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Camp Lejeune News
President witnesses California Marine's citizenship ceremony April 24, 2003 — "When President Bush gave me my citizenship and said, 'I'm very proud of you my fellow American,' I couldn't help but to cry," said Daly City, Calif., resident Lance Cpl. Oj John B. Santamaria. The 21-year-old heavy machine gunner with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment received his U.S. citizenship from President George W. Bush April 11 at the MORE
CJTF-Haiti provides medical supplies to District of Cité Soleil April 22, 2003 — Soldiers with 96th Civil Affairs Battalion here supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Haiti delivered more than $30 thousand worth of medical supplies to two hospitals in the district of Cité Soleil April 19. Both Choscal and Chapi hospitals, which received the supplies, treat more than 250 patients per day in general medical care, blood tests, MORE
2nd Intel Marine selected for DoD award April 17, 2003 — A 2nd Intelligence Battalion Marine has earned the 2002 Special Award for Counter Intelligence Support to Force Protection, according to a Counter Intelligence Field Activity memorandum dated March 26. Gunnery Sgt. Paul L. Contreras, counter intelligence specialist, 2nd Counter Intelligence/Human Intelligence Company, is scheduled to receive the MORE
Small Craft Company tests new boat April 17, 2003 — The Marines and sailors in Small Craft Company, Headquarters and Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Division are operationally testing a new boat to ferry troops into battle. The Small Unit Riverine Craft has the potential to move more Marines and equipment and increase insertion capabilities.  The 39-foot-long craft is capable of transporting a 13-man MORE
Reserves provide important role April 11, 2003 — As the convoys of supplies continue to move north to support coalition forces, the Marine Corps Reserve is again answering the call to duty. Providing convoy security, the Saginaw, Mich.-based Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, is putting their lives on hold to do their part to defeat the Iraqi regime. The company accepts the call MORE
Commanding General visits troops in Haiti April 09, 2003 — The 2d Marine Division commanding general visited troops here supporting Operation Secure Tomorrow during a three-day visit April 5 through 7. With the majority of the Marines serving here deployed from the 2d Marine Division, the visit gave Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Johnson the opportunity to see first hand the living conditions, training and MORE
Keeping hope alive April 09, 2003 — Soldiers with the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, here supporting Combined Joint Task Force – Haiti, delivered more than 2,500 pounds of fish, rice and beans to a home for the elderly in the Bel Air area April 8. After delivering nearly 2,000 gallons of water just a few weeks ago with the help of the Marines from Marine Air Ground Task Force- 8 from MORE
Naval Hospital works to replace aging blood supply April 04, 2003 — The Naval Hospital here is currently setting up a new blood donor operations center to replace aging stocks of blood for use abroad.  The center's goal is to collect 6,000 units of blood yearly to replace aging supplies aboard amphibious assault ships, said Navy Capt. Pat Alford, executive officer, Naval Hospital, Marine Corps Base.  Stored blood MORE
Donations, mail on hold until supply chain is unclogged April 04, 2003 — Organizations and well-meaning individuals throughout the United States have backed-up the mail system with overwhelming contributions of donated goods, care packages, cards and letters for service members supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The unsolicited mail and donations, however, compete for limited airlift space on flights with needed MORE
President offers thanks, praise at Camp Lejeune April 04, 2003 — Moments after Marine Helicopter Squadron-1 helicopters landed near W.P.T. Hill Field April 3, President George W. Bush entered into a sea of more than 20,000 enthusiastic Marines, sailors and military families. Accompanied by the first lady, Laura Bush, the president saluted Major Gen. David M. Mize, commanding general, Marine Corps Base, and MORE