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Lejeune’s bravest recognized for fire safety October 23, 2008 — Camp Lejeune Fire and Emergency Services Division was presented the Life Safety Award, Oct. 23. The award has been presented for 15 years to fire services throughout the country for reducing the number of casualties caused by structure fires. Residential fires make up 20 percent of fires throughout the United States, but account for 80 percent of 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
Here for such a time as this March 6, 2008 — “Tarawa Terrace chapel is one of Camp Lejeune’s best hidden secrets. As I have said in the past, I say again, the Tarawa Terrace Chapel is a collection of ordinary people who come together to regularly to seek the face of an extraordinary God,” Chaplain Lt. Jones Ofuasia said. Chaplain Ofuasia, is the lead Pastor of the Tarawa Terrace chapel and a MORE
The American Dream: MSOAG Marine looks back on his long journey to the Corps, MARSOC March 4, 2008 — In his book, “The Epic of America”, James Truslow Adams described the American dream as “…that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement.” Although the American dream means something different to each of us, one Marine with U.S. Marine Corps MORE
Marines take care of their own in 2007 CFC February 28, 2008 — $850,873.38 donated to charity. That stunning accomplishment is reality. Almost one million dollars was donated to the Combined Federal Campaign. Through the year of 2007, federal employees from around the Onslow county area gave enough in donations to break records. When a donator gives his money he can either chose to send it to a certain charity MORE
What it takes to be an All-Marine wrestler February 28, 2008 — If you’re not completely insane, then you know messing with a wrestler probably isn’t the best idea. Now, a normal, everyday high school or college wrestler could probably do some damage to an average “Joe” if he got him on the ground - shoulders would start popping out, the sound of cracking elbows and knees bent in the wrong direction might MORE
Chaplains: serving since 1776 February 26, 2008 — Chaplains are a very unique part of the Marine Corps. The Chaplains Corps was formed only a year after the Marine Corps itself was created. In the second article of the Navy regulations of 1775 which started the movement toward the chaplains read: "The Commanders of the ships of the thirteen original United Colonies, are to take care that divine MORE
Representatives check in on wounded warriors February 25, 2008 — House Armed Services, Military Personnel Subcommittee representatives visited here Monday. Their mission was to review the personnel priorities and issues facing the community, base and Fleet Marine Force tenants.  Representatives toured the Wounded Warrior Barracks to assess the facilities where approximately 125 of our injured service members MORE
February Marks celebration of Black History Month February 19, 2008 — Once again February marks the observance of Black History Month. The holiday was created by African Americans to celebrate the vast cultural heritage and African-American life and story. “We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of MORE
Corpsman saves a life and possible many more February 1, 2008 — Treat every weapon as if it were loaded. Never point your weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot. Keep you finger straight and off the trigger until you’re ready to fire. Keep the weapon on safe until you ready to fire. Weapon safety rules are taken seriously and are strictly enforced. Marines and sailors are required to follow these MORE

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