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11

Jun

2002

ACMC observes 1/3 attack

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

Marines from Alpha Co., 1st Bn., 3rd Marine Regiment, climbed aboard CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters to conduct a raid on Range 5 of the Range Training Facility at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, June 11.Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Michael J. Williams; Brig. Gen. Jerry C. McAbee, commanding general of MCB Hawaii; and Col. Joseph V.




11

Jun

2002

Marines, Sailors visit veterans

Cpl. Jason E. Miller, TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii

Fifteen Marines and Sailors, led by Chaplain David Schilling of Combat Service Support Group 3, made a trip to the Veterans Retirement Home at Tripler Army Medical Center July 11 for a visit with the residents.   When they arrived, the staff of retirement home workers gladly welcomed them, and allowed the group to roam freely around the complex to




11

Jun

2002

British Royal Navy Commodore reviews Sunset Parade

Marine Barracks Public Affairs Office, ARLINGTON, Va.

Royal Navy Commodore Nick Harris, Dean of the Foreign Naval Attaché Corps, in Washington, D.C., observes "8th & I" Marines as they pass in review during the Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial here June 11.   Harris is escorted by Brig. Gen. James F. Amos, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations Department; Brig.




10

Jun

2002

Engineers Explode at CAX 7

Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Apprendi, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Under a clear, starry sky, six combat engineers from 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, Company A, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, Charleston, W.Va., worked through the night to complete an obstacle to restrain oncoming enemy forces at first light.   The Marines were integrated with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marines, for the Combined Arms Exercise




10

Jun

2002

ACMC: 'A great program here'

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

Cpl. Jason E. MillerCombat CorrespondentDecked out in the new camouflage utility uniform, Gen. Michael J. Williams, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps spent a day touring MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, June 10. During his visit, Gen. Williams took time to speak with members of the MCB Hawaii Safety Center about the programs that help keep Marines




07

Jun

2002

MCLB Barstow's rails working almost around the clock for unit rotations

Rob L. Jackson, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif.

The railhead at the MCLB Barstow Yermo Annex has been very active over the last few months with U.S. Army regular units and National Guard units rotating in and out for training at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin.   In some cases units coming in or going out have been overlapping, which is the case now with Army units from Fort Sill,




07

Jun

2002

K-Bay team stops drugs at Texas border

Sgt. Robert Carlson, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

After helping stop more than $1.5 million in drugs from entering the U.S.   border, an MCB Hawaii K-9 handler and his dog returned to Kaneohe Bay with experience that will help the team do its job more effectively.  From March 29 to May 20, Cpl. Brett Jeanselme and his military working dog Max worked with U.S. Customs agents to curb the flow of




07

Jun

2002

Corps remembers hero of Iwo, Chosin Reservoir

Sgt. Robert Carlson, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

"One bullet doesn't stop a man," he said at a press conference in 1952 after receiving his Medal of Honor from President Harry S. Truman. He proved that during two of the Marine Corps' most horrific battles.   Retired Colonel Will-iam E. Barber died April 19 at his home in Irvine, Calif., after a long struggle with bone-marrow cancer, and was




07

Jun

2002

Hoop star takes Rhodes less traveled

Cpl. Joe Lindsay, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Iwakuni Women's Basketball starting center April Rhodes isn't your typical basketball player, or your typical Marine.   The 6'0" 31-year-old former college basketball star with a double major in math and physics from Fayetteville State University in North Corlina didn't join the Corps until the ripe old age of 29, after having spent five years as a




07

Jun

2002

H&HS proven ready in inspection

Cpl. Kurt Fredrickson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

The Marines of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron demonstrated their military proficiency during a Commanding General's inspection June 3-4 across the Station.   The squadron was inspected in a variety of areas.  During the troop-orientated inspection, Marines were inspected on color guard, drill, sword manual, personnel inspection, wall