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Dec

2001

Ambassadors entertain Iwakuni community

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

In the tradition of showmanship made famous by Meadowlark Lemon and the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, the Harlem Ambassadors matched gags with sheer hoop talent, defeating the Iwakuni All-Stars 87-42 in an exhibition basketball game at the Main Gym Sunday.   Though the match against the All-Stars, made up of service members from around the




07

Dec

2001

Inspirational service adds spiritual diversity

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

A new religious service recently added at the Marine Memorial Chapel is designed to serve an audience that may not have be vice, held Sundays at 12:30 p.m., is part of an ongoing effort by the base chaplains to meet the religious needs of a wider range of Station residents.   "There's a liturgical, or traditional service, along with a contemporary




07

Dec

2001

Iwakuni launches defense exercise

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

All eyes will be on Iwakuni Monday as the Station kicks off a counter chemical warfare training exercise that may become standard operating procedure for the entire Marine Corps.   The exercise, which runs through Friday, is being held to test the Station's ability to react to a chemical or biological incident, and to act as the cornerstone for




07

Dec

2001

Iwakuni Marine helps find Chosin Reservoir MIA ;;

Cpl. Kurt Fredrickson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, IWAKUNI

"I was digging with a little spoon and a little brush and I could tell I hit bone.  I used the paintbrush and started moving away the dirt.  I told the anthropologist, 'I think I found a skull?!"   - Staff Sgt. Crawford Quick    Deep within North Korea, there lies a place commonly referred to as the "Frozen Chosin."  Americans last stepped foot




07

Dec

2001

Beaufort squadrons soar, Operation Enduring Freedom

Cpl. S. K. D'Alessio, MARINE CORPS AIRSTATION BEAUFORT, SC

Aircrews from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, who are currently stationed aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Sea, work day and night to prepare for the battle on terrorism.   The Marines and Sailors are putting their rigorous training to the test as they conduct flight operations for actual battle.   The pilots are reported to be




06

Dec

2001

13th MEU departs early, gets star-studded send off

Sgt. Nathan J. Ferbert and Staff Sgt. Bill Lisbon, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

After a shortened, jam-packed 4 1/2-month predeployment cycle, the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) set sail from the San Diego Naval Station Saturday in support of the war on terrorism.   The approximately 2,200 Marines and sailors onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, Ogden and Pearl Harbor got a star-studded send-off




06

Dec

2001

Hawaii Marines ascend Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima

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

Iwo Jima is a small strip of land that lies alone, surrounded by the blue water of the Pacific Ocean. In early 1945, during World War 2, the island was heavily infested with Japanese forces intent on defending it to the death.   On the opposite end of the spectrum, the American forces needed to secure the island for their own needs. It would




06

Dec

2001

Reservists, CSSG-3 take adventure 'ride'

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

More than 40 Marine reservists, one Navy reservist and 30 officers from Combat Service Support Group 3, at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, made the trip across the flightline to West Field Dec. 6, to participate in some adventure training.   The reservists came from all over the United States to spend their annual two weeks of active service aboard K-bay




06

Dec

2001

Programs assist visually impaired achieve independence

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

 Most people strive to be independent, but independence doesn't always come easy. For individuals with disabilities the struggle for independence can be a tough battle.   Through state funded programs three individuals on base own their own businesses and are independent.   Kathryn H. Estes, a Lafayette Ala., native, has managed the Bldg. 3500




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Dec

2001

ARFF, EOD demo hazardous clean up

Lance Cpl. Jason E. Miller, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII KANEOHE BAY, Hi

With new fears of chemical and biological attacks plaguing the country, MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay residents may be happy to know that a hazardous material decontamination crew may be added to the base to help mitigate the effects of such an attack.   Marines of the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting unit along with the Explosive Ordinance Disposal