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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

"Home of Expeditionary Forces in Readiness"

Camp Lejeune News
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Weight of flag on his shoulders March 19, 2001 — His job is to train and mold Marines who bear the honor of marching with the 2d Marine Division's colors. He teaches them to stand tall and remain steadfast as they strut in parades and ceremonies around the states, carrying the nation's red, white and blue as it billows in the wind. His name is Sgt. Kelly O'Clair, and he is the new color sergeant MORE
Marines blend tradition and technology March 16, 2001 — Every Marine is a rifleman.  This solid fact is a mainstay of Marine Corps training. A group of veteran marksmen and quite a few beginners gathered this week at Stone Bay Training Area for the Division Championship, competing with other teams from across the Marine Corps for medals, trophies and points toward distinguished marksmanship. The history MORE
Corporal's Course moves to Camp Geiger March 15, 2001 — Corporal's Course personnel packed up their swords and moved from Building 138 here to a new residence at Camp Geiger recently. Camp Lejeune was home to the facility nearly five years, according to Gunnery Sgt. Herbert P. Hilt, the course's assistant director. Now, the cadence calls of young leaders blend with those of Marines training at the Staff MORE
Sniper saves uncle's life March 13, 2001 — As a highly skilled marksman, he is trained to make split-second decisions in life and death situations.  Likewise, he did not hesitate to react when he received the news of a family member in distress.. Second Marine Division's Sgt. Raymond J. Plouhar decided to give the gift of life - -  in the form of one of his kidneys - - to his uncle, Tim MORE
Marines looking for a few good plants March 12, 2001 — A plant called Solidago villosicarpa was recently found here which scientists declared a new species, and the Marine Corps is doing its best to protect this resident of the base. The plant, more commonly known as coastal goldenrod, is known to grow in only four locations in the world, three of which are found in Onslow County on this base, MORE
What's up, 'Doc'? March 7, 2001 — In a combat situation there is nothing more important to a Marine than his M-16 A2 service rifle and nobody is more important then "Doc," the Navy Corpsman. The 10th Marine Regimental Aid Station is deploying to Ft. Bragg, N.C. to practice mass casualty exercises on both the battalion level and on a regimental level at Rolling Thunder."We get a lot MORE
Marine Corps Museum looking for home March 6, 2001 — More than 150,000 civilians, former Marines and their families, family members of those currently stationed here visit Camp Lejeune annually. Soon there will be a venue dedicated solely to exhibiting the historical evolution of the base as the home of expeditionary forces in readiness. The Marine Corps Museum of the Carolinas' proposed displays MORE
Family members celebrate halfway point March 5, 2001 — Family members of Marines and Sailors of 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit celebrated the halfway point of the MEU's six-month deployment with the "Over The Hump County Fair" at the Area 4 Gym March 3. The fair brought family members of their deployed loved ones together to find strength in each other and celebrate the halfway mark, according to Debby MORE
Women standing tall in today's Corps March 1, 2001 — "It's hard enough being one of 'the few.' We're the few of the few," says Cpl. Judy Hecksher. The 'few of the few' Hecksher is referring to are the women Marines who play a major role in today's Marine Corps. In sheer numbers, the Marines Corps is a male-dominated force. The relatively small ratio of women to men in the Corps, however, is not MORE
Women servicemembers fought for right to fight February 28, 2001 — Although many believe that women servicemembers traditionally have been used in mostly administrative billets, nothing could be further from the truth. Women have been serving this nation for years in some very dangerous positions. In 1948, the doors finally opened for women to officially join the active ranks of the U.S. Armed Forces. Before MORE

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