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  1. Residents of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and the surrounding communities most likely saw smoke rising over the hills Pendleton during Memorial Day weekend. But the smoke wasn't a cause for concern, it was a sign Camp Pendleton officials were hard at work protecting the base and its environment. The Camp Pendleton Fire Department worked with the base's Environmental Security office to conduct prescribed burns to clear out dense vegetation to help endangered wildlife and help prevent or control the spread of wildfires during the upcoming fire season...
    A firefighter feeds a prescribed burn in the Juliet Training Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 23.
  2. Effective May 20th, Secretary Esper updated guidance to commanders on changing local Force Health Protection Condition levels to allow bases to begin planning to return to normal operations in the COVID environment. This guidance sets the considerations and processes for commanders who are seeking to adjust their local HPCON levels in a manner that will continue to protect our personnel from further spread of COVID-19 and preserve the operational readiness of our global force. Under this guidance, commanders make deliberate, risk-based decisions to change HPCON levels as conditions allow.  Commanders will take into consideration guidance from the CDC; collaboration with state, territorial and local health authorities; and advice from...
    U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, enforce precautionary measures such as cleaning and disinfecting the barracks during field day on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 23.
  3. Hurricane season is a part of life for residents living along the Eastern Seaboard, and with the recent passage of Tropical Storm Arthur this week, ahead of the official hurricane season, there is already a renewed focus on upcoming weather anomalies. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River prepare for destructive weather and plan months in advance to ensure all assets in the path of future storms are secured and protected. Hurricane season begins June 1 and extends to November 30...
    A vehicle stands by ready to assist with destructive weather at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 12, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gomez)
  4. Hunting on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is a crucial element in preserving the delicate balance of wildlife. Since the 1950s, the base has maintained a well-regulated hunting program to preserve the ecosystem. Throughout the years, this program has typically relied on individual hunter participation. It is the responsibility of all on-base hunters to take the time to attend required hunter education courses to be able to purchase a license and obtain an on-base permit...
    Responsible hunting on Camp Pendleton balances sport and stewardship to the environment
  5. Marine Corps Systems Command’s Program Manager for Infantry Weapons has begun a large-scale modernization project to increase the lethality of the infantry squad. PM IW strives to equip and sustain the Marine Corps with fully-integrated infantry weapons, optics and nonlethal systems for the Ground Combat Element. The portfolio’s modernization efforts adhere to Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger’s vision to redesign the force to meet the challenges of a new age of great power competition. Through PM IW, the Corps plans to field numerous new weapon and optic systems over the next decade...
    PM Infantry Weapons undergoing largest modernization effort in decades