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Archive: November 2008

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Lumbee Tribe November 26, 2008 — Did you know November is Native American Heritage month? The month is so designated to remember the self sacrificing contributions Native Americans have made to the United States. Many of the people who attended the Native American Heritage Celebration Nov. 5 didn’t know what to expect while taking the elevator to the galley at Camp Lejeune’s Naval MORE
HELO ‘Dunker’ online November 26, 2008 — Just in case Marines ever get tired of the same training, the Survival Systems instructors at the combat training pool here have recently provided a new, vital course.A modular amphibious egress trainer was recently added to the arsenal of training tools at Camp Lejeune, to teach service members how to react in the event they are in a helicopter MORE
‘RapidShootingUnit’showsoneteam,onefightforactive,reserve November 26, 2008 — Pointed down range was a Marine’s trusty friend, the M-16A2 service rifle.  The pressure was intense and the temperature icy at the fall intramurals shooting event held at Stone Bay range during October. Approximately 13 units, both from Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point, participated in the three-week event.  The intramurals were not only an MORE
Marines celebrate 233 years of honor, courage, tradition November 13, 2008 — In a breathtaking display of red, white and blue, Marines aboard Camp Lejeune from various commands   celebrated the 233rd Marine Corps birthday during the annual Joint Daytime Ceremony at  Liversedge Field, Friday.As the ceremony began, Cmdr. Robert H. Carpenter prayed for the protection of the fighting men and women overseas, as mothers and MORE
Comedienne tickles funny bone November 13, 2008 — The lights were dimmed as people flowed through the doors of the Base Theater, Nov. 7, for an evening filled with a bit of stand up comedy. Mollie Gross, a spouse of a former Marine, was the performer at the evening show sponsored by Marine Corps Community Services.Gross was a military wife for four years. Born a southern girl, she now resides in MORE
Jacksonville Mall salutes veterans November 13, 2008 — The Jacksonville mall celebrated Veteran’s Day with a different type of one stop shopping for local military personnel, Nov. 1.Fifteen area veterans’ and armed forces organizations joined each other at center court for Salute to the Veterans, which included festivities and an informational fair to educate local residents on the benefits offered not MORE
Onslow County, Marine Corps remembers Freedom Defenders November 6, 2008 — The blare of fire trucks’ sirens, “Rolling Thunder” and the liveliness of the crowd could be heard amongst the sounds of the 2nd Marine Division Band on Western Boulevard, Saturday, during Onslow County’s 13th annual Veterans Day parade. From a seat in his antique Rolls Royce, retired 1st Lt. Anthony Moseley, the Corps’ first black officer, led the MORE
Route training saves lives November 6, 2008 — He sits alone in an immense, steel machine, focusing intently on the task at hand … searching for staged improvised explosive devices. The space in the vehicle limits him to how freely he can maneuver and power the vehicle. He is trying to follow a specific pathway which could not only save his life but the lives of his fellow Marines. This is just MORE
Calling cadence for charity November 6, 2008 — On the crisp morning of Oct. 17, more than 600 enthusiastic Marines, spouses, children, young and old, signed up for the Combined Federal Campaign 5K Fun Run fundraiser at Goettge Memorial Field House.  For more than 10 years, the CFC has hosted a 5k Fun Run and provided more than 2,000 charities of choice for participants to pledge their MORE
Base commissary going green November 6, 2008 — For the first time in the 15 years since it was first built, the base commissary is receiving some much needed renovations. Like the fresh vegetables they hold, the refrigeration systems are going green.   “The systems have a life expectancy of about 12 years, so the units have just aged,” said Mike Dunn, commissary director.  “Energy efficiency is MORE

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