Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

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Camp Lejeune News

November, 2010

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MEDEVAC Welcome Back program implemented November 30, 2010 — When one of our warriors is injured in the field of battle, there will always be the inconvenient element of time which presents itself from when the injury occurs to when medical treatment is reached. As war wages on, so do the programs implemented to reduce the injury/treatment transition time and bring our warriors home.The most recent of these MORE
Great American Smokeout held aboard Camp Lejeune November 24, 2010 — A few curious shoppers paced around the booth hesitantly; probing its pamphlets and colorful posters for answers they had probably been trying to find for days, months or even years. Nicotine this, cancer that; just another smoking awareness booth right?When they learned that all they had to do was make a pledge, without any gimmicks or cheesy MORE
Holiday craft fair offers unique creations November 20, 2010 — Hand-painted holiday signs, quilts, needlepoint creations and homemade jewelry are just a few of the things that come to mind when thinking of a community’s holiday celebration. With hardly any technology or budget, people are able to create warm, homey products that can bring families together for the holiday season. These various colorful sights MORE
Navy ship named for African-American pioneer November 20, 2010 — Thousands of citizens of Wilmington, N.C., friends, family and service members from the surrounding bases and stations joined together to commission yet another Navy vessel. The guided missile destroyer, DDG 107, was commissioned as the USS Gravely at the State Ports in Wilmington, N.C., Nov. 20.The destroyer was named after the late pioneer Vice MORE
Success in Poker Run educates all November 19, 2010 — From the flames, a collaboration of twisted steel and rubber roared into the open, bellowing an addictive mixture of smoke and sound as it forged onward. Two giant, gleaming horns sat fixed in its head as a single, fiery eye cut through the darkness, a leather-clad figure riding atop its back, mastering the insane mechanical beast with a MORE
Turkey Day calls for Turkey Trot November 18, 2010 — Service members aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune have been gathering together before every holiday to join friends and family members in a heart-pumping three-mile run.Semper Fit hosted the Turkey Trot 5K, a fun run to commence the Thanksgiving Day holiday, at the corner of Ash Street and Holcomb Boulevard, Nov. 19.About 30 people registered MORE
2nd CEB Marines train for route clearance November 17, 2010 — “Zeus, this is Hercules.”“Hercules, over.”“Looks like we got another anti-tank mine, top is red, not as big as an American tank mine.”This was the radio traffic that could be heard during a pre-deployment training block in which the Marines from Mobile Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, participated. They acted as MORE
No UXO found on Bear Island November 15, 2010 — Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is being a responsible neighbor and ensuring that a half mile of Bear Island on Hammock’s Beach State Park, N.C., is free of unexploded ordnance. “Roughly a year ago, when we discovered that a section of Bear Island fell in range of one of our rocket training areas, we conducted an aerial survey with a magnetometer MORE
Young Marines give thanks to local veterans November 14, 2010 — In 1776, Nathan Hale, a soldier in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, was captured by the British during an intelligence-gathering operation in New York City. Upon his hanging, Hale, with his last mortal breath, spoke the time-enduring words, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”Since then, such acts and MORE
Traditions held strong with wreath-laying ceremony November 10, 2010 — Tradition is one of the highest-held aspects of the Marine Corps, its legacy throughout the centuries being carried on strong by every generation of Marine executing various annual traditions. There is no time like the Marine Corps birthday when many important traditions are practiced, aside from the birthday ball.One tradition many may not be MORE

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