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Camp Lejeune News
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Eric, the Norwegian mink, is coming home September 29, 2000 — Eric, a stuffed mink, was finally returned to his rightful owner Sept. 21 in a private ceremony at 2d Marine Regiment headquarters. Col. William R. Kellner, School of Infantry commanding officer, returned Eric to Col. Jerry L. Durrant, 2d Marine Regiment commander, after discovering he had been taken from the regiment several years before. "I MORE
8th Marine Regiment recieves award for volunteer work September 25, 2000 — The charitable work of Leathernecks from 8th Marine Regiment Camp Lejeune, N.C., who have lent their spare time to help underprivileged children in the past year, was recognized at an awards ceremony given by North Carolina Governor James B. Hunt Jr. at Johnston Community College Sept. 25. The Governors Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service was MORE
Sea cadets get dose of Marine life in chamber September 25, 2000 — The Navy Sea Cadets visited the Nuclear Biological Chemical School here Sept. 23 to learn the importance of NBC safety.  They were given the same class Marines receive including instruction on NBC first aid and how to properly wear a Mission Oriented Protective Posture suit. The cadets were issued suits to wear.  After suiting up, they marched to MORE
Former Marine retires after 18 years as USO director September 23, 2000 — Retired Sgt. Maj. Matthew A. Hardiman, former director of the Jacksonville, N.C., United Servicemembers Organization officially called it quits Sept. 21 in a post and relief ceremony where retired Sgt. Maj. Paul Siverson took the reigns of the organization. In a celebration attended by local dignitaries, including civilian and military members, the MORE
2d AABn; keeps the Corps "amphibious"; September 20, 2000 — Few Marines have a true realization of what being an amphibious fighting force really means like the Marines and Sailors of 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2d Marine Division.Located nine miles from main side Camp Lejeune at Courthouse Bay, the unit epitomizes the very heartbeat that makes the United States Marine Corps amphibious by nature. MORE
Argentinean media witness joint Marine firepower September 15, 2000 — Civilian media from the Buenos Aires province of Argentina joined Argentinean military personnel recently to witness a capabilities exercise performed by the Marines of Small Craft Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2d Marine Division, and Argentinean Marines and commandos here. Attendees witnessed the joint warfare capabilities of an amphibious MORE
22nd MEU helps teachers help children, lends support to Atlanta community September 15, 2000 — Marines and Sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) gave back to the community during Training in Urban Environment Exercise (TRUEX) in Atlanta, recently. As part of an outreach effort in return for the tremendous support of the community, volunteers from the MEU provided greatly needed manpower to the Kids 'N Need store of the Atlanta MORE
Amtraks move from ship to shore September 15, 2000 — Marines from Alpha Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion "got their feet wet" during two days of ship-to-shore operations at Onslow Beach here recently. The training, which helped less-experienced Marines gain familiarity with shipboard operations, served as a preparation for the upcoming Type Commander's Amphibious Training. "This is a good MORE
Explosive finale for CAX-9; September 15, 2000 — In major league baseball, there is the ever-popular World Series. For football fans, the most exciting game of the year is the Super Bowl. In soccer, there is the World Cup. In combat, however, there is no championship; in wartime there is simply victory and defeat.  For the Combined Arms Exercise, which is the Marine Corps premier training MORE
EOD has important, but explosive job September 15, 2000 — Initial success or total failure. These can be words to live by if you are in the business of detonating or disarming explosives. For many of the Marines who enjoy this dangerous task, a wrong move may mean the injury of themselves or a fellow leatherneck. These hard charging defusing blastmasters are the small band of brothers of the Explosive MORE

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