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Dec

2001

22d MEU Marines and Sailors Reach out to Community During TRUEX

Gunnery Sgt. Keith A. Milks, 22d MEU, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

Hosting the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit's (MEU) Training in an Urban Environment Exercise (TRUEX) subjected the residents of several central Virginia communities to an array of inconveniences largely unseen in the past.   For two weeks in late October and early November, the thumping of helicopter rotors and sudden explosions in the night




11

Dec

2001

Marines Ask for Humanitarian Air Drop

Capt Stewart T. Upton, USMC, CAMP RHINO, Afghanistan

U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft dropped more than 17,000 food pockets along the Arghanab (pronounced ARE-GHAN-AHB) River Tuesday.  The humanitarian aide was requested by Marines for the villagers after they stopped in a village and asked for directions last week.   The Marines were looking for a place on the river shallow enough to tow a vehicle




11

Dec

2001

Kabul, Afghanistan Marines return to reclaim their post

1st Lt. James D. Jarvis, 26th MEU Public Affairs Officer, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

For the first time in more than 12 years, U.S. Marines reentered the compound that housed the U.S. Embassy in Kabul today, signifying America's continuing commitment to the people of war-ravaged Afghanistan.   Reentering the embassy grounds for the first time since security concerns forced the embassy's closure in January 1989, nearly 80 Marines




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Dec

2001

22d MEU Artillerymen Prepare for Possible Embassy Reinforcement Mission

Gunnery Sgt. Keith A. Milks, 22d MEU, CAMP LEJEUNE, Nc

When the artillerymen of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines recently trudged across the sands of Onslow Beach, they did so without their M198 155mm Howitzers in tow.   Instead, the battery carried riot shields, shotguns, and most importantly, the knowledge that the training mission they were preparing to carry out might soon become a




10

Dec

2001

Barracks Marines honor fallen CIA officer

Cpl. Chad C. Adams, ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETARY

Body Bearers from "B" Company, Marine Barracks, Washington, carry out the solemn duty of folding the colors once draped from the casket of slain CIA officer, and former Marine, Johnny Micheal "Mike" Spann during a full honors funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.    A former artillery captain, Spann left the Marine Corps more than two years ago




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Dec

2001

4th Force Recon trains with HPD

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

A small platoon of reconnaissance Marines from 4th Force Reconnaissance Co., MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, practiced combat shooting skills at Koko Head Law Enforcement Range, Honolulu, Dec. 8 at 8:30 a.m.   The platoon, which consisted of 14 Marines and two Navy corpsmen, was assisted in its shooting of the M-4 rifle by the Honolulu Police Department,




07

Dec

2001

What really happened at NAS Kaneohe Bay? Myths & Legends

Cpl. Roman Yurek, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

The attack on Oahu on Dec. 7, 1941, left with many questions on how the Japanese broke through our defenses for one of the largest and most devastating attacks on American soil by a foreign military force.Today, 60 years after the first Japanese Zero aircraft flew over this Hawaiian island, many people still dispute what really happened. These




07

Dec

2001

Sailor defends base, earns Medal of Honor

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

Out of the smoke, destruction and pain caused by the attacks on Hawaii, December 7, 1941, came heroes that risked and gave their lives in defense of the country. One hero, who valiantly risked his life to defend Naval Air Station Kaneohe, was Lieutenant John Finn.   Finn served as the aviation ordnance chief for the PBY squadrons at the station.




07

Dec

2001

Marine honored for bravery

Sgt. Richard W. Holtgraver Jr., BARBER POINT, Hi

A wreath laying ceremony honoring four Marines killed during the Japanese attack on what was then Marine Corps Air Station Ewa on Dec. 7, 1941, was held at the MCAS Ewa Memorial here, the afternoon of Dec. 6, 2001.   The Barbers Point Council and the Navy League of the United States sponsored the event.   More than 30 people were in attendance at




07

Dec

2001

Attack survivors tour base, recall images

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

Two former servicemembers who were once stationed at Naval Air Station Kaneohe, along with three generations of their families were welcomed aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Dec. 5, for a tour of the base and a visit back to the past.   Glen Cauble, a former Marine MP and Ron Jackson, an ex sailor, who was assigned to VP-12, came on base to view