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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

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Camp Lejeune News

December, 2005

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PMO urges people to participate in new program December 20, 2005 — The Provost Marshal’s Office is pushing a new program called Operation Identification due to recent burglaries in the family housing areas here. Operation Identification is a nationally recognized property identification program open to all residents here and in the Marine Corps Air Station New River community. The program is designed to deter MORE
Joint Airborne Operation trains Marines for inter-service missions December 19, 2005 — The cold wind blew strong as the sun remained hidden behind the faded clouds of the horizon. The foliage violently moved side to side and the tarps fastened to the Humvee appeared to be dancing away from its restraints. Minute drops of rain floated to the ground one at a time as Marines with 2nd Air Delivery Platoon, Beach and Terminal Operations MORE
Facility dedicated to fallen warrior December 14, 2005 — The former staff noncommissioned officer’s club was dedicated as the Gunnery Sgt. Terry W. Ball Jr. Center here Dec. 14. The recently renovated building was dedicated to Ball for his service to the Marine Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ball received fatal wounds from an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al MORE
Swimming school trains Marines to save lives December 14, 2005 — A Marine is thrown overboard by rough seas, falling into the deep, cold ocean waters. He has nothing but his own skills to help save him if no one notices he is gone. This is a potentially life-threatening scenario, but with reliable training there is hope - the Combat Water Survival Swimming School. The mission of the school is to teach MORE
Why Aggressive Driving isn't worth the risk December 13, 2005 — Many Marines will be planning long road trips home this holiday season. Now, imagine that you’re just returning from leave and you’re due into work no later than noon. As you enter the Raleigh city limits at 11 a.m., you begin to realize it’s virtually impossible to drive the 125 plus miles between you and Camp Lejeune in less than an hour. MORE
2nd Maintenance Battalion armors up 24th MEU December 12, 2005 — More than 150 Marines with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, have been working day and night to ensure the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s vehicles are up armored and ready for a combat environment. The day and night crews, consisting of 80 per, have been equipping 16 vehicles per day with the advanced armor in 12-hour MORE
Local team takes runners-up honors at Cross Country Championships December 10, 2005 — Eight Marines from Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River traveled to California to compete in the Marine Corps Cross Country Championship at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Dec 10. The North Carolina based team took a close second place in the eight-kilometer race, which was run over a challenging course that followed a loose-gravel MORE
Combat Vehicle Operators Course saves lives December 9, 2005 — According to Pentagon officials, the leading cause of non-combat deaths in Iraq involve vehicles and can be tolled up to a lack of training, experience, common sense or, in hostile situations, the lack of knowing the proper standard operating procedures while serving in a combat zone. The Combat Vehicle Operator’s Course hopes to improve that MORE
Legal herb can still get Marines in trouble December 8, 2005 — He says he is going to meet Ska Maria Pastora, but this is only a street term for salvia divinorum-a plant, which could get a Marine in trouble with their command. Salvia divinorum, also known as just salvia, has gained some popularity because of its hallucinogenic effects from smoking or chewing the plant leaves. It is sold on the Internet and MORE
Commuters Beware: New construction could delay December 7, 2005 — In another quality of life initiative, the Installations and Environment Department, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune has contracted a local construction company and begun work on erecting a canopy over the Main Gate entrance. The structure, which is slated to stand 70 feet wide, 40 feet long and 19 feet high, will serve to protect the Marines MORE

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