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May

2014

President Obama to Award Medal of Honor
On June 19, 2014, President Barack Obama will award Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret), the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.  Corporal Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving



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May

2014

FEMALE DRESS BLUES PROTOTYPE EXPANDED FIELD TEST
The Marine Corps expands the field testing of a request to re-design the female officer and enlisted blue dress uniform to a style similar to the male blue dress coat with the traditional collar.  The Marine Corps Uniform Board’s President is



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May

2014

Press Release #14-037 UPDATE #25: Camp Pendleton fire update; normal operations to resume Monday
The Tomahawk, San Mateo and Las Pulgas fires on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton—collectively known as the Basilone Complex—have together burned 21,900 acres. The Tomahawk fire that started Wednesday on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook was downgraded



18

May

2014

Press Release #14-036 UPDATE #24: Commandant thanks Marines involved in firefighting efforts
Brig. Gen. John W. Bullard, the Marine Corps Installations West commanding general, with the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, who arrived at noon today, were briefed on the three major fires on base known as the Basilone



18

May

2014

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing aircraft fight San Diego fires
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing continued firefighting operations throughout San Diego County with 24 aircraft to assist infirefighting efforts, May 17.The 3rd MAW flew approximately 40 hours yesterday and delivered more than 65,000 gallons of water to



17

May

2014

Press Release #14-035 UPDATE #23: Camp Pendleton fire update; acreage and containment status
The Tomahawk, San Mateo and Las Pulgas fires on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton—collectively known as the Basilone Complex—have together burned 23,000 acres, or around 18% of the base according to the latest assessment.The Tomahawk fire that started



17

May

2014

Press Release 14-034 Update # 22: Camp Pendleton fire update; All evacuation orders lifted
The Commanding General has lifted the evacuation order for all areas and has left it to the judgment of each Area Commander to give the order for personnel to return to their Areas.Las Pulgas Road is closed entirely.  There are active Traffic Control



17

May

2014

MCAS Miramar Fire Department responds to fire near East Miramar
Firefighting units from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Fire Department responded to a fire in the vicinity of West Sycamore Canyon, Calif., at approximately 8:23 a.m., May 17.Units from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department were the first to



17

May

2014

Press Release #14-033 UPDATE #21: Camp Pendleton fire update
The School of Infantry-West (52 Area) evacuation order has been lifted. All personnel can return via the I-5 and Basilone Rd. gate to the 52 Area.The San Mateo Fire (Combat Fire) that was reported at 11:24 a.m. Friday has burned 1,000 acres and is



17

May

2014

Press Release #14-032 UPDATE #20: Camp Pendleton fire update; San Onofre Housing Evacuation Lifted
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The San Onofre Housing evacuation order has been lifted.  Residents in the San Onofre Housing Area 1, 2 and three may return to their homes. Residents are instructed to use the I-5 to the San Onofre Gate and use Basilone Road




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