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Camp Lejeune News

March, 2004

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Multi-national Interim Force provides security, quick reaction force March 29, 2004 — The sharp tang of diesel fumes mixes with the scent of burning refuse in the morning breeze as Humvees roar through the slowly waking community. As the convoy of tactical vehicles winds their way toward the outlying district of Petionville, its cargo of Marines keep watchful eyes on doors, windows and rooftops as well as the small crowds that are MORE
Marines return to engagement site March 29, 2004 — The unmistakable whop, whop, whop of helicopter blades echoes through the alleys of a residential community as a convoy of Humvees halts, and its contents of battle-clad warriors jump out. Miniature dust devils swirl up around their boots as they rush to key location behind half built cinder block walls and homes, providing 360 degrees of security MORE
Lima Company provides medical assistance in Haiti March 27, 2004 — Marines and Sailors here supporting Combined Joint Task Force – Haiti provided medical assistance to residents in the Bel-Air district March 26 and 27. Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment conducted a two-day Medical Capabilities exercise here to build trust and security within the community. “Over the past 20-plus days, criminal MORE
The Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team spreads its wings in Haiti March 26, 2004 — Nearly a week before the bulk of U.S. forces arrived here members of the 2nd Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team from Norfolk, Va., deployed to assist in the prevention of various rebel factions and organized gangs from enveloping the city and throwing the entire country in to further turmoil. The small platoon with a contingent of sailors and MORE
Combined Joint Task Force – Haiti assist in ship take down March 24, 2004 — The sharp sour scent of refuse and excrement causes grimaces and foul words from a number of Marines as their patrols work their winding way through trash heaps and cargo containers that litter the Killick Port Facility. The static of radio calls drift with the light morning breeze, only broken by the soft gurgling sounds the warriors’ boots make MORE
Operation Clean Sweep sweeps through streets of Port-Au-Prince March 24, 2004 — Front end loaders, dump trucks and other pieces of heavy equipment could be seen on the streets around the LaSaline and Saint Martin Districts as U.S. Marines with the help of local contractors began to cleanup the streets in the early morning hours here. Marines and local contractors in a long convoy of trucks worked steadily throughout the night MORE
Haitian Marine to take part in Haiti effort March 24, 2004 — The last time Lance Cpl. Luckner Bastien was in Haiti he was a 16-year-old teenager visiting relatives and enjoying Haitian Creole cuisine.  “I remember it was hot,” Bastien, originally a native of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, said excitedly with his slight Haitian accent. “But I had a good time and some of the best food,” the MORE
Marines and civilians work together to restore cemetery March 24, 2004 — Ernest Peterson is dead.  He died in 1951, 29 years old, to causes now unknown and was buried in a small cemetery on the fringes of Georgetown, a small community tucked in just east of Camp Geiger.  Time elapses, seasons change, wars come and go, and in late 2003, the cemetery where former Army private first class and World War II veteran Ernest MORE
Marines provide water for life March 21, 2004 — U.S. Marines and soldiers with Combined Joint Task Force -Haiti distributed water to a geriatric home here March 21. Nearly 2000 gallons of purified water transported from Marine Air Ground Task Force -8’s compound was deposited into a well at the home for the elderly in the Bel-Air District of Port-Au-Prince, providing a much needed resource to MORE
8th Engineers lends a helping hand to elementary school March 19, 2004 — Marines and sailors from 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2d Force Service Support Group, constructed a covered walkway at the Stone Street Elementary School the week of Mar 15. The project was made possible by the leadership and vision of Dr. Richard Scroggs, school principal; Ms. Nancy Murphy, reading specialist and volunteer coordinator for the MORE

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