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President Obama's schedule for Wednesday, Aug. 7

President Obama's schedule for Wednesday, Aug. 7

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- President Obama visits troops and their families Wednesday at Camp Pendleton, Calif., to thank them for their service, the White House said.

Marines evaluate new armored personnel carrier

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., June 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has put General Dynamics Land Systems' Marine Personnel Carrier through its paces to test critical vehicle features.

Five Marine Corps sergeants guilty of fraternization

SAN DIEGO, June 4 (UPI) -- Five Marine Corps staff sergeants in California face dismissal after being convicted of fraternizing with a female lance corporal, military officials said.

Man sentenced for stealing medical supplies for injured troops

SAN DIEGO, May 21 (UPI) -- A man who pleaded guilty to stealing U.S. military medical supplies was sentenced to six months in prison in San Diego, Calif., court records said.

BAE, Iveco MPC evaluated

ARLINGTON, Va., May 10 (UPI) -- An 8x8 amphibious armored personnel carrier by BAE Systems and Iveco Defense Vehicles has been tested for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Trial begins for Marines charged in deaths

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- A trial that could end in the death penalty for three Marines accused of killing a sergeant began in California with damning evidence from prosecutors.
U.S. Marine amphibious unit arrives in Persian Gulf region

U.S. Marine amphibious unit arrives in Persian Gulf region

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- A flotilla of U.S. Marines reported for duty in the Persian Gulf region to relieve a task force that will sail for its home base in California, the Navy said.

Regular Breathalyzers at Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Starting in the new year, U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton will be subjected to random Breathalyzer tests to curb excess drinking in the military, officials said.

Police defended in death of Marine

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The police chief of Palm Springs, Calif., is defending officers who killed a Marine in a confrontation during which one officer was allegedly hit by a car.

4 Marines arrested for beating at gay bar

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Four U.S. Marines could face assault and hate crime charges for allegedly beating a man outside a gay bar in Long Beach, Calif., authorities said.

Deploying forces get rapid UAS training

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Marines from the II Marine Expeditionary Force will be able to receive rapid training of unmanned aerial systems at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Testing set for Havoc vehicle

DALLAS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A new 8x8 armored vehicle from Lockheed Martin is to be tested and validated under a $3.5 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps.

Haditha Marines could be forced out

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Two Marines granted immunity from prosecution in the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians could be kicked out of the service for false statements, officials said.

Marine connected to missing Brittany Kilgore

FALLBROOK, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- A body found Tuesday may be that of a California woman missing since Friday, and a woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities said.

Marine faces trial in crowbar killing

OCEANSIDE, Calif., April 16 (UPI) -- A man accused of killing a fellow Marine with a crowbar in a barracks in California will be court-martialed on a charge of premeditated murder, officials said.
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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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