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Hands-free cell phone laws effective July 1 June 27, 2008 — On July 1, two state laws affecting the use of cell phones while driving will take effect. The first law prohibits all drivers from using handheld wireless telephones while driving. Drivers age 18 and over must use an ear piece or similar hands-free device. The other law also taking effect July 1, prohibits drivers under age 18 from using a MORE
New amendment benefits military members June 27, 2008 — On January 1, an amendment to the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act took effect. The act, also known as the “Lemon Law,” was changed so that it now protects all military personnel stationed in California. The Lemon Law protects consumers who buy or lease a motor vehicle that is still under manufacturer’s warranty. If the vehicle has recurring MORE
Brothers in blood, brothers in arms June 27, 2008 — MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (June 27, 2008) – Three months ago they went to boot camp as brothers on the Buddy Program—a recruiting incentive that allows friends to go through boot camp together. Today, Lance Cpl. Jonathon and Pfc. Curtis Bailey, Platoon 1042, Company C, walk across Shepherd Memorial Drill Field as two of the top Marines MORE
Be alert: check-fraud scams may cost thousands June 26, 2008 — The depot’s Legal Assistance Office is warning service members and their families against a recent outbreak of the Nigerian Counterfeit Cashier’s Check Scam that has targeted three members of the depot family in the past two months.In one case, an individual was conned out of $6,000 in a check-fraud scam. Another individual received a suspicious MORE
Brothers in blood, brothers in arms June 26, 2008 — Three months ago they went to boot camp as brothers on the Buddy Program—a recruiting incentive that allows friends to go through boot camp together. Today, Lance Cpl. Jonathon and Pfc. Curtis Bailey, Platoon 1042, Company C, walk across Shepherd Memorial Drill Field as two of the top Marines in their company. Jonathan, 18, was promoted from MORE
Keeping up with the times: Depot language testing goes computerized June 23, 2008 — Marines with foreign language capabilities have the chance to increase their job opportunities with more specific assignments and higher pay.The Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., produced a new test to identify Marines with effective foreign language skills. Although the base school is in California, Marines now have the chance to MORE
Find out what you're made of, run a marathon June 19, 2008 — Batgirl passed me at about mile 20 during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. If she could not inspire me to keep running, then nothing would. I had been walking and running since the 10th mile. At mile 16, my legs quit. I had one hour to run the final 10 miles to meet my time goal. This would normally be attainable for me, only this time I already ran MORE
Company honorman turns down law career to lead Marines June 19, 2008 — Lance Cpl. Robert E. Gebhardt, Platoon 3221, Company K, knew he wanted to be in the armed forces since he watched service members march at Presidio District of San Francisco, as a child.Gebhardt later learned the differences between the branches of service. He said that he wanted to become a Marine because they have the most physically demanding MORE
Honoring San Diego’s heroes through music June 19, 2008 — As the sun descended on the horizon, Ma­rine Band San Diego serenaded specta­tors at the depot’s annual Sunset Concert, June 14. Active duty and retired service members, recruits from Company C and civilians were present to enjoy the soothing sounds of the evening’s music. Approximately 400 people attended the concert.Before the event began, Brig. MORE
New Marines learn discipline, camaraderie June 19, 2008 — The Spartans, Romans and today’s U.S. Marines are known as some of the finest fighting organizations man kind has ever known. These great armed forces in history all had one thing in common with one another.  They all had discipline and all knew some form of close-order drill.Throughout the history of the military, close-order formations have MORE

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