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Re-enlistments by SECDEF "chance of a life-time" April 28, 2002 — The custom of having guests participate in Marine Corps re-enlistment ceremonies, held in high regard by leathernecks as a chance to renew their vows to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, is not uncommon. However, when the guest happens to be the Secretary of Defense, the event goes from uncommon to unforgettable."This was a MORE
His American Dream, Charlie Two Shoes becomes a Marine April 23, 2002 — Tsui Chi Hsii languished seven years in a Chinese prison, then endured 10 years of house arrest in Chukechuang, China, simply because he befriended a company of U.S. Marines. The Marines of Love Company, 3d Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division called him "Charlie Two Shoes." They could not pronounce his Chinese name.  The title MORE
Coasties and Marines "shield" Charleston April 20, 2002 — U.S. Coast Guardsmen, Marines and civilian law enforcers took fortified positions here and hosted one of the largest waterborne maritime exercises ever held in the port city.Approximately 50 Coast Guardsmen from Camp Lejeune's Port Security Training Detachment (TRADET) and more than 100 Marines from the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade MORE
3/2 takes out the trash February 28, 2002 — Approximately 40 Marines from Lima Company, 3d Battalion, 2d Marines, recently gave back to the local community in the form of clearing a beach of trash about 45 minutes from the front gates here.Upon their arrival, Marines saw that most of the trash was floating styrofoam and plastic. Armed with rubber gloves, plastic bags and garden rakes, they MORE
Advocacy Board looks to streamline CSSE support December 11, 2001 — In efforts to streamline productivity, approximately 30 high-ranking Marine and Navy officers gathered recently in Virginia to discuss modernizing the Corps' logistics and supply fields. The groups, dubbed the Combat Service Support Element Advocacy Board, assembled with a mission to modify the way things have been traditionally done in the Corps' MORE
Walking in a winter warrior's land December 10, 2001 — "We remember the frost bite and the numbness in our fingers and toes that would stay with us for years. Some were less lucky and there were lost limbs and amputations." This is just a partial memory from retired Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Simmons. Simmons spoke to the Marines of 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division during a Professional Military MORE
2d LAAD put the sting in Stinger December 10, 2001 — Marines with 2d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion honed their skills during a Stinger Fire Exercise at Onslow Beach here recently. The mission of 2d LAAD is to provide close in, low altitude surface-to-air weapons fires in defense of forward combat areas, vital areas and installations. The unit can also provide support for units engaged in special MORE
Former U.S. Ambassador instructs Marine Officers December 8, 2001 — Ambassador Robert Oakley was the guest speaker during a II Marine Expeditionary Force officer professional military education lecture at the Paradise Point Officer's Club here recently. Oakley, who retired from the State Department in 1991 after 34 years of diplomatic service, spoke to the Marine officers on the lessons learned by the State MORE
SNCO Academy improves Marine Corps' enlisted leaders December 7, 2001 — Recently, a new group of Marine Corps leaders graduated from the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy (SNCOA). After more than six weeks of training, Sergeants' Course graduates are heading back to their parents commands, armed with new techniques to lead their Marines and sailors. Although some military occupational specialties (MOS) focus MORE
USS Kitty Hawk undergoes replenishment-at-sea December 7, 2001 — The USS Kitty Hawk, a 40-year-old aircraft carrier hailing from Yokosuka, Japan, continues to carry the fight to the enemy during Operation Enduring Freedom.  Commissioned in 1961, the Kitty Hawk is the second United States Naval war ship to be named after the coastal North Carolina location and the site of man's first successful flight.  When MORE

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