Ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon for new Camp Pendleton hospital

CAMP PENDLETON – A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled this afternoon for the $456 million hospital at Camp Pendleton.

The four-story Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton began operations last month, following three years of construction adjacent Interstate 5.

The 500,000-square-foot facility replaced a much smaller medical center. It was the largest Navy project funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and designed to accommodate wounded warriors and the families of Marines and sailors stationed at Pendleton.

The guest speakers for the 1 p.m. ceremony will be Mike McCord, principal deputy under secretary of defense; Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs; Lt. Gen. John Toolan, the commander of the I Marine Expeditionary Force; and Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison, deputy surgeon general of the Navy.

They will be joined by military and civilian personnel involved with the project.

15 Responses to "Ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon for new Camp Pendleton hospital"

  1. Lee   January 31, 2014 at 11:48 am

    First we colonialize all over the world. For that we need a large military. For that we need to spend a lot of money. As a result, many people all over the world hate us. As a result, many people all over the world kill and injury us.

    As a result, we have to spend millions on a new hospital rehabilitating our wounded who colonize the world for us.

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  2. observant   January 31, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    It’s a beautiful building. I wish our library looked that good.

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  3. angie   January 31, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    as a growing population to local areas has been occurring , news is welcomed. for families of civilian as well as enlisted personnel it affords opportunities for healing, jobs, advancement in sciences and greater economic growth to locations. blending of new affords betterment to a lot.

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  4. grunt   January 31, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    LEE Once again you talk about "Empire" and now "Colonialize (sic)". Will you either stop with that claim or 2) give an example? Like the President, just telling lies does not make it so.

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  5. observer   February 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    this hospital created ALOT of local jobs for over 2 years. It was built under budget, thus saving tax payers millions of dollars. It is state of the art, and provides a positive experience for those that serve us in their time of need. Not to mention they deliver babies and provide physical therapy for the wounded and injured. Very proud of this hospital and you can ask any of the workers that participated (non military) in building it what an honor it was for them to be a part of it. Workers came from San Diego county, Riverside County and Orange County, Los Angeles County to provide their area of expertise at a time when construction jobs were very scarce. It is truly a beautiful facility with a positive energy and standing in front looking up at the flags and out to the ocean one can only be impressed.

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  6. Seriously??   February 2, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Lee simply has no clue what he is talking about. Ever. It is perfectly clear to anyone with even an 8th grade education that Lee has never, even once, cracked open a history book. I see him as this guy with barely a high school education, living in his parents basement, early to mid 30s, no job. Wonder how close I am to the truth. We will never know however, because he simply will not answer back. No guts, no glory.

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  7. Lee   February 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    My dear fellow Fallbrookers, I would like to use observer’s comments (#5) to demonstrate to you the ever-so clever and now omnipresent double-speak logic so famously perpetrated by the famous, shall we say, "fair & balanced" news channel which so many people have fallen under its seemingly brilliant spell. Truth has now been turned upside down and wrong is now the new right. Reality is now wrong, and lies the new reality. Such a nation cannot last for very much longer.

    "this hospital created ALOT of local jobs for over 2 years." This is the carrot on the stick held in front of our noses that our military-industrial complex wants us to fall for over and over and over again: jobs, money, jobs, money, jobs, money . . . Sure, a lot of jobs have been created over the years by this hospital, but at what expense? The answer is at the expense of thousands of maimed soldiers and veterans, at the expense of hate on a global level towards us, Americans (actually, WE, THE PEOPLE haven’t don’t anything wrong directly, our politicians have, yet we pay the ultimate price: dying in hijacked airplanes, blown up while watching a marathon, etc., and who knows what yet awaits us, WE, THE PEOPLE), at a military-industrial financial drain of this nation’s budget that is the culprit of our nation’s downfall, etc. In other words, the small picture "feel good" story of the building of a base hospital is used to cover people’s eyes from seeing the "big picture. And folks always fall for that. Some . . . but not all of them all the time.

    "It was built under budget, thus saving tax payers millions of dollars." This is, perhaps, my favorite quote. It’s the usual, you know, "if you buy this product, you’ll save 25%" . . . only to realize that you have to spend 75% . . . in order to save 25%. Hello! The ONLY true way to save money is if you do not spend the 75% in the first place. Hello! Can you say . . . used car salesman? Come on, folks, you are smarter than that. Or, speaking of cars, it’s the good ol’ 0.0% financing which erroneously leads you to believe that you are getting a great bargain . . . while the truth is that you have to buy the product, and spend money, in order to get the 0.0% interest rates. Yikes! Again, you have to spend money in order to save money. Don’t make a bit sense to me . . . but it does to our military-industrial complex, of course.

    "It is state of the art, and provides a positive experience for those that serve us in their time of need. Not to mention they deliver babies and provide physical therapy for the wounded and injured." Aaaaaw shucks, we always fall for cute, emotional stuff like the mentioning of puppies . . . or babies, don’t we? Watched the Superbowl commercials last night, did cha? OK great, it’s state of the art, but what about one for the civilians? At this point, please read my comment #1 above: we’re chasing our tail. Literally.

    "Very proud of this hospital and you can ask any of the workers that participated (non military) in building it what an honor it was for them to be a part of it. Workers came from San Diego county, Riverside County and Orange County, Los Angeles County to provide their area of expertise at a time when construction jobs were very scarce." Right, good ol’ inclusive psychology not to mention the aforementioned carrot on a stick trick. Got it.

    "It is truly a beautiful facility with a positive energy and standing in front looking up at the flags and out to the ocean one can only be impressed." Ah yes, and let’s throw in the red, white & blue. Got it. Wait a minute, does a building that tries to heal the maimed who killed people, themselves, have a positive energy? Really? Wouldn’t, instead, a place or building that didn’t have any injured both physically or spiritually be a place of "positive energy?" How can a building that revolves around those who kill, i.e., soldiers, be a place of "positive energy?" Again, double-speak logic, folks.

    So, see a pattern developing here? Our military-industrial complex is indoctrinating us . . . with money. Gee, isn’t that the oldest trick in the book? Spend money, build shiny new buildings, create jobs in the process, . . . and let’s keep on killin’ around the world. Yippie.

    You can fool some of the people some of the time — oh, you already know the rest. You’re no fools. Far from it.

    PS. Isn’t it the people’s money to begin with that our military-industrial complex is spending? Anybody else see that? Can you say . . . one big Ponsi scheme?

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  8. Pink   February 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    @Lee this….makes….absolutely….no….sense…at….all….NONE.

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  9. Lee   February 3, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    @ #8 Pink

    W . . . h . . . y? P . . . l . . . e . . . a . . . s . . . e e . . . x . . . p . . . l . . . a . . . i . . . n.

    T . . . h . . . a . . . n . . . k y . . . o . . . u.

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  10. Pink   February 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    @Lee: Because it meaningless, incoherent, and poorly written. In a word… it is Gobbledegook.

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  11. Lee   February 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    @ Pink

    Can you explain why? Can you elucidate in detail with thoughts that actually support your claim?

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  12. Pink   February 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I did. It is impossible to critique what you wrote because it is incomprehensible. Your comments appear to be a string of unrelated sentences, with absolutely no coherent thought process.

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  13. Lee   February 4, 2014 at 8:03 am

    @ Pink

    Thank you.

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  14. grunt   February 4, 2014 at 10:41 am

    @ lee- Iwas going to help Pink explain it to you – then Irealized that just as I cannot explain simple math to my dog. that type of logic is beyond your comprehension – or should i say, any logic is beyond?

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  15. Lee   February 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    @ Grunt

    Thank you.

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