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Survivor -- Urgent Fury veteran still active after near-death experience in Grenada; September 11, 2000 — "They were shooting at me for sport.  That made me mad, because sooner or later they would have to hit me," said Col. Timothy B. Howard in a November 1986 article from The Observation Post. "So I waved my middle at them in my last hope of defiance."   Howard, who is the 2d Marine Division's assistant chief of staff for intelligence, at the time, MORE
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Lejeune wows Yahoo! winners September 09, 2000 — With warriors' faces and Marine hearts, the "Yahoo! Fantasy Career Day" winner Richard A. Castanet, 47, of Richmond, Va., teamed with son Christian, 17, and experienced a portion of Marine Corps life here recently.   After a brief stop at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., the pair boarded separate AH-1 Super Cobra helicopters and rode MORE
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Camp Lejeune Marines train to fight Idaho fire September 08, 2000 — Local Marines recently deployed to fight on home turf. Their mission is to safely combat wild fires on federal lands in Salmon, Idaho. It is not unprecedented for military units to be called in on such a case. In 1996, Marines responded to a similar alarm and supported firefighting efforts in Oregon.   Approximately 410 Marines for 3RD Battalion, MORE
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Birds of steel bring air support to CAX September 08, 2000 — The platoon had been hammering the enemy continuously with mortars and small arms fire for the past two hours. As the troops held the enemy at bay, they could clearly see the bright impacts of 500-pound bombs on the enemy objective. This was before they heard the eardrum-shattering howl of F-18s as they flew close overhead.   In battle, the air MORE
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HMLA 269 and Recon work hand-in-hand September 06, 2000 — The blades of the Huey whipped around furiously as it lowered to the deck for the insertion. Dust filled the moonlit air as the reconnaissance Marines loaded their weapons, tightened the straps on their packs, and pulled their covers tight on their heads. The pilot gave the thumbs-up and the Marines jumped out and continued on as the helo flew away MORE
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HMLA 269's AO/AGs keep birds in air September 06, 2000 — The most noticeable members in military aviation are usually the pilots who actually operate the aircraft. Some people do not always realize how other billets support the unit's overall mission. Take, for example, aerial observers/aerial gunners. Their job is absolutely essential.An AO/AG's primary job is to make sure that the helicopter stays in MORE
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Third Battalion, 8th Marines receive Corps competition badge August 28, 2000 — The Camp Lejeune, N.C., annual Rifle Squad Competition winners from 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, received the Rifle Squad Competition Badge Aug. 18 here from the Commandant of the Marine Corps General James L. Jones.   The ceremony took place prior to the 8th and I Barracks Evening Parade where Lejeune's Marines were MORE
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Commandant recognizes Leftwich Trophy winner August 28, 2000 — The Leftwich Trophy for Outstanding Leadership was presented to Maj. Daniel M. Sullivan here Aug. 18 by Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James L. Jones.   The trophy, which bears the name of Vietnam Navy Cross recipient Lt. Col. William G. Leftwich, was awarded to Sullivan during the Barracks' Evening Parade.   Sullivan, who is from the New York City MORE
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8th Comm Marines get combat ready August 23, 2000 — Drabbed in heavy camouflage while trekking through the thick brush and weeds surrounding Combat Town here, a four man reconnaissance team positions themselves and takes detailed notes on the enemy who stands a stones throw away.   This scenario was part of a recent three-day exercise in which Service Company and Headquarters Co., 8th Communication MORE
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Chilean Marines keep pace August 03, 2000 — Chilean Marines (Infanteria De Marina) began training here July 23 with 3rd Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division to improve foreign relations and allow them to see, firsthand, how U.S. Marines conduct training evolutions.   "We're building cooperation and familiarization with Chilean Marines while we strengthen both cultures.  It also MORE
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