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2014

Fire Training At MCAS Miramar
The MCAS Miramar Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting unit is scheduled to conduct training fires on the airfield Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The training fire is part of the unit’s routine training program. While some flames and smoke may be visible



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May

2014

Media Advisory #14-007 Camp Pendleton to host opening day of World Famous Mud Run
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is scheduled to host the opening event of the annual World Famous Mud Run series Saturday, May 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be the first of five events held during the Mud Run race series.The Mud Run is open



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May

2014

2014 July EOD schedule
The following schedule is provided for 2014 July EOD operations.The scheduled dates may not be used due to weather. The explosions may be heard anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.DATES: 2014 June 7th ~ 11th, 14th and 22nd ~ 25th



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May

2014

VMA-542 arrives at MCAS Iwakuni
Marine Attack Squadron 542, stationed out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., arrived here May 12, 2014 as part of the Unit Deployment Program.Lt. Col. James A. Schnelle commands the "Tigers," which consists of approximately 130 Marines



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May

2014

Media Advisory #14-006 Red Bull Rivals competition to be held at Del Mar Beach
The Red Bull Rivals surf competition will be held at Del March Beach here at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 24.The International Surf Competition will showcase a head-to-head contest between the best 12 surfers from the United Stated military and the British



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May

2014

Press Release #14-038: Commanding General thanks firefighters; Camp Pendleton resumes normal operations
Normal operations have resumed on base and all scheduled service members and civilians have returned to work. All roads are open and all gates have resumed normal operating hours.“The fact that a sense of normalcy has been established so quickly on



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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 as an Automatic Rifleman with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.



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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



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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




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