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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.




06

Sep

2002

Radio Boot Camp

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Petty Officer 3rd class Devon Wright, American Forces Network Sasebo broadcaster, keeps an eye on the time during a radio show at the AFN Iwakuni station.  AFN Iwakuni hosted military broadcasters from around the Pacific Theater for a Radio Boot Camp Aug. 19-23.  The broadcasters reviewed a variety of techniques intended to improve show quality for




06

Sep

2002

Geisha dolls hark back to bygone era

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Though it still exists in certain limited circles, the world of geisha - where women were trained in the arts of music, singing, poetry, dancing and social graces to entertain wealthy men, has all but disappeared from the modern Japanese landscape.   The same cannot be said for geisha dolls, which have been produced since the 18th century in Japan,




06

Sep

2002

Cub scouts set up camp for new season

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Twenty-two Station children rounded out their summer vacation recently by participating in a Cub Scout Camp held at the Main Gym and surrounding area.   The camp served as a way to show young boys what the Cub Scouts are all about, and to raise their interest in joining the organization, according to Maj. John Forti, Cub Scout chairman.   "We




06

Sep

2002

Red Cross Volunteers

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

The American Red Cross recognized 16 young volunteers Aug. 21 at the Red Cross Office.  The volunteers gave their time to help out at various workplaces around Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni throughout the summer.  The volunteers received certificates of appreciation and enjoyed pizza and cake for their contributions of hard work to the local




06

Sep

2002

Residents prepare for NEO

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

A Noncombatant Evacuation Operation training night was held in the Club Iwakuni Ballroom Aug. 22 to inform Station residents of what to do in case an evacuation of non-military personnel is ever needed.   One of the main objectives of training nights is to help put residents at ease about the NEO process, according to Capt. Thomas Holley, NEO




06

Sep

2002

Station implements new emergency color codes

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

To help improve communication between all levels of government and the American public in the fight against terrorism, the Office of Homeland Security has devised a system to help collaborate and distribute information regarding to the risk of terrorist attacks.    According to the Homeland Security website, with the signing of the Homeland




06

Sep

2002

Crash Crew Rodeo

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Marine Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting crewmembers from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, competed against each other in a Crash Crew Rodeo at the Station air field Aug.17.   The rodeo was the second competition held between the two units and gave each side a chance to show their abilities and have a little fun in the




06

Sep

2002

Former Marine, Depot museum volunteer dies

Cpl. Alisha R. Fitzgerald, MARINE COPRS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND/EASTERN RECRUITING REGION, S.C.--

The Depot suffered a loss when a former Marine and long-time volunteer at the Parris Island Museum passed away Sept. 6 at the Savannah Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained from a fall she took on the steps in front of the Depot post office the day before.   Retired Chief Warrant Officer 2 Phyllis M. Alexander, 78, of Beaufort, was transported