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Blood & Sweat: Mixed martial artists brawl aboard Camp Lejeune August 31, 2010 — After being banned in 1995, the competitive sport of Mixed Martial Arts returned to the state of North Carolina in December 2007 after a two-year legal battle headed by Carolina Fight Promotions, the leading MMA event organizer in the Carolinas.The biggest event was yet to come when CFP brought together all the best fighters in the region aboard MORE
Base Theater renovations almost over August 31, 2010 — For more than five months if a service member or their family wanted to see the latest movie, they would have to dish out more than $8 per ticket and go out in town to see it. Soon all the money they will need to see the latest flick will range from one to two dollars.The base theater, which has been closed since February of this year, is finally MORE
Camp Lejeune’s newest, biggest fire station August 31, 2010 — Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has recently added a new fire station to its arsenal, this one located near U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. The fire station, Fire Station 10, boasts to be the biggest, most spacious of all the fire stations aboard the base.“This building was completed around the end of June,” said Capt. Steve MORE
Montford Point Marines Day celebrated August 26, 2010 — On Aug. 26, 1942, Howard P. Perry stepped onto the grounds of Montford Point Camp and became the first African-American to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.From 1942 to 1949, approximately 20,000 more African-American Marines would endure racism and oppression in a segregated military service branch for a chance to train at Montford Point MORE
MTU ensures post-deployment Marines are physically, mentally well August 19, 2010 — Once Marines return from an overseas deployment they are typically welcomed back by friends and family. While some may ask, “How was it?” or “Did you do anything cool?”, the Mobile Training Unit asks theses combat veterans important questions to ensure they are not only physically fit, but mentally sound. “The Mobile Testing Unit is part of the MORE
Combating energy drinks August 18, 2010 — They are found throughout the United States and now stock the shelves in commissaries, post exchanges and vending machines. They can also be found on service members’ desks or in their hands. Throughout the Marine Corps and other Department of Defense entities, energy drinks are becoming increasingly prevalent.“This has become a trend with both our MORE
Marine boxer focuses on world gold August 18, 2010 — Cpl. Jamel Herring, a boxer with the All-Marine Boxing Team aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, has been a fan of boxing since he was a child, but never dreamed it would take him as far as it has.Oct. 8-17, Herring, along with 250 other service members hailing from 25 countries, will compete in the 53rd Conseil International du Sport Militaire’s MORE
Gearing up for CISM, Marine boxer looks back at career August 17, 2010 — Cpl. Damarias Russell, a boxer with the All-Marine Boxing Team aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, has been training up to this point since he was a child.Oct. 8-17, Russell, along with 250 other service members hailing from 25 countries, will compete in the 53rd Conseil International du Sport Militaire’s (International Military Sports MORE
TAMP makes transition to civilian life easier August 16, 2010 — Staff Sgt. Mikkel Simpson has worn Marine Corps uniforms for more than 15 years.  Whether sporting dress blues at the Marine Corps birthday ball or wearing desert camouflage utilities in the mountains of Afghanistan, Simpson has always dressed for the Corps’ many occasions.Now that Simpson’s end of active-duty service date is fast approaching, he MORE
Aggressive Driving Campaign, cracking down on reckless driving August 16, 2010 — Starting Aug. 23, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and satellite installations will begin an Aggressive Driving Campaign to reduce and hopefully eliminate unsafe driving practices.The campaign will target aggressive drivers who follow too closely, drive while intoxicated, use a mobile device that is not hands-free and drive too fast.“Our goal is to MORE

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