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U.S. Marine  Brig. Gen. Jason Woodworth, the incoming commanding general for Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, addresses the audience during a change of command ceremony at the Santa Margarita Ranch House on Camp Pendleton, California, June 23, 2021. During the ceremony, Brig. Gen. Dan Conley relinquished command of MCI-West to Woodworth. Woodworth is the first Marine in history to command an MCI-West installation and then return to take command of the region. Conley will assume command of Marine Corps Installations Command in Quantico, Virginia. Conley is a native of Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Woodworth is a native of Suffield, Connecticut. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
U.S. Marine Capt. Michael Cathey, the aide-de-camp for the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the naval hospital on Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 12, 2021. While the COVID-19 vaccination is voluntary, all beneficiaries and Marine Corps personnel are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated to protect their health and their community. Vaccines are being administered in a phased approach, prioritizing healthcare workers and first responders, as well as mission critical and deploying personnel. Vaccination distribution prioritization within DOD, and the Marine Corps, will be consistent with data-driven CDC guidance for national prioritization. Marines will continue to wear appropriate masks, practice social distancing, regularly wash their hands, and follow restriction of movement guidelines to maintain the safety of others as a large portion of the population will need to be vaccinated before COVID-19 risks diminish. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jeremy Laboy)
U.S. Marine Capt. Tyler Bonnett, an F-35B Lightning II pilot with Marine Operational Test Evaluation Squadron 1, poses for a portrait photo while attending the Expeditionary Warfare School Blended Seminar Program on Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, May 25, 2021. The EWSBSP teaches students the various aspects of leading a Marine Air Ground Task Force. Bonnett is a native of Pierre, South Dakota. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hope Straley)
A firefighter with the Camp Pendleton Fire Department ignites dry vegetation with a drip torch during a prescribed burn in the 52 Area of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 15, 2021. Over two days, CPFD burned a total of 120 acres. CPFD conducts prescribed burns as a preventative measure to reduce the risk of large wildland fires. Each year, CPFD and partnering agencies cut over 200 acres of firebreaks and burn thousands of acres to help prevent fires aboard the base. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
A large bison herd roams Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton on April 6, 2021. Camp Pendleton was given 14 Plains Bison from the San Diego Zoo from 1973-1979. Today, the bison herd consists of approximately 90 individuals. Along with another herd on Santa Catalina Island, the herd on Camp Pendleton is one of only two wild conservation herds of bison in all of California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dylan Chagnon)
The Environmental Security Department aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton provides a map of the 2020 Camp Pendleton mosquito larvicide designated areas of operation.
A completed art piece by HM1 Teresa Perkins, 17A Bravo Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, is showcased to bring awareness to Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). April is SAAPM, and Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, is hosting a Chalk the Walk competition from April 1st- 20th, promoting the ongoing theme: Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Stephen Beard)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Qihang Lin, a station captain with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, poses for a photo on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 31, 2021. Lin was recognized as the 2020 Marine Corps Firefighter of the Year for his dedication to improving himself and the Marines around him. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kerstin Roberts)
Sgt. Jeremy Laboy, combat photographer, Communication Strategy and Operations, Marine Corps Installations West, poses for a photo in the 22 Area of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 25, 2021. Laboy was one COMMSTRAT Marine who received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in late March, 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dylan Chagnon)
Retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col. John Carretti, left, poses for a photo with fellow Marines during Operation Desert Storm. Carretti served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, during the operation. (Courtesy asset)
U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Riley Compton, the logistics officer for Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 39, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, flips a tire at Paige Fieldhouse on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 11, 2021. Compton oversees the logistical movements, ground safety and physical security for her squadron, and in her down time trains for Team USA’s Developmental Bobsled Team. Compton, a native of Carmel, Indiana, is hoping to be an athlete competing in the 2026 Winter Olympics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kerstin Roberts)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Jordan Perez, a combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, poses for a photo in the 21 Area of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 19, 2021. Perez was awarded a challenge coin for saving a couple after their kayak flipped over in the 21 Area Boat Basin. Perez is a native of Antioch, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie)
Lt. j.g. Alex Acosta, a construction manager with Camp Pendleton Facilities Engineering Acquisition Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, poses on the 26 Area Fire Station construction site aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 11, 2021. The 15,285 square foot building will include administrative spaces, living quarters, changing areas, showers, laundry rooms, training facilities, storage spaces, a fitness room, kitchen facilities, a covered patio, maintenance areas, storage areas, and more room for fire trucks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie)
U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Dan Conley, the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, stands at parade rest during the 2021 Ronald Reagan Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California, Feb. 6, 2021. The ceremony is an annual event to commemorate President Reagan’s life and legacy, with a ceremony being held every year on his birthday since his death in 2004. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Lance Cpl. Kerstin Roberts)
U.S. Marine Master Sgt. Dorian Gardner, staff non commissioned officer-in-charge, Communication Strategy and Operations, Marine Corps Installations West, is pinned by his wife, U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Lilia Gardner, and their son, Julian, after Gardner completed the Naval Chief Petty Officer Initiation at the Camp Pendleton Base Theater, Jan. 29, 2021. Gardner stated that his goal was to become a better leader while creating an experience that he may share with his wife between their military careers. Naval Chief Petty Officer Initiation is conducted every year after sailors from across the Navy are selected for the rank of chief petty officer. While it is mainly a Naval-oriented professional military education, it is open to the Marine Corps and other branches of service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dylan Chagnon)
U.S. Marine Chief Warrant Officer 3 A.J. Pasciuti, the battalion gunner for Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, gives a brief to students about the Infantry Marine Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 25, 2021. IMC is a 14-week pilot course designed to create better trained and more lethal entry-level infantry Marines prepared for near-peer conflicts. The course uses a redesigned learning model for students intended to develop their capabilities for independent and adaptive thought and action. The program of instruction for IMC has been in development for a year and follows guidance from the 2019 Commandant's Planning Guidance and Force Design 2030. Pasciuti is a native of San Jose, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kerstin Roberts)
U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Dan Conley, the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the naval hospital on Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 12, 2021. While the COVID-19 vaccination is voluntary, all beneficiaries and Marine Corps personnel are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated to protect their health and their community. Vaccines are being administered in a phased approach, prioritizing healthcare workers and first responders, as well as mission critical and deploying personnel. Vaccination distribution prioritization within DOD, and the Marine Corps, will be consistent with data-driven CDC guidance for national prioritization. Marines will continue to wear appropriate masks, practice social distancing, regularly wash their hands, and follow restriction of movement guidelines to maintain the safety of others as a large portion of the population will need to be vaccinated before COVID-19 risks diminish. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jeremy Laboy)
A San Diego Sheriff Bell 205 A1 fire and rescue helicopter drops water in an effort to extinguish the Creek Fire aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 24, 2020. Camp Pendleton Fire Department and Cal Fire San Diego are in a unified command to battle the 3,000 acre fire. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kerstin Roberts)
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Wetter, the formal marksmanship training center staff noncommissioned officer in charge with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations - West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, sprang into action to help when a car burst into flames on the side of a road in Fallbrook, California, and threatened the life of an 18-month-old child.(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Cortez)
Photo of the Mountain Fire from the viewpoint of Coleville Military Housing. Photo courtesy of LT Brian Masneri, Public Works Officer for MCMWTC.
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