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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
Lejeune prepares to fight "swine flu" October 27, 2009 — As the “swine flu” spreads across the nation, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune prepares to take care of its service members and their families.Camp Lejeune will soon be receiving the H1N1 flu vaccine for Department of Defense personnel and their beneficiaries. The exact arrival date has yet to be determined, but health personnel with the Naval MORE
Domestic violence: awareness equals prevention October 27, 2009 — October reigns with many topics highlighting the nation’s awareness. Yet as the month draws to an end, the awareness for topics such as domestic violence shouldn’t end, but should carry on daily.  Domestic violence affects many lives from all ages, races and genders. It destroys the home, turning it from a safe environment to one of fear, MORE
Colonel tells story of Beirut bombing in new book October 23, 2009 — In tumultuous times of civil unrest, the U.S. Marines can be deployed on short notice to anywhere in the world. On August 25, 1982, the Marines did just this by entering Beirut on a peacekeeping mission. However, the mission ended without peace and a great loss to not only the American forces, but also the French, Italian, and British. The bombing MORE
1,000 tears for every name, the Beirut Memorial is honored once again October 23, 2009 —  “They came in peace.”The words inscribed on the large granite wall can only give a brief glimpse into the events that occurred Oct. 23, 1983. Some of the emotions felt that day were remorse and despair; a mix of sensations still felt by many 26 years later. Families sat in silence as they paid tribute to the lives lost and remembered the MORE
Ceremony honors lives lost on 9/11 September 11, 2009 — In one of the most devastating terrorist attacks on American soil, 19 people changed the lives of millions. In an attack coordinated by al-Qaida, 2,993 people lost their lives. The attack not only changed New York’s skyline but America as a whole.The attacks were meant to kill the American spirit, but just the opposite happened. America was drawn MORE
Misfits rugby team squares off in Liberty Cup September 11, 2009 — The weather called for Tropical Storm Danny to hit the East Coast Aug. 29, but it was the Marines who hit Randall’s Island, N.Y. like a storm to win the first ever Liberty Cup Rugby Tournament.The Misfits, Camp Lejeune’s club rugby team, along with the Fort Bragg Rugby Football Club, traveled to the Big Apple to compete against the New York City’s MORE
Marines get swabbed, save lives September 11, 2009 — It is instilled in every Marine from day one as their feet hit those infamous yellow footprints that ‘Marines take care of Marines.’Sept. 1, students with the School of Infantry – East at Camp Geiger aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, kept that significant mantra in their minds as they contemplated the simple task of swabbing their mouths MORE
Weapons Training Battalion sergeant receives award September 11, 2009 — Marines with Weapons Training Battalion are constantly hard at work, but one Marine in particular stood out above the rest.Sgt. Jeffrey Sabins, chief instructor with the base marksmanship unit, Weapons Training Battalion, will be awarded the Gunnery Sgt. Carlos N. Hathcock II Award for his “significant contribution to the improvement in MORE

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