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  • 8-Year-Old Passes Away After Becoming Honorary Marine

    08/02/2016 2:58:17 AM PDT · by mikey_hates_everything · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 1, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    An 8-year-old boy with a rare genetic disorder passed away on Sunday, a day after becoming an honorary Marine. Wyatt Gillette, who was diagnosed with Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome four years ago, was honored by Marines at Camp Pendelton in California on Saturday. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller agreed to make Gillette a Marine after a petition was posted online.
  • Hadiya Pendleton - Liberals' "Go easy on crime & gun violence" policies responsible for teen's death

    01/08/2016 11:04:30 AM PST · by Frankusa · 1 replies
    Were it not for the "go soft" on crime and gun violence attitude that Liberals hold so dearly to their hearts, Hadiya Pendleton would likely still be alive today... Michael Ward, in 2012, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Unlawful Use Of A Weapon, a felony punishable by 1 to 3 years imprisonment in the state of Illinois. Had Ward received a 1 to 3 year prison sentence, he would have been unable to murder Hadiya Pendleton in January of 2013 because he would have been incarcerated at the time. But sadly, he never served time for his gun conviction, and, he...
  • Live video: New fires burn in Carlsbad, Camp Pendleton, Long Beach, Anaheim (Breaking)

    05/14/2014 2:38:28 PM PDT · by blueplum · 90 replies
    89.3 KPCC Radio ^ | May 14, 2014 11:51am PDT | KPCC Staff
    A number of fires are burning throughout Southern California as the area faces high temperatures and winds. Here's a rundown: Fires: Carlsbad/Poinsettia Fire Camp Pendleton/Tomahawk Fire Anaheim fire Ventura/Briggs Fire Long Beach fire Bernardo Fire Miguelito Fire snip Camp Pendleton: A brush fire burning at Camp Pendleton has lead to an evacuation order for Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook and Camp Pendleton's De Luz housing, according to the Camp Pendleton Scout. It has been named the Tomahawk Fire. Officials say the fire has spread to more than 100 acres, the Associated Press reports. snip Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary School on the...
  • International military surf contest at Pendleton

    05/14/2014 3:45:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | May 13, 2014 | Linda McIntosh
    CAMP PENDLETON — A surf contest pitting top area surfers from several branches of the armed forces against surfers from the British Army is set for May 24 at Camp Pendleton. This is the fourth year Red Bull is holding the Rivals Surf Competition on base, but the first year that the contest has international participants. The U.S. team’s 12 active-duty military surfers were picked based on performance at last month’stryouts at the base’s Del Mar Beach. Teams compete at the Del Mar Jetty in a modified version of the National Surf League’s game format. The one-day contest is similar...
  • Marines Killed At Camp Pendleton Were Doing Dangerous Job

    11/15/2013 7:12:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    (AP) ^ | November 14, 2013 9:59 PM
    The four Marines killed Wednesday while clearing unexploded ordnance at Camp Pendleton were bomb removal technicians. The four were killed around 11 a.m. during a routine sweep to make a range safer for future training exercises at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, said a Marine official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. There was no live firing on the range at the time.
  • 4 Marines Killed in accident at camp Pendelton

    11/13/2013 2:56:30 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 14 replies
    Fox News | 11132013 | Via FOx News
    4 Marines reported killed in "Range Maintenance Operation" at Camp Pendleton. Accident happened around 11AM Pacific.
  • The Funeral, the Failure, and the Photo Op

    02/10/2013 12:49:56 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 10, 2013, A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    An innocent girl, a volleyball player innocently sitting in a park with friends, was gunned down in gang crossfire in Chicago. Killed by mistake at age 15 – just for being in a public place in a dangerous city – the girl’s mourning family would have been alone in their grief, no more than a statistic to the rest of America, if it weren’t for the fact that she had performed as a majorette in the president’s inaugural celebration a week before. So the story went national. Chicago’s 500-plus killings in 2012 alone, plus the countless thousands of attempted murders...
  • Camp Pendleton Marines in Afghanistan to get protective underwear

    04/21/2011 6:42:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 Apr 2011 | Tony Perry
    Marines serving in Afghanistan from Camp Pendleton and other bases will soon receive specially designed underwear to provide protection against the improvised explosive devices that are the Taliban's favorite weapon. The new underwear, which look like the shorts worn by professional cyclists, will not stop bullets or shrapnel but are designed to prevent dirt and other debris from entering wounds to the genitals and causing infection. Made of sturdy silk, the so-called "ballistic boxers" are treated with antimicrobial agents to prevent such infections. U.S. troops have suffered an increase in wounds to the genitals and urinary tract due to roadside...
  • Alert Issued After Security Incident On Camp Pendleton ( CA )

    03/31/2011 3:11:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    10 news ^ | March 30, 2011
    3 Middle Eastern Men Tried To Enter Base Without Proper Authorization, Base Alert Says. SAN DIEGO -- One of the nation's largest military bases is reportedly under tighter security after three Middle Eastern men tried to enter without proper authorization. shortly after midnight Sunday, a rented silver Toyota Corolla driven by Naeem attempted to enter Camp Pendleton through the main gate. As it was being searched, Petrossian and Avanosian drove up in a black Mercedes, but were told to wait. Instead, they continued past the gate and onto the base. Following a short pursuit, the Mercedes was stopped and searched....
  • Dry Run or Wrong Turn? 3 Mid-East Men Try to Enter Calif. Marine Base

    03/31/2011 7:21:18 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 163 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 3-31-11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Was it just a wrong turn, or something more sinister? Marine base Camp Pendleton — one of the largest military bases in the country — is reportedly on high alert after three Middle Eastern men tried to enter the base last weekend on multiple occasions in multiple vehicles. And while the men initially claimed they didn’t know each other and simply took a wrong turn, new information from a local gas station about “hateful comments” and “terrorist threats” casts doubt on their story: http://clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/8178/2340295?wpid=9528 KGTV explains some of the shocking details: According to a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) alert...
  • Tea Party Movement Spreads To Military

    04/13/2010 2:30:50 PM PDT · by rxsid · 104 replies · 2,595+ views
    tpmmuckraker ^ | 4/12/2010 | Zachary Roth
    "Tea Party Movement Spreads To Military The Tea Party movement has gained a foothold in the armed forces. A new Tea Party group, Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots, has grown quickly since being launched last month by an active duty Marine Corps sergeant. The group, which vows to "stand up on the very soil we defended to preserve common sense conservatism and defend our Constitution that is threatened by a tyrannical government," currently has over 400 members, who have signed up through its Facebook page, though many are not active duty military. And it has close ties to the broader...
  • Marine's Iraq killings trial to go forward

    03/26/2010 1:47:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 76 replies · 1,183+ views
    AP ^ | March 26, 2010 | Elliot Spagat
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A military judge in California has denied a motion to dismiss charges against a Marine sergeant whose squad killed 24 Iraqi men, women and children after a bomb killed a Marine. Lt. Col. David Jones ruled Friday at Camp Pendleton on a defense motion claiming there was unlawful command influence while a general considered a court-martial for Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich. The judge ruled there was no record of any "meaningful comment" between the general and an aide who had investigated the case as a military lawyer. Wuterich is facing trial on reduced charges of voluntary...
  • US military judge refuses to throw out Iraqi killings case

    03/26/2010 3:06:48 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/26/2010 | AFP via Yahoo
    CAMP PENDLETON, California (AFP) – A US military judge Friday refused to dismiss charges against a former squad leader accused of a role in the 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi civilians. Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich is the last Marine still charged in the case as prosecutors have struggled to make the allegations stick. So far the other seven accused were either acquitted or had charges withdrawn before court martial. Judge Lieutentant Colonel David Jones said Friday the "motion to dismiss charges against the former squad leader Sergeant Frank Wuterich is denied. There was no improper influence flowing upwards or downwards."...
  • Minn. Marine killed during parachute training

    12/05/2009 7:54:37 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies · 3,958+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/5/09 | AP
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Military officials say a decorated Marine from Minnesota has been killed in a parachute training exercise at Camp Pendleton. A Marine Corps statement says Corporal Ryan L. Pape died Thursday night from injuries sustained during a low-level static line jump.
  • War training on a California beach

    10/22/2009 5:32:54 PM PDT · by Saije · 9 replies · 435+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/22/2009 | Regan Morris
    With 15 miles (25km) of pristine, undeveloped beachfront property in southern California, it is difficult to imagine wanting to live anywhere else. But for many of the marines at Camp Pendleton, one place beckons above all others. "Afghanistan," says Lance Cpl Alejandra Esqueda, when asked where she would like to be deployed next. "I actually look forward to it. I'm hopefully going to Afghanistan to finish what we got to do there… I've already been to Iraq. Afghanistan is the new place to be." Thirst for action Lance Cpl Esqueda is one of hundreds of marines on the beach preparing...
  • Murder charge dropped in Iraqi detainee killing

    09/29/2009 6:24:31 PM PDT · by Saoirise · 2 replies · 592+ views
    San diego Union Tribune ^ | 9/29/2009 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The government has dropped a murder charge against a Marine who pleaded guilty Tuesday to dereliction of duty for killing an unarmed Iraqi detainee during a battle to recapture the city of Fallujah. If convicted of murder, Sgt. Jermaine Nelson could have faced a maximum sentence of life in prison and a dishonorable discharge. Instead, he now faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a bad conduct discharge – one grade less than dishonorable. Defense attorney Joseph Low told reporters the plea agreement says Nelson will not serve any prison time and will...
  • MILITARY: Last Fallujah Trial Starts Tuesday (Sgt. Jermaine Nelson)

    09/25/2009 11:13:45 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 13 replies · 577+ views
    North County Times / The Californian ^ | September 25, 2009 | North County Times
    CAMP PENDLETON ---- The murder and dereliction of duty trial for the last of three defendants charged with killing an unarmed detainee during a 2004 battle for what was then the insurgent-held Iraqi city of Fallujah gets under way Tuesday in a base courtroom. Sgt. Jermaine Nelson is accused of killing an unnamed detainee he and members of his Camp Pendleton squad captured in the opening hours of the battle that began on Nov. 9, 2004. Two co-defendants, former Marine sergeants Ryan Weemer and Jose L. Nazario Jr., were acquitted in separate trials for the same alleged offense. (snip) Nazario,...
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Dies in Afghanistan

    09/09/2009 6:56:43 PM PDT · by Saoirise · 10 replies · 659+ views
    San Diego 6 ^ | 9/09/09 | Staff
    SAN DIEGO - The Pentagon released the name Wednesday of a 30-year-old Camp Pendleton-based Marine Corps officer killed in combat in Afghanistan. Capt. Joshua Meadows of Bastrop, Texas, died in Farah Province on Saturday, according to the Department of Defense. Meadows was a member of 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.
  • MILITARY: '60 Minutes' Loses Appeal in Wuterich Case (Court rejects claim of reporter privilege)

    09/05/2009 5:54:19 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 32 replies · 3,251+ views
    A military appeals court has ruled against CBS in a battle over unaired portions of a "60 Minutes" interview with a key figure in the 2005 slaying of 24 Iraqis in the city of Haditha. The U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Appeals rejected the network's claim of reporter privilege in its battle with Marine Corps prosecutors who want access to the outtakes of Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich's interview. Wuterich is charged with nine counts of voluntary manslaughter and related offenses in the incident that was triggered by a roadside bombing that killed one Marine and injured two others. His case...
  • Marines will not seek to reinstate charges against top officer in Haditha killings

    08/28/2009 1:53:33 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 103 replies · 6,097+ views
    LA Times blog ^ | August 28, 2009 | Tony Perry
    The Marine Corps has decided not to seek to reinstate criminal charges against a former battalion commander at Camp Pendleton for a 2005 incident in which his troops killed 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq. Chessani Instead, the Marine Corps will convene a Board of Inquiry to hear testimony and recommend whether Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani should be demoted to major for purposes of retirement. Even if such a recommendation is made and then accepted by the Secretary of the Navy, Chessani's retirement pay would still be based on being a lieutenant colonel. The Marine Corps had sought to try Chessani...