Robert E Johnson

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Good chow keeps Marines happy, even at 10,000 feet RECIPE FOR A flight meal: Take five cooks of assorted sizes. Separate and distribute them about a modern mess hall, then stand by for positive results. The proof is in the pudding. Flight Rations originating from MCAS, El Toro, are the living end...
Twentynine Palms, California, hosted the largest peacetime maneuver in the history of the Marine Corps Reserve
The base offers almost every type of combat training required SINCE THE late President Franklin D. Roosevelt came West to dedicate "a new Marine Corps encampment in the memory of a gallant Marine," Camp Pendleton has been of paramount importance to a world in war and a nation building toward...
More than 100 fishermen from 22 Armed Services Commands competed as teams for the "Fishing Masters" honors MADNESS OF THE California gold rush days possessed southland anglers last July as Davey's Locker sports fishing boats headed for the open sea beyond Newport Beach. This day, which saw...
Once a small trans-shipment point, it is now the West Coast's largest tidewater ammunition facility BLACK BART, Spanish Dons and thousands of cattle roamed the plains on which the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot, Concord, now stands. Not to be confused with the literary shrine in Massachusetts where...
Like the current civilian trend toward smaller cars/ the Marine Corps is going compact, but for a different reason THE MIGHTY Mite, specifically designed to meet the Marine Corps' requirement for a lightweight vehicle, is currently being tested by all three Marine divisions. The tests are to...
First nuclear-powered missile surface ship to be built will be the USS Los Angeles. Armament is to consist of missiles WHEN THE development of missile warfare quite naturally led to plans for installation of missiles on Navy ships, the size, stability and electronic capabilities of the cruiser made...
Operating faster than the speed of sound, VMCJ pilots are trained to enter enemy areas and photograph them THERE WAS a time when, if a division or wing commander needed photographs or soundings of a particular zone, he called upon VMJ (photo) or VMC (electronic) units to carry out the search. They...
Members of the 82d Rifle Company, USMCR, participated in "Operation Small Unit Leader," which familiarized personnel with leadership and helicopter employment LAST MARCH, the 82d Rifle Company, USMCR, of Compton, Calif., conducted an air-ground exercise called "Operation Small Unit Leader." The...
Organized in 1942 to guard the Naval Ammunition Depot, barracks personnel are also auxiliary fire fighters MARINE BARRACKS, Naval Ammunition Depot, Fallbrook, Calif., is located in the east shadow of Camp Pendleton. It is an Annex of the Naval Ammunition and Net Depot, Seal Beach, Calif., and is...

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