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130 U.S. troops arrive in Iraq to assist with humanitarian crisis

130 U.S. troops arrive in Iraq to assist with humanitarian crisis

CAMP PENDELTON, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) --Another 130 U.S. military advisors landed in Iraq to assist in rescuing a minority group under threat from terrorists, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.
Gabrielle Levy
California wildfires prompt arrest, charges

California wildfires prompt arrest, charges

SAN DIEGO, May 17 (UPI) --San Diego County District Attorney considers charges against two teens as well.
Danielle Haynes
Fires continue to burn in San Diego, including two on Marine base

Fires continue to burn in San Diego, including two on Marine base

SAN DIEGO, May 16 (UPI) --Brushfires continued to burn Friday in the San Diego area, including two that have charred thousands of acres on U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Frances Burns
Nine wildfires in San Diego area destroy homes, force evacuations

Nine wildfires in San Diego area destroy homes, force evacuations

SAN DIEGO, May 15 (UPI) --At least nine wildfires burned Thursday morning in the San Diego area, driven by gusty winds and hot weather.
Frances Burns
Southern California wildfire forces evacuations at Camp Pendleton

Southern California wildfire forces evacuations at Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO, May 14 (UPI) --A large brush fire at Camp Pendleton in Southern California threatened an elementary school and some base housing Wednesday.
Frances Burns

Study: Marines at Camp Lejeune had high cancer death rate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The cancer death rate at Camp Lejeune, the Marine base in North Carolina, was significantly higher than at Camp Pendleton in California, a federal study found.

U.S. Marine to be retried for allegedly killing Iraqi civilian

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine freed on appeal after serving more than six years for the killing of an Iraqi civilian is scheduled to be retried, military officials said.
Marine catches and releases great white shark in California

Marine catches and releases great white shark in California

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Great white shark reeled in by Marine off the coast of Camp Pendleton in Southern California, and his wife caught the catch on camera.
Evan Bleier

Marines ID'd in fatal Camp Pendleton firing range explosion

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps Thursday named the four Marines killed in a training accident at Camp Pendleton while handling unexploded ordnance at a firing range.

4 Marines killed in Camp Pendleton training accident

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Four U.S. Marines were killed in a training accident at Camp Pendleton Wednesday while handling unexploded ordnance at a firing range, a Marine official said.

Camp Pendleton wildfire 41 percent contained, residents return

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Camp Pendleton, Calif., brush fire that burned 2,500 acres is 41 percent contained, Marine Corps officials said Monday.

Camp Pendleton fire in sunny SoCal still burning

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A wildfire kept burning at a U.S. Marine Corps base near San Diego with forecasters warning Sunday that another day of prime fire weather was likely.

Marine killed in tank fire during training exercise in California

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A 21-year-old U.S. Marine was killed when a tank caught fire during a training accident in the California desert, his family says.

Man captured in Oregon, accused of murder, attempted murder

PENDLETON, Ore., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A man sought in the attack of one woman and the stabbing death of another in Pendleton, Ore., was captured, police said.
Obama says military depends on strong economy

Obama says military depends on strong economy

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- President Obama said Wednesday a strong military depends on a strong economy, and both are imperiled by the budget standoff in Washington.
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SDP2003063003 - Camp Pendleton, June 30 (UPI) --San Diego Padres Pitcher Trevor Hoffman signs autographs for Ensign Joshua Scott during the Los Angeles Dodgers Coach Manny Mota's Baseball Clinic held at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corp base in Oceanside, Calif., on June 30 2003. rlw/ESC/EARL S. CRYER UPI
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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps and serves as its prime amphibious training base. It is located on the Southern California coast, in San Diego County, and bordered by Oceanside to the south, San Clemente, Cleveland National Forest, Orange and Riverside counties to the north, and Fallbrook to the east.

The base was established in 1942 to train U.S. Marines for service in World War II. By October 1944, Camp Pendleton was declared a "permanent installation" and by 1946, it became the home of the 1st Marine Division. It was named after Marine General Joseph Henry Pendleton (1860–1942), who had long advocated in setting up a training base for the Marine Corps on the west coast. Today it is the home to myriad Operating Force units including the I Marine Expeditionary Force and various training commands.

In 1769, a Spaniard by the name of Capt. Gaspar de Portola led an expeditionary force northward from lower California, seeking to establish Franciscan missions throughout California. On July 20 of that same year, the expedition arrived at the location now known as Camp Pendleton, and as it was the holy day St. Margaret, they baptized the land in the name of Santa Margarita.

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