US Navy hospital ship Mercy returns

US Navy hospital ship Mercy returns

SAN DIEGO  – The hospital ship USNS Mercy returned to San Diego today from a four-month deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2015, according to the Navy. The 10th annual humanitarian assistance and disaster preparedness mission began in late May and took the vessel to Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Personnel provided or took part in healthcare […]

Marines and Sailors help feed Fallbrook families

Marines and Sailors help feed Fallbrook families

FALLBROOK – Marines and Sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group volunteered at a charity event held by the Fallbrook Food Pantry, Aug. 15. The Fallbrook Food Pantry collects food donations from local businesses and redistributes it to families going through difficult situations. “Everybody has to eat and we want to encourage the volunteer […]

Marine Corps NCO Hutchins convicted of killing civilian in Iraq

CAMP PENDLETON  – A U.S. Marine Corps non-commissioned officer was convicted today, June 17, of killing an unarmed civilian in Iraq nine years ago. Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III of Plymouth, Massachusetts, was also convicted of conspiracy and larceny, but acquitted of preparing a false report about the killing, the Los Angeles Times reported from Camp Pendleton. The six-Marine […]

Marine Corps to conduct Semper Durus exercise

CAMP PENDLETON – Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton will conduct a full-scale Force Protection exercise here from June 15 to June 19. The regional command post exercise is comprised of a series of field training scenarios designed to improve regional command and control, enhance interagency coordination, improve installation capabilities to respond to, […]

UPDATE: Second fatality in USMC crash in Hawaii identified as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Maricopa, Arizona

UPDATE: Second fatality in USMC crash in Hawaii identified as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Maricopa, Arizona

SAN DIEGO – The second Marine who died following the crash of a Camp Pendleton-based aircraft during a training mission in Hawaii has now been identified as a 21-year-old resident of Maricopa, Arizona. Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan was fatally injured when the MV-22 Osprey assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton crashed during […]

Camp Pendleton Marine killed in Hawaii

Camp Pendleton Marine killed in Hawaii

SAN DIEGO – One U.S. Marine was killed on Sunday, May 11 and 21 others were injured when a tilt-rotor aircraft based at Camp Pendleton made a hard landing at a training base in Hawaii. The MV-22 Osprey from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit made the hard landing about 11:40 a.m. (2:40 p.m. PDT) at Marine Corps Training Area […]

Senator Patricia Bates honors Camp Pendleton’s new Fisher House

SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) joined with San Diego-area state lawmakers to celebrate the new Fisher House at Camp Pendleton by authoring a legislative resolution. The resolution was provided prior to the house’s dedication today, Friday, May 15, at Camp Pendleton. “Providing our veterans and active service members with the medical care they […]