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Camp Lejeune News


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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
‘Wicked witch’ rescues I MEF (Fwd) Marines November 6, 2008 — In a quaint, cozy office resonating with the festive spirit of the upcoming Halloween holiday, Kathryn B. Butler, with the Staff Judge Advocate office, mans the desk with a warning sign, “Wicked witch.”  “Watch out, I’ve been known to be one,” Butler joked and pointed to the sign.  ‘Wicked witch’ is a far cry from what the I Marine Expeditionary 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
First of its kind K-9 training program launched October 31, 2008 — The first service dog trained by inmates at the Camp Lejeune Brig was officially presented to a wounded warrior Oct. 17, aboard base. Rocio is an 18-month-old Labrador retriever mix. He is able to assist his owner by retrieving the phone, turning the light on and off and picking up items dropped on the ground or between furniture. Although Rocio is MORE
Domestic violence still issue in Corps October 30, 2008 — There were 86 homicides related to domestic violence during 2007. So far this year there have been 81.October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Every Friday this month at the Exchange, Marine Corps Community Services is setting up displays to heighten awareness of domestic violence in the community. MCCS wants people to know the signs to look MORE
Swift, silent, deadly company prepares for Curacao October 30, 2008 — Force Reconnaissance Company, Reconnaissance Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force is preparing to go to Curacao, in the Netherlands Antilles, to train alongside the French and Dutch militaries.In preparation for this event, the company set out on zodiacs, a small rubber boat designed for 5 to 8 men, to practice sea navigation, and island MORE
NCIS honored at Paradise Point Agents perform voluntary service in war zones October 30, 2008 — An awards ceremony was held, Oct. 21 at the Paradise Point Officers’ Club honoring several special agents with the Naval Criminal Investigative Services Carolinas Field Office. During the ceremony, Col. Vincent R. Stewart, intelligence officer with II Marine Expeditionary Force and guest speaker for the event, gave his remarks; saying how the MORE
They came in peace; Marines mark 25th anniversary of Beirut bombing October 23, 2008 — Twenty-five years ago, 241 men gave their lives in the biggest non-nuclear explosion in history, catapulting this nation into a war now known as the Global War on Terrorism.  Veterans, active-duty service members and citizens from across America joined together at the Beirut Memorial, in remembrance of the men who died.The ceremony had many MORE

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