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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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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



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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



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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




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