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The Drum & Bugle Corps, Silent Drill Platoon, and the Official Color Guard of the Marine Corps tour across the United States to demonstrate discipline, professionalism, and “Esprit de Corps” of the United States Marines. The performance is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. March 9th 2017 at the 11 Area football field. (U.S. Marine Corps motion media by Cpl. Cody R. Woods, MCIWEST-MCB CamPen Combat Camera/Released)


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MCB Camp Pendleton News Articles

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) on Thursday. 101 Replies

2016 Tribute to Heroes

Started by 1~Keri (HCC) Jul 7, 2016. 0 Replies


Started by John4th. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Nov 14, 2015. 3 Replies

Work hours?

Started by nicki_rae. Last reply by nicki_rae Sep 30, 2015. 4 Replies

2015 Tribute to Heroes

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jul 7, 2015. 2 Replies

Squad Leader Development Program (SLDP)

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 31, 2015. 2 Replies

2015 Marine Corps Trials

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on base housing?

Started by nicki_rae. Last reply by nicki_rae Feb 22, 2015. 6 Replies


Started by Andy. Last reply by 1~17smom (Julie) Jan 24, 2015. 4 Replies

Cell phone service for Camp Pendleton?

Started by k3lsizo. Last reply by proudmomof5 Nov 8, 2014. 1 Reply

Vehicle registration/plates

Started by drewsmama. Last reply by LILLY Apr 18, 2014. 31 Replies

Transportation from Amtrak to Camp Pendleton

Started by Christin. Last reply by Christin Apr 11, 2014. 5 Replies

Rent questions!

Started by Shayne Irene. Last reply by TigersGirl Feb 4, 2014. 7 Replies

Moving in a month!

Started by Emily. Last reply by Emily Nov 20, 2013. 17 Replies

moving to Camp Pendleton

Started by Ashley723. Last reply by littledrip Oct 15, 2013. 16 Replies

Calling all teachers!

Started by Emrochelle. Last reply by Dakota16 Oct 15, 2013. 4 Replies

Moving day!!

Started by Emily. Last reply by Emily Jul 20, 2013. 4 Replies

News Paper Online

Started by mmc671. Last reply by 1~VPMofM (Valerie) Jun 29, 2013. 2 Replies

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Comment by TigersGirl on July 12, 2014 at 9:38am
That's a tough one. Camp Pendleton has a volunteer programs office but mainly they connect Marines with volunteer opportunities on and off base. A couple organizations you could check with would be the ASYMCA, MOM4USA, and Jewish Family Services Hand Up program. You could also just ask your son if he had any friends that would like to join you for dinner one evening. I'm sure they would appreciate it.
Comment by nothomeyet on July 12, 2014 at 8:54am

Our family is thinking of visiting our son at the end of August/Labor Day time frame.  We are wondering whether we could participate in some sort of volunteer opportunity while we are out there.  Is there anything going on that we could do to help out Marine families?  A care package stuffing activity perhaps?  Or helping out at a Veteran's organization?  

Comment by nothomeyet on July 12, 2014 at 8:40am

My son enjoys visiting the Sugar Shack (San Clemente?) to eat.  He says their breakfasts are terrific! 

Comment by Calliej on July 11, 2014 at 10:53am

My son is currently on leave.  I was asking him yesterday where he does most of his shopping.  He told me the MCX.  I have been to visit a couple of times and there are many restaurants in Oceanside.  My son's personal favorite for a gift is an ITunes Card. 

Comment by 1~littledrip (Jean) on July 10, 2014 at 10:23pm

There are nice seafood restaurants on the piers in both Oceanside and San Clemente that have a great ocean view.  Can't remember the names, something like Fisherman's Wharf. 

Comment by LYMA on July 10, 2014 at 6:32am

Joe's Crab Shack is a popular restaurant in Oceanside. Most of the major restaurants - Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse - are close to base. You could use Yelp to pin point one close to your son's location as Pendleton is huge. I've eaten at Johnny Rockets on base and there are 2 Dominos pizza locations on base as well.

Comment by TigersGirl on July 9, 2014 at 11:26pm
If you want a list of all the restaurant on base, search for the MCCS Camp Pendleton webpage. You could also consider an MCX gift card which would be good at any of the exchanges including the gas stations and some of the recreational facilities.
Comment by Sarah15 on July 9, 2014 at 10:10pm

Hello everybody, my son's 21st birthday is coming up.  Any suggestions on gifts?  I was thinking maybe a gift certificate to a restaurant but I have no idea what they have on base or what is near them.  If anyone has first hand knowledge of what's offered on base or nearby base would be helpful. 

Comment by LILLY on May 8, 2014 at 6:13pm

Thankyou Jean, exactly what I neened to know, sorry it took me this long to " Report myself here" as you can imagine, I have been very bussy with the shipping and my job, but well, every thing worked out good, my son received his car yesterday and now I feel so relieved, thanks everyone for your help.


  Calliej, my son is at Mainside too.

Comment by 1~littledrip (Jean) on April 18, 2014 at 10:00pm


  Lots of questions! I had the same about a year ago when we shipped our son a truck to CP. We used a transport company that the dealer used - where the truck was purchased.  I think it varies by insurance company and home state, but for us in Massachusetts here is what we did. 

  The truck is registered in my name (the mom) and our insurance company knows the primary driver will be our son, a Marine, at CP.  The dealer took care of the registration (for home state) and arranged for all the insurance (sort of a combo deal for MA).   Our son got it inspected in CA at local dealer, required for CA emissions testing, and then got the base sticker. This all took about 3 weeks from arrival of truck on base.  As for yearly inspection at home state, this is waived while driver is in the military and stationed away from home base.

So far we have had no issues.:)


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