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Archive: March 2001

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Isaak award accompanies 'Warrior Week' March 29, 2001 — Celebrating their 17th anniversary with a week-long series of events dubbed "Warrior Week", 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division will commemorates their short, yet proud history this week. Their chronicle includes participation in Operation Just Cause from Aug. 15, 1989 to Feb. 14, 1990.  Second LAR has also joined MORE
Lima 3/2 challenges the M4 in a range environment March 26, 2001 — United States Marines and marksmanship - the two are synonymous the world-over to some, and the Corps is constantly testing new weaponry to ensure Marines are on the cutting edge of technology.Marines from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment took to the range recently to assess the M4 weapons system as a replacement for the M16A2. The MORE
'First in - last out' celebrates one-year anniversary March 23, 2001 — Second Transportation Support Battalion, 2d Force Service Support Group here will celebrate its one-year anniversary Friday. The unit, created from the merger of 8th Motor Transportation Bn. and 2d Landing Support Bn., provides transportation capabilities to the II Marine Expeditionary Force. "Every deployment of II MEF forces involves support MORE
Technology helps MCCSSS build blocks March 21, 2001 — Technology and training took center stage when Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools hosted a visit by key personnel from the Marine Corps' Distance Learning Center this month at Camp Johnson. The DLC is a component of the newly formed Training and Education Command headquartered at Quantico, Va., and is tasked with supporting the application MORE
Female warriors earn place in history March 20, 2001 — From administrative clerks to automobile mechanics and parachute riggers, women have served proudly in Marine Corps history. Today, women Marines are found in nearly every clime and place, including combat elements such as Marine Expeditionary Units and aviation squadrons, but this wasn't always the case. Initially, female Marines trained at MORE
Weight of flag on his shoulders March 19, 2001 — His job is to train and mold Marines who bear the honor of marching with the 2d Marine Division's colors. He teaches them to stand tall and remain steadfast as they strut in parades and ceremonies around the states, carrying the nation's red, white and blue as it billows in the wind. His name is Sgt. Kelly O'Clair, and he is the new color sergeant MORE
Marines blend tradition and technology March 16, 2001 — Every Marine is a rifleman.  This solid fact is a mainstay of Marine Corps training. A group of veteran marksmen and quite a few beginners gathered this week at Stone Bay Training Area for the Division Championship, competing with other teams from across the Marine Corps for medals, trophies and points toward distinguished marksmanship. The history MORE
Corporal's Course moves to Camp Geiger March 15, 2001 — Corporal's Course personnel packed up their swords and moved from Building 138 here to a new residence at Camp Geiger recently. Camp Lejeune was home to the facility nearly five years, according to Gunnery Sgt. Herbert P. Hilt, the course's assistant director. Now, the cadence calls of young leaders blend with those of Marines training at the Staff MORE
Sniper saves uncle's life March 13, 2001 — As a highly skilled marksman, he is trained to make split-second decisions in life and death situations.  Likewise, he did not hesitate to react when he received the news of a family member in distress.. Second Marine Division's Sgt. Raymond J. Plouhar decided to give the gift of life - -  in the form of one of his kidneys - - to his uncle, Tim MORE
Marines looking for a few good plants March 12, 2001 — A plant called Solidago villosicarpa was recently found here which scientists declared a new species, and the Marine Corps is doing its best to protect this resident of the base. The plant, more commonly known as coastal goldenrod, is known to grow in only four locations in the world, three of which are found in Onslow County on this base, MORE

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