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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
Marines Clean-up after Operation Secure Tomorrow June 20, 2004 — Marines and sailors from Marine Air Ground Task Force-8 began washing down their vehicles in preparation for their redeployment back to the United States. The troops are working alongside Haitians, contracted to clean the vehicles, to meet stringent federal health and import standards before loading hundreds of pieces of equipment onto U.S.-bound MORE
CSSD-20 leaves behind lasting impressions June 20, 2004 — A plane carrying Marines and sailors from Combat Service Support Detachment-20 departed Port-au-Prince International Airport on June 20 bound for Camp Lejuene. While deployed here, the Marines and sailors of CSSD-20 provided a supply and logistical life-line for the operations of Marine Air Ground Task Force-8 and the Multinational Interim MORE
MIFH reaches out to Hinche community June 19, 2004 — They have come from all over Hinche, villagers from elderly men to mothers carrying crying infants, lining up by the simple stone building that is the village clinic. The throng of hundreds waits outside in the pouring rain, eyes set on the hospital building where Multinational Interim Force-Haiti personnel work busily.  They wait to be seen by MORE
Haitian community praises CJTF-Haiti June 18, 2004 — Haitian government leaders showed their appreciation for Combined Joint Task Force-Haiti’s commander at the Hotel Montana here during a formal dinner ceremony June 18. Prime Minister Gerard Latortue presented Marine Brig. Gen. Ronald S. Coleman a souvenir wooden ship and a plaque on behalf of the people of Haiti and their leaders. “Order and MORE
CJTF-Haiti reaches out to children, community June 17, 2004 — “When I was hungry, you fed me…  When I was naked, you clothed me… When I was thirsty, you gave me to drink.” Navy Capt. Ronnie King, Combined Joint Task Force-Haiti’s chaplain, quoted these words of Jesus Christ, as he acknowledged troops from Combat Service Support Detachment-20 and CJTF-Haiti’s troops who spent time with and distributed supplies MORE
Warriors head home to well-deserved rest June 14, 2004 — Troops from the ground combat element of Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8 began returning to the United States on June 14 after completing more than three months of stability and security operations in Haiti. Leaders with Combined Joint Task Force-Haiti were present at Port-au-Prince International Airport to wish homebound personnel of 3rd Battalion, MORE
Lejeune Marines and Royal Marines train together June 14, 2004 — Royal Marines with 42 Commando hosted a capabilities exercise at the G3 Impact Area berm here June 10. The Royal Marines spent the last two years planning for the event and got the order to move out only five weeks before the exercise commenced. Before the exercise, a brief was given to dozens of viewers on what they would be seeing for the next 45 MORE
CSSD-20, NGOs work together on sanitation June 14, 2004 — A crowd of local residents stare at the dump trucks and bulldozers that have gathered on the banks of the canal filled with refuse that runs through their community. From their tin-roofed dwellings, they come to watch as the heavy equipment operators scoop out load after load of filth.  Some of Cite Soleil’s residents, work alongside the tractors, MORE
MIF-Haiti continues providing aid to flood victims June 12, 2004 — Haitian villagers gathered around the makeshift, landing zone surrounded by cornfields, nestled between two large hills. The sound of the rotor blades echoed through the nearby village as the large CH-47 Chinook touched down. Blown back by the tremendous gusts of wind, the villagers knelt down to keep their balance and watched as U.S. Marines, MORE

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