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"Fightin' I" destroys silhouette targets off the Carolina Coast October 26, 2000 — Marines of the 'Fightin' I' 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division fired rounds at silhouette targets during a presentation drill here Oct. 13 during the Marine Air-Ground Task Force-6 type commanders amphibious training exercise.More than 40 India Company Marines fired 30 rounds each off the bow of the ship with the purpose of honing their skills MORE
Camp Lejeune Marine takes Corps-wide shooting award October 26, 2000 — Fifteen years of dedication to marksmanship training has culminated into the achievement of a lifetime for Warsaw, Va., native Staff Sgt. Vince Sulik, a marksmanship instructor with 2d Force Service Support Group Marksmanship Training Unit, Weapons Training Battalion, at the Stone Bay Training Area here. Sulik, a 20-year veteran of the Marine MORE
Marines practice demolition raids October 25, 2000 — The M-240Gs and Squad Automatic Weapons were chattering away from the hillside as group of Marines began providing them cover. "Let's go," said a squad leader as rounds cracked through the trees. "We have to get this charge set, pop smoke and get out." They moved quickly through the high brush and down into the creek bed toward their objective. MORE
When expanding the mind becomes illegal October 24, 2000 — He was only known as 'C.J.' to his friends. With short, shaggy-blonde hair atop a scrawny 120-pound frame, he had the reputation of being quite the party animal when it came to knowing when, and where, the jumpin' party scene was. C.J. was a guy who liked to expand his mind, not by reading great works of literature or going to the movies, but by MORE
Corps distinguishes itself yet again October 24, 2000 — Marines have been distinguishable on sight, throughout the world, since the beginning of their existence in 1775. From shaven heads resembling "Mason jars" to rigorous tactics and training, the Marine Corps has earned names such as "Devil Dogs" for their valor and ferocity in Belleau Woods and "Leatherneck" for traditional leather guards protecting MORE
Females take part in wartime training October 23, 2000 — Learning to shoot mortars, guiding Howitzers down from Army CH-47 Chinooks, and spending days out in the field under the hot October sun were some of the things Marines did at Exercise Rolling Thunder here. But there was something a little different about some of the Marines that made this training unique. There were women Marines, their hands and MORE
USS Cole memorial honors those who lost their lives October 23, 2000 — More than 100 Marines and Sailors joined here together for a ceremony at the Protestant Chapel Oct. 23 to honor the 17 Sailors killed in USS Cole bombing. The service, which seemed to be a solemn one, started with the posting of the colors and then the invocation. Chaplain Ollis J. Mozon, command chaplain for the base here, gave the opening remarks MORE
Urgent Fury revisited October 20, 2000 — Grenada, a small independent nation in the Western Hemisphere, is just 133 square miles, roughly a tenth of the size of Rhode Island.  Yet, its strategic geographical placement was valuable to Cuba's military strategy, and its importance set off a chain of events that reverberated worldwide and added the idyllic tropical island to the annals of MORE
TIO making new gear October 20, 2000 — The enemy is near.  You can smell and hear their every move through the rough terrain in front of you.  You lay low with your fellow warriors and stay as still as a round waiting to be fired.  You worry, but you know 'Dragonfire' has your back if things start to get rough. What is Dragonfire? "Dragonfire is a robotic mortar that gets fire control MORE
Keeping Marines' equipment in action October 18, 2000 — In the darkness that came with nightfall and the end of another day in the field, he crouched inside the hood of a dust-covered humvee, still working to fix it's broken parts. "I wouldn't change what I do for the world," said Lance Cpl. Paul C. Cram, as he reached for another tool with hard-working, greased-covered hands. The Little Rock, Ark., MORE

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