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Penny Drive for Wounded Warriors a huge success November 28, 2007 —  Parents, students and injured servicemembers from the Wounded Warrior Barracks here, were invited to the Brewster Middle School Penny Drive Celebration Nov. 21. to mark the end of their Penny Drive in support of the Combined Federal Campaign. Students raised more than $5,000 for Hope for the Warriors foundation, a charity that supports injured MORE
New book shows legacy of first black Marines November 20, 2007 —  Although the history of the Montford Point Marines is not very well known, these Marines played a significant role in shaping the Marine Corps of today, said Ronald K. Culp, author of the new book The First Black Marines. “Before I began researching the history of Montford Point, I realized that everyone knew about the Tuskegee Airmen and the MORE
'The Journey' A Montford Marines Tale November 20, 2007 —  The Montford Point Marines fought for their right to fight for this country. In the early 1940s the Marine Corps started to accept its first black Marines. However, this was a time of segregation in America, so black recruits were sent somewhere different then the original Marine Corps Recruit Depots. One such Marine was Turner G. Blount. “We MORE
Suicide Prevention November 20, 2007 —  Claiming more than 30,000 lives a year, the leading cause of death for all Americans and the second leading cause of death in the Marine Corps and the Navy, is neither a virus or a drug--it's suicide. This of course does not decrease during the holiday season thanks to the ‘holiday blues.’ Some service members are out on their own for the first MORE
American Native Heritage Month November 20, 2007 —  What started as a day set aside to recognize American Indians, has turned into an entire month, devoted to the noble heritage of the American Indian and Alaskan-native. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations have been issued each MORE
SOI-East stepping up to the challenge November 20, 2007 —  If asked to make a small sacrifice to save a strangers life, would you make it? Students at the School Of Infantry here have stepped up to the challenge, and have been valiantly offering themselves as bone marrow donors without hesitation. “This important initiative provides support for military personnel who volunteer as marrow donors,” said the MORE
Master instructor program increases learning November 20, 2007 —  Civilians have to earn college degrees to become certified teachers; on average, a military instructor receives nine days of training, said an academic official at Camp Johnson. The Department of Defense has been advancing instructor’s education to improve the quality of their student’s training with the master instructor courses. Academic MORE
Discounts for Marine families attending homecomings November 20, 2007 —  Families have spent thousands of dollars attending homecomings of returning Marines, but with costs of airfare sky rocketing, many families can’t afford to make the trip. Addressing this issue, Christie Rooney, a Marine mom from Bixby, Okla., contacted America Airlines in order to ease these costs with fare discounts for Marine families, traveling MORE
Disbursing Marines turn hostile October 25, 2007 — Lance Cpl. Ryan E. Turnage Marine Corps Base Oct. 25, 2007 MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Paperwork and pay issues are not the only things disbursing Marines tackle here. More than 70 disbursing Marines stepped away from mountains of paperwork to gear up and battle with pugil sticks. “Pugil sticks are not only good training, but they’re fun MORE
Humvee training builds confidence October 19, 2007 — Pfc. Ryan E. TurnageMarine Corps BaseOctober 19, 2007MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Humvee rollovers are unexpected incidents in a combat zone and only one thing can build the confidence of the Marines found in these unfortunate situations to excavate them safely, Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer.“This is great training that provides MORE

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