Posted by Frank Murch | Nov 24, 2014 8:53:00 AM
Life in the marines is about constant change. Units deploy, return are reassigned. Changes in MOS, promotions, discharges and a range of other changes are constant.
The billets stay the same but the names change. Exercises come and go. Service ribbons are added. When the USMC needs to change names they often come to Signs for San Diego.
Signs for San Diego is located south of Camp Pendleton in North County half way between the main gate and the San Luis Ray Gate. We are right in the middle of off base housing and convenient to most of South Pendleton. We do a lot of USMC Signs: name plates changes. We also do parking lot signs, units signs, signs for specific exercise specific signs. We change ribbons out, and produce the new ones. Here is an example:
The 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion needed an incident board. That is a board to record the time between disciplinary problems. This reminds the team that they are a team and there are expectations of the group achieved by each and every marine. “Together Everyone Achieves More”. This board has hooks for numbers. The numbers are the number of days without a problem and the USMC had to order more numbers (Presumably the number of days without incident was high).
The construction was on MDO - Medium Density Overlay, aka Signboard with a high grade red paint and exterior yellow cut vinyl. These types of signs are common on the base and last many years. They generally come down when the information on them becomes obsolete.
Have a signage need on the base? We like doing this sort of work. It is always a pleasure to be of service to the USMC.