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Camp Lejeune News


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II MEF performs large-scale 'function check' December 22, 2003 — "To focus our Corps' intellectual and physical might - our efforts and actions will revolve around two touchstones; warfighting excellence and the well-being of our Marines."  - Gen. Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps. Recently, the II Marine Expeditionary Force commanding generals and more than 150 of their staff officers MORE
Marines volunteer time to help special needs children December 18, 2003 — Marines here volunteered to brighten the day of children with special needs at Brynn Marr Behavioral Healthcare System of the Carolinas in Jacksonville, N.C., Dec. 5. Staff Sergeants Andrew Mejia and Wendy Shuman, both career retention specialists from Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division here, handed out posters and stickers while answering MORE
Amtrackers take guns to the ground December 3, 2003 — Almost 60 Marines from 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion participated in a week-long M-240G medium machine gun course culminating on Range K-309 here Nov. 21. The Marines were taught about the employment of the weapons system, as well as its assembly and disassembly by instructors at the 6th Marine Regimental Training Center in preparation for MORE
Clean water means clean win for Marines December 2, 2003 — Water is a precious commodity. Without it, we wouldn't survive. But, according to NASA's "Classroom of the Future" program's Web site, only 1 percent of the world's water is drinkable, and much of that water contains harmful elements that could be fatal if ingested. But those harmful elements are the business of the Marines assigned to Utilities, MORE
Marines, local law enforcement team up for safety December 2, 2003 — The Provost Marshal's Office here is teaming up with local law enforcement to drive home base safety efforts in the communities surrounding the base. Lieutenant Col. David H. Matthews, provost marshal here, said noncommissioned and staff noncommissioned officers from PMO will be riding along with civilian law enforcement during long weekends and MORE
Rise of the Machines: Unmanned weapon could save lives December 1, 2003 — Its name is Gladiator. It has no blood, fears nothing and responds to a Marine's order in battle with out asking questions. Marines from 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment recently tested the Gladiator, a relatively new tactical unmanned ground vehicle, during riot-control scenarios held at the Military Operations in Urban Terrain Facility here, MORE
Chilean Marines train with 'America's Finest' November 21, 2003 — Fifty Marines from the Chilean Marine Corps participated in an annual bilateral exchange exercise here with one mission in mind: to train. The Chilean Marines joined 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment and 5th Battalion, 10th Marines from Nov. 5-16, coming together for a mutual training experience. "To put it simply, it's like a washing machine, you MORE
2nd ANGLICO teams up with Air Force for exercise November 21, 2003 — Newly reactivated 2nd Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company conducted an evaluation of approximately 30 Marines from 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit's Firepower Control Team at Atlantic Field Nov. 11-14. The "training in progress" combined patrolling, close air support, and fire support coordination into a tactical scenario. This exercise marked the MORE
Iraqi Freedom vets teach younger Marines November 21, 2003 — A tradition in the armed services for war veterans to pass on the knowledge they gained to the newer generation of warriors, so they can go into combat ready to face the enemy.  This tradition doesn't just apply to shooting and squad movements, though. "In Iraq, it was our job to set up the command operations center tent," said Cpl. James K. MORE
Lejeune hosts Gathering of Many Nations celebration November 21, 2003 — During World War II, the Marine Corps developed an indecipherable code, based on the language of Navajo Americans, which thwarted Japanese code breakers.  Navajo code talkers served throughout the island hopping campaign, supporting the assaults on Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and Saipan.  Now, just as then, American Indians continue to serve their MORE

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