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Wounded warriors honored with luncheon December 8, 2008 — No other branch of service takes as much pridein itself as the Marine Corps. Every Marine is accustomedto the saying “Once a Marine, alwaysa Marine,” and those words not only take precedencein the minds, but in the souls of the Marineswho will always live and be a part of an undyingbrotherhood.Marines of the past and present gathered tobreak bread, 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
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
Chicken takes first place in dance November 6, 2008 — Music played in the background as an array of characters mingled around Paradise Point Officers’ Club, Oct. 29, during an evening filled with Halloween festivities. Marines and their families were entertained by dancing, contests and a disc jockey at the Family Halloween Costume Carnival. This was the first year the officers’ club hosted an event MORE

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