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Apr

2004

1/12 rolls to championship

Pfc. Rich Mattingly, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Kaneohe Bay

"Win or go home" was the huddle-breaking cry that sent the white-jerseyed warriors of Headquarters Battalion, "Second 2None," out onto the court for their Intramural Championship encounter with the heavily favored 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment team, in championship action the night of April 12 at the Semper Fit Center.When the smoke had




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Apr

2004

Lava Dogs prep for 31st MEU

Lance Cpl. Michelle M. Dickson, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Kaneohe Bay

Through the still heat of the day, amphibious assault vehicles rolled up the track and came to a sudden halt.  As the ramp lowered to the ground, gunshots rang out as Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, rushed to secure and attack the Range Training Facility during a mechanized live-fire with the AAVs aboard MCB Hawaii,




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Apr

2004

Lava Dogs navigate Schofield

Lance Cpl. Megan L. Stiner, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, ISLAND OF OAHU, Hawaii

Nearly a thousand years before the notion that the world was round and not flat, the North Star served as the primary tool in the art of navigating through unknown terrain.  As evolution progressed during the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.), a Chinese scholar invented the first compass designed primarily for fortune-tellers to consult during their




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Apr

2004

U.S. Marines strengthen bonds with South Koreans

Sgt. Joseph A. Lee, MUNSAN, Republic of Korea

A group of Marines from Regimental Combat Team 3 (RCT-3) helped out a Republic of Korea Marine Corps chaplain and a local reserve station by laying the groundwork for a new volleyball court in front of the station here earlier this month.   Chaplain Sang Kil Choi, a retired ROK Marine now serving as a Presbyterian minister for the ROK Marine Corps,




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Apr

2004

Terrain maps save lives

Sgt. Joseph A. Lee, SEUNG JIN (NIGHTMARE) RANGE, Republic of Korea

Dealing with multiple moving elements and coordinating attacks among air, land and sea can make planning military operations a complicated endeavor for a Marine commander.  Further, extreme contours in the land can add to the difficulty of moving ground elements, when commanders are left to read and operate solely on the complicated contour lines




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Apr

2004

Lava Dog's tackle Army's MOUT course

Lance Cpl. Megan L. Stiner, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Kaneohe Bay

Once the command to begin was received, a team of four Marines took only seconds to reach a seemingly empty building with their M16-A2 service rifles ready for action.  When they reached the building, their reaction skills were tested by a number of hidden simulated targets.    Nearly 110 Marines from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 3rd Marine




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Apr

2004

Marines and Sailors have a blast in ROK

Cpl. Jessica M. Mills, KANSAS RANGE, WESTERN CORRIDOR, Republic of Korea --

As operations Freedom Banner/Foal Eagle '04 slowly began to wind down, the Marines and Sailors of Combat Service Support Detachment 77 (out of MCB Hawaii), and Combat Service Support Group 33 (out of Okinawa, Japan) took a sudden respite as an opportunity to complete demolitions training here recently.   A group of 16 Marines and Sailors headed to




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Apr

2004

CSSD-7 provides connectivity in ROK

Cpl. Jessica M. Mills, CAMP WARRIOR, WESTERN CORRIDOR, Republic of Korea

As Freedom Banner/Foal Eagle '04 moves forward at full speed here from Feb. 27 until April 19, Marines from Communications Platoon, Headquarters Co., Combat Service Support Detachment 77, have been working day and night to keep communications up and running between Pyontaek Naval Base, Camp Warrior and Camp Nightmare.  The platoon has been




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Apr

2004

CSSD-7 returns from ROK

Cpl. Jessica M. Mills, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Kaneohe Bay

More than 100 Marines and Sailors from Combat Service Support Detachment 77 returned home to MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, the week of April 5, from a six-week deployment in the Republic of Korea in support of Freedom Banner/ Foal Eagle 2004.   During the deployment, Marines and Sailors of  CSSD-77 were responsible for the combat service support of




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Apr

2004

CSSG-3 returns from ROK

Cpl. Jessica M. Mills, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Kaneohe Bay

More than 100 Marines and Sailors from Combat Service Support Detachment 77 returned home to MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, the week of April 5, from a six-week deployment in the Republic of Korea in support of Freedom Banner/ Foal Eagle 2004.   During the deployment, Marines and Sailors of CSSD-77 were responsible for the combat service support of