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Camp Lejeune News

October, 2006

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Poets attend reading at base library October 24, 2006 — As the sun goes down behind the horizon, a small group of people met for their monthly meeting Oct. 24 at the Harriotte B. Smith Library here to share their poetic works. The library holds a monthly Open Mike Poetry Night for service members and civilians alike to share their work with each other. Poets write their name on a slip of paper if they MORE
Friends, family, survivors attend Beirut Memorial October 24, 2006 — “Most of these men were from Camp Lejeune and were the friends and neighbors of the citizens of Jacksonville and Onslow County. We would like to thank you for attending this our 23rd annual observance to remember and honor those American service men who lost their lives in the cause of peace,” said Abe Rosen of the Beirut Memorial Advisory Board. MORE
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society recognizes volunteers October 23, 2006 — Giving one’s time to volunteer in society has helped countless people over the span of our civilization and these acts of selflessness should be recognized and praised. Six volunteers from the Camp Lejeune Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society were given pins showing how many hours each volunteer had accumulated during a ceremony Oct.18 at the Paradise MORE
American Red Cross bridges gap from family to front lines October 18, 2006 — Information is vital to any combat operation, whether it’s ‘where’s the enemy?’ to ‘where’s lunch?’ But when it comes to information from home, the American Red Cross takes over. From July 1 to Oct. 11, Camp Lejeune’s American Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services Unit communicated 1,070 emergency messages to service members worldwide. “We are MORE
Marine Corps Museum of the Carolinas slated for 2009 October 17, 2006 — “There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering,” said Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. Remembering the Carolinas’ Marines and civilians who sacrificed for their county is a responsibility that will soon fall on the shoulders of the Marine Corps Museum of the MORE
Marines help make a local school a little greener October 17, 2006 — Twenty-one Marines with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base, volunteered to help the Montessori Children’s School revitalize their landscape here Oct. 17. This is the start of what will be a continuing relationship with the school because the battalion has volunteered to adopt the school, according to Capt. James M. Bechtel, the MORE
Lejeune’s JROTC wins Naval Honor School Award for forth year in a row October 8, 2006 — For four years running Camp Lejeune High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has claimed the Naval Honor School Award. “This is especially a distinct honor for me and the cadets because of our recent start in 2000,” said Joe Valore, retired Marine officer and senior marine instructor for the Marine Corps JROTC. The award is MORE
Domestic Violence Awareness Month observed on base October 7, 2006 — Purple ribbons twist on white banners surrounding the Lejeune Monument traffic circle marking Camp Lejeune’s observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month beginning in October. In 2005 there were 186 substantiated incidents of domestic violence involving Marine families here, and nationwide a case of domestic violence is reported to authorities MORE
Wounded Warriors dive into scuba October 3, 2006 — The Jacksonville Rotary Club and AA Diving have teamed up to help Marines in the Wounded Warrior Barracks recover by becoming scuba certified here. John Burd, the past president of the club and a certified diver, heard about the need and presented the idea of taking on this project to the members. One week later, some members of the MORE
Dude where’s my car? October 2, 2006 — A foreboding notice covered in brilliant orange publicizes “WARNING This Vehicle WILL be impounded if it is not removed within 72 hours.” This is not a polite suggestion it’s a reality. The towing of privately owned vehicles is a daily occurrence aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune due to illegal parking, abandonment, inoperable vehicles and lack MORE

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