Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

"Home of Expeditionary Forces in Readiness"

Camp Lejeune News

May, 2002

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Base posts new sergeant major; adds another star May 31, 2002 — The base added to its long-standing history here this morning when it posted a new sergeant major and added to its battle colors. Sergeant Maj. Brian Pensak relieved Sgt. Maj. Otis Kokensparger following a ceremony in which the base commanding general placed a star on the Marine Corps Base Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer. With a mix of MORE
Biker vets show support for fallen comrades; ride through nation's capital ; May 29, 2002 — The 2d Tank Battalion operations chief was among the nearly half-million bikers that poured into the nation's capital over the Memorial Day weekend for the 15th annual "Rolling Thunder." Master Gunnery Sgt. Frank Cordero and other bikers roared through the district passing the Pentagon, Jefferson Memorial and White House to support those who gave MORE
Embassy Marines Honored May 27, 2002 — The Commander, U.S. Marine Forces Central Command completed a visit to the United States Embassy here recently, during which he praised the security efforts of 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (Anti-Terrorism) and the Marines of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. "(The ambassador) told me that he could not be here, his staff could not be here, he MORE
Snoopin' and poopin' in Spain May 23, 2002 — "You really have to earn their trust," said Pfc. Christopher A. Bogan, a military police working dog handler from Camp Lejeune, N.C. Masizl, a Belgium Malinois, is making history as the first of two dogs deployed since the establishment of the Military Police Battalion on Camp Lejeune.  The dogs are deployed to Spain as part of exercise Dynamic Mix MORE
Recon Marines prep for MEU May 22, 2002 — Under the morning's haze, the helicopter moves toward the aquatic landing zone. The first stick of Marines grows impatient, anticipating the day's jumps. Receiving the hand signals from his platoon commander, the assistant cast master yells over the roar of the bird's blades, "Two minutes!" Marines from 6th Platoon, 2d Force Reconnaissance MORE
Mi casa es su casa May 22, 2002 — "Turning desolate and barren land into a habitable environment was not easy," said Maj. David A. Ratte, the operations officer in charge at 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade Headquarters Group here. The Marines of MHG deployed in support of Dynamic Mix '02 aboard "Camp Alamo" have converted what most would call a dirt mound into a working city with MORE
Artillery kings walk Bloody Lane May 20, 2002 — Imagine negotiating a road where your feet never touch the ground. Instead, you walk each step on a corpse traveling more than a mile. The scene is not fiction; nor is it a dream. The bodies were here at Bloody Lane Sept. 17, 1862. Marine officers with 5th Battalion, 10th Marines walked this road and more last week when they ventured here on a MORE
Blue and Green team make waves in Spain May 17, 2002 — Bienvenido a Espana. The SS Pfc. Eugene A. Obregon and the USNS 1st Lt. Harry L. Martin posted in the Mediterranean Sea today as the in-stream off-loads of forward-deployed equipment commenced. Tarragona, chosen for it's deep-water port, its pier and railhead access, is located on Spain's east coast and is more than 100 miles away from the training MORE
Marines take locals to prom; May I have this dance? May 17, 2002 — The prom only comes once a year. There's always a buzz of excitement. People get their hair done in anticipation of a night they hope to remember forever. They parade through and have their pictures taken with their dates. Then it's on to the dance floor.Marine students from the Personal Administration Course at Camp Johnson attended the 10th MORE
Army, Marines work together May 9, 2002 — Soldiers from the 82d Airborne and Marines from throughout II Marine Expeditionary Force gathered here May 9 to plan for the upcoming Millennium Challenge-02 exercise. This year?s Millennium Challenge is a joint and integrated field exercise with an experiment tied into the training. The exercise helps leaders determine the ability of a joint MORE

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