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Marines familiarize themselves with external lift operations

Posted April 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor course covers an impressive range of military exercises meant to school Marines on how to best execute operations as if they were in theater. One operation is the external lift, which involves aircraft transporting a variety…

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VMA-311 gives up the ocean, returns to the desert

Posted June 14, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Welcome Home Marine Attack Squadron 311! Approximately 150 Marines and sailors with Marine Attack Squadron 311 returned home June 7 from a six month deployment in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary.…

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Marine for a Day

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Jovan M. Henry

At only 5 years old, Jorge Solis has dreamed of becoming a Marine for more than half his life. He finally got the chance to live his dream when the Make-A-Wish Foundation partnered with Camp Pendleton to conduct a hands-on tour for Jorge and his family, Aug. 10...

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Marine Corps conducting female Marine cover survey

Posted October 25, 2012 by Staff

Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) is conducting a survey to find out what female Marines think about new dress and service covers or caps. According to MCSC’s Product Manager for Infantry Combat Equipment, the purpose of the survey to obtain user feedback, and the acquired data will be used to formulate recommended changes to the…

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MarAdmins

Posted April 26, 2012 by Staff

Marine Distress Line Expansion To Corps Wide Capability MarAdmin Number: 226/12  2012 This maradmin announces Corps-wide expansion of the Dstress line. The Dstress line is a CMC initiative that provides an anonymous, Marine-to-Marine counseling and referral service to Marines, attached sailors, and families.  The Dstress line is for all Marines, attached sailors, and families-especially spouses…

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Voices of our Ancestors: the Navajo Code Talker’s Story

Posted July 12, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

A few Marines fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time witnessed an amazing piece of history come alive. On July 2, for the first time in more than 60 years, the Marine Corps’ Navajo code from…

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Fact or Fiction?

Posted August 30, 2012 by

Q:  Do I have to wear my cover while driving on base?   A: According to MCO P1020.34G, headgear will be worn in government vehicles, and in privately owned vehicles on military bases and installations, except when doing so would present a hazard to safe driving. So Marines and sailors thinking they may remove their cover…

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Marines “follow the bomb” with MALS-13

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 ordnance technicians gave station Marines a glimpse of the bread and ballistics of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s aviation operations, Nov. 19, during a, “Follow the Bomb,” event.

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Women’s summit opens eyes of female Marines

Posted May 24, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Many of the station’s female Marines gathered with a few of their male counterparts for an awareness summit, May 15. Women make up only six percent of the Corps, but despite their small numbers, make a...

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Leader’s Forum: Motivating Marine Corps Quotes

Posted July 26, 2012 by

“The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.”  (Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997) “Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there.” (Lt. Gen. Victor…

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