Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46By YM/ SSgt Joseph Moreno Eagle (CA) Last September, the Eagle (CA)Young Marines made a trip to the mountains in Julian California. The trip took us on a long winding road, going uphill most of the way. We saw dairy cows, horses, and lots of trees. We started seeing trees that seemed to have red spots on them. We soon found out that they were apple trees. After a few hours we reached our destination, an apple farm. We exited our vehicles, got organized into our teams and headed towards the apple orchard. We received a class from Mrs. Siegmann on how to pick apples, re- ceived a container and before long our containers were full of apples. We then checked out of the orchard and drove to the hiking area. Then we made our gear check and started our 4 mile hike up and down the hills. We passed by cows and horses. We were at an elevation of approximately 4000 feet. We could tell the difference be- cause we were breathing harder. We took pictures all along the route. Mr. Siegmann would stop and explain points of interest in the trees and en- vironment along the way. Things I’ve heard our teacher talk about in school, I got to see in real life. When we finished the hike we had our lunch and headed to the village for apple pie and ice cream. Was it good? It was fabulous! After that, we started the long drive down the mountain.Our ears would pop as we got into the lower elevation. I am grateful for Mr. and Mrs. Siegmann and the other adults for volunteering their time to do these great things for us Young Marines. We thanked them as they were the ones who have paved the way for us. What an experience! Eagle: An Educational Trip to the Julian Mountains By YM/LCpl Luke Paulson Eagle (CA) Last October, we gathered all our materi- als and moved to the Marine Corps Base Ex- change in Camp Pendleton. We set up all of our Drug Demand Reduction materials. We greeted people as they walked by, and some people would stop and ask us questions. I was surprised when these adults thanked us for promoting a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. After an hour, our adult leaders surprised us with a trip to the Obstacle Course. I re- ally looked forward to running the Obstacle Course. Many of the obstacles are tall, so we have to work together to overcome them. The logs are very big also (I am still trying to make it up the rope to the top. I get a little farther each time I try). After that, we practiced doing the Fireman’s Carry drills. We finally went back to the Drug Demand Reduc- tion setup at the Exchange. By this time, the agents from the Drug Enforcement Adminis- tration had arrived and they had a K-9 (or dog) demonstration.Their dog was really smart and well-trained at finding hidden illegal drugs. The DEA agents also answered some of our questions about Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camare- na. Our Eagle Young Marines were told how im- portant our efforts are to stay drug-free, and how important it is to contribute to a good cause. The DEA officers thanked us for our drug-free stance. In turn, we thanked the DEA officers for their efforts to stop drug traffick- ing. They allowed us to have our freedom and carry on our proud traditions of serving our community and promoting a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Red Ribbon Week Promotes Healthy, Drug-Free Lifestyle Fresh apples, straight from the tree. We started seeing trees that seemed to have red spots on them. We soon found out that they were apple trees. ESPRIT ONLINE | Page 32