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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
Small Craft Marines provide security in Central America November 14, 2003 — A detachment of Small Craft Company Marines based here has been supporting Joint Task Force-Bravo in Soto Cano, Honduras, since late May this year. The detachment, comprised of more than 30 Marines, is aiding JTF-B's mission of supporting U.S. joint, combined and interagency operations. "(We're acting as a) military police component for overall MORE
Marines learn to rely on horses November 14, 2003 — With plans for a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in the near future, the Marines of 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, are honing their mountaineering skills in order to be ready for combat in any clime or place. Reverting to a less technological means of maneuver warfare, these Marines are preparing for service with horses and mules to MORE
Commandant urges Marines to vote in upcoming election November 14, 2003 — Only 62 percent of the Marine Corps voted in the 2000 presidential election, which was the lowest percentage in the United States Armed Forces, according to Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth B. Warford, voting action officer, Manpower Division, Headquarters Marine Corps. "The right to vote is one of our most important civil liberties. Moreover, voting is an MORE
Saginaw, Mich., reserves complete tour November 14, 2003 — After nearly eight months, a group of Michigan natives returned home after answering the call to arms for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Approximately 250 Marines from Company B, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment returned stateside and demobilized at the French Creek Recreation Center here Oct. 29. The company of reservists, based in Saginaw, Mich., MORE

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