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MARINES, SAILORS BACK HOME SAFELY
May 14, 2013
By Nathan Max, San Diego Union Tribune
Lt. Col. John Field said he has been flying CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters since 1993.  Upon their return from deployment Monday afternoon, the Sea Knights' final deployment, he called the occasion a huge turning point for Marine aviation. It will also be a turning point for Field, who admitted he's not sure what - or if - he'll be flying next. 

Families Welcome 500 Aviation Marines and Sailors from Pacific Deployment
May 14, 2013
Daniel Woolfolk, Camp Pendleton Patch
Marines and sailors from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 touched down on Camp Pendleton Monday. They served in the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit as it deployed to the Pacific and Middle East.

Marines, sailors return to San Diego after 8-month deployment 
May 13, 2013
By 10News.com
More than a thousand Marines and sailors returned to San Diego Monday after an eight-month deployment. 10News was there for the emotional hugs and kisses before the Marines departed in September.

15th MEU returns from 8-month deployment
May 13, 2013
By CBS8.com
A happy homecoming at Camp Pendleton Monday for members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  They are returning home from an eight month deployment in the Western Pacific and the Middle East. The tour include stops in Thailand, Bali, Australia, and Hong Kong. 

MCAS Yuma Welcomes Home about 200 Marines
May 13, 2013
By KYMA News 11
Families welcomed home about 200 Marines to MCAS Yuma Monday afternoon in an emotional homecoming. The Marines from VMA-311 had been at sea for about eight months.

Welcome Home Marines!
By Yuma Sun
Over 150 Marine Attack Squadron 311 Marines returned May 13 to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma after a six month deployment aboard the USS Peleliu in support of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Tomcats deployed with AV-8B Harriers in support of the 15th MEUs flexible sea-based Marine Air Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious Operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations.

15th MEU Returning To Camp Pendleton Monday (Video)
May 13, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth, KPBS
It's been eight long months, but today the families of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit will get to see their loved ones again, as the Marines return home to Camp Pendleton. 

15th MEU returns from 8-month deployment 
May 13, 2013
By 760 KFMB
A happy homecoming at Camp Pendleton Monday for members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

San Diego: USS Peleliu returning from Middle East
May 10, 2013
By SWRNN
The ships, sailors and Marines of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group will end an eight-month deployment next week and arrive in San Diego. Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are set to return to Camp Pendleton on Monday, the Navy said.

Navy Cross awarded to Camp Pendleton Marine killed in combat
08/11/2012
Long Angeles Times
The Navy Cross, the nation's second-highest award for bravery by a Marine, has been awarded to a Marine from Camp Pendleton who was killed in combat in Afghanistan.....

Scout Sniper awarded Navy Cross posthumously
08/10/2012
by Erika I. Ritchie, The Orange County Register
The Navy Cross, the nation's second-highest award for bravery by a Marine, has been awarded to a Marine from Camp Pendleton who was killed in combat in Afghanistan.....
MILITARY: Marine sniper awarded Navy Cross for battlefield heroism
08/10/2012
by Mark Walker, The North County Times

He started running in boots at age 12, because that's what Marines wore. Fourteen years later, Camp Pendleton sniper Sgt. Matthew "Matt" Abbate was on patrol in Afghanistan's deadly Sangin district ---- a place known as a battleground inside a minefield ---- when ambushed by insurgents....

 
Parents Accept Navy Cross for Fallen Sniper
08/10/2012
Camp Pendleton Patch
A Marine Corps scout sniper was  posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton Thursday....

Camp Pendleton Marine awarded Navy Cross posthumously
08/10/2012
CBS8.com
A Marine Corps scout sniper was  posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton Thursday.....

Fresno Marine honored posthumously

08/10/2012
CVS47 News
A fallen Valley U.S. Marine will be posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the nation's second highest award for combat heroism....

 


Navy Cross ceremony on Pendleton
08/10/12
U-T San Diego
Marine Sgt. Matthew Abbate was awarded the prestigious Navy Cross medal posthumously Friday, August 10, for combat heroism in Afghanistan where he was killed in action on December 26, 2010. Presenting the award to his family members at Camp Pendleton's San Mateo

 

Camp Pendleton Marine Killed In Combat Awarded Navy Cross
08/10/12
10 News
A Marine Corps scout sniper was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton Friday......

 
Camp Pendleton sniper awarded Navy Cross
08/06/12
KUSI News
A Marine Corps scout sniper will be posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton Friday, base officials announced Monday.....

San Diego-Based USS Peleliu Represents Military’s Future, Says Panetta By KPBS April 2, 2012

04/02/2012
By Beth Ford Roth, KPBS
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited the USS Peleliu off the coast of Camp Pendleton Friday, not just to talk with the Marines and Sailors - although he did do that, both at Camp Pendleton and aboard the Peleliu. No, the reason Panetta came out to our neck of the woods was to make a point about the future direction of the United States military. And he said the USS Peleliu was the perfect place to do so. Panetta told service members gathered during an all-hands call aboard the USS Peleliu that rogue nations like Iran and North Korea are trying to destabilize the world: ...

 
Panetta Credits Peleliu for Helping to Reach Turning Point in War By US DoD News March 31, 2012
03/31/2012
By By Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2012 – The United States has reached a turning point after a decade of conflict, but must stay the course to continue to face down terrorism and other threats -- including a debt Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said also threatens U.S. national security. Panetta visited USS Peleliu off the coast of Camp Pendleton, Calif., yesterday, thanking the crew for its service, particularly supporting critical activities in Afghanistan. ...

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Marine sergeant awarded Silver Star for 2010 Afghanistan battle By Stars and Stripes March 31, 2012
03/31/2012
By Starts and Stripes
Marine Sgt. Ryan T. Sotelo was awarded the Silver Star on Thursday for his actions during a 2010 battle in Afghanistan, the U.S. Marine Corps announced. It was Thanksgiving Day when Sotelo’s squad was bombarded with machinegun and small arms fire in after being ambushed in an open field. When the platoon commander was killed, Sotelo took charge of the unit “without hesitation” and moved them to a nearby canal, according to the Marine Corps. ...

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http://www.10news.com/news/30806909/detail.html


Covering sea and land, hovercraft storm base
01/25/2012 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
By Erika I. Ritchie, The Orange County Register
There was an ear-deafening roar and a storm of sand as a Landing Craft Air Cushion hovered through the surfline at Red Beach. ...

Marines, Japanese forces breach the beach
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
By Erika I. Ritchie, The Orange County Register
There was an ear-deafening roar and a storm of sand as a Landing Craft Air Cushion hovered through the surfline at Red Beach. ...

Members Of Japanese Military Train With Marines
01/24/2012 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
www.10news.com
Members of the Japanese military trained with Camp Pendleton Marines on Tuesday as part of the "Iron Fist" training exercise....

MILITARY: Japanese forces join Marines for training exercise
01/23/2012 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
By Don Boomer, NC Times
U.S. Marines and Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces stand side by side during the playing of both country's National Anthems at the opening ceremony of Exercise Iron Fist at Camp Pendleton on Monday....

Camp Pendleton Training
01/16/2012 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
poway.patch.com
A joint training exercise between Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and troops from the Japanese Ground Defense Force is scheduled to begin Monday at Camp Pendleton. ...

Joint Training between Marines and Japanese Ground Defense to begin
01/16/2012 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
www.MyValleyNews.com
A joint training exercise between Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and troops from the Japanese Ground Defense Force is scheduled to begin Monday at Camp Pendleton. ...

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Japanese Ground Defense Force To Participate
01/16/2012 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
www.10news.com
A joint training exercise between Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and troops from the Japanese Ground Defense Force is scheduled to begin Monday at Camp Pendleton. ...

Exercise Iron Fist 2012 brings US and Japanese forces together
01/06/2012 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
waronterrornews.com
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit is scheduled to begin training with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force as part of Iron Fist 2012 at Camp Pendleton, Jan. 16. This is the 7th iteration of the exercise and is a tribute to the U.S./JGSDF relationship that provides a unique opportunity for Marines to train with their Pacific ally on U.S. soil. ...

Japanese troops heading to California to train with Marines
01/05/2012 SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan
www.stripes.com
Some 180 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel, including 140 from Sasebo’s Western Army Infantry Regiment, will participate in the Iron Fist infiltration exercise with Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Pendleton later this month. ...

Marines to train with Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force at Camp
01/03/2012 CAMP PENDLETON, CA
www.thevillagenews.com
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit is scheduled to begin training with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force as part of Iron Fist 2012 at Camp Pendleton, Jan. 16. This is the 7th iteration of the exercise and is a tribute to the U.S./JGSDF relationship that provides a unique opportunity for Marines to train with their Pacific ally on U.S. soil. ...

MILITARY: Marines to train with Japanese army
01/04/2012 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
By Mark Walker, NC Times
Camp Pendleton Marines are once again set to train with Japanese self-defense ground forces, this time in a three-day exercise that starts Jan. 16 at the base....

Excercise Iron Fist 2012 Brings US and Japanese Forces Together
01/03/2012 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
www.dishubnet.com
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit is scheduled to begin training with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force as part of Iron Fist 2012 at Camp Pendleton, Jan. 16. This is the 7th iteration of the exercise and is a tribute to the U.S./JGSDF relationship that provides a unique opportunity for Marines to train with their Pacific ally on U.S. soil. ...

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