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Advocacy Board looks to streamline CSSE support December 11, 2001 — In efforts to streamline productivity, approximately 30 high-ranking Marine and Navy officers gathered recently in Virginia to discuss modernizing the Corps' logistics and supply fields. The groups, dubbed the Combat Service Support Element Advocacy Board, assembled with a mission to modify the way things have been traditionally done in the Corps' MORE
Walking in a winter warrior's land December 10, 2001 — "We remember the frost bite and the numbness in our fingers and toes that would stay with us for years. Some were less lucky and there were lost limbs and amputations." This is just a partial memory from retired Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Simmons. Simmons spoke to the Marines of 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division during a Professional Military MORE
2d LAAD put the sting in Stinger December 10, 2001 — Marines with 2d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion honed their skills during a Stinger Fire Exercise at Onslow Beach here recently. The mission of 2d LAAD is to provide close in, low altitude surface-to-air weapons fires in defense of forward combat areas, vital areas and installations. The unit can also provide support for units engaged in special MORE
Former U.S. Ambassador instructs Marine Officers December 8, 2001 — Ambassador Robert Oakley was the guest speaker during a II Marine Expeditionary Force officer professional military education lecture at the Paradise Point Officer's Club here recently. Oakley, who retired from the State Department in 1991 after 34 years of diplomatic service, spoke to the Marine officers on the lessons learned by the State MORE
SNCO Academy improves Marine Corps' enlisted leaders December 7, 2001 — Recently, a new group of Marine Corps leaders graduated from the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy (SNCOA). After more than six weeks of training, Sergeants' Course graduates are heading back to their parents commands, armed with new techniques to lead their Marines and sailors. Although some military occupational specialties (MOS) focus MORE
USS Kitty Hawk undergoes replenishment-at-sea December 7, 2001 — The USS Kitty Hawk, a 40-year-old aircraft carrier hailing from Yokosuka, Japan, continues to carry the fight to the enemy during Operation Enduring Freedom.  Commissioned in 1961, the Kitty Hawk is the second United States Naval war ship to be named after the coastal North Carolina location and the site of man's first successful flight.  When MORE
Lejeune students spruce up local USO for holidays December 7, 2001 — The student council at New Bridge Middle School has taken the Jacksonville United Service Organization (USO) on as a pet project.  Recently, they headed down to the historical building to add some Christmas cheer by decorating it. "This is our fourth year coming down to the USO to help in different ways, and our second year decorating," said Kathy MORE
Single Marines bring holiday cheer to local seniors December 7, 2001 — Single Marine Program members at Marine Corps Combat Service Support School's Personnel Administration and Legal Services School (PA school) spent their Friday Night recently at Britt Haven of Onslow, a home for elderly care. With a mixture of music that would appeal to many generations, Marines and their dates 'got down' on the dance floor showing MORE
BLT 3/6 Marines undergo new Marine Corps Martial Arts Training December 6, 2001 — "Ready...strike!" barked the instructor. His commands echoed off the steel bulkheads. More than 15 Marines assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, "Fightin" 6th Marines are learning a new "discipline" while deployed aboard USS Bataan, LHD -5, on the Arabian Sea.Staff Sgt. Larry J. Harrington of Gastonia, N.C., and Sgt. Carlos R. Gonzales of MORE
New vessel brings speed, range to MPF Exercise December 5, 2001 — The 750-ton, 315-foot Joint Venture High Speed Vessel made its way to North Carolina to assist in moving military gear during a Maritime Prepositioning Force Exercise recently. The high-speed, wave-piercing catamaran's capabilities were also on display for local military and civilian officials. Although the JVHS is still in the experiment phase, MORE

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