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Camp Pendleton Marine Finds Strength In Furry Companion

From I Marine Expeditionary Force:

While deployed to Afghanistan, Cpl. Joey Nunez experienced one the most dangerous events of his life. However, he is forever grateful that his companion, Vicky, was with him.

Nunez, a military working dog handler with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, was wounded during a patrol. He said that having his dog by his side helped him calm down and keep the situation under control.

Over the ...

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US Troops Looking For Jobs May Find Them In Australia's Military

The budget for Australia's military - the Australian Defence Force - is expected to double over the next decade. That means Aussie military recruiters are looking overseas to fill military jobs like fast jet pilots, air combat officers, and electrical engineers, reports the Stars and Stripes.

National recruitment efforts just aren't filling up all the slots, according to ADF's Defence Jobs "Recruitment Centre" website:

"We are looking for serving ...

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3 Camp Pendleton Marines Stabbed Coming To Aid Of Woman (Video)

Two Camp Pendleton Marines are in the hospital this morning, and a third Marine recovering at home, after the three were stabbed breaking up a street fight.

Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitch O’Brien told The Associated Press the Marines were trying to help a woman wearing an Angels jersey, who was involved in an altercation with two male Dodgers fans.

The altercation took place early Sunday in a Huntington ...

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Camp Pendleton Marines Deploying Tuesday To Australia (Video)

Marines and sailors assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment will depart Camp Pendleton on Tuesday for a six-month deployment to Australia, as part of Marine Rotational Force-Darwin.

A little background on Marine Rotational Force-Darwin: Back in 2011, President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced U.S. Marines would be deployed to Australia in six month rotations, with the goal of establishing a rotational 2,500-person Marine ...

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2,000 Camp Pendleton Marines Train Near San Luis Obispo (Video)

Roughly 2,000 Marines from Camp Pendleton are training this week at Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts along California's central coast.

Marine Lt. Col. Stephen Mount told The Salinas Californian that 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit is spending two weeks training in the area because its terrain is unfamiliar to the Marines.

According to 11th MEU public affairs, the goal of the training is to create a chaotic environment ...

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Camp Pendleton To Host Job Fair For Military Spouses

Camp Pendleton is hosting on Tuesday the Military Spouse Employment Program Hiring Fair and Career Forum. The husbands and wives of active duty, National Guard, reservists, and veterans are all welcome, along with Gold Star Spouses.

The Networking Reception is scheduled for Monday night, between 7-9 p.m.

The Hiring Fair will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Pacific Views Event Center ...

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Camp Pendleton Marines Rescue Camel In Afghanistan

It might not be part of the official job description of being a U.S. Marine, but that didn't stop a group of troops — some assigned to Camp Pendleton — from rescuing a camel trapped in a ditch in Afghanistan.

1st Lt. Garth Langley of the Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan (and assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton) told the Orange County Register that he and ...

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2 Marines Relieved Of Command Over Camp Pendleton Explosion That Killed 4

An investigation into the Nov. 13 explosion at Camp Pendleton that killed four explosive ordnance disposal Marines has prompted the Marine Corps to relieve a captain and master sergeant of their commands.

Brig. Gen. John Bullard, commanding general of Marine Crops Installations West, told the Los Angeles Times:

The captain and master sergeant had failed to adequately assess the potential danger and to prohibit Marines from handing off grenades.

As ...

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Camp Pendleton EOD Marines Prep For Afghanistan Deployment (Video)

Marines with 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, based at Camp Pendleton, are training for their deployment to Afghanistan next month.

The Marines have been gearing up since September, according to 1st Marine Logistics Group public affairs.

Accompanying the Marines to Afghanistan will be TALON, a military ordnance disposal robot (see video below).

The biggest threat to human life in battle right now is the improvised explosive device, or IED. Gunnery ...

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Camp Pendleton Marines Give Lompoc Boy Special Birthday Surprise

A group of Camp Pendleton Marines drove 235 miles to make the birthday wish of a 5-year-old Lompoc boy come true.

Sharena Rojas told the Lompoc Record her son Dezmin has always wanted to be a Marine. For his fifth birthday, Sharena posted on Facebook a request for a Marine to give Dezmin a shout-out via the Internet.

What Sharena didn't count on was how seriously her request would ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine To Be Retried For Iraq War Civilian Death

Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III will face another trial for the 2006 death of an unarmed civilian in Hamdania, Iraq.

The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that the commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Central Command, Lt. Gen. Robert Neiler, determined Hutchins should be tried for the same crime once again.

Some background: Hutchins led an eight-man squad that kidnapped and killed unarmed Iraqi civilian Hashim Ibrahim Awad ...

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Camp Pendleton Special Ops Marines To Posthumously Receive Navy Cross

Two fallen Camp Pendleton Marines, Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, 27, and Capt. Matthew Manoukian, 29, will each be posthumously awarded the Navy Cross at a base ceremony on Saturday.

Mote and Manoukian were both assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion at Camp Pendleton.

As Home Post previously reported, Mote, Manoukian, and Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Jeschke, 31, were shot to death by an Afghan police officer on Aug. 10, 2012 ...

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Flags Lowered At California Capitol To Honor Fallen Camp Pendleton Marine

Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered flags above the state Capitol lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, 19, was killed Dec. 11 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan during combat operations, according to the Department of Defense.

Brown released a statement today that reads, in part:

"On behalf of all Californians, Gov. Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Lance Cpl. Matthew ...

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Flags Lowered To Honor Camp Pendleton Marine Killed In Base Accident

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered all flags flying above state buildings to be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Dec. 14 to honor Marine Staff Sgt. Eric W. Summers.

Summers, 32, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was killed along with three other Camp Pendleton Marines in a base accident Nov. 13.

As Home Post previously reported, Staff Sgt. Summers, Staff Sgt. Mathew R. Marsh, Gunnery Sgt. Gregory J. Mullins, and Sgt ...

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