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Camp Lejeune News

January, 2004

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Brooklyn native receives Bronze Star January 30, 2004 — His calm voice softened and his soulful brown eyes sank slowly to the ground as he pictured the Marines of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment who were lost or wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During OIF, Brooklyn, N.Y., native Maj. David B. Sosa served with the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Task Force Tarawa and his courageous actions MORE
Marines prepare to deal with terrorist tactics January 28, 2004 — With thousands of Marines preparing to deploy to Iraq, training to meet the challenges of a hostile environment is a high priority.  The threat of terrorist attacks is still very real, even though attacks on U.S. and coalition forces have decreased since the capture of Saddam Hussein.  To combat this threat, Marines from The II Marine Expeditionary MORE
Towed at owners expense January 28, 2004 — Drivers: be warned. The Provost Marshal’s Office here is on the prowl for abandoned vehicles and expired inspections, registrations and permits. The “orange sticker” impound notice program provides drivers with a reminder to keep their vehicles in safe condition and their registrations up-to-date. Master Sgt. Richard Templeton, services chief, MORE
The Fighting Force of FSSG, MP's take it to Combat Town January 28, 2004 — Clouds of sand and dust billowed across the dirt roads as the harsh shadows of abandoned buildings cut the landscape like a Wild West ghost town. The dusty breeze conjoined with the carnival of odors from colored smoke grenades as four Marines, draped in body armor, rushed from behind a derelict building, weapons in hand. More Marines followed as MORE
Controlled Fires Clean Up Training Areas January 27, 2004 — The Camp Lejeune Forestry Department is currently conducting annual burns to control underbrush in training areas. According to Danny Becker, forest protection program manager, Environmental Conservation Branch, Environmental Management Division, “Most of the prescribed burns are performed from November to February because of the lower temperatures MORE
From our own, For our own January 22, 2004 — The Armed Forces Blood Donor Program visited the School of Infantry Jan. 15, giving Marines from Forming Battalion the opportunity to donate blood. According to Cal Glazier, chief blood donor recruiter, the drive is part of continuous efforts by the blood donor program to sustain a blood supply for military members and their families. Personnel MORE
If I Don't Do It, Who Will January 20, 2004 — New tears were shed from what moments before seemed to be cold gray eyes. Staring off into space as he recollects that day of infamy when two jumbo jets slammed into the World Trade Towers … the thousand-yard stare. On that day, one of Lejeune’s Marines listened to National Public Radio as almost 400 fire fighters lost their lives helping people MORE
Marines march toward paperless environment January 9, 2004 — During the recent holiday period, hundreds of Marines assigned to Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base, submitted their leave requests via a new Marine Online option being tested here. The new MOL option is designed to eliminate the paper-based request and replace it with an electronic submission, recommendation and approval MORE
Combined efforts make target replacement a success January 8, 2004 — Live-fire ranges here received a face-lift of sorts recently due to the combined efforts of Marines, sailors and civilians who integrated the placement of new targets with combat related training. The placing of the 10 targets, 23,000-pound M-113 armored personnel carriers, required personnel in the air, on land and sea. David W. Lynch, operations MORE
Second Force Reconnaissance Commander Receives Bronze Star January 8, 2004 — Since returning to Camp Lejeune from Operation Iraqi Freedom last year, San Diego native Lt. Col. James E. Reilly III, has presented the Bronze Star to Marines under his command for their courageous actions. So, it was no surprise to many who serve with the commanding officer of 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force, when MORE

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