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School teaches to destroy and build October 29, 2002 — In the beginning days of the Gulf War, Marines faced many of the same conditions they encountered almost a half-century before on Iwo Jima.  Iraqis, like the Japanese, had months to prepare for an invasion.  Although the Marines did not have to deal with a complex maze of bunkers, their opponent was no less formidable - more than 500 meters worth MORE
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Ball season time for etiquette October 28, 2002 — "There's always one, especially when it comes to Marine Corps Birthday Balls," said Sgt. Jamie M. Gambill.   "There's always one Marine who shows up halfway through the ceremony disturbing the traditions and solemnity it represents. There's always one Marine who has a little too much liquid courage and starts the drunken brawl outside. There's MORE
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Flag honoring terrorism victims begins tour in Jacksonville October 24, 2002 — Reminders of the victims of the Sept. 11 tragedies are everywhere - from the tiny American flags people have on their car windows to the "FDNY" bumper stickers. But few of the reminders are as gargantuan as the 63- by 35-foot quilted flag Elizabeth Barnes orchestrated.   After a year of work, with the help of more than 1,200 people from 10 MORE
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Beirut, 19 years later October 23, 2002 — "We are here today to ensure that we never forget what those Marines and sailors in Beirut did to secure the freedom of our great nation 19 years ago. They truly came in peace to do what Marines have been doing for 227 years: going in harms way to do something bigger than one's self," said Lieutenant General Emil R. Bedard, Deputy commandant of the MORE
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Marines attribute training to saved lives October 21, 2002 — Two of the three jumpers involved in the recent parachute incident here talked to local and national reporters Oct. 4 to share their experiences of what happened when they found themselves freefalling with no main parachute.   The jumpers, 2nd Transportation Support Battalion's 1st. Lt. Christopher M. Cole and Cpl. Jose A. Ortega, told the press MORE
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Local vet talks of black struggle October 09, 2002 — The man committed himself to serving his country, giving his life for the freedom of others.  He joined the Marine Corps because of its crisp uniforms and disciplined mentality. He expected a life of glorious adventure -- fighting for his nation and proving himself in the eyes of his family and country.   When he stepped off the bus at recruit MORE
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Jumpmaster relives experience October 08, 2002 — Laughter echoes through the paraloft's halls as Air Delivery Platoon jokes around while doing pull-ups. Despite the ongoing parachute tampering investigation that's plagued the Marines since Sept. 21, comradery is evident between the "band of brothers."   Emerging through the cluster of green skive shirts walks jumpmaster Sgt. Britton C. Howes. He MORE
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Lejeune Marine named best tanker, again October 04, 2002 — The Marine Corps' "best" East Coast tank crew had reason to celebrate last month when its commander was named "Tanker of the Year." Sergeant Paul A. Forde, a tanker with Camp Lejeune's prestigious 2nd Tank Battalion received the honor for the second straight year. For his efforts, the North Carolina-based Marine will receive an elaborate plaque and MORE
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Parachute incident under investigation October 02, 2002 — Thankful for what they called "superb training," local officials continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a potentially tragic parachute incident here.   Both the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Judge Advocate General are seeking answers regarding the Sept. 21 training evolution in which three out of five static-line MORE
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Corps already more than half way to meeting retention goals for FY03 October 01, 2002 — Time is running out!   Forty-six Military Occupational Specialties are already full and another 22 are about to close for Fiscal Year 2003.  By the time Marines get through this story, their MOSs may be closed too.   The Marine Corps has set aside about $31 million for re-enlistment bonuses and is offering school seats in three highly sought-after MORE
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