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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton





Tank Takeover

Marines with @26MEU conduct tank operations in the 5th and 6th Fleet area of operations, April 2-June 20, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Sylvia L. Tapia)

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Drive toward recovery

Marines are instructed on golfing techniques at the Marine Memorial Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 16, 2018. Bryant trains with Marines on the fundamentals of golf two to three times a week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)

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Every Marine is a rifleman but are YOU also an artist?

In conjunction with San Francisco Fleet Week, the 6th Annual Veterans Art Exhibit at the Cannery Galleries of the Academy of Art University takes place Oct 2-21, 2018.

If you have what it takes to represent the Marine Corps during SFFW, they are accepting entries until Aug 1, 2018!

Artwork can be submitted via email at Additional information regarding submitting artwork can be found on the SFFW website:

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Assistant Secretary of the Navy visits Camp Pendleton

The Honorable Phyllis L. Bayer, center, Assistant Secretary of the Navy – Energy, Installations and Environment (EIE), Major General Vincent A. Coglianese, left, commander, Marine Corps Installations Command, and Sergeant Dallas Hodges, crew chief, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepare for take off in a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter during her visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 16, 2018. Assistant Secretary Bayer was given a helicopter tour of the installation as a part of her visit to Camp Pendleton where she would meet with the installation’s leadership to discuss facilities issues and gain a better understanding of the EIE issues and opportunities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)

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Afterburner - Military Transition Seminar - Only held once a year!

The goal is to provide focused assistance in developing and executing a well-prepared post-military career plan. The seminar will help participants shift from a military to a business mindset, identifying the steps needed to meet participants' individual goals, how to do it, and what resources are available to do so. Those serious about their transition will receive the most benefit, whether they know what career they want or not! Participants will receive a transition workbook and guide to make plan development that much ease.

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Helping our heroes: Wounded warriors connect with federal and private agencies for careers

U.S. Marines listen about job opportunities at the DoD Hiring Heroes Networking with Industry event, Wounded Warrior Battalion-West at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 11, 2018. Marines attended the job fair for job opportunities after transitioning out of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Noah Rudash)

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Headquarters and Support Battalion change of command

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Philip Antekeier, commanding officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations-West, receives the battalion colors from Col. John Polidoro, outgoing commanding officer, during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 12, 2018. Prior to assuming command, Antekeier served as the network plans and policy division chief of the Command, Control, Communications and Computers department, Headquarters Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)

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Taking care of our birds

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, hover over the flight line in an AH-1Z Viper during a pre-flight inspection at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, July 12, 2018. Marines tested the power of the engine to ensure that the aircraft was capable of taking off and conducting flight operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)

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The evolution of communications in the Marine Corps

Whether it’s Genghis Khan using messenger pigeons in 1201 or former Gen. James Mattis using a satellite phone in 2009, one thing remains clear; effective communications play a vital role in the military.
“During my time, I’ve been fortunate enough to see communications go from an analog to digital standpoint,” said Joey Trecartin, a retired chief warrant officer 5 who served in communications for 30 years as a network engineering officer, circuit card repairer, communication security equipment technician, and technical controller. “The evolution of communications has enabled commanders to make more informed decisions than generations past.”

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101 Days of Summer

Distracted Driving Awareness. Don't let mishaps like these happen to you this summer.

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This is a reminder for the upcoming MMEA roadshow. The Camp Pendleton dates are 19 -20 July. The attached spreadsheet has the breakdown of location and times for briefs and monitors interviews.
The following MOS monitors will be located at the Camp Pendleton Air Station classroom- MMEA-24 (aviation MOS's) 0111 NCO/SNCO, 0161, 3043,3044,58XX. All remaining MOS's will be located in Camp Horno, RIF BLDG 53528.

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Basilone Road is now open!

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UPDATE: All Roads Are Open. Burn operations are wrapping up.

Basilone Road Closed

PMO has set up turn around points at Las Pulgas/Basilone intersection and Roblar/Basilone intersection while Camp Penldeton Fire Department conducts burn operations. Updates will follow as received.

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Secure the perimeter

Marine Combat Training (MCT) students with 2nd platoon, Hotel Company, MCT Battalion, participate in a patrol at 52 Area Combat Town at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 10, 2018. MCT instructors teach entry-level Marines with a Military Occupational Specialty other than infantry the basics of the Marine Corps' war-fighting ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anabel Abreu Rodriguez)

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Surf’s up at the CG’s Cup

Marines and Sailors participated in the 2018 Commanding General’s (CG’s) Cup Surf Contest at the Del Mar Beach Resort at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 11, 2018. Marines and Sailors have the opportunity to win cash prizes for their unit by participating in and winning different CG’s Cup events hosted throughout the year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)

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A look into the past

Today we take a look back to show the impact and contributions female Marines have made to our beloved Corps. Learn more about the women making an impact during WWII and in the 10-part series, "Through the decades."

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Stay alert

U.S. Marines with 3rd platoon, India Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion, point to the ground at a spur pit at the School of Infantry-West at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 9, 2018. During the combat hunter training, Marines analyzed footprints to determine what happened in the spur pit, which is a set of footprints on the ground. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Betzabeth Y. Galvan)

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Say hello to Rowdy!

Rowdy is a six-year-old beagle-bulldog mix. He loves playing with toys and knows how to sit and roll over! Rowdy can be found at the Camp Pendleton Animal Shelter located in 25 area, for all questions please contact the shelter at 760-725-8120.

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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton kids fly through stories

Children across Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton listen to Jamie Collins, children’s librarian, Patrick J. Carney Library, read a book during the Preschool Reading Time at MCB Camp Pendleton, California, July 6, 2018. Jamie read four books about different bugs and insects and sing songs as well. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Betzabeth Y. Galvan)

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The Corps is dishing out big bonuses for grunts and other jobs. Here’s what’s in it for you.

The Corps’ latest Selective Retention Bonuses are packing all kinds of goodies for a slew of job fields, but this year’s plan dishes out nearly $70,000 for qualified Marines in specific infantry billets.
New for this year are kickers for air traffic controllers, infantry squad leaders and a series of squad leader initiatives to boost the lethality of the Corps. The Corps is planning to dole out nearly $136 million in fiscal year 2019 in bonuses and kickers to incentivize Marines to stay in.

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To learn more and to see how this effects you, see your career planner, start talking today.

Improving installation security with DBIDS

The Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) is a Department of Defense identity authentication and force protection tool that is fully operational in military locations around the world. DBIDS is currently active on select installations throughout the United States, and will be integrated to Marine Corps installations July 9, 2018. Find more information at: (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)

If you are receiving certificate error messages and security warnings when attempting to pre-enroll at DBIDS from a non DoD computer, tablet or smartphone, please visit and follow the step by step instructions.

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A big THANK YOU to all the firefighters who put in the long hours and hard work to put out the fires this weekend!
#CalFire #USFS #OceansideFD #OCFD #SanMarcosFD #CPFD

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UPDATE: As of 4:30 p.m.
Paige Field House has stood down as the ECC.
Fires have been merged together and named the Pendleton Complex.
Horno Fire is at 30% containment.

Horno Incident is 10% contained
Vandegrift Incident remains at 70% containment

Camp Pendleton remains under EXTREME FIRE DANGER conditions.
Patrons and personnel are reminded to avoid open flames.
@hornoincident 1,000 acres burned/0%contained
@vandegriftincident 560 acres burned/70% contained
De Luz Rd. remains closed.

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Vegetation Fire in Horno

Fire is currently 20 acres. Basilone Road is shut down from 43 area ASP to the 52 area clinic. Updates will follow as we receive them.

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UPDATE as of 1:00 a.m.
DeLuz housing is APPROVED to be reoccupied.
DeLuz rd. remains closed, access ONLY through 19th St and Marine Dr.

APPROVED to be reoccupied | Access via Vandergrift Blvd to Santa Margarita Rd. DeLuz Rd closed
- O'Neil Housing
- Wound Warrior Regiment
- 27 Area Navy Barracks

NOT APPROVED to be reoccupied | Remains unsafe.
- DeLuz Housing

O'Neil Camp Ground authorized to remove personal property ONLY

Please be patient as we continue to work this incident.

Prior Information

Fire is 40% contained at this time, 330 acres burned.

All personnel residing in DeLuz housing and O'Niell Heights have been evacuated. Air and ground assets continue to arrive on scene.

The Vandegrift Incident is currently at approximately 125 acres burned. There is no estimate on containment. Approximately 750 homes have been evacuated so far. Those leaving O'Neil Heights should take Santa Margarita Rd.

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UPDATE: Fire is currently at 40 acres. O'Neil Heights is under mandatory evacuation as well.

De Luz housing is now being evacuated. Official site for Lake O'Neill, NCIS building, De Luz CDC is Paige Field House. #TheVandegriftIncident

A brush fire started at 11:29 a.m. and continues to burn in Mainside area from Santa Margarita to De Luz. Evac for Lake O'Neill, NCIS building, De Luz CDC, temporarily set up at 22 area McDonald's. De Luz and O'Neill Heights areas on standby for evacuation to Paige Field House.

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