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Spelunking Anyone?

Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, conducted simulated site exploitation to detect chemical or radiological threats in areas that are difficult to access on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan on April 18, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Charles Plouffe)

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Earth Day

Camp Pendleton service members, personnel, and their families were treated to an Earth Day Festival this year. Attendees got to browse through 24 vendors, exhibitors, and educators who took time to answer questions and demonstrate supportable energy, water, waste reducing, and conservation practices. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Desiree King)

Camp Pendleton Earth Day

Earth DayCamp Pendleton service members, personnel, and their families were treated to an Earth Day Festival this year. Attendees got to browse through 24 vendors, exhibitors, and educators who took time to answer questions and demonstrate supportable energy, water, waste reducing, and conservation practices. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Desiree King)

Posted by Camp Pendleton on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day 2018

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How innovated are you?

The Innovation Challenge calls for Marines to make the Corps better with their ideas. Marines can submit ideas for the 3rd quarter fiscal year 18 challenge at www.marines.mil/innovate. For more information go to https://go.usa.gov/xQbme.

Innovation Challenge

How innovated are you?The Innovation Challenge calls for Marines to make the Corps better with their ideas. Marines can submit ideas for the 3rd quarter fiscal year 18 challenge at www.marines.mil/innovate. For more information go to https://go.usa.gov/xQbme.

Posted by Camp Pendleton on Saturday, April 21, 2018

A moment of gratitude for heroic actions.

Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea, the Commanding General of Marine Corps Installations - West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, hosted a luncheon to honor police officers, firefighters and emergency medical service personnel for their lifesaving efforts on April 19, 2018.

To read the full article visit:
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/273778/moment-gratitude-heroic-actions

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Of course you've heard of the mud run, well here's your chance to be a part of it! Volunteers are needed and here's your easy way to sign up, just click on the link below!

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Watch. Report. Protect.

"Eagle Eyes" is a suspicious activity reporting program that encourages people, on and off Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., to take an active role in deterring, detecting and defeating criminal or terrorist crimes.

For emergencies call 911, to report suspicious activities call (760)725-1055

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Semper Field Day

Toilet paper doesn't change itself, Marines. As Marines we police ourselves and each other, don't let the Marine to the left and right of you start slackin'. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Lukas Kalinauskas and Pfc. Drake Nickels)

Semper Field DayToilet paper doesn't change itself, Marines. As Marines we police ourselves and each other, don't let the Marine to the left and right of you start slackin'. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Lukas Kalinauskas and Pfc. Drake Nickels)

Posted by Camp Pendleton on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Even firefighters need a refresher

A firefighter with Camp Pendleton Fire Department monitors the water flowing through a fire hose while conducting wild land fire refresher training drills (WRT) on April 13, 2018. The annual training, held in the spring, revolves around a simulated wildfire that the firefighters must work together to contain. After the drill, participants discussed which elements went well as well as areas for improvement to ensure readiness for the upcoming fire season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)

To see more photos visit: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4295918/even-firefighters-need-refresher

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Stay informed, stay safe

Due to its geographical location, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is susceptible to a number of natural disasters to include flooding, earthquakes, tsunamis, and wildfires. Take the following steps to ensure you're ready in the case of emergency conditions on base: Stay Informed, make a plan and build a kit. For more information on upcoming events as well as wildfire and emergency planning, visit www.pendleton.marines.mil, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. (Marine Corps video by Cpl. Andre Heath)

Stay informed, stay safeDue to its geographical location, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is susceptible to a number of natural disasters to include flooding, earthquakes, tsunamis, and wildfires. Take the following steps to ensure you're ready in the case of emergency conditions on base: Stay Informed, make a plan and build a kit. For more information on upcoming events as well as wildfire and emergency planning, visit www.pendleton.marines.mil, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. (Marine Corps video by Cpl. Andre Heath)

Posted by Camp Pendleton on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Advocates advise athletes about sexual assault awareness

Tenia Bentley, a civilian victim advocate with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Office promotes sexual assault awareness and prevention for military personnel and their families during The Heartbreak Ridge Run on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 14, 2018. Every battalion and squadron on base has at least two Uniformed Victim Advocates to provide all around-the-clock support to service members, while the SAPR Office provides service to military dependents and civilians. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Stephen Beard)

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Distracted Driving is no joke

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each day in the United States, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we encourage you to stay focused on the road when behind the wheel. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Pfc. Kerstin Roberts)

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Distracted Driving is no jokeAccording to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each day in the United States, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we encourage you to stay focused on the road when behind the wheel. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Pfc. Kerstin Roberts)

Posted by Camp Pendleton on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Camaraderie, competition, and cohesion

1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group hosts a battalion field meet on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 13, 2018. The battalion hosts a field event every six months to build camaraderie and boost morale. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton Swanbeck and Lance Cpl. Megan Roses)

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Here Comes The BOOM!!!

You may hear Mine Clearing Line Charges and mortar fire from 6 a.m. to midnight this week. Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound of the explosions may be amplified and heard up to 50 miles away.

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Preparing for your financial future

Paul Saulski, the Head of Military Financial Literacy Campaign, Mike Piwowar, a commissioner with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Carol Lally, supervisory attorney, speak with Marines of Lima Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-West on Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 12, 2018. The topics discussed were the importance of investments and retirement plans, including the Blended Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Noah Rudash)

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Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:

It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. It is a terrible loss that nobody was prepared for. He has meant so much to so many people. And, it is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and women in uniform. He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on forever. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman of Full Metal Jacket fame was a hard and principled man. The real R. Lee Ermey was a family man, and a kind and gentle soul. He was generous to everyone around him. And, he especially cared deeply for others in need.

There is a quote made famous in Full Metal Jacket. It's actually the Riflemen's Creed. "This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine."

There are many Gunny's, but this one was OURS. And, we will honor his memory with hope and kindness. Please support your men and women in uniform. That's what he wanted most of all.

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.

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The Prineville Hotshots: how one woman created hope from a disaster

Kimberly Lightley stood at the front of the meeting hall, chatting with Camp Pendleton Fire Department personnel as they waited for her presentation to begin. Behind her, a photo of 20 firefighters, smiling for the camera. But it wasn’t just any group photo. The photo contained the ‘Prineville Hotshots’ who battled the South Canyon, Colorado wildfire on July 6, 1994. Shortly after that photograph was taken, nine would perish fighting the blaze.

To read full article visit: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/272928/prineville-hotshots-one-woman-created-hope-disaster

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Rock n' Rollin'

Marines with Motor Transport Platoon, Motor Transport Maintenance Company, 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, participate in Humvee Egress Training on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., April 12, 2018. The Marines conduct this training quarterly to maintain proficiency in vehicle rollover procedures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Megan Roses)

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Get ready for some late nights

Mine Clearing Line charges are going to be going off during the weekend from 6:00 a.m. until midnight both Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th.

For more information please visit:http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/About/Base-Information/Noise-Advisory/

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Millie Mae Strong-Marine father competes in honor of daughter’s memory

In the summer of 2017, Marine Capt. John Watkins, a native of Chandler, Arizona, his wife Jayshree, their son, Kaden, and daughter, Amelia or “Millie,” set out for their new home in California from Virginia. Unfortunately for the Watkins family, little Millie, with her bright blue eyes and infectious smile, never made it the entire way.
During their travels, Watkins and his wife noticed that Millie wasn’t feeling well. They made it to Arizona and took her to Phoenix Children’s Hospital where they discovered that she had stage four neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a highly aggressive form of cancer and the third most common cancer linked to children. Each year, hundreds of children, mostly under the age of one, are diagnosed with the disease.

To read full story visit: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/272654/millie-mae-strong-marine-father-competes-honor-daughters-memory

(U.S. Marine Corps story by Lance Cpl. Haley McMenamin)

Looking for a few good Devil Dogs!

The U.S. Marine Corps’ newest recruit mascot, Chesty XV, gets schooled by his predecessor on what it takes to represent the Corps on this #NationalPetDay. #KnowYourMil (Better with sound)

Chesty XV

Looking for a few good Devil Dogs! The U.S. Marine Corps’ newest recruit mascot, Chesty XV, gets schooled by his predecessor on what it takes to represent the Corps on this #NationalPetDay. #KnowYourMil

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Drones for days

U.S. Marines learn how to inspect the functionality of an RQ-20 Puma, small unmanned aircraft system, during a Training and Logistics Support Activity-West (TALSA) class on Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 11, 2018. TALSA certifies students as SUAS operators, fully prepared to provide their unit with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) using a RQ-11B Raven, RQ-12A Wasp and RQ-20 Puma. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kerstin Roberts)

To see more photos visit: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4291410/drones-days

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Inaugural Military Children Golf Day

U.S. Marines and their families enjoy the Inaugural Military Children Golf Day at Marine Memorial Golf Course on Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 11, 2018. This first-ever event introduced service members and their loved ones to the Pro Kids program, the golf course and the basics of golf through interactive golfing stations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Megan Roses and Pfc. Stephen Beard)

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Help select the "Corps Top Shot" by liking, commenting on or sharing your favorite image.

The image with the most combined hits by the end of the day will be crowned as our photo of the week.

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Do you want to be notified in case of an emergency?

AtHoc equips organizations with the ability to notify users of emergency situations such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks or active shooters in a rapid manner, through various means of communication. The more our service members and their families know about AtHoc, the better prepared they will be during emergencies. (U.S. Marine Corps video by LCpl. Betzabeth Galvan)

To gain a better understanding of AtHoc, its features, and registration please visit:
http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Emergency-Information/Emergency-Notification-Systems/

Emergency Notifications

Do you want to be notified in case of an emergency? AtHoc equips organizations with the ability to notify users of emergency situations such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks or active shooters in a rapid manner, through various means of communication. The more our service members and their families know about AtHoc, the better prepared they will be during emergencies. (U.S. Marine Corps video by LCpl. Betzabeth Galvan) To gain a better understanding of AtHoc, its features, and registration please visit:http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Emergency-Information/Emergency-Notification-Systems/

Posted by Camp Pendleton on Wednesday, April 11, 2018