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Camp Lejeune News

October, 2009

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Battling the unseen wounds of war October 28, 2009 — When rounds are flying over head down range being able to hear is critical. If the platoon commander is screaming for the Marines to begin squad rushes and several of the Marines can’t hear the orders, those who can’t hear are putting everyone at risk. Hearing loss is one of the most common injuries seen as a result of the conflicts in Afghanistan MORE
Student, faculty play it safe October 28, 2009 — A simple fire drill can mean the difference between life and death for children in schools. Knowing what to do, where to go and having complete accountability is vital to ensuring no student is left behind in a potentially burning building.Camp Lejeune Fire Protection Division conducted their 7th Annual Dependent Schools, School District-wide fire MORE
Food, Hospitality dominate with HQMC awards October 28, 2009 — Two things are of high importance to Marines… their pay and food. Marine Corps Community Services aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune knows just how to satisfy its service member’s tummies.Recently the commanding officer for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Col. Richard P. Flatau Jr. presented several Food and Hospitality Excellence Awards for MORE
Vice President's wife visits community October 28, 2009 — Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, gathered with their families in the Area 5 gym to say their goodbyes. Little did they know, there was a special guest who dropped by to also pass on her best wishes to the Marines.Recently, Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, came to visit Marine Corps Base Camp MORE
You build it, they will come October 28, 2009 — Rain or shine, nothing will stop children from wanting to play outside, but often an injury or handicap can be what puts a damper on a child’s playtime.Atlantic Marine Corps Communities recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Watkins Village, to officially open up the Boundless Playground and Warrior Workout Trail to the Camp Lejeune community. MORE
USO provides gowns for princesses to attend ball October 27, 2009 — With ball season right around the corner, once again women have the chance to be a princess for a night. Unfortunately not everyone has a fairy godmother on hand, who with the wave of her magic wand can put these princesses into beautiful gowns for an evening with their “prince charming.”Lucky for these women, Jacksonville’s USO is having a dress MORE
Breast cancer number two killer in women October 27, 2009 — As October begins so does the time to raise awareness for breast cancer. Breast cancer is the number two killer for women in the U.S. It is estimated that approximately 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die from it each year. “Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the MORE
Early detection saves lives October 27, 2009 — Many years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in women, but over the past 40 years that statistic has significantly decreased  due to more women getting regular pap tests.Although it is no longer the leading cause of death in women, it is still a primary concern for Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. Therefore they will be hosting MORE
Giving control to the right person October 27, 2009 — Most Marines can probably say they’ve heard of a Marine who deployed and left someone they thought they could trust in control of their affairs through a general Power of Attorney. Upon returning home they find everything was either gone and they had no money, or a debt had been run up in their name. Marines work hard for their money and it is an MORE
Government, military: goal to become more energy independent October 27, 2009 — A hurricane, the most powerful category five storm the U.S. has ever seen and four times the size of Texas, heads straight for the Gulf coast; leaving in its aftermath, death and mass destruction. Although realistically a storm such as this hasn’t hit the Gulf coast, in general, the damage hurricanes can cause and often leave, affects the U.S. as a MORE

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