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Camp Lejeune News

Archive: September 2000

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Camp Lejeune "firefighters" return from Idaho September 30, 2000 — The last of the Marines of 3d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment returned victorious on Sept. 24 after 24 days of fire fighting in the Clear Creek Complex of fires about 12 miles west of Salmon, Idaho. Task Force Betio, led by LtCol Philip E. Smith was integral in increasing the containment percentage of the Clear Creek fire from 29 percent to 85 MORE
DAPS 'Can do right now' September 29, 2000 — 'Can do right now.'  That is the motto of the Document Automation & Production Service located here.  It is their way of letting the customer know what, and how fast, DAPS can produce a product.  DAPS is the innovator in the digital arena of publication and is moving the U.S. Marines Corps into a paperless world, according to Leroy C. Bradley, MORE
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

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