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Sep

2002

Fire from above

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

A key piece to the operational capability of military aircraft stationed aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni lies in the weapons systems that make the fast movers a force to be reckoned with.   Whether the aircraft are permanent to the Station or part of the Unit Deployment Program, the dependability of the 20 and 25mm guns on the aircraft




12

Sep

2002

Focusing the chi

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Residents aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni have the opportunity to relax both mind and body courtesy of Tai Chi classes offered at the Main Gym every Tuesday and Saturday from 8:30-10 a.m.   Tai Chi consists of a series of different stances and movements, which enhance not only a student's state of health, but awareness as well.   The




12

Sep

2002

Marines gather to compete, play, have fun;

Cpl. Joshua Bozeman, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, GA

Marines, liberty, athleticism, competition, food, family and friends what else could a devil dog want?   Friday afternoon all these things came together during a base softball tournament, which was held to help raise money for the staff noncommissioned officers ball.   "As the Staff NCO Ball President, I have a commitment to my fellow staff NCOs




12

Sep

2002

Employee Assistance program to lend helping hand;

Emblem Staff, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, GA

The Civilian Employee Assistance Program used to be part of Personal Services formerly known as Family Service, Center, but recently came under the direction of the Civilian Human Resources Office.   The program has been at MCLB since the early '80s. Its purpose is to help civilian employees who experience problems in the work place that interfere




12

Sep

2002

Former POW to speak at breakfast;

Regina Hegwood, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, GA

The guest speaker at MCLB Albany's 16th annual POW/MIA Recognition Breakfast, set for Friday, will be a native of Camilla, Ga., who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for six years and four months.   Retired Marine Lt. Col. Orson G. Swindle is currently a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission.   He served his last tour of duty at MCLB Albany




12

Sep

2002

Base recognizes POW/MIA sacrifices;

Col. Joseph R. Wingard, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, GA

Tomorrow we will recognize the heroism of Americans who were incarcerated in enemy Prisoner of War camps, those Americans who remain missing in action and unaccounted for, and the families who love them. Our debt to these heroes is immeasurable. We owe them our deepest respect and most sincere gratitude. Although the sacrifices made by their loved




12

Sep

2002

BLT 2/2 Marines conduct live-fire aboard the USS Nassau: Photo Essay

Cpl. Jeff Sisto, USS NASSAU AMPHIBIOUS READY GROUP, ATLANTIC OCEAN (Underway

Training for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operation Capable) remains steady as they head through the Mediterranean Sea. Marines of Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Bn., 2nd Marines were able to Battle Sight Zero their weapons and hone their marksmanship skills during a live-fire exercise conducted on the flight deck of the USS Nassau




11

Sep

2002

MCB Hawaii remembers 9/11, MCBH honors the fallen at Kaneohe's Pacific War Memorial

Cpl. Jason E. Miller, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

One year ago on Sept. 11, more than 3,000 innocent, American lives were lost when terrorists viciously attacked the heart of our country, using the cruelest of weapons - human lives. Gathered at the Pacific War Memorial aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, more than 300 service members, firefighters, police officers, family members and civilians from




11

Sep

2002

Ninth District Headquarters joins with commands, civilians to remember 9-11

On the one-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, many in the country paid their respects in their own way on their own terms.   The Marines of 9th Marine Corps District paid tribute in their own way also.  In a joint ceremony with Marine Corps Reserve Support Command (MCRSC) and Marine Corps Support Activity




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Sep

2002

BLT 2/2 Marines fast rope aboard the USS Nassau: Photo Essay

, USS NASSAU AMPHIBIOUS READY GROUP, ATLANTIC OCEAN (Underway)

As the Marines and Sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operation Capable) head through the Mediterranean Sea, they continue to train with intensity and focus. For the Marines of Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Bn., 2nd Marines, that means sharpening their skills in fast roping.A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter was backed to the edge of