Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

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Camp Lejeune News

March, 2011

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Marine For Life March 29, 2011 — After spending 11 years in the Marine Corps, Ricardo Slowly decided it was his time to leave, but after he hit the job market looking for a career opportunity, he soon found out the Corps never left him.He got in touch with Marine For Life, a program that assists Marines who have been honorably discharged from the service, helping them transition MORE
New main gate, visitor center construction to start April 10 March 29, 2011 — Beginning Sunday, April 10, construction workers on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune will begin working on the main gate, giving it a complete makeover.From 6 to 7 a.m., construction workers will close about half a mile of Holcomb Boulevard, both outgoing and incoming, between the front gate and Brewster Boulevard. “Cutover” lanes will be created, so MORE
Fire insurance: what’s your rating? March 24, 2011 — After planning to buy a home, one of the most important – but often overlooked – decisions is knowing what your home’s fire rating is. More importantly, is that just the distance from your house to the local fire department can drastically affect insurance premiums and make mortgages difficult to pay.Think you have it all figured out? Check again. MORE
Onslow County, military officials discuss growth issues March 23, 2011 — In retrospect of the Marine Corps' recent proposed drawdown and Onslow County's shift in economic development, area officials, business leaders and residents came together to participate in the first of a three-part forum on growth issues in the area at the Jacksonville City Hall council chambers, March 23.The forum, which was sponsored by Progress MORE
Groundbreaking ceremony held for more renewable energy project March 23, 2011 — Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is leading the way in renewable energy, not just in the military, but throughout the United States.A groundbreaking ceremony was held aboard Camp Johnson, March 23, to commemorate yet another energy initiative; photo-voltaic solar panels.Converting the sun’s energy into useable electricity, the photo-voltaic panels MORE
Culinary competitors bring big flavors from Big Easy March 22, 2011 — Although the lavish celebrations of Mardi Gras are traditionally held in many locations across the Unites States and in Europe, it is said that no one does it better than New Orleans. Blissful music, dancing, popular beverages and more flavors and varieties of food than one could throw a set of beads at - the ‘Big Easy' is the place to be for Fat MORE
Camp Lejeune training put on hold for real-life incident March 19, 2011 — What was supposed to be an annual exercise for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River and civilian officials, turned into a real situation when a fire erupted near Stone Bay on Highway U.S. 17 instead re-directed emergency officials to prevent a near catastrophe.Operation Urgent Response, a full-scale mass casualty MORE
Medications turned in during Drug Take-Back program March 19, 2011 — Medications, be it over-the-counter or prescribed, can be deadly in the wrong hands and harmful if in reach of children. This is one of the many reasons that Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune personnel, with the help of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s Provost Marshal’s Office hosted its second Drug Take-Back program aboard the base, March 19 – MORE
Marine Corps Engineer School honors patron saint March 18, 2011 — St. Patrick is credited for several things, including the use of lime as mortar in Ireland, as well as the initial construction of clay churches in Ireland in the 5th century A.D. Now, 15 centuries later, he is celebrated throughout the Marine Corps as the patron saint of engineers.Though not celebrated liturgically, Marines with the Marine Corps MORE
Women’s History Program strikes rich historical cord at Camp Lejeune March 17, 2011 — On Feb. 13, 1900, a baby girl was brought into the world during a time where equal opportunities and rights were budding for American citizens of various races and creeds. This little girl, though she far from knew it, was to be written into the history books as one of the milestones in women’s fight for equality. That little girl was named Opha MORE

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