Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

"Home of Expeditionary Forces in Readiness"

Camp Lejeune News

February, 2001

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Women servicemembers fought for right to fight February 28, 2001 — Although many believe that women servicemembers traditionally have been used in mostly administrative billets, nothing could be further from the truth. Women have been serving this nation for years in some very dangerous positions. In 1948, the doors finally opened for women to officially join the active ranks of the U.S. Armed Forces. Before MORE
CBIRF secures "State of the Union" February 27, 2001 — The President of the United States spoke at Capitol Hill recently to address the joint session of Congress for the first time since taking office -- and II MEF Marines were there to provide consequence management response in the event of a terrorist incident involving a nuclear, biological or chemical weapon.The Chemical, Biological Incident MORE
Air Delivery Platoon trains with sister service February 27, 2001 — A group of highly skilled Marine Corps riggers and jumpmasters trained for the first time with the Air Force's C-17 Globemaster III here Feb. 26. "Working with the Air Force really keeps us on our toes.  They watch over you like a hawk," said Sgt. John W. Laverde, heavy drop section noncommissioned officer in charge.  "On the other hand, the MORE
Artilleryman takes pride in service February 27, 2001 — Lance Cpl. Mark K. Cosmas says the day he went to the recruiting office to speak to all the service representatives, the "Army of One" steered him in the right direction. "I didn't know the difference between Army and Marines," he said. "I only knew I wanted to be the best...I asked the Army recruiter who was the best...He said, 'The Marines.'" MORE
Local celebrity survives day at MCT February 26, 2001 — A local celebrity met the Marine Corps challenge recently spending a day at Marine Combat Training Battalion and the Staff Noncommissioned Officer's Academy aboard Camp Geiger.  Because she felt Marines are survivors, Valonda Bruinton, a reporter for Eyewitness News 9, wanted to include the Marine Corps in a series about real-life survivors. "I MORE
Fire mission! February 25, 2001 — "I see red!" yelled the gunner as he confirmed the color of the propellant charge bag being loaded into a howitzer. Seconds later, Lance Cpl. Richard C. Buckson of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment simulated the actions of delivering a 95lb., high-explosive projectile toward a predetermined target miles away. Had the gun actually MORE
M-4 passes cold-weather trial February 22, 2001 — Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment recently completed their first cold- weather training since the Betio Battalion began a year-long assessment of the M-4 carbine rifle. The weapon system could replace the current M-16A2 service rifle. To test its cold-weather operability, Kilo Company took the weapon to chilly Fort McCoy, Wisc. MORE
Marine recalls horror of bombing February 14, 2001 — "Two hundred forty-one - I repeat; two hundred forty-one Marines dead." Master Sgt. John Wayne Nash uses this message to open his professional military education (PME), but this is more than a simple attention-grabber - and much more than an ordinary PME. The communications platoon of the 2d Force Service Support Group had their attention grabbed MORE
CBIRF doubles up on Sailor award February 13, 2001 — Two Sailors from Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, II Marine Expedition Force, were recently recognized as head and shoulders above their shipmates, taking home the junior and senior Sailor of the Year awards. Petty Officer 2nd Class April M. Brooks was names senior Sailor of the Year, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeremiah D. McArthur MORE
Marines impress crowd with show of force February 13, 2001 — With their chutes billowing above them, four reconnaissance Marines drifted earthward above the surf zone. From a lofty 10,000-foot descent path, they had an excellent view of the troop-laden amphibious vehicles as they emerged from the water and assaulted further inland. Two F/A18 Hornet screamed overhead as they also struck "targets of MORE

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