Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

 

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

"Home of Expeditionary Forces in Readiness"

Camp Lejeune News
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Marines looking for a few good plants March 12, 2001 — A plant called Solidago villosicarpa was recently found here which scientists declared a new species, and the Marine Corps is doing its best to protect this resident of the base. The plant, more commonly known as coastal goldenrod, is known to grow in only four locations in the world, three of which are found in Onslow County on this base, MORE
What's up, 'Doc'? March 7, 2001 — In a combat situation there is nothing more important to a Marine than his M-16 A2 service rifle and nobody is more important then "Doc," the Navy Corpsman. The 10th Marine Regimental Aid Station is deploying to Ft. Bragg, N.C. to practice mass casualty exercises on both the battalion level and on a regimental level at Rolling Thunder."We get a lot MORE
Marine Corps Museum looking for home March 6, 2001 — More than 150,000 civilians, former Marines and their families, family members of those currently stationed here visit Camp Lejeune annually. Soon there will be a venue dedicated solely to exhibiting the historical evolution of the base as the home of expeditionary forces in readiness. The Marine Corps Museum of the Carolinas' proposed displays MORE
Family members celebrate halfway point March 5, 2001 — Family members of Marines and Sailors of 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit celebrated the halfway point of the MEU's six-month deployment with the "Over The Hump County Fair" at the Area 4 Gym March 3. The fair brought family members of their deployed loved ones together to find strength in each other and celebrate the halfway mark, according to Debby MORE
Women standing tall in today's Corps March 1, 2001 — "It's hard enough being one of 'the few.' We're the few of the few," says Cpl. Judy Hecksher. The 'few of the few' Hecksher is referring to are the women Marines who play a major role in today's Marine Corps. In sheer numbers, the Marines Corps is a male-dominated force. The relatively small ratio of women to men in the Corps, however, is not MORE
Women servicemembers fought for right to fight February 28, 2001 — Although many believe that women servicemembers traditionally have been used in mostly administrative billets, nothing could be further from the truth. Women have been serving this nation for years in some very dangerous positions. In 1948, the doors finally opened for women to officially join the active ranks of the U.S. Armed Forces. Before MORE
CBIRF secures "State of the Union" February 27, 2001 — The President of the United States spoke at Capitol Hill recently to address the joint session of Congress for the first time since taking office -- and II MEF Marines were there to provide consequence management response in the event of a terrorist incident involving a nuclear, biological or chemical weapon.The Chemical, Biological Incident MORE
Air Delivery Platoon trains with sister service February 27, 2001 — A group of highly skilled Marine Corps riggers and jumpmasters trained for the first time with the Air Force's C-17 Globemaster III here Feb. 26. "Working with the Air Force really keeps us on our toes.  They watch over you like a hawk," said Sgt. John W. Laverde, heavy drop section noncommissioned officer in charge.  "On the other hand, the MORE
Artilleryman takes pride in service February 27, 2001 — Lance Cpl. Mark K. Cosmas says the day he went to the recruiting office to speak to all the service representatives, the "Army of One" steered him in the right direction. "I didn't know the difference between Army and Marines," he said. "I only knew I wanted to be the best...I asked the Army recruiter who was the best...He said, 'The Marines.'" MORE
Local celebrity survives day at MCT February 26, 2001 — A local celebrity met the Marine Corps challenge recently spending a day at Marine Combat Training Battalion and the Staff Noncommissioned Officer's Academy aboard Camp Geiger.  Because she felt Marines are survivors, Valonda Bruinton, a reporter for Eyewitness News 9, wanted to include the Marine Corps in a series about real-life survivors. "I MORE

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