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06

Sep

2002

9/11 - Roll On

11th MEU Public Affairs Office, ABOARD USS BELLEAU WOOD AT SEA

More than 500 Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) and USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Sept. 6 by spelling out the now famous quote from Todd Beamer, "Let's roll," on the flight deck of the ship. Beamer was one of the heroic




05

Sep

2002

E-mail chain letters, watch it

Timothy G. Sikes, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, GA

According to an e-mail recently circulated on base, Microsoft Corporation is giving money to anyone who forwards a particular e-mail. According to the e-mail, Microsoft is testing an e-mail tracking system, and anyone who forwards the e-mail will receive money for doing so. If you believe that, I have some prime beachfront property in Nevada to




05

Sep

2002

Marine takes on challenge of learning to fly;

Cpl. Nicholas Tremblay, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, GA

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. Leonardo da Vinci   Since one MCLB Albany Marine first sat behind the yoke of a Cessna 172 Sky Hawk, he has eagerly awaited the next time he got back into the pilot's seat.   Cpl. Daniel




05

Sep

2002

Assistant SecNav visits MCLB

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

MCLB Albany shared its success with government officials Aug. 29 when the assistant secretary of the Navy visited here.   During his visit Hansford T. Johnson, assistant secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment) met with both Brig. Gen. Bradley M. Lott, commander of Marine Corps Materiel Command here, and Brig. General Richard S.




05

Sep

2002

24th MEU (SOC) Marines remember September 11

Sgt. Zachary A. Bathon, USS NASSAU AMPHIBIOUS READY GROUP, ATLANTIC OCEAN (Underway)

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 impacted the lives of Americans around the world in many ways.  The first anniversary of the attacks marks a special time to remember those affected by the tragedy.   During this time Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) took time to recall how the events affected




04

Sep

2002

9th Comm. tests satellite system

, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Marines from Support Company, 9th Communications Battalion, deployed a new satellite communications system during the I Marine Expeditionary Force Command Center Capabilities Exercise Aug. 18-23 at Camp Del Mar.   The exercise marked the first time the Secure Mobile Anti-jamming Reliable Tactical Terminal had been used during a command-level




04

Sep

2002

Remembering 9/11, A Survivor's Story

, ABOARD THE USS PORTLAND (LSD-37)

Nearly a year has now passed since the fateful September morning when terrorists used commercial planes to bring down the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York.As a nation begins to heal and move on, there are many who will never be able to forget the tragic day when loved ones, friends, and coworkers sadly perished in the attacks. There are




02

Sep

2002

CSSG-1 platoon keeps MCAGCC rolling

Cpl. Craig M. Stowell, MCAGCC, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Every day, Combat Center Marines rely on different forms of motor transportation to do something as small as pick up the mail, or as large as moving a battalion to a new location in a 5-ton truck, but what happens when the vehicles that are so crucial to mission accomplishment break down?   That's where the Marines of Engineer/ Motor Transport




01

Sep

2002

LAV Recon Scouts take part in Exercise Allied Sabre

Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Apprendi, WAINWRIGHT, Alberta

The Marines made their way through the woods swiftly and quietly. They came to a halt when they heard a faint sound of enemy voices through the dense brush.     The enemy, the Royal Qurkha Rifles, unaware that fate made an unexpected turn for the worst, didn't realize a section of scouts from Company D, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion,




01

Sep

2002

Marines Hone Ground Fighting Skills in Canada

Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Apprendi, WAINWRIGHT, Alberta

After four days of punches, smashes and head-banging blows, reserve Marines from Company D, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division have traded in their web belts for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program's tan belt, during Exercise Allied Sabre Aug. 15-30.   "It was awesome training," said Lance Cpl. Christopher T. Parsons,