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CSSD-20 Marines improve school, friendship June 12, 2004 — Marines with Combat Service Support Detachment - 20 completed repairs to a local school June 12. The Lycee Pierre Eustache Daniel Fignole School is the third school the Marines from CSSD-20 have helped refurbish since deploying here in early March. “When we first saw this school it was in pretty bad shape,” said 1st Lt. Ryan K. Massey, engineer 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
II MEF commander visits CJTF - Haiti June 10, 2004 — Commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force, Lt. Gen. Osman, spoke with the Marines and sailors of Combined Joint Task Force - Haiti during a visit May 5. The commander took the opportunity to talk with his Marines, let them know how pleased he was with their performance, and address some issues concerning their return to Camp Lejeune and MORE
US, Canada join forces to provide Haiti security, stability June 10, 2004 — The locals peer curiously out of their dwellings and vending stands, staring at the approaching figures. Two columns, led by two stalwart fighters, move cautiously through the community, eyes alert for danger. The local children wave at the passing troops, greeting them with shouts of “Hey you, give me chocolate!”  The warriors glance briefly at MORE
New technologies in mine countermeasures demonstrated June 10, 2004 — Military officials and guests gathered at Courthouse Bay here June 10, to gain knowledge on the different types of mine countermeasure technology. The Office of Naval Research held a Mine Warfare Day to provide information on the different types of mine warfare and the ONR’s mission. Marines and sailors need to be able to clear mines from their MORE
Coalition tests new communication devices June 9, 2004 — Driving tanks and other armored vehicles in the rising heat and increasing amounts of dust, Marines got acquainted with new electronic devices in a friendly fire prevention exercise here June 8. Ground-to-ground fighting was the main focus of the exercise.  The Joint Combat Identification Evaluation Team headed up the six-day exercise here.  Along MORE
British Marines conduct live fire exercises at Camp Lejeune June 8, 2004 — Click.  That was the eerie sound heard a split second before the blast of a British-operated Milan Anti-Tank Missile System unleashed a wire-guided missile down-range toward a target. The heavy weapons operators of the anti-tank missile called out their operating procedures before firing the missile.  A leader of the crew tapped the gunner on the MORE
MAGTF-8, Food For the Poor partnership changes lives June 8, 2004 — Marine Col. Mark Gurganus, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8’s commander, presented the director of Food For the Poor’s Haiti office a certificate of appreciation June 8. Gurganus presented Madame Raymonde Pun with a letter thanking her agency for assisting the Marines in improving the lives of those in need. “Although our organizations differ MORE
MIFH, UN Aid Villagers June 8, 2004 — Numerous helicopters circle the skies above Haiti’s flooded, mountainous southeastern region.  Their shadows appear warped in the immense ponds of stagnant, muddy water created by the tropical rainstorms that plagued the region only days before.  Passengers peer out of the helicopters, looking down upon a landscape of quagmires and what remains of MORE
Marines Give Small Shoes, Get Big Smiles June 6, 2004 — The Marines of Combat Service Support Detachment-20 helped distribute more than 130 pairs of shoes to children at the New Life Children's Home orphanage here May 5. The idea to hand out the shoes was hatched by Cmdr. Brad A. Steele, who as the Combined Joint Task Force-Haiti liaison officer to the Haitian National Police, saw the squalor and MORE

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