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Sgt. Robert Piper, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
Amid prospects for the worst fire season here in 125 years, some live-fire training faces restrictions as Marines prepare for future missions in the war on terrorism and local firefighters try to prevent enormous wildfires. While ranges with impact areas specifically developed for live-fire remain open, perimeter-training areas, which can be used
In a move to save upward of $20 million yearly and move more people into operational units Corps-wide, all mess halls, with a few exceptions, are scheduled for privatization as part of the Regional Garrison Food Service contract. The move means nearly one-third of the Corps' food-service workers will need to leave the Marine Corps or find new
To reduce abuse of Government Travel Charge Cards and delinquencies in paying related bills, the Department of the Navy changed policies, outlined in Marine Administrative Message 264/02, referencing the cards May 13. Corps-wide, more than 2,400 Marines currently have unpaid debts totaling $3 million on GTCC. At the close of the April billing
Staff Sgt. Bill Lisbon, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
A Twentynine Palms Marine died and four others were injured May 15 when the light armored vehicle they were riding in rolled over during a night raid exercise in the Papa Three training area near Camp Las Pulgas here. Cpl. Joel E. Puchi, 21, the LAV's assistant driver with Twentynine Palms-based 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, was
Cpl. Jose E. Guillen, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
Camp Pendleton's 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion recently received the first of two command-and-control amphibious assault vehicles, marking a milestone nearing the end of a program to upgrade AAVs with more power, better handling and tougher armor. The upgrades aim to lengthen the life of the AAV and sustain the Corps until its successor, the
Cpl. Jose M. Montes, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
Some families who need the Exceptional Family Member Program aren't using it, program officials say. The program is mandatory for active-duty personnel with a special-needs family member, according to Marine Corps Order P1754.4A. Nonetheless, many don't sign up for fear of putting their career in danger or being "skylined" for certain duties.
Barstow Log Staff, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif.
Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow was recently recognized for its environmental achievements by winning the Secretary of the Navy's Pollution Prevention award for an Industrial Installation and also being runner-up for the Department of Defense's award for fiscal year 2001. The awards were presented to representatives from winning
Rob L. Jackson, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif.
"People get ready, there's a train a comin'," a song by Curtis Mayfield and Impressions from 1964, comes to mind when watching the train movements at the Yermo side of MCLB Barstow. Several tons of steel, known in some circles as "whispering death," rumbling along at approximately 10 mph and loaded with cargo is no easy thing to stop once
Cpl. Nicholas Tremblay, MARINE CORPS LOGISTIC BASE ALBANY, GA
A gray sky and dark clouds loom over a peaceful graveyard foreshadowing the event that is about to take place. Tears pour as the muffled sound of a spouse crying on the shoulder of a family member underscored the finality of the occasion. Mourners wear solemn expressions that show their sadness at a fallen Marine's funeral. But the Marines
The Chapel was recently transformed into a jungle for the base's Vacation Bible School. Vines hung from the lights and ferns and other plants swayed in the gentle breeze that flowed through the chapel, while children danced and sang songs praising the Lord. Children's voices echoed through the high ceiling at the Base Chapel Monday night during the