Camp Pendleton News

August, 2013

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Rider for fallen August 28, 2013 — A Marine presses her left riding shoe into a peddle and twists until a loud click signifies it’s properly seated.  She leans slightly to the left and then to the right to give her calves, hips and quadriceps a final stretch before starting. She’s ridden before, but this time is different. This time it’s for the fallen.Jennifer Marino, a retired MORE
Marine Corps Installations West fights road rage August 27, 2013 — “Road rage" is a response to what drivers observe as poor, inconsiderate or dangerous driving.When drivers give in to their rage, they run the risk of becoming exactly what it is that has caused them to become so enraged, as well as putting their life and the lives of others in danger. Anger might cause a driver to drive aggressively and MORE
Operation Amped surfs with those who serve August 26, 2013 — Operation Amped held its seventh annual surf clinic at the San Onofre Beach here Aug. 23.The 3-day clinic was held to give back to those who've been wounded in service to our country by helping them learn to surf, said Tom Tapp, founder and president of Operation Amped.The disabilities of the veterans ranged from traumatic brain injury  to MORE
The Daily Transcript holds round table August 21, 2013 — The Daily Transcript held a round table with Brig. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, mayors and members of the Chamber of Commerce from the surrounding communities at the Marine Memorial Golf Course here Aug. 20. "Round tables are a regular feature at the transcript, and they are an opportunity for us to sit down and interview people that are MORE
Air Support makes bang on range August 15, 2013 — Marines drop to their knees behind a cement barrier as a thunderous explosion sends shrapnel flying through the air. The percussion resonates through the hills of Las Pulgas from Range 109 here. Twenty-four Marines from Marine Air Support Squadron 3, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing here, conducted live-fire training with M67 Fragmentation Grenades Aug. MORE
Proper fitness reports enhance promotion opportunities August 13, 2013 — Manpower Management Support Branch conducted a Promotion and Performance brief at the base theater here regarding the importance of being prepared, proactive and being competitive for promotions.“The fitness report is what’s used to determine the best of the best,” said Sgt. Maj. Mark Byrd, the sergeant major for the Performance Evaluation Section MORE
Youth achieve, now Young Marines August 12, 2013 — Local youth earned the title of Young Marines after several weekends of training in a ceremony held at the base theater here August 10. The Eagle Young Marines is a drug demand reduction program that is sponsored by the Marine Corps League and open to boys and girls from ages 8 to 18. The program promotes academics, physical fitness and character MORE
Special needs children spend Best Day surfing Del Mar Beach August 8, 2013 — The Exceptional Family Member Program partnered with the Best Day Foundation of Orange County to host an activity filled event at Del Mar Beach here Aug. 3 and 4.“EFMP assists active-duty personnel in providing for the special needs of family members before, during and after relocation required by a change of duty assignment,” said Winona Britt, MORE
Marines compete in high tempo beach volleyball tournament August 8, 2013 — More than 120 Marines and sailors competed in this year’s Commanding Generals Cup, 4-person Beach Volleyball Tournament at Del Mar Beach Resort here August 7. The double-elimination tournament bracket consisted of 30 teams and each game was played to 15 points in the winner’s bracket and 11 points in the loser’s bracket. The Secret Squirrels from MORE
Commander in Chief visits Camp Pendleton August 7, 2013 — “Ooh-Rah” echoed through the air as Commander in Chief, Barack Obama, took the stage to address thousands of service members and their families at the air station here Aug. 7.Obama discussed many topics like the war in Afghanistan and the wounded warrior program. He also expressed his appreciation for the armed services.“My family and I have a MORE

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