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All-female counseling and transition support group at Camp Pendleton

 

Help on the way for female combat veterans


Story by Sgt. Heidi Agostini | I Marine Expeditionary Force | Date: 06.10.2011

 

Sgt. Nora Mund’s eyes welled up with tears as she fumbled with the black bracelet worn on her left wrist. Branded with the name of a fallen Marine she befriended during her Afghanistan-tour, the band serves as a memorial and a constant reminder of a life cut short. It’s one of many combat memories she finds difficult to suppress.

 

Mund, who is currently assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion West, deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 as part of the Female Engagement Team. While her duties as a FET Marine enabled her to assist Marines in interacting with the local Afghan population, it also unfortunately brought her to witness many of the ugly realities of combat, from losing friends to graphic visuals of death. These are feelings that she still struggles with today.

 

http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2011/06/help_on_the_way_for_female...

 

Courtesy Photo

Members of the Female Engagement Team take a break during a village outreach in July 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NROTC students get a taste of Marine life


Story by Sgt. Marcy Sanchez | I Marine Expeditionary Force | Date: 06.10.2011

 

Nearly 400 Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps students from universities across the country are visiting Camp Pendleton this month to participate in the annual Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen program.

 

http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2011/06/nrotc_students_get_a_taste...

 

Photo by Sgt. Marcy Sanchez

A Marine with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division assists a Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps midshipman as she fires the M230G machine gun during the annual Career Orientation and Training Midshipmen program, June 2. The midshipmen participated in various activities aboard Camp Pendleton from static displays to live-fire exercises to better understand the Marine Corps’ role in naval services.

 

 

 

Photo by Sgt. Marcy Sanchez

A Marine with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division instructs Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps midshipmen on impact areas involving a M230G machine gun during the annual Career Orientation and Training Midshipmen program, June 2. The midshipmen participated in various activities aboard Camp Pendleton from static displays to live-fire exercises to better understand the Marine Corps’ role in naval services.

 

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Pendleton Marines train at simulated Afghan village


By FRED SWEGLES
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Published: June 15, 2011
Updated: June 16, 2011 10:27 a.m.

 

While traffic on I-5 whizzes by San Onofre, less than a mile inland, dramatic scenes are unfolding inside a walled cluster of sandstone-colored buildings barely visible to passing freeway drivers.

 

Marines wielding rifles are carefully entering a simulated Afghan village, watching out for mock snipers, sweeping the ground with an explosives-detection device. Role-playing townspeople greet the Marines in the local dialect and in broken English. There is a school, an outdoor market, a government building, a mural of President Hamid Karzai. There may be calls to prayer. Suddenly there is an explosion. An elder Afghan man is wailing in the street, his left leg appearing to be blown off. Members of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, rush to his aid.


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A Marine with Echo Company 2nd Battalion 4th Marines passes a man playing an Afghanistan merchant at a simulated Afghanistan village at Camp Pendleton on Wednesday. Echo Company has 150 Marines who were training for entering an Afghanistan village for the first time.
PAUL BERSEBACH, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

 

 

More photos at original article link.

 

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Sandy (1~sandyr) - MFN Volunteer

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Thanks for posting these, Sandy.  I remember seeing the buildings referred to in this article when we visited our son at MCT.  It's good to know our Marines are getting the best training possible.

Marla

CMC touts need for immersion training


By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Sunday Jun 19, 2011 9:52:52 EDT

 

The Corps’ Infantry Immersion Trainer, a three-dimensional simulator that mimics the sights, sounds and smells of modern combat, could become a mandatory stop for more Marines as part of the commandant’s push to make his troops more resilient to stress.

 

http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2011/06/cmc_touts_need_for_immersi...

 

Marine Corps

Infantry Marines confront avatars while clearing a room inside the Infantry Immersion Trainer at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The commandant wants more Marines to go through the simulator.

 

 

 

 

 

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Horse riding program named after Marine Corps legend

6/28/2011 By Cpl. Damien Gutierrez , Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton


MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The legacy and tradition of one Camp Pendleton Marine who changed the lives of hundreds of wounded veterans was given new life at the place where it all began.

 

http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2011/06/horse_riding_program_named...

 

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.-(Left to right) Debbie McCain, daughter of Jinx McCain accepts a plaque for her hard work and dedication for making the Jinx McCain Warrior Riding Program possible from Lt. Col. Scott D. Leonard, commanding officer, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, McCain’s former unit and Karen Gunther, president and founder of Semper Fi Fund during a dedication ceremony held at the Camp Pendleton’s Stepp Stables, June 22. , Cpl. Damien Gutierrez, 6/22/2011 2:01 AM

 

 

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With deep sadness...

 

Pendleton helo crash kills 1, injures 5

Staff and wire reports
Posted : Wednesday Jul 6, 2011 18:43:13 EDT

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — One Marine was killed and five others were hospitalized Wednesday after a UH-1Y helicopter carrying six personnel crashed on Wednesday at Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps officials said.

http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2011/07/pendleton_helo_crash_kills...

Absolutely heartbreaking news...my son is training with helo's. I'm not sure if I should bring it up...I'm thinking the Corps will take care of any associated fear in further training. My condolences to Sgt.
Cook's family and to the families of the wounded.
1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM said:

 

With deep sadness...

 

Pendleton helo crash kills 1, injures 5

Staff and wire reports
Posted : Wednesday Jul 6, 2011 18:43:13 EDT

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — One Marine was killed and five others were hospitalized Wednesday after a UH-1Y helicopter carrying six personnel crashed on Wednesday at Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps officials said.

http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2011/07/pendleton_helo_crash_kills...

 

Pendleton children play with the pros at free football camp


Story by Lance Cpl. Michelle Mattei | Camp Pendleton Public Affairs | Date: 08.05.2011

 

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Although they’re not tall and fierce like NFL superstars, the 150 children who attended the first Eric Dickerson Youth Football Camp learned to play like the pros.

 

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Photo by Lance Cpl. Michelle Mattei

Justin Lynell, 11, conducts a speed and agility exercise during the Eric Dickerson Youth Football Camp at Camp Pendleton’s 11-Area football field, July 21. Children ages 7-18 were eligible to take part in hands-on instruction from former NFL players while also learning offensive and defensive drills.

 

 

 

 

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Sandy (1~sandyr) - MFN Volunteer

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Camp Pendleton Barracks Like A Four Star Hotel


ALISON ST JOHN, Senior Metro Reporter
September 13, 2011

 

Forget the old image of barracks with 40 bunks to a room, no air conditioning and a tiny storage locker at the foot of each bed. The latest Marine Corps barracks opening on Camp Pendleton are a far cry from the last generation of barracks, built in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

 

http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2011/09/camp_pendleton_barracks_li...

 

Photo by Alison St John / KPBS

Above: The opening of the newest Marine Corps barracks on Camp Pendleton is part of a multi-billion-dollar upgrade for service members' barracks throughout the San Diego region. Solar panels on the roof provide 6 percent of the facility's energy.

 

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Marines to storm ashore at Camp Pendleton


By MARK WALKER mlwalker@nctimes.com | Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

 

More than 700 Marines and sailors are storming the shores of Camp Pendleton in a series of assault-style landings over the next few days.

 

http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2011/09/marines_to_storm_ashore_at...

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Camp Pendleton Marine getting Silver and Bronze Star


By MARK WALKER mlwalker@nctimes.com | Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011

 

A Silver Star and a Bronze Star are being pinned on a Camp Pendleton Marine on Wednesday for heroic action in Afghanistan

 

http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2011/10/camp_pendleton_marine_gett...

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