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Camp Lejeune News


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Group decontaminates MEF December 6, 2000 — It looked like it had just rolled in from a snowstorm coated in what was considered to be some type of airborne chemical agent. The Marines approached the poison-covered Light Armored Vehicle outfitted in full Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear with high pressure hoses in hand. It was the Marines' job to decontaminate the vehicle in order to MORE
Fightin' Sixth Marines sharpen spear December 4, 2000 — Morning sunlight filtered through the trees while cold morning air caused leaves to rustle as the patrol quietly made its way through the dense woods. The Marines lightened their steps as they approached the observation post. The point man raised the sights of his rifle and a sudden crack broke the silence. "Contact front!" yelled the rifleman. The MORE
3/8 Marines bound for Japan December 4, 2000 — Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment will leave for a six-month deployment to Okinawa to conduct training under the Unit Deployment Program Saturday."We live to deploy," said LtCol. Louis N. Rachal, battalion commanding officer. "The battalion is extremely excited about the upcoming deployment. We have trained hard over the past MORE
10th Marines retain it's own December 1, 2000 — In order to keep quality Marines within the ranks, career planners of 10th Marine Regiment held their first "Stay Marine" Career Day at Marston Pavilion Nov. 30. Sergeant Brian M. Dimock from Sterling Heights, Mich., Sgt. Scott B. Selkey of St. Petersburg, Fla., Sgt. Jason A. Hall of Charleston, W. Va., and Cpl. Patrick M. McCarty from Hilliard, MORE
Firefighters stand ready for Lejeune December 1, 2000 — The crackling, thunder-like rumble of diesel fuel and gasoline burning in the training pit overpowered any other sound around it. The four firemen approached this towering inferno with careful confidence; ready to tame what some might say is impossible to tame. As they turned their hoses on the burning blaze, it growled back at them in defiance as MORE
Light of faith leads the way December 1, 2000 — Marines and Sailors from Camp Lejeune gathered at the Royal Pavilion Hotel here Nov. 30 in honor of the 225th anniversary of the Chaplain Corps. "We are here to celebrate a community that serves as a lighthouse," said Navy Capt. Ollis J. Mozon, chaplain, Marine Corps Base. "We have guided Marines, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and Merchant Marines for MORE
50 seconds and counting December 1, 2000 — Marines and Sailors from Camp Lejeune, New River and Cherry Point Air Stations tested their marksmanship skills recently during the inaugural 2000 Infantry Team Trophy Competition here. The Marksmanship Training Unit, 2d Marine Division, swept the competition and took home the trophy on the final day. Twenty-three teams of Marines and Sailors MORE
Sanders hangs up gloves November 30, 2000 — To the average sports aficionado, former boxing champs, Sergio Reyes and Leon Spinks are just another two fighters in the ring. Sitting on the couch critiquing their technique is an easy thing to do. But when one former Marine boxing coach here critiqued Reyes and Spinks they turned their heads to listen. After 12 years as the Marine Corps boxing MORE
Catholic chapel rebuilds to "European style" November 30, 2000 — The Catholic Chapel here has been under renovations for more than 10 months as it was restored to today's standards while keeping its historical value. More than 50 years of patchwork and repairs led to a complete renovation bringing the Catholic Chapel into the new millennium."The entire building was gutted from the roof the flooring," said Chief MORE
Students learn skills of Combat Engineer November 27, 2000 — No one knows the "ins and outs" of mine warfare training like the instructors of the Landmine Warfare section at the Basic Combat Engineer Course, Combat Engineer Instruction Company, Marine Corps Engineer School. The instructors keep pretty busy with about 29 classes a year and an average class size of 25 - 30 students, according to Danville, Va., MORE

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