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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

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Camp Lejeune Photos
Commanders kicked off the field games with a tight battle during a chariot race. Commanders stepped on board with swords, unique helmets and chariots with decoration to represent the unit and its heritage for a two lap race around Elis Field.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Sgt. Jonathan Owen, a machine gunner with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, receives his award as the honor graduate and “Gung Ho” recipient during Sergeant’s Course Class 5-16 graduation at the base theatre on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Fe.4. According to Master Sgt. Charity Sullivan, the sergeant’s course staff noncommissioned officer in charge, Owens finished with a grade point average in the top ten percent of the class, a first class physical fitness test and led his class by displaying a high level of dedication. The sergeants who attended the class received 24 hours of administration and communication classes, 92 hours of leadership classes and 44 hours of war fighting classes during the five-week course.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Sgt. Ivan Sears, with Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, was given a car by Martin Johnson, a Vietnam veteran and native of Maysville, at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Feb. 17. Johnson donated the car, a 2003 Lincoln Towncar, in honor of his wife Fran, who passed away over year ago.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Cpl. Alexander Salazar, with Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, will compete in the Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California March 2-9. Salazar, a native of San Antonio, Texas, will participate in bowling and golfing, but expects to be most competitive in swimming and archery.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A Marine interacts with actors with Pure Praxis, a performance troupe, at Camp Johnson, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Jan. 28. Marines were brought on stage to practice providing support and friendship to a victim of sexual assault.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The awardees pose during a breakfast to honor the MCIEAST Marine and sailor of the year at the Ball Center at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Jan. 22. “This is impressive to be selected out of all the Marines and sailors across multiple installations,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, commanding general Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. “I think they exemplify the characteristics we expect of Marines and sailors.”
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Benji Kaufman, a facilitator with Pure Praxis, talks about how sexual assault affects morale and mission readiness at Camp Johnson, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Jan. 28. Pure Praxis, a performance troupe, used situational acting to teach Marines and sailors about sexual assault and how they can provide emotional support to victims.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Victoria Williams and Briza Covarrubias, actresses with Pure Praxis, a performance troupe, perform at Camp Johnson, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Jan. 28. The troupe performed a series of scenes to identify the difficulties a sexual assault victim may face and how service members can help.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. — Gunnery Sgt. Adam Martin with Wounded Warrior Battalion-East prepares to dive off a block start during a swim meet at Marine Corps Air Station New River Jan. 15. Martin, who swam competitively before joining the Marine Corps, was the fastest athlete at the meet.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Marines interact with an actress during sexual assault bystander intervention training at Camp Johnson, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Jan. 28. A performance troupe named Pure Praxis visited Camp Lejeune as part of a Department of the Navy program to increase awareness about sexual assault and how bystanders can help provide support to victims.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. — Cpl. Alexander Salazar with Wounded Warrior Battalion-East swims the breast stroke during a swim meet at Marine Corps Air Station New River Jan. 15. “I love it,” said Salazar, a 22-year-old native of San Antonio, Texas who admitted to having chronic pain in his shoulder, knees and hips. “It’s easier to move around in the water. It’s easier on my body and to move around.”
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The awardees pose during a breakfast to honor the MCIEAST Marine and sailor of the year at the Ball Center at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Jan. 22. “This is impressive to be selected out of all the Marines and sailors across multiple installations,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, commanding general Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. “I think they exemplify the characteristics we expect of Marines and sailors.”
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Garry Neal, regional emergency manager, Marine Corps Installations East, has 22 years of experience as a firefighter and 17 years of experience in emergency management and began working for MCIEAST at the end of 2014. Neal plans to implement more accessible emergency response training and create awareness about emergency response.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. — A Marine with Wounded Warrior Battalion-East prepares to dive before a swim meet at Marine Corps Air Station New River Jan. 15. The camp was designed to prepare the athletes for the 2016 Marine Corps Trails which begin Feb. 28 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Marines with the All-Marine Wrestling Team pose during the Armed Forces Championships 2016 at Naval Base Kitsap Feb. 20-21. The AMWT placed second in both the Freestyle and Greco-Roman categories and four Marines qualified for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials.
Coach of the week is Sgt Bishop, Scott D. from RSU and High Shooter is SSgt Castaneda, Daniel E. from 2D MRSB. His score was 341.
Coach of the week is Cpl Moore, Max A. from MWSS 272 and High Shooter is Cpl Cooney,  Kyle A.  from MAG 29. His score was 336.
Gate guards with the Provost Marshal’s Office check ID’s of drivers accessing Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Gate guards work around the clock as the first line of defense for the base and its community.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Watola /released)
Operation Supply Drop presented donated video games for Marines at the Central Area Recreation Center on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Feb. 11. Operation Supply Drop also donated to the French Creek recreation center and plans to donate to the other five recreation centers on base and Marine Corps Air Station New River in the future. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Watola /released)
Participants race past the aviation memorial on Marine Corps Air Station New River during the Xtreme Endurance Challenge 12k+ held on Feb. 6. The X-treme Endurance Challenge 12k+ is part of Marine Corps Community Services Semper Fit Grand Prix races.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Watola /released)