigger. The loud bang resounded through the valley as the round struck an old rusted tank. Like the other shooters before her, when the dust MORE
From ‘military brat’ to 44 years of dedicated service February 1, 2013 — The teenage military brat pumping gasoline at Camp Pendleton in the early 1960s had no inkling of retiring on the base – let alone twice.Michael G. Hire retired a first time as a lieutenant colonel after 24 years of Marine Corps service. His second retirement came at the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside, Calif., Jan. 26, after serving 20 years MORE

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