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Camp Lejeune News

February, 2010

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SOI-E Spouse Networking Day brings out the jobs, careers February 27, 2010 — Spouses of Marines with the School of Infantry–East gathered together for the first Spouse Networking Day at the Stone Street Community Center, Feb. 27.Much like a job exhibition, the networking day is designed to give spouses a way to showcase their own hobbies or out-of-home jobs while giving attendants ideas of what they themselves may be able MORE
Marines, sailors get a roller coaster ride in the Helo Dunk February 27, 2010 — Although there are a thousand separate noises which surround him, he hears only his shallow breathing as his world is literally turned upside down. His friends to his left and right grab on to whatever they can in a desperate effort not to be thrown from the steel skeleton, its metal guts spiraling downwards. A sudden crash throws him from his seat MORE
USO holds Military Appreciation Show February 27, 2010 — Laughter and joy filled the air. Marines were asked to dance by people they never met before as the singers jumped down from the stage to join the crowd on the dance floor.More than 50 civilians and service members packed into the Jacksonville USO auditorium for the Military Appreciation Show, Feb. 27. Wes Westfall, the coordinator for the event, MORE
African-American History Month ends, but recognition of those who gave sacrificed lives on February 25, 2010 — More than 100 Marines, families and friends gathered in the Camp Johnson auditorium for the closing ceremony to this year’s end to African-American History Month, Feb. 25.People ranging from original Montford Point Marines to Maj. Gen. Carl B. Jensen commanding general for Marine Corps Installations-East, as well as North Carolina State Senator MORE
Save-A-Life shows Marines sobering facts of drunk driving February 23, 2010 — The gymnasium was filled with random objects: two white screens, a driving simulator, a lone man watching Marines file in and in the corner, an open casket with a board that read “reserved for the next drunk driving victim.”The Save-A-Life tour arrived at Goettge Memorial Field House aboard Camp Lejeune, to offer service members a chance to hear an MORE
Marines, civilians run Grand Prix 2010 series February 20, 2010 — Ready, set, go! More than 110 Marines, sailors, civilians and children participated in the first race of the Grand Prix 2010 series.The 5k challenge on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Camp Devil Dog was the kick-off event for more than 15 running and cycling challenges ranging in distance from five kilometers to half a marathon spread though out the course MORE
Service members, families dress up for Mardi Gras party February 20, 2010 — In the late 17th century the Le Moyne brothers were sent to North America by France’s King Louis XIV to defend France's claim on the territory of Louisiane, then-Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. During their stay in the region they brought a French Catholic tradition to America which has grown to become a celebration that resonates MORE
Marine watches transformation of Corps over career February 18, 2010 — She may be soft-spoken, but she is no pushover. The dedication she puts into everything she does garners attention, but that is not the reason she does it. When women were looked down on in the Marine Corps by their male counterparts, she pushed on to prove to them that they were not ‘female Marines’ they were just Marines.“She’s the kind of woman MORE
Band visits wounded Marines February 18, 2010 — Marines with the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East received a special surprise when the band Five Finger Death Punch visited the battalion Feb. 9. As the band entered the battalion’s lounge, they immediately sought out the Marines they recognized from their last visit. However, the last visit wasn’t at the battalion and was much more active. “Last MORE
Commander of Navy Medicine-East visits hospital February 18, 2010 — Recently Dr. Kernan Manion, a former psychiatrist with Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, made allegations about substandard mental health care offered by the hospital.These accusations were by no means taken lightly by the Navy. In response, the Navy immediately held a quality assurance inspection to ensure Marines and sailors aboard Camp Lejeune were MORE

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