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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
Sgt. Andrew D. Pomykal, KABUL, Afghanistan
"Being here now is like a throw back to when I was a U.S. Marine," said Christopher J. Chivers. Chivers, 37, a former infantry officer and Gulf War veteran, has been in this region since early October covering the events here as a journalist for The New York Times. He arranged for Christmas Eve dinner to be catered here by a local restaurant.
Sgt. Thomas Michael Corcoran, KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
On Dec. 13, a vital communications link left the belly of the USS Bataan on a long and interesting voyage to the frontline of the "War Against Terrorism." The Joint Task Force Enabler is comprised of Marines with a communications package broad enough to allow a commander to control an air ground task force on a modern-day battlefield. "I can put
(Editors note: In keeping with the Geneva Convention, photos of the detainees are not included.) One flat foot in front of another, dust rises with each step down a narrow corridor between a triple-stand of concertina wire and a rusty, aluminum wall. "Stand," a Marine commands with a tone that would make a drill instructor proud. "Get on your
Corporal Kristapor Boodaghian scored high on the mechanical portion of the Armed Services Aptitude Battery and even though his recruiter strongly suggested that he accept a position as an aviation mechanic, Boodaghian declared that he had other plans. "I wanted to be a real Marine...[an infantryman]," the rifleman said. Boodaghian, while
He sits for hours behind a three-foot tall wall of sandbags peering through his night vision device into the night's darkness. A man's voice sings out prayers that are broadcasted throughout the city by loudspeaker. Shots are fired nearby. During the day, he manages a few hours of sleep while hunkered down out of the chilly wind. His replacement
Lance Cpl. Jason E. Miller, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii
Knowledge is power. The more a person knows about the job he is doing, the better he will be able to do it. That's what the Marines at the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting unit at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, had in mind when 18 of them enrolled in college level classes that will help them perform their daily jobs better. The training will not
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
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,
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