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The assistant director for servicemember affairs held two town-hall meetings on Camp Pendleton Friday with 300 Marines and some of their spouses to discuss financial literacy and to raise awareness on predatory tactics of vendors and lenders.
The family of a Marine killed in May during combat operations in Helmand Province will receive the Silver Star posthumously Thursday, the 1st Marine Division reports.
Government, Police & Fire
Lance Cpl. Darren Evans admitted to killing Lance Cpl. Mario Arias to death with a crowbar in 2011.
Going over the fiscal cliff could mean severe cuts to the military budget and programs military families rely on, according to the National Military Family Association.
Government, Local Connections
During a 2006 patrol in Iraq, the Camp Pendleton-based dog and his handler, Cpl. Megan Leavey, were injured by an explosion. The two were reunited on base this year.
The deadline to ship packages to service members overseas are as early as Dec. 3.
The non-standard bridge puts Marines in an advantage, because they don't have to rely on bridges manufactured and shipped from overseas, the 1st Marine Logistics Group reports.
Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, who was based in Camp Pendleton, led the investigation of the case.
Michelle Obama and Jill Biden launched the initiative last year with a goal of having businesses hire 100,000 veterans by 2013.
A public service announcement featuring former Marine Sgt. Gary Stein was intended to keep Marines out of trouble during election season.
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