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An American bison herd roams the hills on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 1, 2019. The San Diego Zoo gifted 14 bison to Camp Pendleton in 1973. As of today, there are approximately 90 bison aboard the base. Of the two wild conservation herds of bison in the state of California, one of them is at Camp Pendleton. (Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Cortez)
U.S. Marines and airmen load an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System into a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules during a static loading operation on Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 5, 2020. Over the course of two days, Marines with 1st Marine Division worked alongside the Air Force’s 39th Airlift Squadron to practice loading Marines and equipment into C-130J transport aircraft. The evolution served as loadmaster training for the airmen in preparation for their upcoming deployment, while providing an opportunity for familiarization training for the division’s mobility personnel. MCAS Camp Pendleton facilitates large aircraft like the C-130J, C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Galaxy to further its mission of supporting strategic lift of equipment and deployment of Marines around the globe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
Acting Under Secretary of the Navy Gregory J. Slavonic hands a plaque for the Department of Defense’s Large Fire Department of the Year award to Ken Helgerson, the fire chief for the Camp Pendleton Fire Department, during a ceremony at Marine Memorial Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 27, 2020. This is the sixth time CPFD has been selected for the award. Slavonic traveled to Southern California to meet with sailors and Marines, gaining enhanced insight to fleet modernization, cyber and readiness efforts that will ultimately build a more lethal force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Roberto Solis, a hospital corpsman with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 165, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, looks at historical artifacts inside the museum at Field Medical Training Battalion - West on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 23, 2020. This year, FMTB-West is celebrating its 70th anniversary. In the last 70 years, FMTB-West has trained tens of thousands of corpsmen and medical officers for service with the Fleet Marine Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
Daniel Rios, a firefighter with the San Diego Federal Fire Department, broke a Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton record by harvesting the heaviest deer by an archery hunter in base history. With 17 miles of undeveloped coastline, the larget in Southern California, Camp Pendleton has proven to be a prime location for Marines and patrons to hunt.
U.S. Marines Cpl. Colton Lahr, Cpl. Benjamin Wisneski, Gunnery Sgt. Candido DeLeon Jr., Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Langaker and Lance Cpl. Jonathan Stevens pose for a photo on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 2, 2020. Together, the five Marines helped evacuate families and pets during the DeLuz fire. The fire burned approximately 25 acres Sept. 30, threatening homes and the child development center in the DeLuz Housing area on Camp Pendleton. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Lance Cpl. Kerstin Roberts)
A U.S. Marine with Marine Air Support Squadron 3, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, reviews a handout during a Cognitive Fitness class on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 25, 2020. The Cognitive Fitness course is a pilot program developed by SARP counselors based off of their Cognitive Behavioral Therapy class designed to teach Marines and their leaders how thoughts, feelings and actions are connected. The SARP’s eventual goal is to develop a program that can be instituted across the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kerstin Roberts)
Gunnery Sgt. Milton Espinoza, the staff noncommissioned officer in charge of Installation Personnel Administration Center, Outbound (Separations), poses for a photo in front of his workplace. Espinoza lived in Tegucigalpa, Honduras until his teenage years, when he came to Miami, Florida to finish high school. He joined the United States Marine Corps upon graduation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angela Wilcox)
Sgt. Roxanne Gorostieta, the administrative chief with the Command Element, I Marine Expeditionary Force, poses for a photo at the Santa Margarita Ranch House. Gorostieta spent her early years in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and later came to Phoenix, Arizona. She attributes her strong work ethic to her mother, who came to the United States with the clothes on her back and her four children to give them a better future. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angela Wilcox)
Cpl. Jeremy Alvarado, a military working dog trainer and handler with the Provost Marshal’s Office, Security and Emergency Services Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, poses for a photo at the PMO kennels. Alvarado believes that honoring Hispanic heritage is important in broadening our understanding of each other and important to the diversity within Hispanic culture itself. Alvarado is a native of Yauco, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angela Wilcox)
A firefighter with Camp Pendleton Fire Department feeds a prescribed burn in the Juliet Training Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 23, 2020. Firefighters with CPFD are using a series of prescribed burns to clear approximately 50 acres of dense vegetation over the Memorial Day weekend. The fires will improve the habitat for the kangaroo rat, one of 18 endangered species that lives on Camp Pendleton, and prevent wildfires during the summer fire season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Cortez)
In an undated photo, the sign for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, posted along Interstate Highway 5 reads, 'Preserving California's Precious Resources.' Camp Pendleton is the premier Fleet Marine Force training base on the West Coast. (Courtesy Photo)
In an undated photo, the sign for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, posted along Interstate Highway 5 reads, 'Preserving California's Precious Resources.' Camp Pendleton is the premier Fleet Marine Force training base on the West Coast. (Courtesy Photo)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Jeffrey Holt, deputy commander of Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton, searches for deer during a hunting session in the 52 area of MCB Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 4, 2018. Deer hunting season runs from the 3rd through the 25th of November, and just as is the case for other wildlife hunting seasons, it is conducted to preserve a sustainable wildlife environment throughout MCB Camp Pendleton. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)
U.S. Marine Capt. Kyle Kuhn, the assistant officer in charge of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Marine Detachment, waits to donate blood and be tested for coronavirus antibodies outside of the CNATT schoolhouse on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 10, 2020. The event was hosted by the Armed Services Blood Program. Each donor went through a screening process, then donated one pint of blood, which could save up to three lives. As part of the screening process, each donation was tested for COVID-19 antibodies, which could determine if the donor had previously been exposed to the virus. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Roxanne Gorostieta, the administrative chief with the Command Element, I Marine Expeditionary Force, poses in front of the command’s sign in 21 Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 28, 2020. Gorostieta uses her knowledge and experience in fitness and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program to train and educate her Marines. Gorostieta is a native of Phoenix. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie)
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Frank Denault, the chief instructor for Infantry Unit Leader Course, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, poses for a studio portrait in 22 Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 5, 2020. Denault earned his Purple Heart for events that occurred in Sangin, Afghanistan, November 2010. Denault is a native of Kankakee, Illinois. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie)
U.S. Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and members of the Resource Management Branch, Environment Security, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, lower a solar-powered water circulator into Lake O'Neill on Camp Pendleton, California, Aug 4, 2020. The circulators help prevent algal growth and improve oxygenation by mixing and aerating water throughout the lake. Camp Pendleton’s Resource Management Branch performed maintenance on three units, then returned them into the lake with assistance from 7th ESB. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
A U.S. Marine UC-12W Huron with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, takes off at MCAS Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2020. The Marines and sailors of H&HS made history by becoming a flying squadron for the first time in the unit’s existence. MCAS Camp Pendleton now has operational support airlift capabilities with the UC-12W aircraft, and can transport critical personnel and equipment across the country in a cost effective manner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Cortez)
Contractors install an upgraded boiler in a 32 area building aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, August 4, 2020. The base is in the process of significantly bolstering energy security through the installation of new equipment, the repair of failing equipment and upgrading and building out its facility related controls systems (FRCS) to provide command and control capability to over 600 facilities on site. (Photo courtesy of the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Energy Team.)