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03

Jan

2002

Select forces to receive smallpox vaccination

Sgt. Colin Wyers, CAMP DOHA, Kuwait

Thirty percent of those who contract it die.  There is no cure.  In 1980, it was declared eradicated.  But with the threat of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction, the military will be vaccinating service members against it once more.   While the threat of smallpox being used as a biological weapon is unknown, the consequences of such an




03

Jan

2002

Echo Co. honors past with Easy designation

Staff Sgt. Bryan P. Reed, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

One of the many things that makes the Marine Corps great is the pride Marines take in the Corps' strong tradition and heritage. The Corps has established a standard of excellence based on its history of achievement. A taste for success is continually renewed in individual Marines as their memory of the past drives them to achieve new success.




03

Jan

2002

Combat Engineers make it and break it for 24th MEU

Staff Sgt. Bryan P. Reed, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

With the wind beginning to pick up and the hot sun beating down on the dusty desert floor, Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) began arriving at their new home for the next few weeks.   The place looked like your typical desert scene with small mountains in the background and nothing but brown dirt as far




02

Jan

2002

Small arms range dedicated in honor of wounded Marine -- Photo Essay

-, KANDAHAR, Afghanistan

Col Andrew P. Frick, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) Commanding Officer, helped dedicate a small arms range here named after Corporal C. T. Chandler, 15th MEU(SOC),  who was one of the Marines injured last month when he stepped on a mine at the Kandahar airport.  U.S. Marines are in Afghanistan supporting Operation




01

Jan

2002

Afghans, Marines gather for dual flag raising

Sgt. Andrew D. Pomykal, KANDAHAR, Afghanistan

It is hard to look around the grounds of the international airport here and not see an American flag snapping in the brisk breeze.   Another pair of flags was ceremoniously raised here Jan. 1 as a poignant display of strengthened U.S. and Afghan relations.  Afghanistan's national flag was raised simultaneously alongside the Old Glory for the first




31

Dec

2001

U.S. Marines Reach Kandahar, Take Airport;

Sgt. Joseph R. Chenelly, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), Marine Task Force-58, KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -

Nearly 50 sets of headlights illuminated the cratered streets here as the heavily-armed, lightly-armored vehicles of Marine Task Force-58 rolled into the former Taliban stronghold securing the city?s airport on December 13, 2001.   Light Armored Vehicles and Combined Anti-Armored Teams from the 15th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units (Special




31

Dec

2001

Guard temporarily moves to base

Lance Cpl. Phuong Chau, MARINE CORPS LOGISTIC BASE ALBANY,GA

The 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry, 48th Infantry Brigade's Headquarter Battalion of the Georgia Army National Guard moved into MCLB's Bldg. 3600 Dec. 6 due to the renovation of the unit's downtown office.    The Guard requested temporary office space in November.   According to Joe Blanton, inter-service support agreement administrator, providing




31

Dec

2001

Base mechanics receive Ford Motor warranty certification

Lance Cpl. Nicholas Tremblay, MARINE CORPS LOGISTIC BASE ALBANY, GA

Twelve base civilian automotive workers recently received awards for completing the Ford Motor Company's fleet, on-site, technical training program here.   Bob Westcock, Ford Motor Company compressed natural gas instructor, conducted the 16 hours of training Nov. 26 and 27 at the Garrison Mobile Equipment building here. The training included hands




31

Dec

2001

A-76 study ends

Compiled by Emblem Staff, MARINE CORPS LOGISTIC BASE ALBANY, GA

After more than two years of intensive studies and hard work to maintain a lean, flexible, and efficient government workforce, base commander Col. Charles V. Mugno announced Tuesday a tentative award decision to keep the performance of the base maintenance function of Installations and Logistics Division within the government.   "I am very pleased




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Dec

2001

Scouts Keep Eyes Open As 15th MEU (SOC) Patrols Around Kandahar

Sgt. Joseph R. Chenelly, KANDAHAR, Afghanistan

Continuously scanning the terrain Marine scouts remain alert watching for the slightest peculiarity as they provide security for the flanks and rear of a Light Armored Vehicle on patrol here December 26, 2001.   Scouts from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Light Armored Reconnaissance Company have taken on many tasks during Operation Swift