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Archive: 2008

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When bad things happen to good people December 8, 2008 — Imagine stepping out for a typical morning jog. The air is crisp, the sun is bright, and the cool breeze is blowing. Then, the next thing you know, you’re starring at the ceiling of a hospital. That is precisely what happened to Cmdr. Robert Carpenter, currently assigned to the Reserve Support Unit and Deployment Processing Command. He is also MORE
Out of sight, out of mind December 4, 2008 — Swimming 500 yards doesn’t sound hard.  Imagine swimming those 500 yards wearing more than 100 pounds of gear, carrying a weapon and not allowing the electronic equipment in your bag to get wet. If that isn’t enough, add an opposition force on the beach trying to make sure you don’t make it to shore. Swimming those 500 yards are the Marines of 2nd MORE
USO serves up Thanksgiving cheer December 4, 2008 — For those in the military, holiday celebrations cannot always be at home with mom and the proverbial apple pie. They may be stationed far from their families taking care of the mission, training, standing watch or defending the nation. For that reason, the Jacksonville United Services Organization and the staff and volunteers who sustain it, MORE
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

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