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09

Sep

2002

Camp Adventure bids farewell

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

A farewell barbecue was held at the Station's Youth Center recently to bid farewell to the eight college interns that spent the last 11 weeks at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni as counselors for the Station's Camp Adventure summer camp.   The counselors came to Iwakuni for the summer from colleges all over America to participate in the program




09

Sep

2002

Bookworms recognized

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

A special awards ceremony was held recently in  the Community Services Building to recognize participants of the Summer Reading Program.   Young readers were rewarded for their dedication and reading accomplishments during their summer vacation.  Children who read the most books in their age group were awarded with a gift certificate for the Marine




09

Sep

2002

Noncombatants float to safety during simulated NEO

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Family members and other noncombatants aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni got a little taste of what would happen if there was an emergency aboard the Station.    A Noncombatant Evacuation Operation exercise Aug. 29 was a follow-up to the Anti-Terrorism/Civil Defense exercise that took place the previous day.   Noncombatants were evacuated




09

Sep

2002

Exercise Sudden Storm

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni conducted an Anti-Terrorism/Civil Defense exercise Aug. 28 to help improve the proficiency of security and emergency response teams and the Station's command and control system.   Situations simulated around the Station during Exercise Sudden Storm included a car bomb at the front gate, a terrorist running into a




08

Sep

2002

Volunteers Play Key Readiness Role

Staff Sgt. P.I. Cox, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, Calif.

"When your Marines are called away it is natural that there will be sadness. But as you kiss them goodbye you can be confident that you have the tools that you will need  to function effectively, if you have taken the time to build your pre-deployment  network by getting involved with the Key Volunteers," said Col. James J. Kinnerup,  Group




07

Sep

2002

MCB Hawaii celebrates aloha

Sgt. Richard W. Holtgraver Jr., MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

KANEOHE --  Thousands of people and several dozen Marines from MCB  Hawaii took the opportunity to get more familiar with one another  Sept. 7 during the Windward Ho'olaule'a,  part of Aloha Festivals  Hawaii month on the islands.   More than 20 leathernecks from 3rd Marine Regiment displayed their weapons and gear so residents could see what




06

Sep

2002

The safety of the helicopter, airways and all aboard aicraft is the responsibility of men and women known as Crew Chiefs

Pfc. Monroe F. Seigle, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

Two pilots enter the cockpit of a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter.  The propellers of the massive aircraft come to life while a vibrant hum of the powerful engine fills the air.   In order for the two operators of the aircraft to successfully complete a mission, a well-trained crew chief conducts  a thorough pre-flight inspection to ensure that all




06

Sep

2002

Sprint Triathlon tests athletes

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Two hundred-twenty Japanese and American triathletes recently braved choppy seas, a blazing sun and their own physical and mental will power in the 15th Annual Sprint Triathlon aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni.   The grueling swimming, bicycling and running test of endurance began at 9 a.m. and showcased the athletic ability and spirit of




06

Sep

2002

Ugly Angels looking good

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

The Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 Ugly Angels might have to change their name to the Studly Angels after recently completing a Herculean four-month evolution that began April 1 and took them on a whirlwind tour of the Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.   The evolution, dubbed "Fish Hook," marked the first time Marines




06

Sep

2002

Ridin' the waves

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Iwakuni residents now have another way to beat the summer heat.    Marine Corps Community Services recently purchased three new jet skis and are renting them to all qualified service members, family members and Department of Defense civilians.   Before getting in the water and hitting the waves however, all riders must attend a safety brief.