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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 MORE
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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
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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 MORE
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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 MORE
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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 MORE
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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
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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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A Leader that loves it October 13, 2000 — When a unit takes part in an exercise, such as the recent type commanders amphibious training off the North Carolina Coast, the overall responsibility falls under the commanding officer.   Unfortunately, the commanding officer can't be everywhere his troops go, and fortunately he has responsible leaders to follow through with his commands.   The MORE
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Corpsmen train Marine style October 13, 2000 — Corpsmen, and one dental technician, with 2d Force Service Support Group, 2d Marine Air Wing from Beaufort, S.C., 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Naval Hospital and 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division participated in Battle Skills Training recently for the corpsmen trophy cup.  They were divided into six six-man teams, three gold teams MORE
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World War II heroes unite at Camp Lejeune October 06, 2000 — WWII Veterans from the 8th Defense and Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion met at Marston Pavilion here recently to celebrate their 30th annual reunion since 1970.   The 8th Defense & AAA Bn. Reunion Association travels to different places every year for their reunion.  Normally, the reunion is held in a hotel, but this year they chose to come to MORE
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