Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

 

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

"Home of Expeditionary Forces in Readiness"

Camp Lejeune News
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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
Artilleryman takes pride in service February 27, 2001 — Lance Cpl. Mark K. Cosmas says the day he went to the recruiting office to speak to all the service representatives, the "Army of One" steered him in the right direction. "I didn't know the difference between Army and Marines," he said. "I only knew I wanted to be the best...I asked the Army recruiter who was the best...He said, 'The Marines.'" MORE
Air Delivery Platoon trains with sister service February 27, 2001 — A group of highly skilled Marine Corps riggers and jumpmasters trained for the first time with the Air Force's C-17 Globemaster III here Feb. 26. "Working with the Air Force really keeps us on our toes.  They watch over you like a hawk," said Sgt. John W. Laverde, heavy drop section noncommissioned officer in charge.  "On the other hand, the MORE
CBIRF secures "State of the Union" February 27, 2001 — The President of the United States spoke at Capitol Hill recently to address the joint session of Congress for the first time since taking office -- and II MEF Marines were there to provide consequence management response in the event of a terrorist incident involving a nuclear, biological or chemical weapon.The Chemical, Biological Incident MORE
Local celebrity survives day at MCT February 26, 2001 — A local celebrity met the Marine Corps challenge recently spending a day at Marine Combat Training Battalion and the Staff Noncommissioned Officer's Academy aboard Camp Geiger.  Because she felt Marines are survivors, Valonda Bruinton, a reporter for Eyewitness News 9, wanted to include the Marine Corps in a series about real-life survivors. "I MORE
Fire mission! February 25, 2001 — "I see red!" yelled the gunner as he confirmed the color of the propellant charge bag being loaded into a howitzer. Seconds later, Lance Cpl. Richard C. Buckson of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment simulated the actions of delivering a 95lb., high-explosive projectile toward a predetermined target miles away. Had the gun actually MORE
M-4 passes cold-weather trial February 22, 2001 — Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment recently completed their first cold- weather training since the Betio Battalion began a year-long assessment of the M-4 carbine rifle. The weapon system could replace the current M-16A2 service rifle. To test its cold-weather operability, Kilo Company took the weapon to chilly Fort McCoy, Wisc. MORE

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