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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
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
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 guests MORE
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
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
Anti-Armor Platoon "Enters the Dragon" at Camp Fuji July 28, 2000 — The land of the rising sun provided the setting for Anti-armor Platoon, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, to conduct valuable live-fire training here July 28.After carving out an adequate firing position in the thick, tall grass of the North Fuji Maneuver Area with entrenching tools, the infantrymen stood ready to send rounds MORE
Marines, Soldiers test rockets of destruction July 28, 2000 — In what is hoped to be a positive step forward, the Marine Corps tested the new High Mobility Artillery Rocket System at Landing Zone Falcon here July 28. Marines from 3rd Platoon, Charlie Battery, 10th Marine Regiment and Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery and 18th Airborne Corps, Field Artillery out of Fort Bragg, N.C. provided a MORE
CAPEX Marines show their stuff aboard Camp Lejeune July 26, 2000 — In midst of rain and occasional sunshine, various civilian and military dignitaries gathered here to witness the capabilities exercise also known as CAPEX, July 26. CAPEX is a quarterly event that displays the maritime war-fighting capabilities of the Marine Corps. Inclement weather did not hinder the excitement of the event, which kicked off with MORE
CBIRF bids farewell, moves to Indian Head July 21, 2000 — Marines, Sailors and their families from the Marine Corps' Chemical Biological Incident Response Force will bid a final farewell here this month as they complete the last phase of their relocation to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md. The move, mandated by Commandant Gen. James L. Jones, will place CBIRF closer to Washington, D.C. and MORE
Off duty lifeguard saves boys life July 18, 2000 — After the brave rescue of three children made by Sgt. Ryan Feder, another Marine lifeguard saved the life of a 7-year-old boy at Onslow Beach 18 July; on his day off. "I was at the beach with my friends on my day off and we were just swimming around in the ocean," said Lance Cpl Joao C.M. Cabral, lifeguard at Onslow Beach. "I was the last one to MORE

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