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Common sense was absent virtue July 30, 2004 — Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents are looking into the drowning of a male Marine late Saturday night off Onslow Beach. Alcohol was involved, according to the case's chief investigator. Onslow Beach Lifeguards were off-duty at the time of the incident. The victim's identity is being withheld. In 2000, there were 3,281 unintentional MORE
Get trained to save a life July 27, 2004 — Free disaster relief training classes, sponsored by the Red Cross, will be held at the chapter building located at 12 Ruth St. in Jacksonville, N.C. through August, to prepare the community for the approaching hurricane season.  Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency disaster-caused needs. When a disaster MORE
MOUT up, BUST out July 26, 2004 — A group of Marines go on patrol through a city in the middle of the afternoon.  They hold tight to their rifles as they keep a close eye on the buildings that seem to box them in.  A single shot rings out and echoes down the streets.  The Marines respond instantly as they hug the walls in packs and begin to yell out where the shot came from.  Their MORE
Working underneath the hovering belly of a beast July 23, 2004 — It is a sight watching a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter hover directly above Marines, 20 feet from the ground, but for the landing support specialists assigned to Beach Terminal Operations Company, 2d Transportation Support Battalion, 2d Force Service Support Group, it's all in a day's work. "We assist CH-53, CH-46 and V-22 pilots, learning to MORE
Amos assuming command of II MEF July 23, 2004 — Major General James F. Amos assumed command of II Marine Expeditionary Force from Lt. Gen. Henry P. Osman during a change of command ceremony at II MEF Headquarters here July 23. Osman began his career in the Marine Corps when he enlisted in March 1967.  Selected for the Platoon Leader's Class program, Osman graduated from Old Dominion College in MORE
Forty troops, four supply bundles and one truck dropped from the sky July 12, 2004 — It is rare to see a military truck rigged with parachutes dropped out of the sky, but that's exactly what Marines did over Drop Zone Falcon July 11.The exercise began with a parachute drop of a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle on a platform followed by four heavy loads, simulating supplies for troops in the field."It's been several years MORE
Clerks, administrators, motor transport operators train for combat July 12, 2004 — "Every Marine is a rifleman," so goes the adage taught to Marines in boot camp.  This standard extends from Marines operating as infantrymen to those tasked with administrative, clerical and technical duties.  Away from their usual jobs, more than a dozen Marine corporals and sergeants assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, MORE
Heloise gives hints to military spouses June 28, 2004 — A well-known radio personality and author performed a live broadcast to give military spouses household tips, from the Goettge Memorial Field House here June 26. Heloise hosted the show, which was sponsored by the Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Wives' Club, and interviewed military spouses for their tips on household secrets. Then she spoke to MORE
Airborne exercise, part training, part showcase June 25, 2004 — The old runway here at Drop Zone Pheasant was brightly glossed over by the sun's reflection when supply bundles, airborne Marines and other military personnel began parachuting out of the sky.   "Run," yelled airborne Marine instructors on the ground a command to abruptly maneuver parachutists drifting towards the precarious tree line. Meanwhile, MORE
Marines restore soccer field, hope June 22, 2004 — In a barren field surrounded by three drab concrete walls, dilapidated, tin-roofed houses and small streams of sewage, stands a group of warriors and a crowd of local residents, dressed in all fashions of clothes, and many walking around barefoot. The Marines and the Haitians watch as a truck pours water on the parched patch of land they stand on.  MORE

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