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Camp Lejeune News

December, 2000

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Riverine Training Center sets new coxswains at the helm December 20, 2000 — "Push!  Push! Push!" The command is barely spoken before twin outboard engines roar to life and a coxswain and his Rigid Raider Craft tear from a secluded position on New River Inlet.  He drives his payload of Marines toward their objective, sweeping their landing zone with sharp eyes and ready weapons.  The coxswain relies on the speed of the MORE
'Masters of the Iron Horse' celebrate 50 years of success December 20, 2000 — 'Dusty, crusty, grease-covered, dirty and sweaty' is how the picture on the wall describes it. It's big, it's mean, and it 'packs a powerful punch,' according to Master Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Speranzi, the operations chief for 2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division here. The 'it' Speranzi is referring to is a tank, and he and his fellow 'Masters of MORE
Working on the railroad December 20, 2000 — 'I think I can, I think I can, I think can,' said the little engine who could. This little engine, scheduled to depart the rail yard here Dec. 23, will be transporting the equipment Marines and Sailors will use at the upcoming Combined Arms Exercise in Twentynine Palms, Calif. The work and planning involved in this mission has been underway since MORE
Just to see and hear him December 20, 2000 — Inside the commanding general's wing of Building H-1, home of the 2d Marine Expeditionary Force, Headquarters Group, wives waited patiently to their husbands' faces, and children clapped with excitement at the chance to hear their daddy's voice. These families were getting a rare opportunity to participate in a video teleconference with their MORE
Do I cut the red wire or green wire? Bomb Tech returns home in one piece December 19, 2000 — A Marine returned home for the holidays from a deployment to Europe with an invaluable gift for his family - himself.Captain Kelvin F. Dudenhoeffer, officer-in-charge of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2d Force Service Support Group, returned in one piece from Bosnia-Herzegovina following an incident that MORE
"as the President may direct" December 18, 2000 — "Right now, the Marine Corps has a golden opportunity," said a warrior to the crowd assembled at the Base Theater Dec. 15. Retired Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, former Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command, addressed more than 1,500 Marine officers here on the "Roles of Marines in the Future" during a professional military education MORE
Fatal MV-22 Osprey crash kills four December 12, 2000 — "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our brother Marines in this unfortunate event," said Col. Mark T. Goodman, assistant chief of staff, Installation Security and Safety, referring to the fatal MV-22 Osprey crash which killed four Marines Monday at approximately 7:30 p.m. The downed craft, located 10 miles north of Jacksonville in a remote MORE
Archbishop christens church December 10, 2000 — Roman Catholicism is said to be one of the most widely practiced religions throughout the world. On a smaller scale, Catholicism in the military is overseen by many men of the cloth; but one man in particular. The reverend Edwin F. O'Brien, Archbishop for the Military Services, visited here Nov. 10 to hold mass with the parishioners and to christen MORE
Division Docs practice Trauma Life Support December 7, 2000 — The rear of the Light Armored Vehicle was still on fire due to a recent hit from an artillery shell when the group of corpsmen arrived. They quickly opened one of the top hatches to check on the driver's condition. All of his comrades got out safely, he was the only one left inside and they needed to get him out. 'Keep his neck straight," said one MORE
10th Marines remembers past December 7, 2000 — A piece of the Corps' history was immortalized here today when an M110-A2, self-propelled howitzer, also know as the "eight inch," was the first of many historic artillery weapons dedicated to the Historical Gun Park on N Street, adjacent to 10th Marine Regiment Headquarters. The M110 was driven onto the display pad by Master Gunnery Sgt. Miguel MORE

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