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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.
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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.
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.
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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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