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Feb

2002

African American contributions celebrated

Sgt. Phuong Chau, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

The Base's celebration of Black History Month, or what is now commonly referred to as African American Heritage Month, concluded Wednesday with a breakfast at the Marine Corps Community Services' Crossroads Restaurant.   People may wonder why Black History Month is observed, said Hattie Mosely of the Contracts Business Management Office. Black




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Feb

2002

Albany Marines honors fallen comrades

Sgt. Joshua Bozeman, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

When a Marine dies, a select group of his brothers-in-arms stand ready to honor his commitment to God, Corps and country by ensuring he receives a proper Marine Corps burial.   The burial detail performs at funerals while the color guard represents the Marine Corps during parades, ceremonies and community events.   Throughout the past two years




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Feb

2002

African American rights and racism issues discussed

Cpl. Denyelle D. Spillane, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

Does racism still exist? Does what W. E. B. Dubois' book "The Souls of Black Folks," written in 1903, remain relevant today?   These were two primary topics discussed at the Black History Month Luncheon held Feb. 20 at the Marine Corps Community Services' Crossroads Restaurant here.  In Dubois' book he addressed racism and noted how far African




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Feb

2002

Albany Marine Band performs for Turner County students

Sgt. Phuong Chau, ASHBURN, Ga.

The Albany Marine Band performed here Feb. 20 for more than 500 Turner County students, dispelling any false notions the students may have had about Marines being only infantrymen.   According to Sgt. Jacqueline Hunter, Albany Marine Band French horn musician, the band's performance showed the diversity of career options the Corps offers today's




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Feb

2002

CJTF-HOA infantrymen proud to be "grunts"

Cpl. Paula M. Fitzgerald, CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti

When the word "Marine" is uttered, some envision a tall, muscular man wearing the dress blue uniform with a red stripe extending vertically down his trousers, which is an iconic symbol of "the few, the proud." Others see a dirty, camouflage-clad infantryman carrying a rifle and wearing a large pack on his back. Since Nov. 10, 1775, Marine




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Jan

2002

Pegasus storm into Iwakuni

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

The Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 Pegasus arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Oct. 6 for a six-month tour under the Unit Deployment Program.   The unit hails from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and comes equipped with eight CH-53D Sea Stallion aircraft and approximately 150 personnel.   The primary mission of Pegasus will be to support




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Jan

2002

Gym pumps out new name

, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

The IronWorks Gym, formally known as the Main Gym is making many changes to enhance the quality of life while engaging in physical activities.  Although the name of the gym has changed, it still offers the same opportunities and advantages as before.   The change of names was a major starting point in the enhancement of the gym.  The name IronWorks




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Jan

2002

MCCS employee receives Dan Daniels award

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

 Christmas came early for an MCLB Barstow employee recently when she was nominated and selected to receive the Dan Daniels Tournament Committee Gift award.   Sang Son Seymore was presented the award by Gary Fulham, MCLB Marine Corps Community Services director, in a very emotional ceremony, at the Child Development Center.   Every year a golf




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Jan

2002

Kabul Task Force Stays Hard as Steel

Cpl. Douglass P. Gilhooly, Task Force Kabul, KABUL, Afghanistan

It's 5:30 a.m. and in the newly renovated weight room of the United States Embassy, here, two Marines are already "pumping iron".    Gunnery Sgt. David R. Hargroves and Staff Sgt. Justin W. Aiken, both with Task Force Kabul, 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade(AT), "throw the weights" this crisp morning on brand new equipment.   The $20,000 worth of




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Jan

2002

Reserve Units On The Move

Cpl. Ryan J. Skaggs, MARINE FORCES RESERVE, New Orleans

Brig. Gen. John J. McCarthy, commanding general, 4th Marine Division, visited three division units mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to speak with the Marines and their families, Jan. 10-11.   "There is no time more important than right now, while emotions are high, to speak with the Marines and their families before they leave,"