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Dec

2001

Crew saved by 1st Rad. Marines

Staff Sgt. Jesus A. Lora, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

Three Marines from Charlie Co., 1st Radio Bn. are receiving Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for their heroic actions when saving the life of a crewmen pinned under a UH-IN "Huey" helicopter at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Arizona on Oct. 21.   Sergeant William Gustafson and Lance Cpl. Lance Nicholes Schwab,  both signal operators, and




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Dec

2001

MCBH helps aid laid-off Hawaii workers

Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

A group of eight state workers and a crew leader joined the battle against "Silent invaders" or invasive species at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Dec. 10.    The groups' primary objective is to remove invasive plants such as mangrove, which chokes out native bird habitats in the Nu'upia Ponds Wildlife Management Area.   In a time span of three months,




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Dec

2001

Air Traffic Control keeps eyes on Station skies

Lance Cpl. Colin Wyers, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Each day, dozens of aircraft take off and land on the Station to accomplish their mission, but they could not do it without one important section aboard the Station.   To keep the aircraft out of harm's way requires Marines on the ground at Station Air Traffic Control to guide them on their way.   "Our mission is the safe, orderly, and expeditious




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Dec

2001

Marine awarded for beneficial suggestion

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

The Marine Corps beneficial suggestion program allows Marines who have identified a problem to present a solution to fix it.   For one Marine from Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, his suggestion earned him not only a monetary award of $5,000, but also the appreciation of many in his field for making their jobs easier.    Gunnery Sgt. Alfred




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Dec

2001

USO hosts celebrity guests at Kandahar international airport

Sgt Thomas Michael Corcoran, KANDAHAR, Afghanistan

For the first time ever, the United Service Organizations has found its way into Afghanistan to entertain the members of Task Force-58 Dec. 21.   Las Vegas entertainment icon Wayne Newton, comedian Drew Carey, country music singer Neil McCoy and two Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders flew into Kandahar International Airport to spread some holiday cheer to




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Dec

2001

Marines, Afghanis Work Together Keeping Airport Secure;

Sergeant Joseph R. Chenelly, KANDAHAR, Afghanistan

U.S. Marines with Task Force-58 and local Afghan soldiers are working together daily to maintain the perimeter around the American occupied Kandahar International Airport.   Marines and Afghanis interact daily along the lone road leading to an American controlled entry point, facilitating media, local contractors and governmental officials.




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Dec

2001

Career Marine advises 'take detours in stride'

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

"You need to take detours in stride," said Staff Sgt. Samuel D. Monk, supply materiel manager here. "If you are trying to get some where and there is a roadblock, you are not going to cancel your trip are you" You just find another route to get to your destination." Monk, a Geneva, Ala., native, referred to his journey of becoming a commissioned




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Dec

2001

Scouts earn merit badges during advancement camp

David L. Bridges, MARINE CORPS LOGISTIC BASE ALBANY, GA

Editor's note: A Boy Scout from troop 100 wrote the following article when he attended merit badge training here to earn his journalism merit badge.   It was a day of pure mayhem at MCLB Albany, as 75 Boy Scouts ran around, going to and from their merit badge classes, pausing only to eat lunch and take a rest.   The base hosted the Southwest




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Dec

2001

MCLB Albany prepares for possible Anthrax response

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

Sitting at his desk a base employee opens an envelope he received in the mail. As he tears the envelope open a white powder comes out, getting on his hands and clothes. What should he do"   Maj. Bryan F. Lucas, deputy director of Installations and Logistics, and Dan Gillum, head of the environmental branch here, held an unknown substance




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Dec

2001

MCLB donates computers to local schools, churches;

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

The base donated approximately $360,000 worth of computer equipment to 20 local non-profit organizations during an informal ceremony held here Friday.   The base had made many computer donations since presidential approval of the program about five years ago, and command officials report they expect to continue give computers and computer equipment