Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

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Camp Lejeune News

January, 2007

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Major’s retirement marks family’s 98 years of combined service January 26, 2007 — Many families have a tradition of military service.  It’s a tradition that is sometimes passed from father to son, but sometimes all members are a part of the tradition. Maj. Glenn Gerichten, former director of the Supply Management Division, Business and Logistics Support Department, Marine Corps base, retired after 25 years of faithful service MORE
Marines smoking less, drinking more January 25, 2007 — Marines are lighting up those ‘cowboy killers’ less but they are hitting the bottle more. Released this month, the 2005 Survey of Health-Related Behaviors explains how much service members’ use alcohol and tobacco. The survey, conducted by Research Triangle Institute, a nonprofit research firm based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, MORE
Governer's initiative identifies needs of military dependent children January 25, 2007 — Leading up to and during a deployment a family goes through a lot, but who is still developing and learning ideas and concepts – the children. In an initiative, created by Governor Mike Easley, state-wide-institutes will be training to help educators better understand the challenges faced by children of deployed parents, according to a press MORE
PMO shares ATM safety, security tips January 25, 2007 — Automatic Teller Machines have revolutionized banking allowing customers to do their banking 24 hours a day. They also, however, have been a great help for thieves looking for quick cash. Combating the problem the Provosts Martial’s Office has released their 10 tips to avoid ATM crime. “We want to raise awareness aboard the base because there has MORE
AMCC offers gift cards for opinions January 25, 2007 — A survey for military families in underway to ensure the homes and neighborhoods aboard Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River meet the needs and tastes of military families and to further research the preferences of military families. Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, which manages nearly 75 percent of the housing here and all the MORE
Education opportunities aboard Lejeune January 17, 2007 — Marines hear a lot of ‘What can you do for your country?’, but you may wonder what can the Marines Corps do for you? Educational opportunities abound in the Corps and the Department of Defense wants Marines to take advantage of them. The Lifelong Learning Center is the education office at Camp Lejeune and provides education services that use MORE
Burninating the countryside January 16, 2007 — MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Every year infernos are lit in the training areas and impact zones here, but unlike a raging forest fire that is ignited by a single cigarette butt carelessly tossed from a speeding car window, these fires are meticulously orchestrated and planned. These are the prescribed fires, which are used to clear away MORE
TAPS supports families January 11, 2007 — When tragedy strikes and a service member makes the ultimate sacrifice where does the entire family look for support? Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, a non-profit group, provides the answer with a long-term-support network for the families of those who have died in service to America. TAPS founder, Bonnie Carroll, who lost her husband, MORE
Feel good, give blood January 11, 2007 — Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood and just one unit of blood can help save as many as three lives, according to the Red Cross. In 1970 Blood service providers have designated January as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month in an effort to avoid blood shortages in the winter months, according to a Red Cross press release. The winter MORE
Chamber of Commerce presents Col. Hodges with 2006 Woman of the year award January 10, 2007 — Col. Adele E. Hodges, the commander of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune received the 2006 Jacksonville Onslow County Chamber of Commerce Woman of the year award during the 63rd Annual Membership Celebration held at Marston Pavilion here Jan. 10. Hodges received the award for her contribution to the Chamber of Commerce and the community, said Jan MORE

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