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Oct

2004

3/3 braves cold, altitude

Pfc. Rich Mattingly, MARINE CORPS MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Calif.

Pfc. Rich Mattingly3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Public AffairsMARINE CORPS MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Bridgeport, Calif. – Ascending to a lung-straining elevation of more than 10 thousand feet to Landing Zone Penguin, “America’s Battalion” set up camp and set in defense as part of a field-training scenario last week. With the entire




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Oct

2004

'America's Battalion' learns the ropes

Pfc. Rich Mattingly, MARINE CORPS MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Calif.

MARINE CORPS MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Bridgeport, Calif. – Moving from hot to cold, Marines from “America’s Battalion” train in the frigid climbs of Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif.   The first exercises of a three-part training package at MWTC was designed to give Marines from 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines




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Oct

2004

Testing the waters: 3rd Radio Battalion, Ugly Angels train hand-in-hand

Sgt. Jereme L. Edwards, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

The helicopter has revolutionized warfare with its unique ability to drop troops in almost any location imaginable, there are still some places where even helicopters may require a little extra reach. Members of Third Radio Battalion■s radio recon platoon recently tested their metal, during a special purpose insertion extraction and helicopter




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Oct

2004

Partnership bonds promote leadership in schools

Sgt. Joe Lindsay, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

Located in Ewa Beach, James Campbell High School is situated  in relative close proximity to both Schofield Barracks and Marine Corps Base  Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, and this location has given them access to many  opportunities not always available to your average mainland school.   The school, under the guidance of Student Activities Coordinator Sara




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Oct

2004

Marine Corps widow donates gift of knowledge

Cpl. Megan L. Stiner, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

History and tradition is taught from day one at the Marine Corps Recruit Depots, but it is an ongoing learning process that follows graduates throughout their time in the Corps.  So, it only makes since there should be a place where every Marine can obtain this knowledge.   Recently the Kaneohe Bay Library received a donation of 85 books from the




01

Oct

2004

Landmark dedication marks Depot's historic site

Cpl. Matt Barkalow, MCRD/ERR PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.

When some think of early settlements in America, they often refer to the English settlements at Plymouth Rock, Mass., and Jamestown, Va. However, more than 40 years before Jamestown was established by English colonists, the French and Spanish already had claims in southeast America.   One of Parris Island's historical centerpieces, the




01

Oct

2004

Marine admin becomes automated

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

Imagine moving the papers off of the desk, shredding them and saying goodbye forever. Soon Marines will not have to imagine it, they will see their desktop uncluttered and free from a lot of their paperwork.   Incorporating an automated way of taking care of administrative needs went into play as the first of three phases, Bundled Capability




01

Oct

2004

Gas chamber gives recruits smoke check

Lance Cpl. Justin J. Shemanski, MCRD/ERR PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.

Barely into their third week of training, dozens of nervous recruits file off from their squads into a Weapons and Field Training classroom and wait for the inevitable - the Gas Chamber.   In the classroom, the recruits are educated on how to use a gas mask and how it can save their lives on the battlefield if used properly and to help build their




01

Oct

2004

Landmark dedication marks Depot's historic site

Cpl. Matt Barkalow, MCRD/ERR PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.

When some think of early settlements in America, they often refer to the English settlements at Plymouth Rock, Mass., and Jamestown, Va. However, more than 40 years before Jamestown was established by English colonists, the French and Spanish already had claims in southeast America.   One of Parris Island's historical centerpieces, the




01

Oct

2004

Marine admin becomes automated

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

Imagine moving the papers off of the desk, shredding them and saying goodbye forever. Soon Marines will not have to imagine it, they will see their desktop uncluttered and free from a lot of their paperwork.   Incorporating an automated way of taking care of administrative needs went into play as the first of three phases, Bundled Capability