Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

"Home of Expeditionary Forces in Readiness"

Camp Lejeune News

August, 2007

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This week in history (Aug. 16 – 23) August 29, 2007 — 23 August 1984: The last Marines to serve peace-keeping duty in Lebanon arrived home. The 24th Marine Amphibious Unit arrived off the coast of Lebanon on 9 April to relieve Marines of the 22nd MAU who were guarding the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. The 24th MAU left Beirut on 31 July, marking the last presence of U.S. combat troops in Beirut since MORE
Finding your military history August 29, 2007 — During a Marine’s career, a tremendous amount of medical treatment and service-related paperwork is created. But what do service members, their family and history seekers do when the records are lost or damaged?For Marines recently separated, it can be as easy as going online, but for those who separated prior to 1997, it can be complicated.The MORE
Intramural soccer kicks off August 29, 2007 — It’s the beginning of the season for the Camp Lejeune men’s intramural soccer league; four teams played their first game Aug. 16, at WPT Field House.The first game pitted the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion against the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance team at 6 p.m.The 2nd LAR side started off strong with an early goal by Lawrence Lee, giving them MORE
Sea turtles assault Onslow beach August 29, 2007 — Camp Lejeune works hard to maintain a balance between training the nation’s 911 force in readiness and protecting its natural resources.Maintaining that balance are the personnel of Environmental Conservation Branch, who excavated a nest of Loggerhead sea turtle eggs by hand on Onslow Beach Aug. 16.The Loggerhead is listed as threatened under the MORE
Wood hobby shop offers wholesome experience August 29, 2007 — The Wood Hobby Shop offers service members and their dependents a healthy and creative outlet aboard the Base.Visitors can build just about anything they can think of here, said Eddie Vasquez, an attendant at Wood Hobby Shop here.In addition to providing tools, an air-conditioned space and a well-lit environment, Vasquez explained the shop offers MORE
Keeping your car safe for Labor Day road trips August 29, 2007 — With Labor Day weekend on the way and travel plans being made, keeping your vehicle maintained will be the key to trouble-free travel in the heat.Vehicles are made to operate in most extreme conditions, but if not attended to, the systems designed to keep the engine running cool will fail and leave you stranded.Most cars owner’s manuals list MORE
CREDO enhances lives through learning retreats August 29, 2007 — CREDO enhances lives through learning retreatsBy , Carolina Living editorThe word credo comes from Latin and means “I believe.” For those in the Navy and Marine Corps community, CREDO stands for “Chaplain’s Religious Education Development Operation.”Though, for many it might also mean that they believe in themselves enough to make positive changes MORE
Making a diference in a “Big” way August 16, 2007 — Did you know that just “hanging out” can make a huge difference in a child’s life?2nd Lt. Warren Watts II of the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines Regiment knows that. In fact, it’s one reason he chose to become a “big brother.”Watts recently became a big brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern North Carolina. He was matched with MORE
Nurse case managers enhance care for service members, families August 16, 2007 — Like a drum major for change, time marches on, often bringing with it new advances and ways of doing business.Take for example, a plausible snap shot of the medical treatment of a service member wounded in theater during World War II. After possibly being away from his family for an extended amount of time fighting the war, a wounded service member MORE
New uniform, grooming regulations in effect August 16, 2007 — Thirty-six new uniform and grooming regulations have been finalized and are now part of the official Marine Corps order governing uniform wear and appearance.Some of the regulations are completely new, such as new rules forbidding popular haircuts like the"horseshoe" and "teardrop". Others are merely clarifications of the existing order and MORE

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