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Jan

2006

Recruiter leads new Marines to success through preparation and leadership;;

Cpl. Brian Kester, MCRD/ERR PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.

Recruiter leads new Marines to success through preparation and leadership   Drawing comparisons between the jobs of a Marine sniper on the ground in Iraq to that of a Marine recruiter on the streets of Asheville, N.C., may seem strange. However, the two require the same dedication, intestinal fortitude and integrity to get the job done.   That is




17

Jan

2006

Lance Cpl. runs admin shop for three months in boss' absence

Cpl. Brian Kester, MCRD/ERR PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.

Marines pride themselves on being able to lead Marines, no matter who it is - at any time another Marine can step up and take over without lacking in performance.   That theory was put to the test when Lance Cpl. Victor Perez checked in to his new duty station as a 3rd Recruit Training Battalion administrative clerk in April 2005.   For three




17

Jan

2006

Combat Center youth basketball season starts

Lance Cpl. Regina N. Ortiz, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

“It's fun!” said Alex Morgan, 8, explaining why he enjoys playing on the youth basketball team. “I like shooting.”  Children don't realize they are acquiring more skills than how to effectively shoot, block and pass.  “I believe it teaches Alex how to pay attention and focus,” said Matthew Morgan, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, Alex's




17

Jan

2006

Chillicothe, Ohio native receives Purple Heart

Pfc. Terrell A. Turner, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

When Marines deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, they all try to bring a piece of home with them, something that reminds them not only of what they left behind, but also what they’re fighting for.  Unfortunately for some Marines, they end up bringing a piece of Iraq home, in the form of pieces of metal from a roadside bomb or battle scars




17

Jan

2006

Minneapolis, Minn., native driven by desire

Pfc. Terrell A. Turner, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Some join the Marine Corps to serve their country, but there are other reasons or incentives that make the transition from civilian to a Marine sound a little better.   Some join to see new places, while others want the college money.  Still others come for the job skills and work ethic you learn.    But what about desire?   For Cpl. Kuodjou M.




17

Jan

2006

Iraqi Army trains to take responsibility of cities safety

Cpl. Shane Suzuki, AR RAMADI, Iraq

During a recent patrol through the city here, Marines from 2nd Platoon, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment and soldiers from the local Iraqi Army teamed up to fine tune the tactics that the IA will need when they take responsibility for the city.   As opposed to previous combined patrols, the Marines took more of a hands-off approach




17

Jan

2006

Marines remember Woodlawn, Ill., native

Sgt. Ryan S. Scranton, CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq

A memorial service was held in a crowded chapel here, Jan. 17, for Lance Cpl. Jonathan K. Price who was fatally wounded while conducting operations in Al Anbar’s provincial capital city four days earlier.   Price deployed to Iraq in August 2004 with Battery L, Headquarters Battalion, as part of a security detachment providing security for the




17

Jan

2006

Tarheel state native recognized for heroic leadership

Cpl. Mike Escobar, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

He stood in front of his beloved Corps’ battle standard in the company of friends, commanders and subordinates alike, proudly wearing one of the nation’s most prestigious decorations on his uniform’s left breast pocket.   And despite the commotion and praise he received, all Lt. Col. William Jurney could think to do was thank the Marines and




17

Jan

2006

Mortarmen support infantry near Hit, Iraq

Lance Cpl. Peter R. Miller, FORWARD OPERATING BASE HIT, Iraq

In the middle of a relaxed game of soccer, the frantic call for counter-fire brings the fun to an abrupt end.  While the ball continues to roll, Marines of the 81mm mortar platoon race to their guns and scramble into Kevlar helmets and dusty flak jackets.   “We [the 81mm mortar platoon] can do all types of missions,” said Lance Cpl. Jesse L. Evans,




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Jan

2006

Reservists use latest technology to aid in training of active duty grunts

Sgt. Joel A. Chaverri, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY

Reserve Marines from Marine Aircraft Group 41 are supporting in the development and training of Iraq-bound active duty infantrymen during a training exercise held this month in the beautiful mountains of Hawaii.   Based at the Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, MAG-41 is serving as the force provider for the three-week-long