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All-Marine team proves victorious at Championships September 3, 2003 — Entering the sixth and final day of play in the Armed Forces Basketball Championship Aug. 30, the All-Marine team had no assurance that it would even be able to play for the gold medal. By the end of the day, they were champions. Three of the four teams-the Marines, Air Force, and Army-last day of play, all with identical three and two records. MORE
Corps tests hybrid mail service for deployed members; August 22, 2003 — Family members and friends of troops deployed to Kuwait with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Maritime Prepositioning Force can, for a limited time, send free letters to their desert-clad loved ones through an Internet-based hybrid mail service called According to Michael Saunders, assistant Single Marine Program MORE
New leave and liberty guidance issued to help save lives August 18, 2003 — A new leave and liberty guidance policy is in effect to help ensure Marines on leave receive as much opportunity as possible to conduct travel during daylight hours. Lieutenant Gen. Henry P. Osman, commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force, approved the guidance Aug. 3 to encourage commanders to release Marines for leave in the morning on MORE
Coast Guard commissions new post August 14, 2003 — The Coast Guard Port Security Detachment here recently became the Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center in a reassignment ceremony.  The ceremony included the center's commissioning, a change of command, and retirement for the Port Security Detachment officer in charge. "The commissioning of the Special Missions Training Center allows the MORE
Disabled American Veterans helping out August 2, 2003 — For many combat veterans, going to war means coming home a different person. For some, that means losing a limb; for others the mental images of war are always a blink away. For those that are injured or permanently disabled, there is help.Following World War I, the government was under funded and unable to keep up with the need to supply jobs and MORE
Florida Marine raises retriever to aid others July 30, 2003 — In his beginning stages of instruction, the fluffy, golden-haired puppy observes scuba training as his teacher, Gunnery Sgt. Patrick J. Koch, demonstrates the doggy paddle. Koch isn't raising Patriot, a 4-month-old golden retriever, to be a reconnaissance Marine like he is, but to be a service dog that will provide aid to people with visual, MORE
Messages from home bring joy afar July 20, 2003 — The cost of a book of stamps to send letters to a deployed service member: $7.40; average monthly Internet cost to send e-mails to a deployed service member: $39.95; receiving a free two-minute video e-mail from a loved one: PRICELESS. The American Red Cross, Onslow County Chapter, teamed up with America Online for Broadband to support "Project MORE
Lejeune considers plan to improve retirees' lives July 20, 2003 — "My pledge is that to the best of our abilities, we will advocate our veterans' causes as we do those of our active forces, for 'once a Marine, always a Marine,'" said Gen. James L. Jones in his guidance to Marines as the 32nd commandant of the Marine Corps.  "We are determined -- without compromise -- to preserve the status and advance the MORE
Base receives new rapid response vehicle July 14, 2003 — Communication Support Division personnel are working with a new rapid response system to increase emergency response capabilities both on and off the base. The $2.7 million truck is designed as a first-responder vehicle used to link multiple types of communication equipment in emergency situations where normal commercial communications are not MORE
ANGLICO's back, ready for more July 13, 2003 — Second Marine Liaison Element reactivated as 2nd Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company in a ceremony July 11 in front of the II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Building. It took ANGLICO several years to get approval for reactivation, but when Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Michael W. Hagee signed the reactivation papers, all the MORE

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