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Camp Lejeune News

November, 2003

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Infantry Marines lend helping hand to community November 21, 2003 — Infantrymen from 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment concluded a month of community service projects in Jacksonville, N.C., and the surrounding areas Oct. 25 with the 12th Annual Make a Difference Day. The 1st Battalion warriors began the month by providing their physical strength to clean- up projects for local elderly couples and finished by 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
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
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
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
Marine for Life program helps transitioning Marines readjust to civilian world November 19, 2003 — Transitioning from the Marine Corps can be difficult and quite possibly scary.  Marines receive help making that step with Transitional Assistance Program classes as well as the Marine For Life Program.  "Marine for Life is one more step of assistance," said Capt. Megan M. Mason, Eastern regional coordinator Marine for Life.  "My primary MORE
Arabic-speaking Marine chosen as Linguist of the Year November 18, 2003 — In waging the War on Terror, Arab linguists are a hot commodity for America and her allies.  On the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, where many civilians and combatants speak Arabic, linguists are needed more than ever. One Woolwich, Maine, native, was recently recognized for his linguistic skills and contributions during Operations Iraqi and MORE
Marine leadership, local police team up for safety November 18, 2003 — In a determined effort to curtail dangerous driving habits and prevent needless Marine deaths on the nation's roadways, senior leaders have recently instituted stiffer penalties for major traffic violations such as driving under the influence, excessive speeding and reckless driving. During fiscal year 2003, 20 Marines were killed in automobile MORE
2nd Assault Amphibian Bn. Marines conduct ship-to-shore operations November 18, 2003 — "Hatches closed, hatches closed," echoed over the radio as Pfc. Adam R. Tate, crew chief, Company A, 3rd Platoon, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, pulled the door closed that separated him from the rest of the world. "Are you nervous, Tate?" said his section leader, Staff Sgt. Henry M. Salgado, through the intercom of Tate's communications helmet. MORE
Lejeune Marine awarded for actions in Iraq November 17, 2003 — Going to Iraq wasn't as strange an experience for Lance Cpl. Justin S. Bailey as it was for his fellow Marines of 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion.  By the time he turned 21, he had been all over the world.  With both of his parents in the Marine Corps, he'd lived in a few different countries by the time he finished high school.  Nothing he MORE

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