Camp Pendleton

Nonprofit helps fund medical treatment for pets

CAMP PENDLETON — Christmas arrived early for 9-year-old Taylor Bristow thanks to the Foundation for Animal Care and Education, or FACE. Last week the nonprofit provided funds for emergency veterinary treatment for her Yorkshire terrier, Anna, after she bolted out of the family’s front door and was run over by a passing truck. Anna sustained […]

Marine spouses train with Family Readiness Program

CAMP PENDLETON — Nearly a dozen Marine spouses attended training to become command team advisors and family readiness assistants at the Marine Corps Family Team Building here, Nov. 16. The purpose of the training, which is mandated through Headquarters Marine Corps, was to help prospective family readiness volunteers understand their future roles and responsibilities within […]

Stepp Stables, a haven for horse loving Marines, families

CAMP PENDLETON — Military affiliated horse lovers in search of a memorable riding or boarding experience need not look any further than the San Luis Rey gate. Stepp Stables, which was established in 1945 as the “Base Stables” and renamed in 2003 in honor of Sgt. Maj. William F. Stepp, serves as a one stop […]

A creative Marine’s interesting journey into the Corps

CAMP PENDLETON — Thousands of civilians answer the call to serve their country every year. A love for music was how one Leatherneck with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit originally intended to answer his. Lance Cpl. Richard B. Orellana started playing the drums at the age of five after receiving his first drum set. Through […]

Library offers special services

Camp Pendleton — The three Camp Pendleton libraries and Bookmobile don’t just cater to the literary needs of Marines and sailors. Families also use these facilities to further enhance their careers and to spend time with their families in a safe environment. Kim Basile, the technical services and reference librarian at the Patrick J. Carney […]

McGraw plays free concert for Vet’s Day

CAMP PENDLETON — There is something special happening for Camp Pendleton Marines on Veterans Day weekend. Country Western music star Tim McGraw is coming to honor the troops with a free concert. Tim McGraw’s Tour For The Troops concert will be at Camp Pendleton on Nov. 13. The show is free to members of the military […]

Base promotes energy awareness and efficiency

CAMP PENDLETON — The United States is the single largest domestic user of energy and spends more than $9 billion to power its vehicles, operations, and approximately 500,000 facilities throughout the country. Camp Pendleton hosted an annual Energy Awareness event, Nov. 3 at the Mainside Plaza to educate Marines and sailors about energy efficiency. “During Energy Awareness […]

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, […]

Hobby Shop helps families create memories 

CAMP PENDLETON — There is a unique, hidden gem located on Camp Pendleton that offers creative opportunities for base residents to explore their artistic talents. The Arts and Crafts Hobby Shop, located on Mainside, Bldg. 13113, is an inexpensive place for patrons to enjoy artistic hobbies such as woodworking, cake decorating, ceramics, sewing, pottery, guitar lessons […]

‘Bath salt’ drug effects still unknown

CAMP PENDLETON — Following the imposed ban of “spice,” service members are now being faced with another faux drug challenge. A ban was recently enforced in December 2010 by Marine Corps Forces Pacific that prohibited the use of a synthetic drug known as “spice” and the hallucinogenic herb, salvia divinorum. Now, a new drug which shows similar effects of […]