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NCOA serves as community for NCOs

CAMP PENDLETON — Often referred to as the backbone of the U.S. military, noncommissioned officers play a pivotal role in the daily workings and mechanics of military life. The Noncommissioned Officers Association was established in 1960 to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers in all branches of the Armed Forces, […]

Operation BROOM set to ensure trick-or-treaters’ safety

CAMP PENDLETON —With Halloween fast approaching, the base is readying their annual safety arsenal to ensure monsters, princesses and superheroes alike enjoy a fun and safe fright night. Operation Base Reign Over Our Munchkins, a safety measure implemented for more than a decade by the Provost Marshal’s Office here, will kick off Halloween night to […]

(Not) Keeping Up with the Joneses

CAMP PENDLETON —Despite receiving steady income, approximately 58 percent of U.S. military members stated they found it difficult to cover their monthly expenses and pay bills, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Foundation’s Military Service Member Money Survey 2010. This shocking statistic does much to detract from the myth that everyone in the military […]

Former Marine awarded for exceptional service

CAMP PENDLETON —Russell Woody, assistant chief of staff for G-5 Plans Department, Marine Corps Installations West, was recently awarded the Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award for outstanding achievement. Established in 1975, Blacks in Government or BIG is a grassroots organization, which promotes and supports the well-being, education and professional development of African-Americans in the […]

Base offers myriad of ways to volunteer to help

CAMP PENDLETON —Whether it’s mentoring youth, leading Girl Scouts, looking after animals at a shelter or advocating for Alzheimer’s disease, there are numerous opportunities for service members and their families to give back by volunteering their time and services in and around their communities. The Camp Pendleton Volunteer Program, a component of Marine Corps Community […]

Pendleton firefighters honored by Burn Institute for fundraising efforts

CAMP PENDLETON — Camp Pendleton Fire Department firefighters were awarded with a trophy and letters of appreciation from the Burn Institute in San Diego at Station No. 5 Sept. 7 for their participation in the 11th annual “Fill the Boot” campaign April 7 through April 12. Approximately 22 firefighters participated in the five-day event, standing at […]