Camp Pendleton News

June, 2013

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Team USA Armed Forces trials June 27, 2013 — The Armed Forces USA Soccer team has been holding trials since June 6 to choose their 18-man squad that will travel to Baku, Azerbaijan to compete in the Military World Cup.The trials began with 40 players from all branches of service from duty stations all over the world. The team is now down to 20 competitors and will cut the final two players MORE
Congressional Delegation Black visits base June 25, 2013 — Congressmen and their chiefs of staff toured the base with its commanding general and other key leaders here June 23.The group is called Congressional Delegation Black and its members had an opportunity to gain a better understanding of Camp Pendleton units, their various missions, and how the current budgetary environment is affecting the base and MORE
San Onofre Beach Cottages dedicated at Pendleton June 20, 2013 — More than 100 guests gathered on San Onofre Beach here to witness the dedication of four new beach cottages, June 18, for the recreational use of Marines, sailors and their families. Organizations and companies like the San Diego Nice Guys, Lowes, and the La Jolla and Rancho rotaries contributed time and money to help build the cottages.Mary Ann MORE
Air station hosts Mary Munn Day for Marine spouses June 18, 2013 — The Marine Corps Air Station held its 3rd Annual Mary Munn Day here June 14. Mary Munn Day is an event that allows military spouses to learn more about Marine Corps training, equipment, and various military occupational specialties. Approximately 40 participants toured the air traffic control facility, operated fire hoses while donning Aircraft MORE
Biden visits children of fallen warriors June 17, 2013 — United States Vice President Joe Biden visited more than 40 children with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors at hanger 6 of the air station here, during their four-day Good Grief Camp out at Palomar Mountain, June 14.T.A.P.S. is a program that brings children, who have lost parents in combat, together in an environment where everyone MORE
College students experience Navy, Marine Corps training June 17, 2013 — Approximately 400 students from colleges across the U.S. participated in the Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen-West 2013 here May 28-June 21. The program provides training during each week that is specific to the varying types of job fields that will be available to them as Navy and Marine Corps officers.“They get to experience MORE
Congressman Issa recognizes academy nominees June 17, 2013 — The 10th annual Academy Breakfast was held at the Pacific Views Event Center here, June 15 to recognize seven high school graduates who have been nominated to attend United States military academies.Of the seven students chosen this year, three students and their families attended the breakfast buffet where Congressman Darrell Issa, the U.S. MORE
Wounded Warriors trek 3000-miles June 17, 2013 — Combat wounded veterans embarked on one of the world’s longest bicycle races, June 15, that stretches from coast to coast.Former and current wounded warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center formed the Walter Reed Bethesda Cycling Team for the 32nd annual Race Across America. The race spans 3,000 miles through 12 states is one the MORE
A tribute to the ones called "Doc" June 17, 2013 — Navy Hospital Corpsmen throughout North County celebrated their 115th birthday during a “Beach Bash” at the Del Mar Beach Resort here June 14.The event was open to the public with approximately 1,500 in attendance who joined the Corpsman as they celebrated their heritage with family and friends. The ceremony opened with the presentation of the Navy MORE
Surfing service members shred San Onofre June 15, 2013 — The sun peeked over the horizon and gulls cawed through the skies as water broke on the San Onofre shore where surfers prepare to “hang-10,” “rip,” and “shred” the Pacific waves.More than 40 Marines and sailors competed in the 6th annual 2013 USAA Commanding General’s Cup Surf Competition, June 11.The competition is one of many events in the Camp MORE

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