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Camp Lejeune News

July, 2000

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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
Onslow Beach lifeguard saves three from riptide July 17, 2000 — She was out in the water checking the tide for the day as her partner was on the coastline unaware of what was about to happen. She raised her head to see not only a frightened group of kids, but three young children that were tired and in serious danger. This lifeguard, a Marine sergeant, working with the Onslow Beach Lifeguard Detachment here, MORE
Montford Point Marines reunite July 14, 2000 — Just more than 59 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order No. 8802 that established the Fair Employment Practices Commission. This commission was to affirm "...the policy of full participation in the defense program by all persons regardless of color, race, creed or national origin..." Ultimately, the order mandated all MORE
Don't feed the gators July 14, 2000 — The American Alligators here and Marine Corps Air Station New River are considered by many people fascinating creatures. However, they are wild animals and should be respected with distance and caution, according to the Environmental Management Department. North Carolina is the northernmost area with a gator population and to help keep the species MORE
Marines unwind in city that never sleeps July 14, 2000 — The Marines and Sailors of Special Marine Air Ground Task Force 10 recently had a chance to show their equipment and skills in New York City for International Naval Review 2000. However, it wasn't all work. New Yorkers opened their arms and streets for a chance to show their appreciation for America's hard working military. "We went out to the MORE
'Rave drug' growing problem for Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune July 7, 2000 — There is a war being fought by the Marine Corps. It's not a war to protect the innocent or a war to bring peace to a country. This is a war against drugs. "Ecstasy", the most popular street name for 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA, has become one of America's designer drugs after showing up in the mid-80's in the dance scene. It has MORE

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