Saturday, June 27, 2009

JUNE 27th 1978


Thursday, June 25, 2009



Wednesday, June 24, 2009




CONTACT: Shawn Callahan - (916) 768-2686 or

An All-Star lineup of celebrities will team up this Thursday, June 25, 2009 for a historic effort to send the largest shipment of care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas.

The celebrities, military figures, and leading politicians will participate in the “Honor Their Service” TroopAThon – an 8-hour Jerry Lewis style telethon that will be broadcast online at

The TroopAThon will broadcast from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library from 1:00pm – 9:00pm Pacific // 4:00pm – Midnight Eastern.

Celebrities participating in the event include:

President George H.W. Bush
President George W. Bush
Vice President Dick Cheney
Mark Levin
Rush Limbaugh
Sean Hannity
Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Jon Voight
Kelsey Grammer
John Ratzenberger
Ann Coulter
Gary Sinise
John Ondrasik
Dennis Miller
Jackie Mason
Kevin Farley
Gavin McLeod
Melanie Morgan
Andrew Breitbart
Michelle Malkin
Debbie Lee
Laura Ingraham
Lars Larson
Greg Gutfeld
Andrea Shea King
Curtis Sliwa
Hughes Sullivan
Mark Williams
Martha Zoller
Jake Rademacher
Jed Babbin
Chuck Holton
Rich Lowry
Michael Graham
John O’Hurlsey
Tammy Bruce
Robrert Davi
Matt Sanchez
Megan Ortagus
Connie Stevens
Deroy Murdock
Ed Morrissey
Kylie Wiliams
Matt Lewis
Monica Crowley
Noel Sheppard
Pete Hegseth
Robert Spencer
Roger L. Simon
Roger Hedgecock
Ron Winter
Walid Phares
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Buzz Aldrin
Rick Allen
Gerald McRaney
Jerry Haleva
Pat Sajak
Dale Dye
David Zucker
Pat Boone
Charlie Daniels

For more information contact Shawn Callahan - (916) 768-2686 or

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Help needed - Rescue Task Force - Friday

Dear Friends and Supporters,Friday, June 26 at 10:00 AM we will be having a party – a letter folding party.

If you can help ‘get out the mail’ please stop by for couple hours or couple of minutes.

We will be preparing the June newsletter for mailing.


East County Chamber of Commerce Board room
201 S. Magnolia Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
(Corner of Magnolia and Douglas)

If you can help please let us know – refreshments will be provided. Our apologies for the email to folks out of the area, do not have email address book sorted geographically.

Hope to see you Friday

Gary & Andrea

Gary Cell Phone that day: (619) 887-9230
Andrea Cell: (619) 991-3669

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The 5th Injured Marine Golf Benefit

The 5th Injured Marine Golf Benefit is in place for Oct 12th (Columbus Day). The golf tournament is a "shotgun" scramble and is at Costa Mesa Golf Course. 36 four person teams. There is a Dinner/Dance Awards ceremony following at American Legion Post 291 Newport Beach. Live band, great food. raffle and silent auction. People don't have to play to participate at the Legion. All the proceeds go to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. I can be contacted at 949 689 3570 for more info. I will provide you with an entry, etc. so you can help get the word out. We appreciate all you do.

Semper Fi,
Fred Arnold Tournament Director,
1/5 Support Group Co-Chair

Volunteers needed for Seabee Deployment/Family Day

Good afternoon everyone!

On Saturday, July 11th, a Seabee unit from Lakehurst NAES will be holding a Deployment/Family Day and we're looking for a few good volunteers ;)

The event will be held in two parts: one will be from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and consist of serving coffee, cake etc. to the families coming in who will be getting their deployment briefings. The second part of the day will run from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm - that will be the BBQ fun of the day. The crowd expectations are around 400 people.

For those of you who are unaware, Lakehurst has a notorious place in New Jersey history as the site of the Hindenberg disaster, and our SeaBees (or Construction Battalions) have had their own place in our country's history stretching back to World War II. They build bases, air strips, roads - you get the idea. Their unofficial motto is "Can do"!

If you are able to assist in any part of the day or the entire day, please let me know. We'd love to see you there. If you can help, I'd need the following information if you do not have military ID:

1) Name of the driver of the vehicle
2) Driver's license number
3) Names of all others in the vehicle
4) Make and model of vehicle

Thank you everyone for all you do!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Save the date - July 4th from 6 - 9:30 PM on the SCPC Patio!Celebrate the 4th of July with our Marines and their families from Camp Pendleton. We’ll have entertainment, a hamburger and hot dog BBQ, and then we’ll watch the spectacular Fireworks show from the San Clemente Pier.
For more information, please contact Chuck Herpick at, 842.1328, or Kelly at 492.6158 X 34 or


We need 200 Prayer Partners for our Marines!Things are changing rapidly for the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion. With the new emphais on Afghanistan, half of the battalion has been sent there to support various other Marine combat units. The roads, paths and hills need to be safe and clear of explosive devices for our troops to navigate by vehicle on foot. "Our" 1CEB Marines are responsible for this very dangerous task, which will be a 7 month deployment.Let's rally behind "our" Marines and bring them home safely with our prayers. Please contact Chuck Herpick at 240.4193 or Kelly King at 492.6158 x34 to get "YOUR" Marine. Pray for him, write letters to him and send gifts to him. What a terrific opportunity to share God's love!


We are blessed to have a number of Marine families call this church home. But in addition, we try to reach out to every Marine that needs a family and a "home away from home." We have a thriving ministry that welcomes home deployed Marines of the 1st CEB, we serve a Thanksgiving meal each year, throw baby showers for expectant Marine wives, gather gifts for Christmas - generally help out where ever we can!
For more information contact Chuck Herpick.


When our Marines come home from Iraq or Afghanistan after a 6 or 7 month deployment, they come home to any empty barracks. SCPC Marine Outreach Ministry is creating Welcome Home Gift Bags for our 1st CEB Marines. We want to give them a Christ-felt welcome home from their long ordeal. We are in need of the following items for the marines returning from Iraq:

From the 99 cent Store:Shaving Cream, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Men's Deodorant, Bar Soap, Razor Packages, Shaving Cream, Men's Shampoo, and Pen & Paper

From Walmart, Costco or other local stores:Large, Single green bath towels ($3-$4), Playing Cards, and Movie Passes

Gift cards or Donations:

Meal cards from local fast food resturants such as Carl's Jr.We accept donations all year round!
For questions or more information, please contact Chuck Herpick at 949-842-1328 or Kelly King at 949-492-6158, X34. Printer Friendly Format
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

1st BN 5th Marines Family Rediness Connections Social

if you are 1/5 family member, loved one, friend and you have a care package made up for your MARINE.Please bring it to the Connection Social and give it to Mr. Gomez. Make sure to have the proper paper work filled out .... label & custom

WHEN : June 20th 2009 ~ Saturday between 10am & 2pm

WHERE : Lake O'Neill

ATTIRE : Picnic Casual

WHAT TO BRING : BRING YOUR KIDS AND HEALTHY APPETITE For those who so desire, you may bring a dessert or side-dish to share.

Come out relax and enjoy the summer sunny day. Make some new friends :) We will provide the picnic fare and refreshments. There will be lots of fun activities and entertaiment for the kids to include Pony rides, face painting, bouncy house for the tots and obstacle course and slide for the old kids. There will be music and fun for all to enjoy.
This is a really great opportunity to come out meet other 1/5 Marines wives, family, friends .... loved ones.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

email from IRAQ

To whom it may concern,

Good Morning my name is RP3 lewis and I am currently serving my First tour in Iraq . This time of year it’s extremely humid.We arrived here on alsaad in early April. I am stationed with the 2d Marine Aircraft Wing out of Cherry Point , NC . We will be leaving in late October- November time frame. I have received your link from one of my friends and I understand that I can obtain some Care Packages from your organization. I work in the Chaplain's Office and one of my duties is to ensure that the morale & welfare of the Marines & Sailors in my unit are high. We have contacted other organizations, such as the USO, who has supported us with phone cards and Care Packages. Believe me these care packages make a difference to the troops it increases the morale of the unit especially the single marines. The ratio is 25 females: 75 males in my unit.

My mailing address is:

This is some of the stuff we can use: toiletries, snacks , games like nintento ,cd’s, dvds for movie night, for the females bath& body works products, hot chocolate,candy, socks, or mp3 are also welcomed, tshirts, air freshners, energy boosters. I can go on but again these are just examples.I appreciate your willingness to help however you can.

Very Respectfully
RP3 Lewis,Lifa.L
MWSS 271
Chaplain's Office

Monday, June 8, 2009

Camp Pendleton Run ( FRIDAY )


Last minute convoy run down to the Camp Pendleton, to the 1st CEB & 1/5 Marines units.

The Marines are requesting :

letter envelops small writing gear like note books ( no stamp required)foot powder, deet, stuff against sand flees, mosquitos, and sanitizer bottlez, oh and plenty of socks for we won't have any facilities or electricity for personnal use bottle water misters are a luxery item but not really nessesary but feel so good in this dusty , hot, humid infested place.heavy duty belf suspenders at least enough for 25 Marines

Starbucks Coffee shops located in Irvine, Ca at : Culver & Walnut, Sand Canyon & 405 shopping center, and Campus Drive across from UCI

American Legion Post #291215 East 15th Street Newport Beach, CA 92663 Telephone: (949) 673-5070

The Marine Corps career center located right across the street from Downey High & next to PetCo. 8566 E Firestone Blvd Downey, Ca 90241

Monday, June 1, 2009

email from Sgt in Afghanistan

Hey josh,

whats up ?finnaly made it and soon will be in the fight our area sucks and here just a few items needed letter envelops small writing gear like note books ( no stamp required)
foot powder, deet, stuff against sand flees, mosquitos, and sanitizer bottlez, oh and plenty of socks for we won't have any facilities or electricity for personnal use bottle water misters are a luxery item but not really nessesary but feel so good in this dusty , hot, humid infested place.heavy duty belf suspenders at least enough for 25 Marines
for we are carrying extra ammo and kits, and our mobility is very important when chasing some one , last thing we need is our belt to fall bellow our waist. only have a limited space for extra stuff for we need to be moble

Miss you guys and as soon as we get some thing worked out or get a hook up[ then I will send you some pics of the guys out here.

Semper fi Josh and Jacob