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May 24, 2017

DOD names CPEN 2016 Fire Department of the Year

Story by Gunnery Sgt. Lynn Kinney
Date Taken: 05.24.2017 | Date Posted: 05.24.2017 15:02
Marine Corps Installations West - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

The Camp Pendleton’s Fire Emergency Services department was recently recognized as 2016’s Department of Defense Fire Department of the Year in a message released by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, May 17, 2017.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/news/235116/dod-names-cpen-2016-fire-department-year

Their son died at Marine Corps boot camp. Now they have a message for other recruits.

By Dan Lamothe May 24, 2017

In a dark room of bunk beds at Marine Corps boot camp came a cry for help: “Recruit down! Recruit down!” Zachary Boland, 18, was convulsing uncontrollably in his bunk, and could not be resuscitated. He was declared dead about 45 minutes later at a nearby hospital.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/05/24/their-son-died-at-marine-corps-boot-camp-now-they-have-a-message-for-other-recruits/?utm_term=.7b5f229c5709

May 12, 2017

New SOCPAC commander first Marine to lead theater-level special operations command

By WYATT OLSON | STARS AND STRIPES
Published: May 12, 2017

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii – Maj. Gen. Daniel Yoo took command of Pacific Special Operations on Friday, becoming the first Marine to head a theater-level special operations command.

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https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/new-socpac-commander-first-marine-to-lead-theater-level-special-operations-command-1.468230#.WRkoutn7_ai

Tearful reunion for Marines, families at Camp Pendleton after 7-month deployment

By ERIKA I. RITCHIE
PUBLISHED: May 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm | UPDATED: May 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Charlotte was days old when her father deployed for a seven-month mission across the Pacific Ocean, around the Horn of Africa and through the Middle East.

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http://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/12/marines-leave-navy-ships-on-recon-crafts-to-reunite-with-families-at-camp-pendleton/

May 10, 2017

Marines Earn Rare Arctic Service Ribbon on First Norway Deployment

Military.com | 10 May 2017 | by Hope Hodge Seck

VAERNES GARRISON, Norway -- In addition to the occasional case of fingertip frostbite, Marines on a six-month rotational deployment here will return with authorization to wear the ice-blue Navy Arctic Service Ribbon, a testament to long days and nights spent learning to fight in the cold.

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http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/05/10/marines-earn-rare-arctic-service-ribbon-first-norway-deployment.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm

May 5, 2017

Giving Back

Video by Cpl. Justin Huffty
Date Taken: 05.05.2017 | Date Posted: 05.12.2017 00:08
1st Marine Division

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division and 1st Combat Engineers Battalion, 1st Marine Division, take part in a community service projects at Park Semper Fi and Marblehead Elementary School in San Clemente, Calif., May 8, 2017.

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