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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

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Camp Lejeune News


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Vehicle accident kills Marine; SUV, 7-ton collide; December 9, 2002 — A Marine died here last week after his vehicle hit a 7-ton tactical truck carrying small-arms ammunition head-on. James Gill, 30, crossed the yellow-line Friday in his privately owned Ford Explorer on Marines Road while trying to pass another automobile. The Provost Marshal's Office pronounced him dead at the scene. According to PMO officials, both MORE
MCCSSS breaks ground on technological advance December 6, 2002 — "This new educational facility will help bring the Marine Corps into the 21st Century," said Col. Jonathan T. Pasco. The commanding officer of Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools here was excited about an education facility that most are calling a huge technological advance for the Marine Corps. Pasco joined guests of honor Lt. Gen. Richard MORE
Seatbelt violators risk base driving privileges; Force protection initiative to take effect December 5, 2002 — Seatbelt offenders run the risk of losing their base driving privileges under a force protection initiative set to take effect here later this month. Beginning Dec. 23, motorists convicted of operating a vehicle without wearing seatbelts will lose driving privileges for 30 days. This force protection measure has always been an option under the base MORE
Holiday food gathered for less fortunate; H&S, 8th Comm. charitable with actions;; December 4, 2002 — Two battalions turned troop welfare into training as they collected food to make the holiday season brighter for all. With cans in hand, II Marine Expeditionary Force's 8th Communications Battalion conducted a Thanksgiving fun run here in November. Each Marine and sailor carried two cans of food during physical training before dropping it off at MORE
Chilling tales: Korean War vets recount battles, encourage leaders to know their Marines December 3, 2002 — "When people ask me how it felt to kill one of the enemy soldiers, I tell them it was a feeling of pride," retired Gunnery Sgt. Gary O. Gigg, a member of the Chosin Few, told the Marines from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment during a recent period of professional military education at W.P.T. Hill Field here. "I wasn't proud that I had taken MORE
War heroes gather for 'Tarawa Day' November 27, 2002 — In 1943, Imperial Japanese Fleet Rear Adm. Keiji Shibasaki boasted, "A million men cannot take Tarawa in 100 years." In response, Marines took the island in only 76 hours at the cost of 4,500 Japanese lives. The 2nd Marine Regiment here hosted "Tarawa Day" Nov. 19 and 20 to remember these actions. The regiment joined 114 World War II veterans and MORE
All-Marine Boxing Team named November 25, 2002 — It was the moment they'd all been waiting for. More than 20 All-Marine Boxing hopefuls gathered inside the Geottege Memorial Field House here awaiting their fate Nov. 22. Only 10 would join an already established team that includes six nationally ranked fighters. Selected was: Staff Sgt. Lee Crisp; Sgt. Brain Clookey; Cpls. James Brown, Ward MORE
Security detachment zeros in on terrorism November 22, 2002 — Combined Joint Task  Force-Horn of Africa sailed from Norfolk, Va. recently to aid in the fight against global terrorism.  CJTF-HOA security detachment is using their time aboard ship to hone their skills. "Anyone can shoot a weapon, but today these Marines are learning the way of the gun," said Capt. Jaisun Hanson, CJTF-HOA security detachment MORE
'Stop Loss' affects Lejeune battalion; SgtMaj. tells Marines to stay focused November 21, 2002 — "Suck it up" is Sgt. Maj. Michael Cline's reaction to the involuntary enlistment extensions plaguing the Marines of his battalion. "Move forward and keep on defending for God, Country and Corps." As the sergeant major of Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base here, Cline is supportive of the force protection requirements that have MORE
Cyborgs or universal soldiers? November 21, 2002 — The pilot used the helicopter's full capabilities as he banked each turn and nearly skimmed the surface of the New River. Aboard, infantry warriors armed to the teeth with mortars, grenades and a tank's firing capabilities awaited the bird's landing. Upon landing at Tactical Landing Zone Hawk, Marines from K Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine MORE

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