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Southwest Region Motor Pool unites to create a fleet

Cpl. Kyle J. Walker, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Something akin to the Marine Corps' own regional trucking and  transportation company opened its doors July 20 here.   The Southwest Region Fleet Transportation organization was officially  activated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 22 Area Base Motor  Pool. The organization, whose mission is to provide commercial vehicle  transportation




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Corporal first to get incentive, Priority placement in Pacific View units awaits E-4s, E-5s here who re-enlist

LCpl. Brian J. Griffin, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Corporal Iris M. Feliciano, 9th Communications Battalion, I Marine  Expeditionary Force, became the first re-enlistee to benefit from a new  retention incentive.   Camp Pendleton E-4s and E-5s thinking about staying in the service now  have first crack at brand-new housing.   The program, born here in an effort to improve retention, offers




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July 28 Marine Corps News Weekly

Marine Corps News, HEADQUARTERS, U.S. MARINE CORPS, Washington D.C.

IN THIS ISSUE:  * Some Active Duty Troops Cleared for Laser Eye Surgery  * 12 'must-haves' for your pack  * Korean War Service Medal  * MCCS Has Much to Offer Families   The Marine Corps News Weekly is attached below as a .pdf file.




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BROTHERS-IN-ARMS CROSS PATHS DURING MEU CHANGEOVER

Sgt. Kevin Dolloson (24th MEU (SOC) Public Affairs NCO), ABOARD USS WASP

As the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)  (24th MEU (SOC)) began its deployment, many readers were introduced to the Ellis brothers.  They were both at that time expectant fathers.  Now they are bonafide 24th MEU (SOC) dads.    Just before the 24th MEU (SOC) started its transit back across the Atlantic Ocean to meet with




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Jul

2000

Pilots log their required arcade time,; Flight simulator reduces cost, enhances; emergency-situation training

Cpl. Matthew Shaw, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

"If you think a regular video game joystick has a lot of buttons, look  inside the Cobra simulator."   Captain Michael Conover, Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 303  pilot, says flight simulators, though comparable to video games, provide  valuable training for pilots of all experience levels.   After Marines graduate aviator school, they go to




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Dean of digging gets back to his roots,; County native earning rave reviews while; preserving base's archaeology

LCpl. Nathan J. Ferbert, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

When Stan Berryman came to Camp Pendleton to be the head  archaeologist three and a half years ago, he saw something here that  took him back to his childhood growing up in El Cajon.   The base's lush environment and numerous archaeological sites  reminded him of days as a youngster toting a rifle and venturing into  Southern California's wild




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CG aims to reduce accidents, Risk management emphasized to stem fatalities 25 percent next year

Cpl. Kyle J. Walker, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

The base commanding general kicked off a new safety campaign July  19, targetting to suppress the accidental deaths or injuries of roughly  2,200 Marines each year -- the size of a Marine Expeditionary Unit.   Major Gen. Edward Hanlon Jr. met with noncommissioned officers to  introduce the initiative, designed to help Marines think first before




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Ceremony marks return of 12 servicemembers

Lance. Cpl. M. Trent Lowry, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- Nearly a half century after giving the ultimate sacrifice, the remains of what are believed to be 12 U.S. servicemembers were repatriated from North Korea, arriving here Monday.  A ceremony was held at the airfield near base operations as the remains were off-loaded from the Air Force C-17 Globemaster which carried




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MarForPac celebrates 8-year birthday in Pacific and Asia

Pfc. Iain Schnaible, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marine Forces Pacific, the single largest field command in the Marine Corps, celebrates eight years of presence and commitment in the Pacific Ocean and much of the Asian continent today. While the command may appear to be young, its historical ties date back to 1944 when the Marine Corps was heavily involved in World War II.December 12, 1944, Lt.




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Base firefighters battle Central Oahu blaze

Lance Cpl. M. Trent Lowry, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Members of MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay?s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting unit joined forces with federal, state and other military firefighters to battle a brush fire blaze that scorched 300 acres of Central Oahu land July 18.  The fifteen Marines responded to a call to assist with the fire at about 3:30 p.m., putting into practice their wildfire