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Former Marine retires after 18 years as USO director September 23, 2000 — Retired Sgt. Maj. Matthew A. Hardiman, former director of the Jacksonville, N.C., United Servicemembers Organization officially called it quits Sept. 21 in a post and relief ceremony where retired Sgt. Maj. Paul Siverson took the reigns of the organization.   In a celebration attended by local dignitaries, including civilian and military members, MORE
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2d AABn; keeps the Corps "amphibious"; September 20, 2000 — Few Marines have a true realization of what being an amphibious fighting force really means like the Marines and Sailors of 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2d Marine Division.Located nine miles from main side Camp Lejeune at Courthouse Bay, the unit epitomizes the very heartbeat that makes the United States Marine Corps amphibious by nature. MORE
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Navy Corpsmen practice diplomacy and medicine in Argentina September 15, 2000 — Navy Corpsmen attached to Small Craft Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2d Marine Division, landed in Argentina recently, in support of their Marines, and brought with them a new concept for the medical staff of at the Argentinean base.   "They couldn't get the concept that I wasn't a doctor," said Knoxville, Tenn., native, Petty Officer 1st Class MORE
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Bataan Death March survivor September 15, 2000 — Imagine for a moment simple things that make life easy. Taking a morning shower, changing into clean clothes, and of course eating a good meal. Now imagine not having these things. Add to that being beaten, suffering humiliation and having friends die beside you.   It may sound like something out of a movie. However, for one U.S. Marine, this MORE
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MCT Chaplain Lifts Spirits September 15, 2000 — Dealing with the physical and mental demands of a boot camp-like training environment during the 17-day field portion of Marine Combat Training (MCT) can be a stressful experience for many young Leathernecks.   Combined with the anxiety of being away from family and friends for an extended duration, the time entry-level Marines spend at MCT often MORE
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3/6 battles the mountains in Bridgeport September 15, 2000 — All that was heard on the mountainside was the sound of pinecones and small twigs being crushed under their boots. They were making their way through the rocky, tree infested terrain to the Combat Operations Center where they would link up with other units and prepare for further operations.Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines are participating MORE
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New 'bat boat' speeds rescue time, saves lives September 15, 2000 — Fire Station Number 3 here recently received its very own "bat boat" to replace three of the old fire/rescue boats. The new boat was on display for members of the Military Civil Task Force for Emergency Response Sept. 7 at the Officers Club.   The MCTFER is a military and civilian task force that was created in August 1998, and has been continually MORE
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EOD has important, but explosive job September 15, 2000 — Initial success or total failure. These can be words to live by if you are in the business of detonating or disarming explosives. For many of the Marines who enjoy this dangerous task, a wrong move may mean the injury of themselves or a fellow leatherneck. These hard charging defusing blastmasters are the small band of brothers of the Explosive MORE
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Explosive finale for CAX-9; September 15, 2000 — In major league baseball, there is the ever-popular World Series. For football fans, the most exciting game of the year is the Super Bowl. In soccer, there is the World Cup.   In combat, however, there is no championship; in wartime there is simply victory and defeat.  For the Combined Arms Exercise, which is the Marine Corps premier training MORE
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Amtraks move from ship to shore September 15, 2000 — Marines from Alpha Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion "got their feet wet" during two days of ship-to-shore operations at Onslow Beach here recently.   The training, which helped less-experienced Marines gain familiarity with shipboard operations, served as a preparation for the upcoming Type Commander's Amphibious Training.   "This is a good MORE
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