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CMA cuts work effort with new technology

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 6:26pm
Work smarter, not harder is a phrase spoken by Marines everywhere, but for personnel at the Combat Center’s Center Magazine Area, it’s a phrase they’ve taken to heart. They used to document ammunition issued and turned-in by hand, which was time ...

Thundering Third Marine awarded Bronze Star with Valor

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 6:26pm
Lance Cpl. Collin Goldsmith, rifleman, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with a combat distinguishing device Aug. 3, 2012  during a ceremony at the Combat Center’s Sunset Cinema. Goldsmith earned the a ...

A Higher Calling: MCB Camp Pendleton chaplain completes three decades of service

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 5:36pm
After 30 years, three deployments, two children and countless interactions with Marines and sailors, Navy Capt. Ollis J. Mozon, Jr. has no regrets. “Being a Navy chaplain has made me a better person-- one who recognizes the things that are most ...

Child recognized as Camp Pendleton's honorary firefighter

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 5:11pm
 The Camp Pendleton Firefighters held a luncheon to recognize Kaden Rivera as an honorary Camp Pendleton Firefighter, and honor the fire crews who responded to Kaden’s life threatening emergency at Fire Station 8 on Camp Pendleton, Aug. 18. On J ...

U.S. Marines, Ugandan soldiers share thoughts on unique training mission

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 1:51pm
A small team of Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit were sent on a unique mission in the east-central African country of Uganda. Eleven Marines traveled from the amphibious assault ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group to Ugan ...

Cherry Point Marines participate in annual dragon boat race

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 11:47am
Rowing in unison to the thump of a drum, several teams raced one another prior to turning their focus to an incoming rainstorm during the third annual dragon boat races on the Neuse River in Oriental, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 11. The teams of 20 or s ...

In Afghanistan, ‘big brother’ is watching

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 11:21am
One of a Marine’s best friends in a battle is 67-tons of steel, armor and fire power. In Helmand province, Afghanistan, Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 6, are using the M1A1 Abrams tank to help make the batt ...

Marines make fitness a priority at sea

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 11:21am
Being confined to small spaces for weeks at a time can create a sedentary lifestyle for Marines and sailors at-sea. To combat this, most Navy vessels are equipped with fitness centers that allow servicemembers to stay in shape. Aboard the USS Rus ...

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center celebrates 60th anniversary

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 3:56pm
On Aug. 24, the Combat Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary. For more than half a century the Combat Center has earned its reputation as the Marine Corps’ foremost training facility. According to a commemorative letter by Commanding Genera ...

Piece of home on deployment

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 3:56pm
Marine Corps Community Services provides a care package program to help Combat Center families send their deployed loved one a piece of home in a cost efficient way. “We help deliver the care packages that friends and families want to send overs ...

‘Ride for Heroes’ rolls through Combat Center

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 3:56pm
The Ride for Heroes team’s journey began in St. Augustine, Fla. They have traveled across the southern paths of the United States to their final destination – Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. On July 31, 2012 the Ride for Heroes team arr ...

Vancouver native prepares to move to Southern California

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 10:06am
A native of Vancouver, Wash., is preparing to change duty stations from Marine Barracks Washington to Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Calif. Lance Cpl. Collin Shears received orders to the West Coast and will depart the oldest post of the Corps Sept. 7 ...

Scottsdale-native commands Marine honor guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 8:01am
A native of Scottsdale, Ariz., commanded a Marine Corps honor guard detail during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug. 13. Capt. Greg Frankenfield, Company A second platoon commande ...

Marines take to the water for a once-in-a-decade training

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 3:13pm
The Marine Corps is no stranger to making history, and the Marines and sailors of Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion have made their mark in their unit’s lineage, with a once-in-a-decade training exercise. Bridge Company worked with c ...

Joint training puts the sting in Scorpion Fire

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 3:13pm
Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion from Camp Pendleton, Calif., conducted combined arms attacks with air and ground assets to enhance proficiency controlling fixed wing and rotor wing ai ...

One team, one fight: Afghans forces work together against insurgency

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 3:13pm
As Afghan National Security Forces take over for Marines operating in Helmand province, they coordinate their efforts through an Operational Control Center-District. The OCCD, advised by Marines with Police Advisor Team 4, Regimental Combat Team ...

Combat Logistics Regiment 27 recognizes spouses for constant support

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 3:13pm
More than 20 couples flooded the banquet room at the Ball Center here for a Spouse Appreciation Night, Aug. 10. As they entered the room, a soft beat of music filled the air while some guests dished up a plate of wings, fresh vegetables and other ...

MWSS-374: Paving a better future

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 3:13pm
Breaking new ground isn’t easy. Building a foundation, in the most literal sense, is hard work. Just ask the engineer company of Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, based out of Twentynine Palms, Calif., who are refurbishing the landing zone assaul ...

Joint training puts the sting in Scorpion Fire

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:21am
Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion from Camp Pendleton, Calif., conducted combined arms attacks with air and ground assets to enhance proficiency controlling fixed wing and rotor wing ai ...

African allies train at MCCES

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 2:41pm
  Fourteen military members from seven different African partner nations completed their final exercise in a week-long course at the Marine Corps Communications-Electronic School July 26, 2012 as part of a U. S. African Command Exchange training pro ...