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Camp Lejeune News

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
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
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
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
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
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
Navy Corpsmen practice diplomacy and medicine in Argentina September 15, 2000 — Navy Corpsmen attached to Small Craft Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2d Marine Division, landed in Argentina recently, in support of their Marines, and brought with them a new concept for the medical staff of at the Argentinean base. "They couldn't get the concept that I wasn't a doctor," said Knoxville, Tenn., native, Petty Officer 1st Class MORE
Bataan Death March survivor September 15, 2000 — Imagine for a moment simple things that make life easy. Taking a morning shower, changing into clean clothes, and of course eating a good meal. Now imagine not having these things. Add to that being beaten, suffering humiliation and having friends die beside you. It may sound like something out of a movie. However, for one U.S. Marine, this MORE
MCT Chaplain Lifts Spirits September 15, 2000 — Dealing with the physical and mental demands of a boot camp-like training environment during the 17-day field portion of Marine Combat Training (MCT) can be a stressful experience for many young Leathernecks. Combined with the anxiety of being away from family and friends for an extended duration, the time entry-level Marines spend at MCT often MORE

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