Military

Volunteers landscape future Fallbrook home of injured Marine

Volunteers landscape future Fallbrook home of injured Marine

FALLBROOK – Responding to a Volunteer Day invitation from the national nonprofit organization Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), nearly 100 people turned out June 24 to help landscape Marine Private First Class Isaac Blunt’s future specially-adapted custom home in Fallbrook. The VFW hosted breakfast (and also helped with the landscaping) and shuttle buses transported volunteers […]

The fourth annual ‘Day at the Races’ benefits military families

CAMP PENDLETON – Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA will host a “Day at the Races” at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club July 23. The event will benefit active duty military and their families. This is the fourth year Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA has benefited from the event at the Thoroughbred Club. This year’s proceeds […]

Fallbrook and Oceanside Rotary Clubs salute the military

Fallbrook and Oceanside Rotary Clubs salute the military

FALLBROOK – The Rotary Club of Fallbrook and the Oceanside Rotary Club had the privilege of honoring six of the finest military personnel from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base at their annual Military Awards Program held March 16 at the Grand Tradition in Fallbrook. The honorees were from two Marine Corps units – Marine Corps […]

VFW to put on a Welcome Home Party for Vietnam vets

FALLBROOK – Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1924 welcomes all Vietnam veterans, and those who wish to honor their service, to “The Welcome Home Party You Never Got.” “When our veterans returned from Vietnam, very few honored them,” said MGySgt (ret) Kenny Etherton, commander of VFW Post 1924. “On Saturday, May 20, everyone is invited […]

Camp Pendleton celebrates 75 Years

CAMP PENDLETON – Camp Pendleton commemorates its 75th anniversary with a series of celebratory events now through September 2017. The base invites the public to a number of events including the Battle Colors Ceremony, multiple base tours, the World Famous Mud Run, an evening colors ceremony, and various events in the San Diego area. Base […]

Local WWII veteran celebrated with Honor Flight trip

Local WWII  veteran celebrated with Honor Flight trip

FALLBROOK – First Lieutenant Elizabeth “Betty” Gilby served in the Army during World War II in Algeria, North Africa, Italy, and Yugoslavia as a registered dietician in the Army Medical Department. She recently participated in the Fall San Diego Honor Flight, part of a national network dedicated to transporting veterans to visit their memorials in […]

Dogs on Deployment: serving those who serve us

Dogs on Deployment: serving those who serve us

Robin Montgomery Special to The Village News Every day across the United States, military personnel are deployed or reassigned to other military bases around the world. In many of those cases, service members cannot take their beloved pets with them, nor can they find anyone to care for their pets until they return home months […]

Agencies work together in Wild Land Fire Fighting Exercise

Agencies work together in Wild Land Fire Fighting Exercise

CAMP PENDLETON − Camp Pendleton hosted the Wild Land Fire Fighting Exercise 2016 at Las Pulgas Lake on May 5. The Wild Land Fire Fighting Exercise 2016 combined elements of aviation and ground units from Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Air Wing, Navy Region Southwest, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the San […]